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“A new desert mission”
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La Posada Hotel
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Winslow
Certificate of Excellence
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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101 reviews
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“A new desert mission”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

This is a must stop for me in my annual drive out west and though its charm comes with some rust, that accommodation is the cornerstone of travel. Not everyone will agree with the art work (I liked it) not everyone with the fact that the rooms are restored and not blasted away and replaced with chinese made furniture. It is authentic. It is well run (mostly) and it is preservation of something very important, and almost long gone in travel. The association with James Turrell (artist, see Roden Crater) is another step in the vision of those who would resurrect the dying town of Winslow with art, including art in accommodation and food (the restaurant is fantastic).

Room Tip: Book the standard room. The upgrade to the jacuzzi rooms wasn't worth it.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

My husband and I stopped for lunch on our way to Phx in the fall. It was the most amazing lunch we could imagine. The fish tacos and soup were delish. We shortened our Phx visit to spend the night in Winslow. We are so glad that we did. The Turquoise Room for dinner and breakfast were just as good as we hoped. Everything on the menu was so good. We are coming back with some friends soon. Don't miss this oasis!

Room Tip: Our room was in the new side and was very clean and modern. We did not hear the trains but we wouldn...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

My husband and I visited La Posada 5-6 years ago and loved it. We stayed there last night and were less impressed. The price has more than doubled and the owners have installed large political and macabre art all over the public areas of the hotel. The art completely takes away from the incredible history and architecture of the hotel. It seems the owners are soon beginning construction on more space for art. My hope is that they will move the current art installations to the new space, so that the historic hotel can be shown and enjoyed in it's historic simplicity.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the original hotel. The new rooms don't have nearly as much character.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

I read about LaPosada in our local newspaper and it was such an interesting story, we had to go there. It was all that was written and more. This hotel is one of the last 1930's Harvey hotels that serviced the train lines from East to West. Aside from the uniqueness of the Sculpture Hall, it housed an Art Museum and a Ballroom that was lit with New Mexican tinwork wall lamps. A continuous video played showing what once was and what it has become and how it was done. You cannot help but imagine the hustle and bustle of this train stop hotel when it was in it's peak as you roam the building and gaze out at the large gates that once welcomed thousands upon arrival to Winslow. The Turquoise Room is their James Beard award winning restaurant. As we ate dinner, we can see and hear the trains as they make their way across the country. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was beautifully furnished with Native American rugs, hand crafted lamps and a Mexican tiled sink. The beds were comfortable. The owners should be commended in re-creating this beautiful, artistic, historic landmark for all to enjoy and treasure.

Room Tip: Ask for a quieter room in the front of the hotel or facing the terrace.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

I just spent two nights here on a business trip with a group of 5 more work colleagues. We all loved La Posada! The hotel is beautifully restored to its original SouthWestern beauty and splendor. La Posada is museum, hotel and art gallery at once. It is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed at. There is art everywhere. We stayed on a weekend. Both nights a Spanish guitar player was playing in the lobby. We all ate breakfast and dinners in the Turquoise Room. The menu offers the most delicious SouthWestern/Native American influenced cuisine. Meats are organic. They offer elk and bison steak and other delicacies you want to try because you do not find them everywhere. My room was just reopened after remodel and beautifully furnished with eclectic furniture and art work. My bathroom featured a large size whirlpool tub and top brand bath oil and lotions. Since I was working I loved the lightning fast free WiFi. However, I am already planning another visit with my husband because La Posada is so romantic. And Thank You to Mike in the reception for getting me a room for two nights on a very booked up weekend!

Room Tip: Winslow is a railroad town. All windows are double-paned but if you are really noise sensitive ask f...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: La Posada Hotel
Address: 303 E Second Street, Winslow, AZ 86047-3941
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Region: United States > Arizona > Winslow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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 (per night): $197 - $273
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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