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“Good Location, Friendly, Comfortable”
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Molly Gibson Lodge
Ranked #15 of 34 Hotels in Aspen
Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Good Location, Friendly, Comfortable”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were very comfortable at the Molly Gibson Lodge in Aspen. It has a good location, easy to find, and next to Paepke Park, and just a couple of blocks from the Aspen mall. We enjoyed the pool and outdoor jacuzzi...nicely landscaped with flowers and trees. Our room was very comfortable. Extended continental breakfast with scrambled eggs and bacon was included.
Good value in pricely Aspen.

Room Tip: We enjoyed our King Room close to the swimming pool.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lucy E
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Lucy E.

Thank you so much for your great review and positive comments about your recent stay with us. I'm so glad you found the hotel and amenities to your liking and enjoyed your time in Aspen. Hope to see you back again soon!

Cheers,

Jeff Bay,
General Manager
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Valdosta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Molly Gibson. The room was quiet, comfortable, and in great condition. The property itself was well-maintained and the staff were great. I booked this hotel mainly because they offered breakfast, but found many other qualities about it that really made it the ideal place to stay during our vacation. Others touched on many of them, but just to recap: free hot, yummy breakfast - located on Main Street with bus stops in both directions just outside the main entry - walking distance to all of downtown or cruiser bikes available for check-out for hotel guests - great lobby with coffee and water, books and magazines, and a very friendly staff - clean, modern rooms - and many more pluses. Overall, I would say that for the price, the Molly Gibson is a bargain and I will certainly look there first if I happen to get back to Aspen again!

Room Tip: We stayed in a plain courtyard room and it was perfect for us. We didn't need fancy or expensiv...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris Y
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Chris Y,

Thanks so much for travelling all the way to Colorado and Aspen from Georgia to visit us and we are so pleased that you had a great stay with us! I'm glad that you took advantage of our great location, wealth of included amenities and great service! Looking forward to your next stay with us.

Cheers,

Jeff Bay
General Manager
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I recently stayed at the Molly Gibson during the start of the US Procycling Weekend festivities. This was my second stay (and my mom's 5th...she stayed here 4 times in the 1970s!) The location was amazing! Right on the main drag with the race start right in front of the hotel.

We loved the (free) cruiser bikes we could borrow. The free breakfast was terrific - really enjoyed the quiche and pancake maker. The staff was very helpful and gracious, especially with accommodating my 88 yr old grandmother. Also loved the room decor and the comfy bed. The three hot tubs and pool were also very nice, well-maintained, and relaxing.

I also enjoyed the Colorado resident discount. I would definitely stay there again for the perfect location, good value, and nice breakfast!

Room Tip: Take you breakfast from the basement breakfast room to a nearby patio!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Treehouse Chica,

I really appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your great experience and we're so glad you're "part of the family" at Hotel Aspen. The Pro Bike Challenge was a fantastic event and adds even more excitement to an already amazing town. Hope to have you back again soon!

Take care,

Jeff Bay
General Manager
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stayed 2 nights on the 2nd floor (room 237) of the back building facing a small courtyard with a Jacuzzi and tables/chairs (facing a side street). Our large room had a king bed, a very small refrigerator (no microwave), a/c and a Jacuzzi tub. The shower and toilet area was very small but there was a nice size vanity area in the Jacuzzi area. Internet was included but a bit slow at times. Parking is on the street (we always found a spot right outside our room). Staff was very helpful and polite. Breakfast was served beginning at 7am and included everything you could think of: scrambled & boiled eggs, sausage, bacon, oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, fruit, pancakes (make your own with a pancake maker!), and bread, muffins, etc.

Room Tip: There are no elevators so if that is a concern make sure you ask for a 1st floor room. Also, our Ja...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear RBon The Lake,

Thanks so much for the nice comments and for staying with us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our hotel and had a great visit to Aspen.

We include a full hot breakfast, 1 MBPS wireless internet, airport transportation, local and LD calls, parking and many other amenities in our room rate, almost all other hotels in Aspen charge extra for these items. We also offer a higher speed (5 MBPS) internet service suitable for downloading large files, music or video. This is available for a very nominal fee. Hopefully you can take advantage of this service of your next visit with us.

