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Sky Hotel

709 E Durant Ave, Aspen, Colorado, USA
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Scout loves

  • The fantastic location – it’s just steps away from the resort base and close to everything in town.
  • The hotel is home to one of the best apres bars in Aspen.
  • Retro ski posters decorate the hotel.
  • Although the lounge area was recently remodeled, they’ve kept the iconic tall back armchairs.
  • There is a casual lounge area in which breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided. 

Scout tips

  • Valet Parking is charged at $26 per night (last we checked – it’s possibly about to increase).
  • Free Wi-Fi for Kimpton InTouch members.
  • There is no resort fee. Plus the return shuttle to Aspen Airport is included in the rate.
  • This is a party hotel – don’t expect peace and quiet.


It’s during apres that The Sky Hotel really comes alive – with Hollywood-style pool parties taking place every afternoon. The crowd is young and hip – and the place is just as popular with the locals as it is with the out-of-towners.

Any member of the public can use the pool and hot tub – provided that they’re eating or drinking (although there is a private area reserved for hotel guests). If you still want to socialize but would prefer not to strip down to your swimmers, the lounge inside is just as happening – the recently remodeled bar has the feel of a classic old school ski lodge.

The same retro feel continues into the rooms themselves. The designer in charge of the recent refurbishment said she was inspired by the Robert Redford movie ‘Downhill Racer’. Think cable-knit bed-heads and 70s racing stripes on the walls, with colorful pillows and disco-era light fittings and furnishings.

Back in 2003, when Sky Hotel first hit the Aspen scene, it was essentially a refurb of the old Aspen Club Lodge that had been on the site since 1962. As a result, the bedrooms are simple and a little on the small side – and noise can travel across from the outside corridors, the pool area or the neighboring rooms. As for the views, there are none. But all of this shouldn’t matter, because the combination of a day’s skiing, alcohol and altitude should be more than enough to help you drift off into a blissful slumber every night.

The rooms are divided into two wings – one with an internal corridor, and one with an external corridor. Although the external ones are cheaper, you might even find that those facing the back a little bit quieter. Plus they’re larger than the internal rooms.

Sky Hotel upholds all the Kimpton values of Comfort, Style, Flavor and Fun, while adding Play and Action to the list. Which is why it’s not surprising that one of the most popular items in the mini bar is a special drink that purports to cure hangovers.

Who should stay here

Sky Hotel is ideal for young, upwardly mobile travelers who are looking to have a good time. 

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

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