Entertainment and Events
Bands play Saturday evenings in summer at The Corner. On July Fourth, fireworks light the sky and local entertainers perform. Standin' on the Corner Celebration on the first Fri.-Sat. in October offers music, arts and crafts, and classic cars. The Christmas Parade starts off the holiday season on the third Saturday in November.
Winslow has a good selection of motels, which can be very good values. You'll find them along old Route 66 (Business I-40) between I-40 Exits 252 and 255 and on North Park Drive near I-40 Exit 253. The I-40 business route splits downtown into Route 66/Second Street (eastbound) and Third Street (westbound).
Historic Hotel: La Posada (303 E. Second St., 928/289-4366, www.laposada.org, $119-139 d standard room, $159-169 deluxe, $139-159 d whirlpool room, $139-169 d balcony rooms) once again welcomes guests to its distinctive rooms and spacious halls decorated with art and hand-crafted furniture. All rooms have private baths, which was a rarity back in 1930. The Turquoise Room restaurant has some of the best food in northern Arizona. Amtrak passengers have only a short stroll to the hotel doors. There's a gift shop too.
Under $50: Winslow Inn (701 W. Third St., 928/289-9389, $34 s, $36 d) and Motel 10 (725 W. Third St., 928/289-3211 or 800/675-7478, $33 s, $36 d incl. tax) provide the basics.
$50-100: Econo Lodge (1706 N. Park Dr., just south of I-40 Exit 253, 928/289-4687 or 800/553-2666, $50 s, $70 d) includes an outdoor pool. The distinctively styled Best Western Adobe Inn (1701 N. Park Dr., just south of I-40 Exit 253, 928/289-4638 or 800/937-8376, $79 s, $84 d) offers an indoor pool, hot tub, and restaurant. Travelodge (1914 W. Third St., 928/289-4611 or 800/578-7878, $45 s, $50-52 d) has a pool. Super 8 Motel (1916 W. Third St., 928/289-4606 or 800/800-8000, $49 s, $63-65 d) just has rooms. Days Inn (2035 W. Hwy. 66 near I-40 Exit 252, 928/289-1010 or 800/329-7466, $65 d) sports an indoor pool and hot tub.
$100-150: Holiday Inn Express (Transcon Lane, just north off I-40 Exit 255, 928/289-2960 or 800/465-4329, $99 s, $109 d) features an indoor pool and hot tub.
Freddie's RV Park (928/289-3201, $15.50 RV w/hookups) is just north of I-40 Exit 255 on the east side of town. See the Winslow page for details on Homolovi Ruins State Park and McHood Park outside of town.
Named for the private dining car on the Santa Fe Super Chief, La Posada's Turquoise Room (928/289-2888, http://theturquoiseroom.net, daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, $19-42) serves retro Fred Harvey and contemporary Southwestern cuisine. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Fred Harvey restaurants served the region's best meals. Specialties popular back then included baked egg dishes, which you'll find on the breakfast menu. Dinners, for which you should make reservations, feature a changing selection of steak, prime rib, lamb, chicken, seafood, and pasta. The signature soup is corn on one side and bean on the other, with a signature on top! The Martini Lounge lies just off the dining room.
Seattle Grind (106 E. 2nd St., 928/289-2859, daily) offers a long list of coffees and teas plus pastries in a historic building near The Corner. Entre Restaurant (1919 W. Second St., 928/289-2141, daily for lunch and dinner, $8-11) offers Chinese and American fare; there's also a lunch buffet on weekdays. Sue's Place Family Restaurant (723 W. Third St., 928/289-1234, breakfast, lunch, and dinner except closed Sat. dinner and all day Sun., $6.50-9) has American favorites such as chicken fried steak and some Mexican items. On the east edge of town, just north off I-40 Exit 255, you can dine at China Inn (928/289-2086, Mon.-Sat. for lunch and daily for dinner, $7.25-14). Look for chain and truck stop restaurants just north of I-40 Exit 253 off N. Park Drive. Bashas' and Safeway supermarkets are one block south of I-40 Exit 253 off N. Park Drive.
Information, Shopping, and Services
The Winslow Chamber of Commerce (928/289-2434, http://winslowarizona.org, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.) provides maps and information on area sights and facilities. It's in the historic Hubbell Trading Post building at 523 W. Second St., Winslow, AZ 86047.
The public library (420 W. Gillmore St., 928/289-4982) has a good collection of books on Arizona and the Southwest; it's open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; it's one block west from N. Park Drive. The post office (223 N. Williamson Ave., 928/289-2131) is downtown between Route 66 and Third Street. Winslow Memorial Hospital (1501 Williamson Ave., 928/289-4691) is north of downtown.
Amtrak (800/872-7245) offers rail service from La Posada but there's no agent in town. Greyhound (2201 N. Park Dr., 928/289-9531, 800/231-2222) buses stop at the Super American Truck Stop off N. Park Drive just north of I-40 Exit 253.
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