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The location is nice. Right smack in the middle of everything. The hotel itself does not have a parking spot. You have to drive around and look for one and sometimes that’s not what you want to be doing. There is a jacuzzi on the roof top which is a nice touch. The rooms themselves were nice, although very old and a bit outdated. Still, great location and overall for me a 7 out of 10. The staff was great, however they leave at 5pm..

Really enjoy the front desk staff ( thumb up to Lesley). They know the job and how to take care of customers. My room was very nice but unfortunately facing the back of another building. Some noise at night ( external A/C or other mechanical device) Other than this tiny issue, I highly recommend that hotel which is on top of that located in the center.

Excellent except for bathroom tile...very very slippery

Great location. Room was in good condition and well furnished. Hot water in shower was lacking. Staff interactions were OK. No thank you upon checkout. 10A checkout seems a bit early. I would consider returning, but not automatically. I’d look around at other options first.

So impressed for such an afordable option. The view from the hot tub is unreal. Lovely clean rooms. Just what we needed.

We had a great stay at the Independence and enjoyed the generous breakfast, rooftop hot tub, nice 2nd story seating area, ski lockers, and helpful desk staff. It's super clean and comfortable and just a half block from the free buses that run all over town and to the ski areas. A couple of pointers 1) Ask to stay on the side not facing the Alley - the club across can be very loud after a show! 2) You have to go up and down stairs to access the hotel and there's no parking in front. It'll be tough to bring bags in and out if you have heavy bags and if stairs are hard for you. 3) Desk staff are only on site from 7am-7pm - tough for late arrivals.

The only drawback was our room overlooked an alley where there was a bar . There were frequent outbursts of noise throughout the night i.e. Loud rowdy conversations, empty beer bottles being dumped, early trash morning trash removal, etc. Since we were there only one night we decided to overlook it but if it were a longer stay I would have requested a room change.

It's a little loud because you're right in the center of things, but we didn't mind it and sleep through anything. The central location is great if you don't have a rental car. The room was small, but well outfitted and had a 'fridge so a longer stay would be easy there.

S Galena St Aspen CO

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Aspen Mountain
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Business center

Located in Downtown Aspen within a 5-minute walk of Aspen Mountain, Independence Square Lodge by Frias is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights like Buttermilk Mountain. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 24 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a spa tub, and a rooftop terrace.


Dining

For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


Rooms

All 24 individually decorated accommodations feature sitting areas. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers.


Property features

Independence Square Lodge by Frias features a spa tub, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Free offsite parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and free newspapers.

Room options

Superior Room, Multiple Beds

2 King Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Independence Square Lodge by Frias

Everyone (11) Couples (1) Family (1)
5
Everyone

By on Jan 19, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Dec 26, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Oct 6, 2020

4
Everyone

The location is nice. Right smack in the middle of everything. The hotel itself does not have a parking spot. You have to drive around and look for one and sometimes that’s not what you want to be doing. There is a jacuzzi on the roof top which is a nice touch. The rooms themselves were nice, although very old and a bit outdated. Still, great location and overall for me a 7 out of 10. The staff was great, however they leave at 5pm..

By on Aug 5, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Feb 27, 2020

4
Everyone

Really enjoy the front desk staff ( thumb up to Lesley). They know the job and how to take care of customers. My room was very nice but unfortunately facing the back of another building. Some noise at night ( external A/C or other mechanical device) Other than this tiny issue, I highly recommend that hotel which is on top of that located in the center.

By on Oct 3, 2019

3
Partner Couples

Excellent except for bathroom tile...very very slippery

By on Aug 23, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Apr 7, 2019

4
Family

Great location. Room was in good condition and well furnished. Hot water in shower was lacking. Staff interactions were OK. No thank you upon checkout. 10A checkout seems a bit early. I would consider returning, but not automatically. I’d look around at other options first.

By on Feb 14, 2019

5
Everyone

So impressed for such an afordable option. The view from the hot tub is unreal. Lovely clean rooms. Just what we needed.

By on Dec 16, 2018

Independence Square Lodge by Frias

404 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611
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