Hotel Jerome, An Auberge Resort
What We Love
- Main Street location in the heart of downtown Aspen
- Updated amenities include a three-room subterranean spa, a new restaurant with killer meatballs, and a Ralph Lauren–esque après-ski spot
- Original details, such as the front desk, fireplace and tile floors, are still intact
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What To Know
- The hotel re-opened after a complete renovation in December 2012
- Aspen Mountain's Silver Queen ski lift is a six-block walk — or a free SUV ride — away
- A $33 resort fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout; includes parking and WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This Victorian hotel brought a touch of glamour to this rough-and-tumble mining town when it opened in 1889, and it sparkles even more today. A multimillion dollar 2012 renovation changed nearly everything — save the red brick façade, the beloved J-Bar and a handful of heritage pieces — but the overall effect is traditional. That huge portrait of Jerome P. Wheeler that resides over the refurbished wood and marble fireplace wasn’t there before — but it might have been. And modern artworks, such as The Water Boy, a rendering of the ghost said to haunt the hotel, blend seamlessly with antiques, including a vintage American flag and century-old mining helmets.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are refreshed, from the wood moldings down to the carpets, but they maintain a mining-era feel, thanks to old-fashioned luggage trunks that double as dressers, tweed wallpaper and burnished leather beds. Oil paintings of local scenery and black-and-white photos of Native American chiefs add a sense of place, and every room comes with all the necessary mod cons: iPads, Nespresso machines and flat-screen televisions discreetly hung in gold frames. The bathrooms, with double vanities, deep soaking tubs and separate showers, are palatial and come stocked with custom products infused with artemisia and black spruce.
The J-Bar, with its tin ceiling, Chippendale chinoiserie bar and saloon-like vibe, is Aspen’s favorite watering hole, and the place to go for a burger and a beer — or for the legendary Aspen Crud: five scoops of vanilla ice cream and three shots of bourbon whipped into a milkshake and served in a tin mug. For après-ski, the swanky but still casual Living Room steals a page from Ralph Lauren with plaid and paisley aplenty. Dominated by a vast pear mural, the cream-colored, 65-seat Prospect applies the farm-to-table ideology to hearty mountain grub, such as meatballs with polenta and Sunday gravy. There’s also a game room, with Yahtzee, Monopoly, an XBox360, PS3 and a decent-size gym on the second floor, plus a tiny but excellent spa in the basement.
In the Area
Matsuhisa Aspen, just across the street from the Jerome, has the best sushi in town, plus miso black cod and Chilean sea bass with black truffles. Book a table well in advance during peak season. The sleek, Bentel & Bentel–designed Element 47, the new restaurant at the Little Nell, pairs prettily plated locally grown fare (such as anjou pear agnolotti with Colorado Kobe) with a stellar wine list. Grab a seat at the kitchen bar to watch the action at the Chef’s Club, a collaboration of a rotating roster of chefs, Food & Wine and mixologist Jim Meehan. For strong margaritas, more than 100 tequilas and mezcals, and Latin dance parties, hit Jimmy’s. If you want to work for your calories, sign up for a ski tour out to Pine Creek Cookhouse for smoked trout, wild game and raclette.
How to Get There
The Hotel Jerome is the Gem of Aspen. Handsome men in cowboy hats greet you at the entrance. The interiors and furnishings are stunning!! what a cool mix of vintage and contemporary design. Yummy craft cocktails in the Living Room bar are a must. Service was excellent. The new pool and Jacuzzi are open 24-7 and you can enjoy Aspen mountain views day and night. Car shuttle to and from the Gondola was amazing and made skiing for a few hours super easy. We will definitely stay here again.
Prettiest atmosphere. Amazing service. This is one of my favorite places in aspen! Drinks are amazing and service is fabulous. Great wine list and cocktail list. Dress is however you feel- dress up or dress down. This is a beautiful hotel with great looking employees and top of the line service.
Love this Auberge property. Well situated in the center of town, close to all of the best restaurants and bars. This is a quality experience from beginning to end. Spacious updated rooms. Huge bathrooms with double vanities with separate shower and bathtub. Three great bars and restaurants to dine. Friendly staff eager to satisfy every need. Love the complimentary shuttle to and from the airport and to the slopes!
Hotel Jerome is top notch in every way. The property is physically beautiful and very well maintained, the restaurants and bars are delicious and lively, but most importantly the staff is superb. Incredibly gracious, warm and helpful team. Didn't want to leave! Will definitely be back. Worth it!
I travel often and although the rooms may be nice, most hotels don't offer much more than sub-standard fare and service. Then there was this... the morning my colleagues and I had the pleasure of eating Sunday Brunch at The Prospect. Everything we ordered was delicious but the eggs benny and the huevos rancheros shined! Service was impeccable. They made such a warm and lasting impression that I asked for names. Forgive me if I misspell a few: The servers were Mia, Angelica & Montserrat. I didn't have to ask for anything. They anticipated all our needs. The greeter was Leslie who I swear is everyone's friendly godmother! When she stopped by to chat with us it made us feel comfortable like we were in her home. I'll return soon!