La Posada Hotel
LA PoNADA! Worst in the West!
We had the unfortunate experience in March of 2010 of being stuck at La posada for two nights. We would have left after one if we could have but we came by train. First of all, anyone expecting to find a beautifully, authentically-restored Fred Harvey hotel is in for a big disappointment, at least inside. The first thing that greeted us was that the Lobby smelled of raw sewage. They also need to hand out blinders at the (hard to find) front desk so you don't have to look at the owner's wife's hideous and depressing paintings all over the place that have no relationship to anything western, historical or Fred Harvey. Add to that the junk-filled public areas which contain a collection of thrift shop cast-offs and furniture totally out of context to the surroundings and you start to ask yourself "THIS is what we came this far to see"? The restaurant is bad, period. Not to mention very over-priced for the poorly prepared food they serve. We met other guests who were eating at the fast food places across the street to avoid the restaurant. They have the nerve to post signs everywhere saying you can't bring in oustside food(!). Probably a "local ordinace" put in place by the current owner while serving as Mayor for a brief time. The rooms are small, claustrophobic, tackily furnished and the bathrooms are REALLY old, dirty and not at all what you's expcet at these prices. Pillows like cement bags, no phones in the rooms, no wake-up calls if you have to catch a train(!), half-used bottles of cheap shampoo, noisy heating/cooling systems and a generally grungy place you DON'T want to walk around barefoot in! The owners will pass you in the halls and never acknowledge you. (Some sort of self-proclaimed snobs). There are almost no amenities at this hotel and although it's a good thing that the structure was saved from destruction, it needs to be taken over by someone with less self-serving interests and a real appreciation of what hotel guests expect for their money. NEVER AGAIN! (unless someone else buys it).
Unique Quality: VERY FEW AMENITIES. No pool, no breakfast included in your room rate, dangerous parking lot,
noisy train sounds all night long.
Directions: At the train station.
Railway Hotel at it's best
We stayed for one night on day 11 of our route 66 road trip .Our room was called the "Mary Coulter" room after the hotels architect,many other rooms are named after film stars.It is a large hotel but does not have lots of rooms ,but lots of interesting features . The hotel restaurant called The Turquoise Room was superb and the meal we had was excellent. If you are passing through Winslow as we were I would recommend this hotel .
Unique Quality: The hotel used to belong to the Railroad and has been restored to it's former glory.It is full of history and you can spend a long time wandering through it's public areas.It is a cool retreat after a long day on the road ,and although adjacent to the railway tracks ,the sounds of the trains do not disturb
Directions: On main road through Winslow
American architectural and rail history
Feels like a castle with its stone exterior, concrete mosaic floor tile, HUGE fireplace. The railway runs through every night. Stay court yard side. Winslow, AZ might be home to a famous Eagles song, but there ain't much else in town. Most remarkable about this inn is that on every occasion I stayed (1/month for 2 years), I always met the most interesting people traveling through by railway.
Unique Quality: Located railside and on Route 66. Constructed in the 1930s, and was Paul Harvey operated. It's been updated and the current owners maintained the eccentricity of the inn's architect, Mary Coulter.
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La Posada Hotel
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Address: 303 East 2nd Street, Winslow, Arizona, 86047, United States
Amenities at La Posada Hotel
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Pets Allowed
- Free High Speed Internet
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