On a drive from Manhattan Beach, CA to Oklahoma City, OK I was searching for a non-Flagstaff hotel and thought about Winslow, thinking there was nothing there. Was I ever wrong! The renovation story and the former Harvey railroad hotel itself are absolutely charming. We were smitten when we turned into the parking lot! We were also lucky to get a room, only making the reservation four days prior. They were sold out by evening. We were promptly checked in by very friendly staff, given a brochure/map and directions around the hotel, and then perused the extensive gift shop. I will say there are no elevators, which, since we had small bags and were only staying one night, was not an issue for us. We stayed in the Lauren Hutton suite, which overlooked the front courtyard. Noise of arriving or departing guests was not an issue. The room was huge, the bathroom was roomy and beautifully tiled, and the kingsize bed that night was most comfortable. My husband had made a reservation at The Turquoise Room for dinner, so we popped into the bar off the restaurant for a drink before. Those at the bar, each had a La Posada story of how long they had been patrons and were very friendly. The restaurant food was five stars! My husband had a wild platter-elk, quail, duck, bison- which was amazing and we also had the duck tacos. Delicious! If you do stay here, make sure you order a Turquoise Margarita made with blue curaçao and tequila. Muy bonita y deliciosa! There's a ballroom which is now a spacious lounge, with game tables, lots of game selections, books to read, a turquoise grand piano and a homey fireplace. The resident, charming classical guitarist in a cozy sitting area made for a perfect end to a perfect afternoon of exploring the hotel, taking in the art gallery upstairs, sitting by the tracks in rocking chairs and waving at the engineers as the trains lumbered by. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay for a few more days to totally disconnect and relax!
- 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