Hope to see you again soon,

Jeff Bay
General Manager
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We received a night stay at the Molly Gibson for a date night away from our kids and were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the hotel and staff were! We had not stayed there before and spend alot of time in Aspen in the summer. The room is updated with a great AC. There was a small hot tub outside of our room which was a perfect plus for us to enjoy a relaxing night in Aspen. The hotel is walking distance to all of the restaurants, our favorite is Matsuhisa. The Breakfast was also phenominal with eggs and bacon and a cute pancake machine included in our stay. The bathroom is SMALL, that is the only drawback. Also love the bikes that you can borrow to see the town. Overall I couldn't have asked for a better hotel! We will definately be there again. Thanks to everyone at the Molly for making our stay so enjoyable.

Room Tip: Ask for a room by the hot tub in the front if you are without children and want a quieter area.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MFMD
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear MFMD,

Thanks so much for your positive review and we are so pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We pride ourselves on our guest service and amenities and it's nice to know that we achieved our goal. We hope to see you back again soon!

Take care,

Jeff Bay
General Manager
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We've stayed at the Molly many times over the years. Our daughter and puppy sort of grew up in the two bedroom condo style room, but we've stayed in many rooms over the years. This time was a little disappointing from a number of perspectives. First, our reservation was cancelled and we were not informed. If it hadn't been for my wife double checking the week before our arrival, we would not have had a room. Oh, they said they attempted to contact us but turns out they dialed the wrong number and didn't try again....please.
Noise, although difficult to control, was sort of like Spring Break loud; different than previous experiences in August, possibly because the Molly is deteriorating and costs less thus attracting a different crowd. Not to say the customers were not nice, they were, just some were inconsiderate and loud late into the night (2:00 a.m.).
Housekeeping was poor. Didn't clean well, forgot to leave coffee and cups for the morning ...just plain unacceptable.
On the up side, the breakfast is much improved, offering scrambled eggs, beacon, and much more. Parking is free and the office staff very nice and responsive, but don't forget they leave at 11:00 p.m. And then you're on your own.
Will we stay here again....maybe, maybe not. The first time we've thought about booking another property, sorry Molly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tom B
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Tom B,

Thank you very much for your candid comments and feedback, we appreciate your repeat patronage and hope to have the opportunity to earn your business on a future stay.

As you can see from our reviews and your past experience we take guest satisfaction very seriously and respond to every guest review - positive or not. We also are very proactive in resolving guest concerns as they occur and most certainly would have done everything we could have to make you comfortable and satisfied had we been made aware of them and given an opportunity to make things right.

As for your reservation, we did try to contact you by phone to let you know that the credit card you provided us would not work, and unfortunately we had a incorrect number. However, we also emailed you 3 times at a valid address to let you know this as well. We cannot hold rooms without a valid form of payment and made genuine efforts to contact you to correct the situation. Once we spoke to your wife we honored the same rate and room type as originally booked. I'm sorry if you felt that we were not as responsive as expected.

As for the noise and housekeeping concerns, I apologize if other hotel guests inconvenienced you. I feel badly that you were disturbed by something we have no control over, but I assure you that we would have taken steps to rectify the situation had it been brought to our attention. Our hotels is not offering any reduced pricing to attract a different crowd and we invest heavily in upkeep and maintenance. Our overwhelmingly positive reviews reflect this. you are correct that we do close the front office at 11pm but we do have 24 hours a day response to requests and would have immediately sent any needed supplies or assistance to you.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you directly and can be reached anytime at the below contact information. I assure you that I will do whatever it takes to allay any concerns about returning to your favorite Aspen hotel - The Molly Gibson Lodge.

Best Regards,

Jeff Bay, General Manager
jeff.bay@mollygibson.com
970-925-3441
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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed August 8, 2013

My wife and I visited Aspen about three weeks ago, and stayed at Molly Gibson. Only a few short blocks' walk from downtown Aspen, the lodge is very reasonably priced, well appointed, and staffed by extremely friendly and knowledgeable people. We highly recommend it!

When you first arrive, be prepared to be underwhelmed by the view of the lodge from the street, because it is hidden from view, but when you get inside you'll be very pleasantly surprised and will be very happy you found it!

There is an outstanding breakfast freely available, and you must try an automatic pancake-making machine... the first time I've ever seen one, and my wife tried it and was very pleased by the result.

Just a terrific all-around place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stephan D
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Jeff_Bay, General Manager at Molly Gibson Lodge, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear Stephan D,

I do so appreciate you taking the time to let us know that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our location and value - and our pancakes! Come back and visit again soon!

Take care,

Jeff Bay
General Manager
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Property: Molly Gibson Lodge
Address: 101 W Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1709
Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Aspen
#14 Romantic Hotel in Aspen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Molly Gibson Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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