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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This is the best place I have ever stayed because of the way you are treated.
It is better than Ritz Carlton and has the City of Aspen to entertain you.
We so loved our stay there and shall return.
The city of Aspen is magic and the mountains are like Switzerland.
Thank you Hotel Jerome.
I wasn’t sure of what to expect since this was my first time staying in Auberge Collection. And it did not disappoint!
I was a little disappointed at first when I found out that Ritz Carlton was already closed for the season (when I travel I like to stay in a nice hotel to relax and rejuvenate). So I google searched “best luxury hotel in Aspen.” After reading all the reviews, I decided to book & purchase a room at Hotel Jerome.
I’m glad Ritz was closed for the season and I got to try Jerome. It’s a beautiful lovely hotel and I love everything about this hotel!
The hotel has a Rustic/Victorian luxury boutique feel to it. The moment I arrived and valet my car, everyone made me feel special and welcome. Two staffs took me to my room and helped with my luggage. When I saw my room, I was highly satisfied!
The room was very spacious and has a view of the mountain, it comes with complimentary snacks and drinks for the first night and the toiletries were Hermeś (a nice plus!).
The hotel has three restaurants but we only tried two (Prospect & J Bar). I wasn’t very impressed with J Bar, the foods my friend and I ordered were okay, they’re not bad at all. But my husband and I are big foodies, so I’m very picky when it comes to food. We had breakfast at Prospect and their breakfast was good. The muffins that came before our order was good.
The hotel is located in downtown Aspen and very close to other restaurants and stores. So it’s very convenient. While we were there we visited Maroon Bells which was a close drive from the hotel.
We didn’t try the spa & the gym at the hotel. But we tried the pool and jacuzzi. I think it was 5°F when I visited, but the heated pool and jacuzzi felt very nice. The water temp was perfect!!!
I’m happy I stayed at hotel Jerome Auberge Collection. I will definitely return and this time I’m bringing my husband along.
The staff were absolutely amazing in terms of aking care of me. The rooms were spacious and beautiful. Its quite large but there is cool history about the place. Its centrally located so some nice eating places are near by. Again, the staff were incredible. Love the cowboy hats.....