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Limelight Hotel Snowmass

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Most folks come to Aspen and Snowmass area for the top-notch skiing opps. While there are a handful of hotels in the area, few provide the same value, convenience, and vibe you'll find at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass. Check out the full review below, which will have you wanting to book your stay, STAT.

What You Need to Know

The Look of the Limelight Hotel Snowmass: 

It's All in the Details

From the outside, the Limelight Hotel Snowmass looks like your typical run-of-the-mill property, but all of that changes the second you step through the front door. The open-plan layout features contemporary yet minimalist furnishings and pops of oranges and greens. While waiting for your room to be ready, nab a seat at the fireplace or lounge by one of the fire pits on the outdoor terrace. Otherwise, head to The Lounge, the on-site restaurant offering breakfast, dinner, and drinks — plus live music and a buzzy apres-ski scene

Now, onto the rooms: All of them offer over 450 square feet plus pristine mountain vistas await. Most — though not all — offer private balconies, while some offer in-room fireplaces. Regardless of which category you book, you can expect handsome wooden furnishings, a small sitting area, eye-catching artwork, and, similar to what you'll see in the lobby, bold orange accents in the form of throw pillows and Smeg refrigerators for a fun touch. The stylish bathrooms offer oversized walk-in showers, matte black fixtures, and sleek white sinks.

The Vibe at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

Thanks to the hotel's open layout, guests can be found throughout the property, be it in the lobby, The Lounge, or the terrace. In the afternoons during ski season, The Lounge is loaded with people — guests and locals alike — searching for a fun yet laid-back apres-ski scene. With all this in mind, it's worth noting that, unlike other upscale hotels nearby, the Limelight Hotel Snowmass is not at all stuffy or pretentious. Instead, you can expect helpful staff, friendly guests, and a fun-loving, casual ambiance. 

Who Will Love the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

Families — including those traveling with four-legged friends — will love the Limelight Hotel Snowmass for its spacious, pet-friendly accommodations. Skiers will also appreciate the ski-in/ski-out access. 

Who Might Not Love the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

Wellness-seekers should stay elsewhere as there is no on-site spa. Also, couples may be turned off by the number of families who stay here. 

The Best Amenity at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

It's difficult to narrow down the best amenity here — there are so many to choose from, but we'd have to start with the two outdoor pools, which are flanked by loungers and a fireplace. Other honorable mentions include complimentary breakfast, the climbing wall, and the kids' room, which is stocked with toys, books, and games. 

What's Included at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

Guests at the Limelight Hotel enjoy free breakfast, slopeside equipment storage, wifi, ski-in/ski-out access, as well as the use of the two pools and fitness center. Of course, access to the kids' room, climbing wall, and The Lounge are also included. Free ice skating is also available at the outdoor rink located just outside the hotel. The real icing on the cake here, though, is the airport shuttle service. 

Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

The daily resort fee — 8% of your room rate — includes all of the aforementioned amenities plus in-town transportation through Snowmass Village. 

How to Get a Deal at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

All discounts, deals, and packages, including the "Ski & Stay" one, can be found on the hotel website's offers tab. Colorado residents can snag 30% off their room rate, while those staying for four nights or more can save 25%. Discounts are also available on two-night stays. Aspen Snowmass, Mountain Collective, or Ikon Pass holders are privy to 20% off, too.

Getting There 

In the Neighborhood of the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

The hotel is located in the heart of Snowmass Village, about 20 minutes from Aspen. Compared to the latter, the former is much more quaint, and it's dotted with shops and restaurants (though not a ton of bars). 

Nearest Airport to the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is about 30 minutes away, and, as previously mentioned, the hotel does offer shuttle service. 

Nearest Public Transportation to the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) offers free bus service from Aspen to Snowmass and vice-versa. Snowmass Mall, where the bus departs, is about an 18-minute walk (or a two-minute drive) from the hotel. Snowmass Village also offers a free shuttle service for getting around the town, too (also from Snowmass Mall).

The Bottom Line

The Limelight Hotel Snowmass checks off all the boxes for an upscale albeit value-packed stay in the center of Snowmass Village.

It's All in the Details