Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA --------------------------------------

 Huntsville, AL - SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown      (Not Rated) 

Address:   745 Constellation Place Drive SW    Phone: 256-512-0188

Location/ Directions: I-565 toward Huntsville. Take exit 19A to merge onto US-231 S/US-431 S/Memorial Pkwy SW toward Memorial Pkwy. Travel 0.7 miles and take the exit for W Clinton Ave and turn right onto W Clinton Ave. Take the 1st right onto Heart of Huntsville Dr SW. Take the 1st right onto Constellation Dr and the hotel will be on the left.

Average Price (Checked Mar 2015): $129.00     AAA Rated:    YES    Stars: (***3***)

About Hotel: 6-Floors, 149-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free high speed Internet, Free breakfast, Fitness center, Pool, Business center, Restaurant on-site, Airport shuttle, Air-conditioned, Shower/Tub combination, Lighted makeup mirror, Hair dryer, Alarm Clock, Desk with ergonomic chair, Iron and ironing board, Coffee maker/tea service, Mini-refrigerator, Microwave, Phone with voicemail, 37in LCD screen Cable/satellite TV, Radio, iPod dock, Pets not allowed, Free Parking.

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  High floor rooms overlooking the swimming pool 

Railroads past Hotel: Huntsville and Madison County Railroad Authority (HMCR, a state owned shortline railroad).  Expect no more then one round trip on this line during a 24-hour period.  This track is part of a 14 mile branch line.

Notes:

Comments: This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment: The aerial image shows Springhill Suites near the top left of the picture circled with yellow.  The single track railroad is marked with red.  Three of the 4 sides of this hotel will offer a railroad view, the views are marked in blue.  Unless another building locates between the hotel and the railroad, there is a wide open view of passing trains.


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HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA --------------------------------------

Huntsville, AL - Embassy Suites Huntsville      (Not Rated)

Address:  800 Monroe Street  Phone:  256-539-7373

Location/ Directions: From North or South on I-65 take exit 340, I-565 toward Huntsville. After approximately 20 miles, exit 19-C Downtown, Washington St., Jefferson St. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Jefferson St. At first stop light, turn right onto Monroe St. Follow Monroe St. past the Convention Center you will see the hotel on your right. Continue to the right on Monroe St. Turn right into the hotel.

Average Price (Checked Mar 2015): $159.00    

AAA Rated:    YES    Stars: (***3***)

About Hotel: 10-Floors, 295-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Business Center, Cribs, High chairs, Jogging Track, Pool, Spa Botanica, Video Arcade, Walking Track, Air Conditioning, Black-Out Curtains, Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection, Connecting Rooms, Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Hairdryer, High Speed Internet Access, In-Suite Coffee/Welcome Caddy, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Newspaper M-F (USA Today), Self Laundry Available, TV, Telephone with Voice Mail, Self parking (fee), No pets allowed. 

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  Any room on the southwest side of the building will offer a direct railroad view.  If you can't get a room on the southwest side, front of the building will also offer a railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel: Huntsville and Madison County Railroad Authority (HMCR, a state owned shortline railroad).  Expect no more then one round trip on this line during a 24-hour period.  This track is part of a 14 mile branch line.

Notes:

Comments: This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:The aerial image shows Embassy Suites near the top right of the photo.  Near the hotel, the railroad crosses over a bridge and crosses Heart of Huntsville Drive at grade. The railroad is marked in red.

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA

Huntsville, AL - Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville/Space Center      (Not Rated)

Address:  4801 Governors House Drive    Phone:  256-430-1778

Location/ Directions: Take I-565 East to Exit #15, turn right at 2nd light and immediately turn left onto Governors House Drive. The hotel is on the right.

Average Price (Checked Mar 2015): $159.00     AAA Rated:    YES    Stars: (***3***)

About Hotel: 4-Floors, 101-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Business Center, Cribs, High chairs, Coin Laundry, Elevators, Lounge, Luggage Hold, On-Site Convenience Store, Room Service, Fitness Room, Outdoor Pool, Air Conditioning, Arm Chair with Ottoman, Black-Out Curtains, Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection, Ergonomic Mirra Desk Chair, 26 Inch HD Cable TV, Thermostat (adjustable), Work Desk with Lamp, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Free High Speed Internet, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Newspaper M-F (USA Today), Speakerphone with Voicemail, Free Self Parking, No Pets Allowed.

Railroad View:  Expect a Fair Distant View of the railroad from high floor rooms on either side of hotel.  The railroad is located across I-565.  Trees between I-565 and the railroad prevent a good view of the single track railroad. 

Railroads past Hotel: Norfolk Southern Railway.

Notes:

Comments: This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment: The aerial image shows the Hilton Garden Inn circled on the left.  The railroad is marked with red on right side of the picture.  The railroad view is a distant view across I-565, Tress will prevent a good view, but with luck you will be able to see what your otherwise missing.

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HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA --------------------------------------

Huntsville, AL - Candlewood Suites Huntsville - Research Park         (Not Rated)

Address: 201 Exchange Place    Phone: 256-830-8222

Location/ Directions:

Average Price (Checked Mar 2015): $91.00     AAA Rated:    NO    Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 123-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Business Center, Picnic Tables, Spacious Kitchen, Stove, Microwave Oven, Toaster, Full Refrigerator, Icemaker In Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Pots/Pans/Serving Dishes, Plates/Glassware, Silverware, Dining Table, Work Desk With Lamp, Wi-Fi Internet, Two-Line Phone with Voicemail, Free Local Phone Calls, Stereo/Radio, Flat Screen Cable/Satellite TV, Pets allowed (fee), Free Parking.

Railroad View:  Expect a Good View.  Any room overlooking the parking lot will offer a railroad view.  2nd or 3rd floor rooms are prefered for the best look of passing trains.

Railroads past Hotel: Norfolk Southern Railway.

Notes:

Comments: This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment: The aerial image shows the view between the hotel and the railroad.  Some trees along the hotel parking lot will prevent an excellent view.  Higher floor rooms maybe best.

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