First built as the Wild West-style Ski and Spur Bar in the 1950s, the Limelight Hotel has since been a restaurant, nightclub and folk music venue before opening its doors to guests as a small ski lodge in the 1960s. Later, it was rebuilt and expanded to become the modern 126-room hotel it is today.
While history hasn't been forgotten, the property's contemporary interiors and modern amenities allow for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Rooms are light and airy, decorated in fresh neutral tones that are complemented by dark wood furniture. Outside, hot tubs provide a place to relax and soothe aching muscles, while the two rooftop terraces, furnished with sofas and lounge chairs, offer views over the Rocky Mountains.
After exploring the area on foot, by bike or out on the ski slopes, enjoy dinner in The Lounge restaurant accompanied by live music five nights a week.
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There are a number of different room and suite types available here, from the Standard rooms with views of Independence Pass, Red Mountain or nearby Wagner Park, to the large one- or two-bedroom Cathedral Suites and the sumptuous Penthouse Suite.
All rooms feature a kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave and either one king bed or two queens. Amenities include TVs, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Larger rooms have a living area, fireplace, terrace or dining area. The suites, meanwhile, all have separate living areas, full kitchens and dining tables, with the Penthouse featuring a large balcony looking out over the town, Independence Pass and Aspen Mountain.
The hotel occupies the corner of Monarch Street and Cooper Avenue in the heart of Aspen, just three blocks from Main Street's shops and restaurants.
Food and drink
A buffet breakfast is available to all guests, including a variety of cooked and continental dishes. Hearty Italian meals are served each evening in the Lounge, with the option for in-room dining or take-out also available.
The hotel bar’s serves happy hour drinks and light bites, with live music performed five nights a week.
Facilities and activities
A heated outdoor pool, hot tubs and fitness facilities are open for use year-round. Complimentary bicycle rentals are also available to all guests, and a free shuttle can take you into town during your stay. The two rooftop terraces offer a scenic place to unwind and enjoy a drink while gazing over the surrounding mountains.
We like this boutique hotel's central location in the fashionable Colorado mountain town of Aspen. The rooftop terraces are a particular highlight, giving you great views of the Rocky Mountains.