Aspen Square Lodge, Aspen, Colorado $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
The recently renovated Aspen Square Lodge has three major assets: Location, location, location. Situated so close to the Ajax gondola that you can easily clomp to and fro in ski boots, the hotel is also steps from every restaurant, nightclub, and shop in town. And it's directly across the street from City Market, where you can stock up on food to cook in your unit's full kitchen. But be sure to specifically request a renovated unit: There are still some condos that will give you flashbacks of the '70s and '80s. Otherwise, you'll find a wood-burning fireplace in each simple, classic condo.