Located in the epicenter of downtown Aspen, the Limelight Hotel places guests just two blocks away from Aspen Mountain, the charming outdoor walking malls and more than 100 fine-dining restaurants, as well as the free skier shuttles.
This 126-room, dog-friendly hotel offers well-appointed hotel accommodations ranging from deluxe rooms with kitchenettes to spacious 1 and 2 bedroom suites, featuring terraces, full kitchens and fireplaces. Guest amenities include an outdoor pool, two hot tubs, fitness center, ski valet and lockers, underground parking, a multilingual computer station, extended hot continental breakfast and an in-town shuttle. The onsite restaurant, the Limelight Lounge, features an array of light Italian fare, pizza as well as a full bar.
Westin hotel is OK, not great.The Westin Hotel is as close as you can get to slope side and the Ski Valet at the hotel was top notch. They put your skis and poles outside ready to go, brought you your boots and stored your shoes. On return you handed your skis to an attendant outside and walked in for your shoes etc. The walk out was less than 50 feet. The hotel is an older facility that was completely remodeled about 4 years ago. The rooms are adequate but not spacious. Halls are narrow and wander all over the place through a series of additions and levels. The restaurant breakfast was costly ($30 + tax and tip) for what was offered and there was no al a carte items available for the lite eater. We found out that most people had breakfast included with their meal via voucher but we did not have that offered to us. We chose to eat elsewhere after the first day. Restaurants in the village are VERY pricy although a few more reasonable options were discovered. Venga Venga, Basecamp, Slice and Il Poggio were good and more cost effective all located right outside the hotel. Transportation in the area is great, free and runs until 2:30 AM. The people at the hotel were friendly and helpful.
I had the pleasure of staying at the Westin for three nights! The staff at the hotel was what stood out to me. As usual, I had my bike and they had a service to store it for me with the option to get it whenever I wanted it. That was awesome. The 'Skittle', as they call it, is a small gondola, slope-side at the Westin. When you walk outside you walk across a patio with a couple of restaurants that had cozy outside dining options. Walk a few steps further and you are on the slope (or at the bike trail)! The Skittle gondola offers a quick 4-minute ride down to the Snowmass Village where there are shops and more restaurants. We had dinner and drinks on the outside patio of the Base Camp restaurant. It's a convenient location and the ambiance was fantastic with fire pits, couches and an awesome view of the mountains. A quick ride back up and I was at the Westin once again. Overall this was a great property and I would recommend it to families who are looking to stay in the Snowmass area and have a close proximity to the mountain.