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Mountain Chalet Aspen
Ranked #7 of 34 Hotels in Aspen
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90 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“We loved it. super cheap. great hotel”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This joint is old school. Some of the rooms do not have air conditioning which i found odd but the front desk assured me that "Aspen Airconditioning" would be all that i needed. He was right. However we got the last room available so it was two single beds and the windows opened up to a busy street that had busses and all sorts of garbage trucks rumbling past all night long. not great. However the pool and the free breakfast quickly made the noise issue not a deal breaker. Full on breakfast. we had pancakes with blueberries and bacon and eggs. fresh fruit and juices were splendid. the pool stays open late and is heated. It was perfect for the cool weather at night. The history is really cool about this place too. owned and operated by the same family for ever.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

When my husband and I decided to go to Aspen to attend the Music Festival as well doing some fly fishing, hiking and relaxing, I was happy when I found the Mountain Chalet---mainly because of its central location (across from the shuttle bus station and Wagner Park) and its NOT exorbitant prices. There was also secure parking and an included breakfast. Well, we got much more!

At breakfast the first morning we sat down at one of the communal tables and were soon joined by a couple who had been coming to the Mountain Chalet for 35 years. Yes, 35 years! They and their children had spent almost every Christmas at the Mountain Chalet, and this had become their home away from home. During the course of our stay, we found many other guests with similar stories. Once you find the Mountain Chalet Aspen, it becomes part of your blood. Maybe that's because it's still owned and operated by the same family since it was built in 1954. Maybe because the family members are always around, mingling with the guests, learning their names, joining them for breakfast or the 4th of July BBQ. Maybe it's because of the homemade cookies (really good homemade cookies) that show up every afternoon like clockwork. Or the fresh coffee and lemonade that's always available. Or maybe it's the fabulous FREE breakfasts served each morning---none of this serve yourself cold eggs and pancakes here. We had eggs Benedict one day, banana pancakes the next, etc. All were delicious.

There are rooms to suit just about everyone's needs and budgets at the Mountain Chalet Aspen, from smaller rooms with no AC to deluxe air-conditioned rooms with balconies and minibars and refrigerators to small apartments. It you are looking for a deluxe, sterile 5 star resort, this is not your place. But if you want a place where you will be returning for 35 years, then sign up now. We already have made our reservations for next summer.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Delaware
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Staying here now in a room with a double and a single on the ground floor facing the park. Small but updated bathroom, beds are comfortable, room is spotless. Lots of extra touches you would not expect including complimentary trays of cookies and lemonade/water in the lobby, free wifi, free parking, swimming pool, sauna, and full breakfast. It totally meets our needs, and while expensive, is a relative bargain for Aspen. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Midwest
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

I've been staying here for several years! It's location is awesome! It's a charming older hotel but it's very comfortable and clean. Parking and a full breakfast is included and it's awesome! The staff are great. It's more like staying in a B&B than a hotel! I love staying here!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Loveland, Colorado
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

A very good deal in Aspen. The rooms are small but everything else makes up for that: delicious breakfast, garage parking, and wifi are all included with the room!
Every staff member is friendly and extremely service-oriented. I loved seeing the historic photographs and ski equipment.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

As someone who first started going to Aspen in 1989 this is one of the handful of pre-billionaire Aspen. This is a family owned business that has miraculously not sold out to one of the expensive hotel chains even though they have been offered millions for the property. It is a rustic gem and I hope that the family hangs on to it!
Dog friendly and with an amazing full breakfast included the place really can't be beat!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Atlanta
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59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Great hotel - so very convenient. In easy walking distance to slopes - restaurants, and shops. Breakfast is part of your stay and is very special. Great staff. Do not recommend going in mid May - the town is shut down between seasons but always recommend this hotel no matter the time you go.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mountain Chalet Aspen
Address: 333 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1839
Region: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Aspen
#7 Family Hotel in Aspen
#7 Business Hotel in Aspen
#12 Romantic Hotel in Aspen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mountain Chalet Aspen 3*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly, casual ski lodge centrally located at the base of Aspen Mountain. Directly diagonal to shuttle service and two blocks from the Gondola. ... more   less 
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