Condé Nast Traveler 2009 Gold List
La Posada was selected as one of the best places to stay in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Originally built for railroad passengers, this Arts and Crafts hotel near Route 66 "is the destination—skip the town." Guest rooms, named for onetime patrons like John Wayne, "are comfortable but not fancy." With a menu of Southwestern cuisine based on Navajo and Hopi crops, the Turquoise Room is "a true oasis in the desert." "Staff are hands-on, and it shows."
National Geographic Traveler
La Posada is included on their 2009 Stay List. Here's what they say: A 1929 railway hotel originally designed as a centuries-old fantasy Spanish hacienda. Saved from demolition by historic preservationist owner in 1997: hand-painted glass windows, tin chandeliers, some original six-foot-long cast-iron tubs. Planting of original garden based on sustainable desert plants now underway. You can still come here by train: Amtrak stops twice a day. 37 rooms; from $109.
La Posada was rated #3 in the entire U.S. for bargain hotels by Trip Advisor, the biggest travel-rating web site in the world! Click here to learn more about our Travelers Choice Award in the “Best Bargain” 2006 category.
“Once you understand the history of La Posada, it will become clear that the current owners, Allan Affelt and artist Tina Mion, have a vision for the once-abandoned building. It is not a recreation of any one era, but a collection of art, history, and beauty, which flows together to remind us of the value of maintaining historic buildings and their contents.” —Elizabeth Mitchell (Read the entire review.)
New York Times Travel
“Now, Colter’s beautifully designed interior has re-emerged: arched doorways, hand-painted glass windows, glittering tin chandeliers, Southwestern hand-built furniture and whimsical jackrabbit ashtrays.” (Read the entire article.)
“La Posada: Such a fine sight to see... A vintage 1930s hotel in Winslow, Arizona, is something to sing about.”
Los Angeles Times Travel
Favorite Hotels anywhere: “Mid-price range, I’d highly recommend the historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona.”
Frommer’s Arizona Guide
“One of the top five historic hotels in the state. The last of the great railroad hotels.”
“ ‘Wow,’ I murmured in awe as I walked into the lobby of La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona.”
“Plan to spend several days enjoying the hospitality and nostalgia of one of the last great railroad hotels.”
“The railroads had the money to hire creative geniuses like Mary Jane Colter. She designed a world that captured our imagination and La Posada was her favorite project.” —national special on architect Mary Colter
House & Garden TV
“The spirit of La Posada will remain with many others who have witnessed the work that’s been done here.” —Bob Villa for the Restore America Series
Journey to the High Southwest
“After nearly half a century of travel in the High Southwest, the experience we had was one of the most memorable... Our hats are off to Allan Affeldt and his associates for bringing this great hotel back to the American public.”
303 E. 2nd Street (Route 66)