4.5
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What We Love

  • Ski in/ski out convenience
  • Rooms with close-enough-to-touch mountain views
  • The beautiful people enjoying cocktails and a menu of après-ski “global tapas” at the Terrace Bar
  • The award-winning wine list at element 47, which has a 20,000-bottle cellar
  • Summer hiking, biking and fishing programs arranged by the hotel’s adventure concierge

What To Know

  • Some spa treatments are offered, but for a full-service spa experience, guests are referred to one of 3 nearby spas
  • Dogs are welcome — for a $125 initial fee plus $25 per night
  • On-site parking is available for $28 per night
  • Check-in is at 4 p.m.

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

When you stay at The Little Nell in Aspen, you’ll be in the mountains and minutes from Aspen Mountain and Wagner Park. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Mill Street Fountain and Wheeler Opera House.

Make yourself at home in one of the 92 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces and plasma televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and cable programming provide entertainment. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Enjoy the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access at this hotel, which also features a health club and an outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 10 mi.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).

How to Get There

The Little Nell
675 E Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 496 Reviews
Cozy & Stylish
Reviewed 1 month ago

Fabulous spot for a drink. Menu is also terrific. I love that they have set part of the bar up like a sitting room. I could sit there all day long. A must visit if in Aspen. Staff are friendly. Mulled wine is superb. Fireplace adds great atmosphere

Horrendous and horrible
Reviewed 3 months ago

Horrendous and horrible. Days Inn would be embarrassed. It had been 15 years since I had been a guest at Little Nell. Back then, it was the best. Unfortunately, nothing has changed in those years. It has taken a deep slide into mediocrity. The rooms are outrageously expensive and the service is unexplainable. I asked them to fix the terrible WIFI during my trip and they told me “its just Aspen” and that there wasn’t anything they could do. It seemed as though I was doing the cleaning service a favor to let them in my room since clearly it was too hard for them to let themselves in seeing as though they left my room untouched one day. Management is unresponsive to feedback. I would love to say the “town view” suite was beautiful but my room looked out onto another unappealing building. There’s a W hotel opening up next door-- Thank God I’ll have a place to go. How this was rated a 5 star hotel is beyond my comprehension. One compliment I can give the hotel is that I got to meet plenty of other wonderful guests. Unfortunately, all of them felt the same way as I did. I find that I give many reviews on this site, most of them being for extraordinary stays. This is a first for me. My advice to the hotel: bull doze it.

Unforgettable experience in Aspen
Reviewed 3 months ago

Stayed here with my wife for 4 nights mid-March, first time to Aspen, we loved the Little Nell and the whole experience. Flew into Aspen (ASE) and the Nell had a car there waiting to pick us up and take us to the hotel. Stayed in a 1 bedroom suite with town views, it was spacious and had everything we needed (in-room coffee maker took us a minute to figure out). The location is amazing, sitting right at the base of Aspen Mountain and the gondola - lots of shops and restaurants all around. The staff were phenomenal - very helpful and approachable - not stuffy. Anything we needed, they handled quickly and professionally, which helped both of us relax and enjoy our trip. The outdoor hot tub and pool were nice, spent more time in the hot tub, but the heated pool was a refreshing was to switch it up. They have robes and towels in a heated closet near the hot tub, made it very convenient and enjoyable.

Food: We ordered room service a couple days and the food was very good and arrived at the requested time - this helped with getting out the door to go skiing on time without having to physically go somewhere first.
We ate at Element 47 twice (one dinner, one breakfast) and loved it. The wagyu beef was recommended - we had the tartare, NY strip, and filet - and it was amazing. For breakfast the huevos rancheros and wagyu enchiladas and were both great. Had late lunch at Ajax Tavern twice and the burgers and views were great.

Skiing and Ski Concierge: We skied three days and the conditions were outstanding - believe they got around 26 inches of snow in the three days before we arrived, and it snowed more while we were there including a really fun powder day. The hotel's ski concierge was awesome - we rented skis from the shop adjacent to the hotel and the ski concierge took care of everything else. Each day we told them where we'd be skiing and they had our boots, skis, helmets, poles ready when and where we needed them (e.g., ready for them to take us to Buttermilk, Snowmass, Highlands).
Wife is a beginner, had skied a handful of times before this trip, and loved her 5-hour ski lesson at Buttermilk - nice cruisy runs where she gained a lot of confidence and tackled Snowmass the next day.
I love skiing, decided to try to Nell's snowcat powder tour and it was the best day of skiing I can remember - wife spent that day shopping / relaxing.
We had an incredible experience and can't wait to go back.

Little Nell, Aspen March '19
Reviewed 3 months ago

Outstanding service, ammenities, food, and location. We visited Aspen for the first time for a 5 day ski trip and chose The Little Nell for our hotel. They offerred car service during our stay to local destinations, the conceirge team was extremely knowledgable and professional, the room was very large, always clean, the ski concerierge team was also very helpful and accomadating. The apre ski scene was fun and energetic and the food on location at all venues was very excellent. We recommend this hotel as a high end destination that rivals anywhere we have stayed around the world.

The Little Nell Hotel is THE hotel in Aspen, and is world-class, and over used term, but in this case true.
Reviewed 3 months ago

The Nell has it all, and are accustomed to taking superb care of a variety of people, including movie, political, government officials, and others, who simply want to stay in the "gold star hotel of Aspen." It should be mentioned that The Little Nell is VERY VERY EXPENSIVE, beyond the expectation of almost all people who do not travel and have never been in such a superb hotel. Check room rates, most important.