This is a 1929 railroad hotel (no trains anymore) designed as a fantasy Mexican hacienda that offers rooms and dining comparable to Scottsdale at 1/3 the price or less. But it is WAY, WAY OUT in Winslow, Arizona, so unless you are driving to Phoenix from Colorado or Santa Fe or beyond, or vice-versa, it is not a destination unto itself. Five years ago, it was. Its restaurant, "The "Turquoise Room", was back then "best restaurant in Arizona" and one of "the top 3 best restaurants in USA". Travel articles back then advised making a special trip from Phoenix to stay at La Posada overnight just to eat in their incredible restaurant -- if you could get reservations! We did, and 5 years ago it really was worth the trip. But that was then and this is now. The hotel and restaurant are still very, very good. Mind, this is Winslow so golfing, pool, or room service are not to be had here (or anywhere). But if your driving trip takes you near Winslow, definitely stay. It is no longer a 5-star destination unto itself as it was a few years ago, but I would fairly give it 4 stars today and if you are on Highway 40, this is quite a place to stay.
- 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