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“Shabby Chic in Aspen”

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Aspen Mountain Lodge
Ranked #3 of 10 Aspen B&B and Inns
Indianapolis IN
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Shabby Chic in Aspen”
Reviewed July 14, 2008

We are a family of four and stayed one night in July due to the good reviews on tripadvisor. Some of the reviews were accurate--some not so good. This hotel claims it is boutique like-somewhat true---white duvet comforters, bathrobes. Some say it is a "good value" for Aspen--at $276 a night, I would have expected a little more. Let me elaborate--the room we stayed in smelled musty, and the carpet was very worn, and dated. To make matters worse, when we got ready for bed, I pulled the covers back to find the previous guests hairs all over the bed. Obviously this is a housekeeping issue. I went to tell the night mananger, and he had to "find me some new sheets". I then was given the sheets-happy to change them myself. This is unacceptable and it was never addressed again with any apology. Furthermore, our "balcony view" room had indoor/outdoor disgusting carpet and had a rickety board dividing our balcony and our neighbors--the view was a parking lot. The door leading to the balcony was bearly functioning--since it came off its track. There are some obvious maintenance issues at this hotel that need to be addressed. On a more positive note, the breakfast was nice and they served starbucks coffee. There was also a free computer to use in the lobby. Additionally, our children enjoyed the swimming pool and the complimentary movies. I am not so sure we will be staying here again.

  • Liked — starbucks coffee
  • Disliked — needs updating--cleaning
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Midlands, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 28, 2008

This hotel represents excellent value for money. Very good rooms, the best are on the top floor facing Aspen and if you are fussy it's best to specify this.
There's a very good apres-ski every day at 4.30, a hot tub (access via the car park but this adds to the fun) and close to bus stops to all the skiing areas. It's also an easy 10 - 15 min stroll into Aspen which is a great town and, providing you are sensible, not too expensive.
Good but basic breakfasts also.

Aspen is also a great base for skiing the 4 mountains close by.

  • Liked — Great value
  • Disliked — Our room was very close to Reception( but this did not create any problems)
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Wilmington, NC
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2008

Location: 1)can catch ski shuttle bus - one block away 2)can walk to town
Food: good breakfast & nice apres ski w/fresh fruit at front desk
Room: very spacious/ beds were okay, could be better /shower had intermittent hot & cold water/heat came on/off all night but you get used to it
Atmosphere: garden level did mean there was more noise, but again, not too bad/video library/free wi-fi in room/ free internet station/nice hot tub /nice staff
Overall- two thumbs up

  • Liked — value for the dollar
  • Disliked — water temp fluctuation
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Liz1953
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Denver, CO
1 review
Reviewed December 22, 2007

For the price of this hotel you can't beat it in Aspen. It is located within 4 blocks of the downtown area. All restaurants, bars, shopping are within walking distance. If you are a skier the free shuttle to Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Snowmass are within 1 block. We have a dog - if you have a pet this is a great find. You can leave your pet in the room while you ski. The hotel has a very cozy feel with all the rooms opening into the center atrium with a fireplace and lounge area. With our next trip to Aspen I will always look to the Aspen Lodge for availability!!!!

  • Liked — Location, cozy feeling
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Denver, CO
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2007

I spent one night in August 2007 at this small hotel, which has a '60s feel to it and probably was built then so is a bit dated. I had a garden (basement) room with a noisy air conditioner. Now that I see that pets can stay there I suspect that is why I was feeling allergic through the night... The room wasn't uncomfortable but it hasn't been updated in awhile if ever. The complimentary breakfast was basic bagels, cereal, etc. You're not paying Little Nell or Jerome prices so if you're on a "budget" (if that's possible in Aspen) then this is an OK place to stay but expect more of a Motel 6 experience. For a better Aspen experience, spend a lot more elsewhere.

  • Liked — Decent price for Aspen
  • Disliked — Dated facility
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
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Thank deneuchre
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Lakeville, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2007

We stayed at the Aspen Mountain Lodge because it was an affordable hotel that allows pets. My daughter's German Pointer was traveling with us. There were at least 12 dogs and two cats there the day we were there. There was one little poodle yapping and the desk clerk got him out of the room (he was left unattended, which is okay as long as they have a number to reach you at) and tied him up to the front desk where he could see people and he was much better.

We had a garden room (meaning basement type room) and it was very nice, clean and well appointed. Air conditioner wasn't great, but we were only there for one night.

You can't hardly beat the price for the location. We walked to town for dinner and shopping and did find a couple of places where we could have the dog with us on the outdoor patio. Meals in Aspen are very high, $14 for a personal pizza and $4 hotdogs were the low priced meals we had.

If in Aspen, I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again, even if I didn't have a dog with me.

  • Liked — Location and coziness
  • Disliked — Parking lot
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank Cheryl W
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2007

Aspen is an expensive town and this hotel for the location, treatment and price it’s the best choice. All rooms are clean and are centered around a huge fireplace and breakfast area in a very atypical way. In some how the rooms need a restyling but they are more than acceptable. Breakfast is complimentary and rich. If you can, try to book it.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Aspen Mountain Lodge
Address: 311 W Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1613
Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Aspen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aspen Mountain Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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