The Element is a pretty basic hotel. They offer all the fundamentals for this type of property. Breakfast, pool, hot tub, and good location. With that said, the location isn't quite Aspen, however Basalt is a nice place in and of itself. We snowboarded at Snowmass during our stay and it's about a 20 min drive from the hotel to the parking lot at Snowmass, any of the Aspen resorts or the town would be about 30 min away.
Near the hotel are some great shops, where you can find anything you might've forgot, plus a Whole Foods, and some good restaurants withing walking distance.
My biggest compliment to the hotel would be there staff. You can tell that they are short on staff but do their best to ensure you don't notice. When we were there the GM was cleaning the pool! Back when I worked in hotels, this was not a site I'd seen. However at the Element they're doing all they can to ensure a pleasant experience for the guest while dealing with staffing issues. Like every other business in Colorado.
My only critique would be that its probably time to update the bedding, and window coverings. But for the price I shouldn't complain to much, any closer to Snowmass or Aspen would be double the price for a similar accommodation or quadruple for something fancy. :)More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking