What are the best places to stay in Aspen?

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Since Aspen is a ski-resort town, there are countless lodging options, but one of the best is its sole Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, The Little Nell. Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, The Little Nell is definitely a premier resort, just steps away from the Aspen Mountain Gondola and home to the new restaurant Element 47. The hotel attracts an eclectic crowd — from dolled-up snow bunnies to families who bring along their dogs — making it ideal for people-watching during your stay. Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel The St. Regis Aspen Resort, also located at the base of Aspen Mountain, has its own draws, including the Four-Star Remède Spa Aspen and its creative ways to unwind (think "spa to farm table" treatments). Another lovely option, Hotel Jerome at Mill and Main, is one of the town’s few original buildings. It delivers a distinctive only-in-Aspen experience with its old Victorian décor and well-preserved history.

For luxury in Aspen, there is no better place to stay in town than the ski-in, ski-out the Little Nell. Our Five-Star property is located at the base of Aspen Mountain and affords a variety of amenities from ski concierges to complimentary Audis for guests to use during their stay. For luxury for less, the Little Nell’s sister property is the newly built Limelight Lodge. This property features large but comfortable guests rooms, complimentary breakfast as well as airport and ski area transportation. Both properties offer unique programs such as First Tracks, in which guests get to be the first to set foot on the ski mountains.

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For bigger hotels, I like these five: The Little Nell, Hotel Jerome Aspen, The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Hyatt Grand Aspen and Sky Hotel.

For smaller venues, these are the best: Molly Gibson Lodge, The Gant Aspen, Hearthstone House, Hotel Lenado Aspen and Limelight Lodge.

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