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La Posada Hotel
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Winslow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This stay at LaPosada was very good. The balcony room I wanted was only open for one night so we had to change rooms during our stay but that went very smoothly with housekeeping re-locating our luggage with no problem. The bed was extremely comfortable and housekeeping was generally very good. We know about the train noises at night and keep the AC running on "fan only" to reduce the noise while sleeping. Recently the hotel erected a big ugly gate just inside the entrance I assume for security reasons. Now everyone needs to funnel through the gift shop where the check-in desk is also located. I hope this is not permanent. Meals as usual in the Turquoise Room were all terrific and are reviewed under the restaurant. All of the staff that we dealt with on this stay were helpful and friendly. The gardens at this hotel are amazing. They have stuff growing outside the north entrance, the courtyard and also to the west of the building. The grounds are very well kept up. We will return.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the tracks are much quieter. If trains are not your thing get a room on the north...
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you are a fan of Route 66, trains, outstanding architecture, interior design, the Harvey House tradition, American history, or any combination thereof, you will love this hotel.
The grounds are beautiful and accommodating -- lots of places to sit outside and you can even play croquet. Better still, the hotel itself is very inviting. Architect Mary Colter envisioned it as the slowly expanded hacienda of a wealthy family and it does give you the feel of wandering freely around a very big home. The effect is furthered because there are many spaces that you can use that you would never find in a modern hotel. The "ballroom" is done like a huge living room --- you can play chess or other board games that are supplied, or sit and read -- even play the piano! Hallways and small rooms off the lobby have tables and clusters of chairs for your use. Delightful.
We had a small room, which was fine since we were there just one night. If I were staying for a few days of rest and relaxation, I would definitely get a larger room, as we like to spread out a bit.
If you are at all interested in how this Harvey House survived when so many others have been torn down or are no longer hotels, definitely take the time to watch the 90 minute video that plays continuously in one of the small sitting rooms off the main hall. The new owner gives you a walking tour which explains the history of the property and the challenges of the still-on-going restoration. I noticed so much more about everything after seeing the video!
For instance, despite being there in August, it was a relatively cool and rainy day, so the staff opened the doors and windows in the main areas about 4 in the afternoon and we got to experience the natural cooling that was carefully built into the design long before there was air conditioning!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Winslow itself has obviously seen much better days and hopefully will benefit from the restoration of this, the last of the Fred Harvey hotels built by the Santa Fe Railroad. When it opened in 1930, it must have been one of the stars of the chain. The restoration is a grand success! The rooms are larger than expected for a hotel of this age and very comfortable and well decorated. The public rooms are filled with history and art and eclectic, fun furnishings. The restaurant is grand, both in style and food. And the gift shop is large and dangerous for the budget. The Native American items are every bit as good as Santa Fe's and better priced. It is an easy on/off the I-40, and although the town is sad, it felt perfectly safe during our long walk.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Recently stayed at LaPosada while on a business trip, and wished I was on vacation so I could enjoy the ameneties even more. The rooms are fabulous, and the service is relaxed and friendly. Definitely a place to kick back and enjoy

Room Tip: Most rooms are nice, but I would avoid the rooms in the back because of the trains
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We just spent 3 days at La Posada enjoying the summer lecture series and the Smithsonian travelling history displays. We also enjoyed a history tour of La Posada with the Harvey Girls as guides. This included railroad history, rooms history, Fred Harvey history, etc. The hotel has been beautifully restored. It is a peaceful, restful retreat except for the artwork of the owner/artist which adorns many walls throughout as well as a gallery on the second floor. While some might like this type of art, I found it to be out of place for this type of historical hotel. It is my understanding that the Turquoise Room restaurant is not owned by the hotel. However, it is a huge draw and the food, from coffee at breakfast to chocolate souffle to top off your dinner, is excellent. Be prepared for a fine dining experience at dinner and the cost associated with same. They don't seem to be hurting for customers as they turned us away one evening when we did not have a reservation. All rooms are named for the famous people who stayed at La Posada, although not necessarily in their specifically named room. We stayed in two different rooms, both of which were charmingly decorated in the original style. The lighting in both rooms was very poor due to low wattage bulbs and dark decor. All rooms are pet friendly and we did have some barking dogs down the hall. There is coffee, tea and hot chocolate available at 5:00AM in the gift shop/lobby area as well as lemon water and apples later in the day. A nice touch. While the employees were friendly and accommodating, most did not seem to know the answers to questions about the history of the property. There are several lovely gardens, including a cottonwood grove, with seating areas to enjoy the outdoors as well as a veranda with swings and gliders to sit on and watch the trains go by. As close as you are to the tracks, it is surprisingly quiet inside the rooms. This is definitely a gem in the middle of nowhere. A place not to be missed if you happen to be "standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona"!

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We like to include this hotel on our route to Telluride. It is a true carrier of the old culture that existed when the Harvey Girls were serving in the dining room when the Santa Fe trains came roaring through. It's the only survivor in this tiny town and you have to love the romance of the old history to enjoy the night here.

The dining room is a true treat!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love the historic atmosphere of this hotel. The trains add to the ambiance and romance. I cannot say enough about the food at the Turquoise Room. The squash blossoms are not to be missed. Everyone at the hotel was very nice and always accomodating. The gardens are beautiful, several areas to relax, have a drink, or read. I hope to return soon.

Room Tip: Our room was on the bottom floor, had its own door leading out to the patio which we loved. The tra...
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Address: 303 E Second St, Winslow, AZ 86047-3941
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Location: United States > Arizona > Winslow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Winslow
Price Range: $153 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Posada Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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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