The Little Nell
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.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
Spent 3-nights at Little Nell and left very impressed with the property. I wish we could have spent more time and hope to be back. In the travel industry you hear that The Little Nell sets the standard in Aspen and I can see why. From pick up at the airport to housekeeping to concierge, all of the employees were super nice and helpful. They pay attention to the little details that make your stay more enjoyable.
We stayed in a king room with a view of town and had a little patio that was super comfortable and cool in the evening and morning time. Our room was very quiet and comfortable with plenty of space, keeping in mind just are likely designed to accommodate the extra gear you bring when you come to ski. The bathroom had two sinks and a separate bath/shower, which I really like. Mini bar is included (excluding alcohol and oxygen) which is always nice. When they cleaned our room they organized our charging cords, left a bottle of water, etc. When you ask for an extra plate an breakfast, it is warmed for warm food. Like I said, little details.
Breakfast buffet was awesome. The lemon ricotta pancakes are delicious, as are the raspberry pancakes. Plenty of hot and cold options and lots of fresh fruit. We also had lunch at Ajax and it was very good (try the truffle fries). The pool area is beautiful with lots of flowers and plenty of space to relax. Overall just a great stay. In the winter this is the ideal location for ski in / ski out and and can see why it is so sought after during the ski season. Would love to come back with the kiddos as there is so much to do in Aspen in the summer. Great stay.
This hotel was amazing from the very beginning. Room was outstanding - a suite.
All staff were very friendly. Location was excellent. In walking distance to many great restaurants, a grocery store, the bus station, park for kids, etc.
Food was amazing. All meals in their restaurant were excellent. Staff there were very friendly as well.
While pool was heated it was still very cold. But beautiful.
Two cons: the gym was disappointing. For a luxury, five star hotel I expected more. It's quite small. Also, while I did not actually experience the spa, based on what I saw it was not an actual five star luxury spa that I'd expect at this type of venue and as such decided I would wait to experience the spa at our next hotel. So while I cannot rate the actual services, there were only rooms for services but no separate spa area with sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, etc. that I've had at other five star hotels.
I have recently started posting TripAdvisor reviews because I often review the site myself before booking a hotel. My husband and I have been frequent visitors to The Little Nell for many years; both in the Winter and Summer so this review is long overdue. The Little Nell is not only the best hotel in Aspen (and we have stayed at other 5 star hotels in town) it is one of the best hotels we have ever frequented. The hotel exudes sophistication in a warm and welcoming way and the staff is superb! Everyone from the Front Desk, Bell Stand, Concierge, Ski Concierge, In Room Dining, Restaurant and Housekeeping staff are friendly, responsive and no request is ever out of reach. The rooms and property are beautifully appointed and the location, at the base of Aspen Mountain, is not to be beat. There is an elegance to The Little Nell that exists in very few places. If you stay there once you will never stay anywhere else in Aspen and you will be greeted by name and with a smile every time you return. I would like to note that this most recent trip was to celebrate my father’s 80th birthday. I worked with the events team and we had a private afternoon party at the Aspen Mountain Club through The Little Nell. The event’s team was amazing and the party was so wonderful; the location and the food was amazing and oh what a view. Not only do I recommend the hotel, but if you have something to celebrate this is the place to do it! So all in all, thank you to everyone at The Little Nell for many years of wonderful ski and Summer holidays and, particularly for making this last stay so special with a wonderful party that created fantastic memories for myself and my family.