Little Nell is Aspen’s most popular resort, being the only ski-in, ski-out hotel in the town. Having the most coveted spot in Aspen, it connects all sorts of activities and conveniences to every type of traveler.
Starting its operations in 1989, the hotel was built on the same location where a ski resort previously stood. It sits at the base of the Aspen Mountain, and got its name from an uphill old mine named after a lady of the night, Little Nell.
Luxury 5 star hotel in downtown Aspen
Being in the heart of downtown Aspen, it’s only 3 miles or a 5-minute drive away from Aspen Airport, and 175 miles from Denver. It has a very close proximity to other known landmarks such as the Silver Queen Gondola, Mill Street Fountain and Wheeler Opera House. The Little Nell> attracts a great variety of clients, including business moguls, celebrities and political dignitaries.
This 5-star property radiates true mountain-town splendor. It offers 92 luxury guest rooms, including suites, which provides exceptional views of the Ajax, the Red Mountains and the Continental Divide.
Guests can choose from their Guest Rooms (averaging 600 sq. foot) that has town and mountain side views; Premium Guest Rooms (averaging 660 sq. foot) that has town and mountain side views; Suites that are available in One Bedroom Town Side (averaging 860 sq. foot), One Bedroom Mountain Side (averaging 800 sq. foot) and Two Bedroom Town Side (averaging 1150 sq. foot).
Little Nell also has Luxury Suites that were named after some influential personalities that helped build Aspen to what it is today: the Fritz Benedict Suite (1250 sq. foot), the Fred Iselin Suite (1250 sq. foot), the Andre Roch Suite (1250 sq. foot), the Friedl Pfeifer Suite (2000 sq. foot), the Little Nell Suite (1450 sq. foot) and the Walter Paepcke Suite (2500 sq. foot). All Luxury Suites provide a calming warmth and breathtaking views of the Aspen Mountain.
The hotel features two award-winning restaurants: the Element 47, hailed as “finest spot to wine, dine and unwind”, boasts its refined collections of over 20,000 of the world’s best wines. It also offers New American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Ajax Tavern, located right next to the Silver Queen Gondola, is a great dining spot after a day of skiing. It has a more casual vibe, and offers a bistro-style menu. It is open from 11:30 AM until 9 PM daily.
Other amenities that are worth noting are their gym that offers personal training, strength and cardio equipment and steam rooms; and their wellness spa with three treatment rooms, that offers an array of facial treatments and massages. There is also an outdoor pool and hot tub that provide views of the Aspen mountain range.
Little Nell’s advantageous location offers an exciting range of mountain activities which guests can savor both in summer and winter seasons. It is also near to some of Aspen’s best shopping, dining and nightlife spots.
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Address: 675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO
Rating: 5 star