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La Posada Hotel
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Winslow
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tucson az
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Outstanding historical hotel”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

First read the book about Fred harvey, "appetite for America" and then come here for a visit.
Hotel is full of beautifully restored relics, antiques and memorabilia. Restaurant is 5 star.
Be sure to make reservations before you come . Would certainly recommend both hotel and restaurant.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Great historic hotel in Winslow, AZ, designed by Mary Jane Colter. I think the price is reasonable. Nice rooms with antique furnishings; some have small balconies; very comfortable. Very nice gardens to stroll through and patios to relax on. Their restaurant, The Turquoise Room, is excellent! They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very friendly staff, great service. And don't forget to have your picture taken "standing on the corner" before you leave town!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

So pleased to have found this via Trip Advisor! Phoned from the road and snagged one of the last rooms It is like stepping back in time. A grand hotel full of history which is explained in signs, photos , videos and memorabilia A stunning, loving restoration. We loved wandering the halls and salons. It also serves as an art gallery. The gift shop is extensive
We had the Sinatra Room. They are named after celebrated persons who stayed there. It was a nice room with a little stocked bookcase. One bed
After a wonderful dinner in the Emerald Room (reviewed separately) we sat out back and watched trains traveling by night. And saw a few shooting stars!
A really delightful and relaxing evening

Room Tip: Our upper room was a good distance from the lobby and had to be reached by a winding staircase. Beau...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

In a dying town along the railroad tracks, best known for the corner in the Eagles song, is a gem of a hotel. Restored in the 90's to it's former grandeur, this resting place has lovely rooms, great antiques and decor, beautiful gardens, and a fabulous restaurant. A wonderful value for this former Harvey hotel designed by Mary Colter for the Santa Fe RR. I would go back just to enjoy the gardens, the rooms, and the food.

Room Tip: No elevator to the second floor, but the rooms there are original and quieter away from the RR track...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

like many route 66 accommodations to enter the la posada is to step back in time. the hotel was designed by mary jane colter who also did structures at the south rim of the grand canyon. the interior and grounds have been painstakingly restored with the rooms named after movie stars of a by-gone era. by far, the howard hughes room is the best. it is large, well furnished, and has a fire place. downstairs, an elevated drawing room offers a grand piano and plenty of sun washed space in which to relax or play games.
for food, the turquoise room offers elegant meals with attentive service. in between, 40 or so trains a day roll through, including an am trak. you can sit on the covered patio or venture out near the platform to marvel at the three- and four-engine combinations pulling seemingly endless strings of cars. surprisingly, the rooms are well enough insulated that train noise is not a bother.
while the town isn't much, the partners of la posada have lovingly restored a jewel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

This stay at LaPosada was very good. The balcony room I wanted was only open for one night so we had to change rooms during our stay but that went very smoothly with housekeeping re-locating our luggage with no problem. The bed was extremely comfortable and housekeeping was generally very good. We know about the train noises at night and keep the AC running on "fan only" to reduce the noise while sleeping. Recently the hotel erected a big ugly gate just inside the entrance I assume for security reasons. Now everyone needs to funnel through the gift shop where the check-in desk is also located. I hope this is not permanent. Meals as usual in the Turquoise Room were all terrific and are reviewed under the restaurant. All of the staff that we dealt with on this stay were helpful and friendly. The gardens at this hotel are amazing. They have stuff growing outside the north entrance, the courtyard and also to the west of the building. The grounds are very well kept up. We will return.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

If you are a fan of Route 66, trains, outstanding architecture, interior design, the Harvey House tradition, American history, or any combination thereof, you will love this hotel.
The grounds are beautiful and accommodating -- lots of places to sit outside and you can even play croquet. Better still, the hotel itself is very inviting. Architect Mary Colter envisioned it as the slowly expanded hacienda of a wealthy family and it does give you the feel of wandering freely around a very big home. The effect is furthered because there are many spaces that you can use that you would never find in a modern hotel. The "ballroom" is done like a huge living room --- you can play chess or other board games that are supplied, or sit and read -- even play the piano! Hallways and small rooms off the lobby have tables and clusters of chairs for your use. Delightful.
We had a small room, which was fine since we were there just one night. If I were staying for a few days of rest and relaxation, I would definitely get a larger room, as we like to spread out a bit.
If you are at all interested in how this Harvey House survived when so many others have been torn down or are no longer hotels, definitely take the time to watch the 90 minute video that plays continuously in one of the small sitting rooms off the main hall. The new owner gives you a walking tour which explains the history of the property and the challenges of the still-on-going restoration. I noticed so much more about everything after seeing the video!
For instance, despite being there in August, it was a relatively cool and rainy day, so the staff opened the doors and windows in the main areas about 4 in the afternoon and we got to experience the natural cooling that was carefully built into the design long before there was air conditioning!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Winslow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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