I first stayed at The Gant in July 1975 when I was a young consultant to a government research panel. The rooms and meeting facilities were great (as best I remember). Fast forward to the late 90s, when my daughter had learned to ski. We began coming back to Aspen every year, and in all but two of those years (in one of which we tried staying at Snowmass), we have stayed at The Gant. It is a top drawer condominium complex with many different types and sizes of accommodations. All have kitchens and dining and living rooms, and fireplaces (there are town-imposed restrictions on days when you may have a fire). The main differences are the numbers of bedrooms and bathrooms and the trim level chosen by the owners. We have come just the three of us (my wife, my daughter and myself), as well as with numerous of my daughter's friends and sometimes a parent of a friend. The Gant has housed all of these permutations in great style. Service is superb: the front desk staff are knowledgeable and friendly and competent, the concierge staff are friendly and very helpful with reservations and other things, the housekeeping staff is friendly and flexible with requests, and the bell staff are always accommodating.
One of the great extras about the Gant is the shuttle bus. This will pick you up or take you to the Aspen airport; they also run a regular shuttle that takes skiers to the base of the Gondola up Aspen Mountain, and to Ruby Park to catch buses to the other three mountains that make up the Aspen-Snowmass complex. They also run the shuttle in the evening to drop you anywhere in town you want to go, including the supermarrket, and they will pick you up when you are done. This is all included in the fee you pay, although most people tip the drivers of the evening shuttles a buck or so per rider. You really don't need to rent a car when you stay at the Gant. (Note that this is especially true if, like I do, you ship your gear out using Luggage Forward. This also insures that, if United loses your luggage (a not uncommon occurrence), at least your ski stuff will be there.)
We just returned from our latest week at The Gant and had our usual great time. We had a very lovely 2-BR top floor unit that was at the top trim level, had a wonderful view, and had a washer and dryer. (For units without w/d, there are public washer and dryer rooms throughout the complex. Coin operated.)
As the title of this review indicates, the Gant is not the cheapest room in Aspen. But for my money, it is the most convenient, and the best. The proof of that: we keep coming back, as do many other folks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gant is Aspen's finest condominium resort. A resort within a resort, The Gant offers high quality, friendly hotel services at the highest level of any Aspen condominium property. Situated in a peaceful enclave at the base of Aspen Mountain with convenient access to downtown and the ski lifts. The Gant's privately owned condominiums are regularly refurbished and fully equipped, offering the comforts of home to today's travelers and meeting guests, with the services of a hotel.The Gant's conference center will undergo a $5-million renovation and expansion that includes a new specialty cafe, panoramic rooftop deck, flexible indoor and outdoor floor plans, and contemporary new furnishings, accessories. This project artfully blends function, style and sustainability to create a multi-use mountain venue suitable for varied gatherings ranging from special events, weddings and private celebrations to corporate meetings, business retreats and incentive trips. The 10-month project begins in August 2013. Throughout the winter season construction will be limited so as not to disrupt surrounding condominium guests. The project will be complete in May 2014. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Gant Hotel Aspen
- The Gant Aspen