In the 1920s, Harvey decided to build a major hotel in the center of northern Arizona. "La Posada ~ the Resting Place"
was to be the finest in the Southwest. Construction costs alone exceeded $1 million in 1929. Total budget with grounds
and furnishings was rumored at $2 million (about $40 million in today's dollars). They chose Winslow, then (as now) the
Arizona headquarters for the Santa Fe Railway. Winslow was ideally situated for a resort hotel since everything to see and
do in northern Arizona is a comfortable day's drive. They asked Colter to design the new hotel.
Colter worked for the Fred Harvey Company from 1905 until her retirement in the 1950s. Although famous for her
magnificent buildings at the Grand Canyon, she considered La Posada her masterpiece. Here she was able to design or
select everything from the structures to the landscape, furniture, maid's costumes, and dinner china. Many people consider
this the most important and most beautiful building in the Southwest.
La Posada Hotel
The Last Great Railroad Hotel built in 1929 by the Santa Fe Railway for the Fred Harvey Company.
Welcome to architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter's Southwest masterpiece.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
USA TODAY: Selected as a Top 20 favorite Historical Hotel [2013] - Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2009:
Rated as one of the "World's Best Places to Stay."
La Posada Hotel
303 E. 2nd Street (Route 66)
Winslow, AZ 86047 - (928) 289-4366