We loved our experience at La Posada.
Each and every member of the staff was gracious and helpful without being pretentious.
I imagined, as the owners suggested, that I was visiting an eccentric, art collecting, relative in his historic hacienda. The common rooms were so many and varied that you could find a cozy private place to read a book without any trouble.
We enjoyed the out door spaces, the sunken garden and the front (back?) lawns. We picked up some sandwiches and a bottle of wine and sat out on the lawn for the evening watching the trains go slowly by. The front desk even had a wine opener we could borrow.
Because we booked late we had to switch rooms for our two night stay. The first night was upstairs in the Rowdy McDowell room. It had a full size bed and a twin. It was 1930's decor, simple, but nice. The bathroom was small as per the period but very clean. Second night we had a king size bed on the first floor, the Roy Rogers room. Again the room was not large but adequate. Very nice Navajo rugs. Large handicapped accessible shower and a very long Mexican tiled sink. We did not hear trains on either night, maybe because we had the air conditioning on.
We loved the luxury, the history, the large open spaces, antiques, and especially the fact that we could bring our dog! She loved sleeping on the cool tile floor.
Because we were on a budget, we ate in the restaurant breakfast and lunch only and then had a carry out dessert after our picnic dinner. Every mouthful of each meal was delicious. If you are looking for ordinary (not gourmet, handcrafted cuisine) I'd recommended eating at the Frontier restaurant, a few blocks away. But if you enjoy the presentation as much as the taste, the Turquoise room is a wonderful experience.
We found so much to do in the area that we wished we had a few more days. We went to Homolovi Ruins State park and hiked, swam at McHood park, and went to the petrified forest. We did not get to the meteor crater or to see the Winslow live theater. We also would have loved to have just taken time to hang out in one of the common areas of the hotel and read. They have about 1,000 books to choose from.
We will definitely be back again. La Posada was, for us, a pet friendly, affordable luxury. I hope that it stays that way.
- 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