Situated in the heart of Aspen, the contemporary Limelight Hotel has a relaxed but vibrant and modern atmosphere and great Aspen and Shadow mountain views. Great for outdoorsy couples or for families looking for a relaxed bolt-hole in the center of town.
At a Glance
Great mountain views and access to Aspen and Wagner Park
A modern and relaxing hotel with great views from its roof-top terrace
Limelight has a colorful history, originally the "Ski and Spur Bar" and later a nightclub and dinner theatre
126 spacious and contemporary rooms including four suites
Experience the best of the great outdoors from horse riding to rodeo, and hiking, biking & rafting.
The Limelight makes adventures easy, with scheduled summer activities from biking to white water rafting, the hotel has daily activities scheduled for their guests.Maudie Tomlinson
Great for families due to connecting rooms, additional rollaway beds, and daily breakfast included!Camilla Swift
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With a history spanning over fifty years in Aspen, the Limelight offers contemporary services with old fashioned hospitality. Located just 15-minutes from Aspen airport in the heart of town, there is easy access onto Aspen Mountain and to a wide variety of local activities, as well as the best of Aspen's dining, shopping and museums.
The easy-going sociable atmosphere makes it a perfect choice for families, as does the wide range of well-appointed rooms and suites. Each guest room features a natural but inviting color palette influenced by nature. A suite at Limelight provides the potential of a full kitchen, dining room or private terrace, great for relaxing after a day of adventures.
Whilst the daily continental breakfast is a highlight for many guests the Limelight's pizza is legendary. Evenings at the Limelight are entertaining and comfortable; the relaxed and friendly atmosphere makes it a perfect spot in which to sink into a sofa in the lounge and enjoy the live music. Alternatively, guests can relax on one of two sunny rooftop terraces where the views are breathtaking or a dip in the heated pool or a heavenly hot tub.
Staff at the hotel offer attentive hospitality with a wealth of knowledge at guest's disposal to ensure they have a superlative stay. Limelight is also committed to limiting its ecological impact in a variety of ways from water and energy conservation in and around the hotel to eco-conscious toiletries in the rooms and restaurant composting program.
The Limelight has 126 good sized rooms, ranging from deluxe rooms featuring a flatscreen TV, iPod docking station, coffee maker, refrigerator, minibar and microwave to luxurious one and two bedroom apartments with full kitchens, fireplaces and balconies.
The hotel is child-friendly but there are no specific children's facilities. There are occasional movie nights with popcorn and beanbags.
Facilities include an outdoor pool, hot tubs, two roof terraces and fully equipped fitness room, as well as plenty of storage for bikes and golf clubs. The hotel offers a shuttle to Aspen town center, Aspen airport and nearby areas to maximize your Aspen experience.
The hotel also offers Beer Tasting twice per month which must be reserved in advance, and is accompanied by a 3 course meal on the chef’s table.
Aspen is an incomparable summer destination with outdoor adventures, a passion for visual arts, music, and the written word, and some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world. The sun shines in this part of the Colorado Rockies more than 300 days per year, making Aspen an ideal training environment for world-class athletes and those who just want to get lost in the mountains.
The summer slopes offer adventures from down-hill mountain biking; hiking Aspen's classic Hunter Creek trails or the iconic Maroon Bells Peaks; adrenaline-inducing river rafting and kayaking; family-friendly cycling along a myriad of trails; premier fly-fishing or hot-air ballooning high in the sky.
Wednesday night Rodeo at Snowmass Village is not to be missed - whoop and cheer to the games and chow down on hot dogs and candy floss. There are plentiful horse-back riding operators and ranches for those that want to saddle up and live the cowboy dream.
For culture vultures, the Aspen Art Museum, designed by award-winning Japanese Architect Shingeru Ban, has just opened with three stories of gallery space, a theatre, cafe and roof-top sculpture garden. Art enthusiasts visit the Anderson Arts Center where leading artists come each summer to get creative - about lectures and courses open to the public. Enjoy Beethovan or Brahms at the Benedict Music Tent or Thursday night free music at Fanny Hill with top musicians and it's fun festival vibe.
Location & Directions
On South Monarch Street, in Aspen town center, the Limelight is perfectly positioned in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of Ajax Mountain.
When to go
Aspen has an extreme continental climate with very cold winters and warm summers. Activities are very seasonal. Spring, from late April to June, is marked by mild days and cold nights, with some rain and occasional snow. Summer offers warm days and cool nights and a profusion of brightly colored wildflowers. Expect blue sky days with occasional short afternoon showers. Outdoor adventure and an abundance of art, culture and music events, many of which are free, attract visitors to Aspen in the summer. The first big event of the year being the Food and Wine Classic scheduled towards end of June, with events running through September.
In autumn, the aspen and cottonwood run gold and red displaying a spectacular fall show. The days are sunny, with cold nights. Rain eventually gives way to snow. Winter brings with it enough deep snow to keep a skier happy well into April.