The Best Family Hotels in Aspen

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Updated: February 9, 2021

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The charming Hotel Jerome in downtown Aspen.

1. The Little Nell

Exceptional 5-star resort, at the foot of Aspen mountain offering ski-to-door access and beautiful suites (family of 4), with gas log fireplaces (some having private balconies) with mountain/street/courtyard/pool views. Also has 6-themed luxury suites and 4-bedroom residences with fine art, floor-to-ceiling windows, private chef services, and access to a rooftop pool, water garden, and yoga studio. Skiers will find the rooms down the hall from the ski concierge especially convenient. Superb location, close to shopping, hiking and ski lifts. Offers a ski concierge (very handy), hot tub, 2 restaurants, 3 bars, and a unique pop-up champagne and caviar bar on the mountains in spring. Activities nearby for families include tubing, ice skating, ski school programs, a large treehouse adventure center, snowmobile tours, and more. Hotel Phone: +1 970 920 4600.

2. St Regis Aspen

Luxurious resort with a vibrant lodge vibe featuring beautifully appointed loft suites (sleep family of 6) with mountain, town or courtyard views. Rooms feature personalized stocked refrigerators, 2 fireplaces and 2 marble bathrooms. Offers ski storage, a butler service, house car & golf cart transport to the gondola/outside dining venues, 5 dining options, a heated pool & 3 hot tubs, and a spa with an oxygen lounge, and cold plunges. Great location close to Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen gondola, within walking distance of Aspen village (shops, restaurants, and galleries). Has an efficient shuttle from/to the airport. Hotel Phone: +1 970 920 3300.

3. Hotel Jerome

Historic, landmark, redbrick boutique hotel built in the late 1800’s with rich, warm interiors that offers stunning, thoughtfully designed suites (sleep family of 4) with unique artwork, oversized baths, and mountain/courtyard views. Opt for rooms on the mountainside, as opposed to the street side. Offers a ski valet service, outdoor heated pool & jacuzzi, spa, and 3 dining options including a bar. Activities for kids include skiing, snowboarding, and dog sled rides. Also features a unique stand-up paddleboard yoga adventure on the Colorado River. It’s an easy walk to the Ajax, shops, and restaurants. Hotel Phone: +1 855 331 7213.

4. The Inn at Aspen

Located at the base of Buttermilk Mountain offers ski-in, ski-out access to the Summit Express chairlift, Pup Lift, and half-pipe. Has moderately priced suites (family of 4), each with their own character, with patios/balconies offering resort/valley views. Mountain view rooms are worth the upgrade. First floor rooms with slope facing patios have direct access to the ski lifts and pools. Offers free breakfast, 1 restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room, complimentary parking, a free shuttle to the airport, and downtown Aspen (10 minutes). Kids can take ski lessons at nearby ski school and other activities include trails, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides. Hotel Phone: +1 866 371 2285.

5. Aspen Mountain Lodge

Affordable, laid-back lodge with simple, adequately sized rooms (up to 4 people). Central location on Main Street and an easy walk to shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Offers free breakfast and free wine & cheese in the evenings, and a small pool and hot tub. Be aware that it’s a 6 story building without an elevator. Hotel Phone: + 800 362 7736.

6. Viceroy Snowmass

True ski-in/ski-out hotel within walking distance of Snowmass Base Village, that’s steps away from the Elk Camp Gondola and the Village Express and Assay Hill Chairlifts. Has upscale 4-bedroom residences and penthouses (up to 10 people) with custom-designed interiors, gas fireplaces, private sundecks, full kitchens, and washer/dryers/deep-soaking tubs. Corner rooms are slightly bigger. Offers a heated saltwater pool, hot tubs, terrace with cabanas, ski valet, kids and teens’ program, 3 dining options, and a 7,000 sq ft spa. Kids can check out the treehouse kids’ adventure center (5 minutes luge ride), disc golf, and bowling. Hotel Phone: +1 970 923 8000.

7. Tyrolean Lodge

Utilitarian, good value, spacious rooms (sleep family of 5), with kitchenettes are available at this family-run budget hotel located on Aspen’s Main Street. It’s an easy walk to ski bus stops, downtown shops, restaurants, pubs, bakeries, and bars. Rooms have no air conditioning though and there’s no on-site restaurant or pool. Offers a free shuttle to 4 ski areas. Hotel Phone: +1 970 925 4595.

8. Aspen Meadows Resort

Serene, lovely, Bauhaus-style resort set on 40 acres of greenery, frequented by deers, bordered by 2 different rivers from 2 sides and surrounded by trails for hiking, biking, and more. Offers bright 2-bedroom suites (family of 6) with floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchenettes, pull-out sofas, with/without balconies or patios offering jaw-dropping mountain views. It’s a 15-20 minute walk to town but the hotel operates a 24/7 shuttle service. Has an outdoor pool, spa, tennis courts, and an outdoor jacuzzi. Has no elevators so request a room on a lower floor if stairs are an issue. Hotel Phone: +1 970 925 4240.

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