Jul172014

Aspen budget hotels with SPG Hot Escapes

Aspen budget hotels with SPG Hot Escapes hotel discounts this week can get you in a hotel near Aspen at a great discount compared to Aspen in-town rates .  This week’s SPG Hot Escapes has over 160 hotels including Wildwood Snowmass for $75 and $80 per night for most weekdays over the next six weeks and Westin Snowmass for about $40 more. Wildwood Snowmass is off Highway 82 about 15 miles from Aspen, Colorado.

Best of all is SPG Hot Escapes rates can buy an Intermediate room category with a resort view of Wildwood Snowmass for $75 per night room rates. The $75 room rate comes out to $100 per night after tax and resort fee. This is an upgrade room category compared to the Beginner Room. For a $100 room rate ($130 after tax) per night there is the Expert Room with a private balcony.

Resort Charge Policy

The resort charges a per-room fee plus tax, which includes continental breakfast for two adults (winter only), Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE) pick-up and drop-off, ski valet, shuttle service within Snowmass Village, High Speed Internet Access, and local/800 telephone calls. During the winter season (November through April), the charge is 25 USD ($28.20 with tax) per room per night; in the summer season (May through October), it is 15 USD ($16.92 with tax) per room per night.

Wildwood Snowmass Resort Fee

The guest reviews are not too favorable for Wildwood Snowmass at 2.2 out of 5.0 favorable rating with 31% recommendation. That is surprisingly low for a Starwood Hotel.

Here are the two most recent hotel reviews for Wildwood Snowmass on the Starwood site. Ouch!

Where oh where were the ice makers and fan for the room so you didn’t overheat? Why was the bed a mush pit? Were the bathroom vanities only for little people?

This property needs to be torn down or upgraded.

Scubagurl – posted July 1, 2014

or how about this review:

no air conditioner

asked for shampoo 3 times and did not get any

myroni – Posted June 30, 2014

No air conditioner is a big concern for me in Colorado during peak summer. I recall being in nearby Glenwood Springs in 2011 at a hotel with only room fans when the temperature outside was over 100F. Sure the elevation is higher in Snowmass and Aspen, but those places were hot too.

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Westin Snowmass Resort drops to $106 for dates in the last two weeks of August. The Westin Snowmass gets 3.7 out of 5 stars with a 68% recommendation. The nightly rate is $144 per night after $25 resort fee.

Westin Snowmass rooms have air conditioners.

Aspen is a cool place to hang out in hot summer with outdoor concerts, world-class seminars and great mountain trails to hike and bike. Independence Pass is one of the great road drives of Colorado.

Loyalty Traveler: Top of the Rockies Independence Pass on the high road to Aspen (July 21, 2011).

Snowmass is about 15 minutes and $400 per night cheaper for a Starwood hotel room from Aspen.

St Regis Aspen rates

St. Regis Aspen rate is $508.64 per night after tax on August weekdays when Wildwood Snowmass is $100 per night or Westin Snowmass is $144 per night. And you can hang out at St. Regis Aspen during the day if that is your interest. That is what I did a few years back when staying in Glenwood Springs. I have also stayed at St. Regis Aspen. For the prevailing rates, I think there are better hotels in Aspen. Snowmass is a good alternative for Aspen proximity without Aspen hotel prices.

SPG Hot Escapes are prepaid, nonrefundable rates that must be booked by Saturday, July 19.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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