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La Posada Hotel

303 E. 2nd Street (Route 66), Winslow, AZ
Phone: 928-289-4366 link

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The La Posada Hotel was built in 1929/30 by the Fred Harvey Company. Architect Mary Colter designed the Spanish Colonial Revival style sixty-two room hotel and the attached Santa Fe Railroad (now Amtrak) depot. The La Posada Hotel closed in the mid 1950's and became offices for the Santa Fe Railroad. In the late 1980s the railroad talked about moving out of the building and having it demolished. Fortunately the proposed demolition didn't happen.

x In the early 1990's the property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 1997 Allan Affeldt and Tina Mion purchased the building and the railroad stayed. Five rooms in the tower were quickly redone and opened to paying guests in late 1997. It is located at 303 E. Second St.

x The main entrance shown in this 2013 photo brings you into this hallway. The gift shop and guest registration desk are through the door on the far left.

x The La Posada's sign near Route 66 points to the hotel entrance. La Posada means "the Resting Place". It was a swell "resting place" costing something like $2,000,000 US by the time it was finished and landscaped according to some reports.

Vintage Tour Book Highlights

AAA: 1941
"With it's Spanish architecture and delightful sunken gardens, La Posada, is a refreshing oasis on U. S. Route 66."
62 rooms from $1.50 - $10.00
48 Baths
Spanish lounge with fireplace
Restful Verandas
Coffee shop meals from $0.50 - 1.50
Pitch and Putt golf course on grounds.
AAA Garage across the street.

AAA: 1959
"A well known older hotel furnished in the style of a Spanish rancho."
70 rooms from $3.50 - $12.00
50 Baths

Photo(s): 2009 -2013



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