La Posada is an historic Winslow Arizona hotel designed by famed architect Mary Jane Colter in the Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architectural styles in 1930. It soon became a popular spot along the Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe Railway as a Harvey House: one of the iconic Railroad spots to eat and rest while traveling out west.
Soon after opening, traveling across country by automobile became the way of life and the great railroad hotels lost business to those seeking modest accommodations. The inn closed in the 1950's and re-opened forty years later as a National Treasure and iconic stop for those traveling Route 66. Its courtyards, gardens and Southwestern elements make it a must-see.