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“Authentic Old Mexico” 4 of 5 bubbles
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La Posada Hotel
Ranked #16 of 38 Hotels in Laredo
Certificate of Excellence
austin, tx
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Authentic Old Mexico”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

I love La Posada because I feel like I am in Old Mexico without the trials, tribulations and fear of actually going to Mexico. The rooms were redone a few years ago and they are very nice and comfortable. There are two pools which are lovely to sit at and sip a beverage by day or night. The restaurants are excellent and offer authentic Mexican food as well as excellent steaks. The price is more than reasonable for the quality of the accomodations and the service. There is nothing else like this in Laredo.

Room Tip: There are suites as well as single rooms. I like the single rooms on the first floor near the pool...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ladama
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Laredo, Texas
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

La Posada is located along the Rio Grande River in Laredo, Texas. It was built in the early 20th century and has been the mainstay in the city for years. It is close to the old downtown area and the international bridge to Mexico. A daylight walk across to buy curios, if interested, is the time to go. It is also close to the interstate (I-35), with easy access to the mall.
It has undergone a recent renovation that was highly successful. The rooms a smallish but quite comfy. The beds and pillows are very comfortable, the bathroom is basic but elegantly so. The hotel itself has Spanish influenced architecture that gives it character.
The downside was the breakfast buffet, where we found the food lukewarm to cold, no fruit or juice offered in the buffet, and no syrup next to the French toast (we had to ask). Better order a la carte.

Room Tip: If you have a choice, a room in the northeast corner we found quiet and cool, out of the way of dire...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mikesevereid
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Carrollton, Texas
Level Contributor
284 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

We have family in Laredo and visit often. When we visit, we stay at La Posada. The bar is great as is the restaurant. We have had a couple of issues with rooms but they are always taken care of when we bring them to the front desk. This is a lovely hotel with 2 pools and lovely sitting areas inside and outside the property. Try to get a room away from the river.

Room Tip: Ask for a first floor room facing one of the swimming pools. The secondary pool (close to the Tack...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DLemon
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Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is the only hotel I have stayed at in Laredo. It is very nice and clean. The AC works well and the beds are comfortable although I wish they had down pillows. The food at the hotel is excellent and the pool areas are very pretty and I do enjoy the pools.

Room Tip: rooms facing river may be noisy due to border patrol airboats
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Capt Bucko
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Phoenix
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

have been staying there with my pets 2x per year for 3 years, but was shocked to be confronted with a $35/pet surcharge on my attempted visit in May. The La Quinta, nearby is quite comfortable but not as stylish.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank marcoaz
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Mexico
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel on three previous ocassions, and they have kept this old hotel up to 4 star standards. Nice atmosphere within the hotel. The rooms are great, clean, confortable. The restaurant and bar are on the average side. Front desk people are nice and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank XFisher
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

We booked a room at this old hotel using the United Airlines booking system.

The room we were allocated overlooked one of the pools and was furnished with everything needed for our stay.

We wondered around the immediate local area but would not feel comfortable going any further afield than this. You can see the border crossing from the rooms at the back of the hotel which is interesting and there is free car parking underneath the hotel.

We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel and dinner in particular was absolutely first class.

We were disappointed to experience hassle on checking out, as our booking through United Airlines was not recognised and they tried to charge us again, even though our reservation was confirmed on check in.

I would recommend this hotel as the facilities are first class.

Room Tip: If you wish to see the international border, request a room at the back of the hotel
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Kippine
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Additional Information about La Posada Hotel

Property: La Posada Hotel
Address: 1000 Zaragoza St, Laredo, TX 78040-5928
Location: United States > Texas > Laredo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Laredo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Posada Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For fifty years, people have been falling in love with this legendary, boutique hotel. Built around four historic buildings along the banks of the Rio Grande, in the heart of downtown Laredo, La Posada Hotel was voted the #1 hotel in 2012 by the Texas Chamber of Commerce. ... more   less 
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