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“Don't be fooled by this "historic restoration!"” 1 of 5 stars
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La Posada Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   303 E 2nd Street, Winslow, AZ 86047   |  
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Winslow
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“Don't be fooled by this "historic restoration!"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

While the owners have spent millions on restoring this property it is severely lacking in many respects. First, front desk. They had the "I can care less attitude and did a good job of projected that when we checked in. Big surprise, the property has no elevators. They had given us a room on the second floor but having a disability I had no way of getting our luggage up what appeared to be a full flight of stairs. When I asked about ADA compliance they looked at me as if I was from a different planet. They offered to carry my luggage up the stairs but that's about it. There are stairs all over the property. Starting with the majority of the first floor guest rooms and certainly all the rooms on the second floor. I was given a choice of taking a room on the first floor, at a higher price, or forgoing my reservation. Even the first floor room I was given was up four stairs. When we checked out the next morning I asked the front desk people, a different crew about ADA compliance. They showed me a list of as called compliant rooms. One out of 53 in the hotel. Really! How they can claim ADA compliance is beyond me. Historic property exemption or something.
My advice, if you want to go through the property and museum plan to spend a day. Don't stay overnight. Skip staying in Winslow. If I seem less than taken with this property, you're correct. A waste of money.

However, the property does have one redeeming feature. Located on the property, but not owned by LaPosada is the Turquoise Room featuring the cuisine of renowned chef John Sharpe. Don't miss having lunch or dinner at this restaurant. Make a reservation so you can get seated without waiting forever. It's well worth.

La Posada, NO! Turquoise Room most emphatically YES!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Loved our stays in the historic La Posada. It is on Route 66 in Winslow Az. Designed by female architect Mary Jane Colter in a Spanish hacienda style. This inn has a wealth of historical information and detail. A former Fred Harvey hotel along the tracks of the Santa Fe rail line fell into disrepair as train travel diminished. The inn was purchased and I has been restored and added on to creating a fabulous retreat. The Turquoise Room restaurant is an additional treat! Delicious southwestern food served with a flare of detail and presentation. If you are "getting your kicks on Route 66" this is a MUST.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on route from the painted desert in Arizona to the Grand Canyon. We couldn't have been happier. We were going to stay in Holbrook, but decided last minute to stay at the La posada. What a great choice. The hotel was absolutely beautiful with a rich history. The restaurant was excellent. They grow all of their vegetables, spices and herbs on the premises. The restaurant was a little pricey but worth it. The hotel was only slightly more than the hotels in Holbrook, but definitely worth the money!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Arriving from a long dusty trail, La Posada is like an oasis. With a rich history, exhaustingly detailed in the museum that occupies the ground floor. However, it's a hotel as well; and in my opinion it fails here. The rooms are 'quaint', i.e. tiny, cramped, overstuffed with irrelevant stuff that belongs downstairs. As a guest room it fails because of grossly inadequate lighting, terrible bathroom, lack of electric outlets .... I could go on, but I'm sure you'll see the trend here. The front desk staff could not have been more indifferent if they'd tried.

But then we went into the separately owned La Posada Restaurant that occupies that small part of the ground floor that's not filled with old junk. What a difference! Great, really great, staff sublime food, and an all-round exquisite experience. The only downside was knowing we had to go back up to that cold, cramped, dark hole of a room.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My family (two adults & two children) only stayed for one night, but it was memorable! The hotel itself and rooms were very comfortable. Lots of places to explore inside and out - if we had stayed longer we would have found it easy to relax and lounge around the hotel. Rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. We stayed in the Doublemint Twins room which was next to the art gallery (which had some rather funky paintings that my kids likely had some wild dreams after viewing!). Turquoise Room restaurant was the best meal we had on our Four Corners trip! We didn't get to see much train action since there apparently was a backup in another state, but it was interesting to see nonetheless.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We traveled through Winslow back 13 years ago and stopped into La Posada and ate at the Turquois Room and vowed that one day we would stay there. The chance finally came and we were not disappointed. The stay was fabulous. We fell even more in love with the place and didn't want to leave. There is just something peaceful about it. Mary Colter sure did a fine job all of those years ago.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stopped in Winslow on Route 66, and discovered The Turquoise Room at La Posada. What a beautiful place. The restaurant is wonderful the staff are great and the architectural gem of Mary Colter is a delight.

We watched the trains from a seat on the back lawn..will definitely come back to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 303 E 2nd Street, Winslow, AZ 86047
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Location: United States > Arizona > Winslow
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Winslow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Posada Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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