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The Independence Square

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   404 South Galena Street, Aspen, CO 81611
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Ranked #5 of 11 Aspen B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Jackson, Wyoming
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is a historical building from the same era as the Wheeler Opera House and Hotel Jerome. The individual units or rooms vary considerably so choose wisely, your stay will be influenced by your choice. I think the best located unit is 303 which interestingly has a great view of the town and westward for sunsets but not Aspen mountain.... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I came to Aspen for 3 days of spring skiing in April. The city of Aspen at this time of the year was quiet and felt a bit like a ghost town. But I liked that. It made me feel like I am one of the locals and the local people were pretty much the only people in town. My... More

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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Andre had very helpful information at the front desk, and the hotel has large good quality rooms in a very central location which is a good option for a fly-by visit. Parking permits are available which is also convenient given the hotel's central location.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Arriving late into Aspen on Friday night, tired from a 4 hour flight, I hobbled into reception to be greeted by Andre. Andre was my knight in shining armor. First, I am in a cast up to my knee on my left leg and he immediately came and took my bags from me. Informed me where to park so I... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We were here in room 206 for two nights. I'm not exactly sure how they bill this as a Bed and Breakfast unless you count coffee and bagels as breakfast that is downstairs in a little room off the lobby. There are no personal touches at all. There is a desk clerk but that's it. The room was pretty tight.... More

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San Diego, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
25 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I've stayed here twice now and both times have been very happy. Rooms are individually owned but rented either through VRBO or a property management company. Be sure to thoroughly review all rooms available b/c each is unique. Rooms have small kitchen areas (coffee, micro, refrigerator). Breakfast is included (continental - nothing special especially if you don't eat carbs/bagels/danishes). LOVE... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We are frequent visitors to Aspen and have stayed previously in this hotel. That is, prior to many of the rooms being renovated. The units are all separately owned. This is important, because the unit you get, may not be updated. We paid a premium for an updated room and I asked for a quiet room because of the Trip... More

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Kalaheo, Hawaii
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I've been a loyal fan of this property for the last 10 years. It's just two blocks from the gondola and centrally located for the rest of town. Price is reasonable for the location and is perfect for a solo or couple (let's face it, Aspen isn't cheap.....). This renovated old hotel is made up of individually owned condos, so... More

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161 reviews 161 reviews
30 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

You can't find a better location - right in the heart of town in the pedestrian zone. No parking, but they gave us a pass to park in the nearby neighborhoods. Only queen beds, but ours was actually quite comfortable and we got a very good night's sleep. Out room was quite roomy, with lots of storage. The continental breakfast... More

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Bowral, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Our stay was wonderful. We stayed in room 303 which was beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The room is a good size and the location is unbeatable. just a few steps to the hub of town. The breakfast is a little ordinary but there are plenty of great cafe's to choose from if you want something more substantial. The only... More

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Address: 404 South Galena Street, Aspen, CO 81611
Location: United States > Colorado > Aspen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Independence Square 3.5*
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The Independence Square hotel, Aspen's historic landmark lodge, offers modern-day convenience just one block from Aspen Mountain. Located in the heart of downtown Aspen and directly across the street from the Ruby Park bus station, you can take a step back in time without leaving the conveniences of today. The Independence Square hotel, Aspen's only lodge on the downtown mall, provides concierge and guest services; a complimentary continental breakfast; a rooftop hot tub and deck; high-speed wireless Internet; and air conditioning. Frias Properties of Aspen guests also receive free passes to the Aspen Club & Spa, the valley's premier full-service spa and workout facility. (Passes to the Aspen Club & Spa can be picked up from any Frias Properties front desk during business hours.) The Rubey Park bus station, less than a block away, offers free transportation around Aspen as well as free buses to Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. ... more   less 
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