My wife and I very much enjoyed a night at the La Posada en route home. We stayed in the Lauren Hutton Room (No. 242). It was very comfortable, with a spa tub and view of the front of the hotel. The hotel is the last of the Fred Harvey/Santa Fe Railroad hotels, completely designed by Mary Colter, and opened in 1929. After many years of being used as office space and general neglect, the hotel has been undergoing a renovation by a private individual for many years. It is still a work in progress, but the owners are to be congratulated on their work to date and obvious love they have for the project. If you enjoy history, you'll enjoy staying at this hotel. The hotel puts a lot of effort into making the history of the La Posada and the Harvey House available and enjoyable. The hotel has an outstanding restaurant, the Turquoise Room, which is highly recommended. Be advised, however, there is little to see and do in Winslow, although the town has a very nice local museum that is well worth seeing. The other attractions in the area are outdoor, such as the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park, Grand Canyon (a bit of a drive), or the Meteor Crater. Otherwise, plan on quiet and solitude to read, wander the grounds, or watch the numerous trains that pass close by the rear (formerly the front) of the hotel. Amtrac also stops twice daily, one East bound and one West bound train. We enjoyed our stay very much, and will return as soon as possible, but in the Spring when the grounds should come alive.
- 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