This hotel met my expectations and I was glad to have stayed here. We stayed one night (Nov. 14). It was a quiet time of year in this area and the hotel was very nice without the crowds of warmer seasons. Beautifully decorated and well restored. I love all the period decor and did not like many of the macabre artwork. It's so out of place with most of the property.
What I liked: The staff (Johhny, Danielle, Lee and Sheila!), the room (Anne Morrow Lindbergh #223), Khent, the guitarist, getting lost, the Turquoise Room (dinner and breakfast), Samantha, our server for breakfast, the location, the gift shop, the ambiance
What could be better: Alan, the owner - He really should be more gracious with guests. His shyness actually comes across as uncaring and jaded. Perhaps his passion for La Posada is greater than his sense of hospitality. I realize that a great effort has gone into the property, but a host's attitude is as valuable as the rest of the staff's graciousness. Even if he fakes being nicer, it might leave a better impression for those that show their appreciation to him.
I'm sure much has been said about a lot of Tina's artwork, but her messages in many of her pieces are out of place in such a beautiful environment. Perhaps an off-site gallery would be a better place for the much of the negative and sad artwork that's on display inside this beautiful building.
I would like to stay here again in the future. I do hope that many of the plans that the owners have in mind do come to reality. But perhaps more thoughtfulness should be considered when it comes to the host’s interactions with guests and the choice to perhaps relocate some of the disappointing artwork. Overall though, the uniqueness of the property make it an outstanding Gem in the Desert.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Posada (1930) is the masterpiece of architect Mary Colter, hotelier Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway. This was the last great railway hotel built in America, and the finest historic hotel on Route 66. National Landmark building and gardens, famous art collection, and one of the best restaurants (The Turquoise Room) in the southwest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Posada
- La Posada Hotel Winslow
- La Posada Winslow Az