Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

Flagstaff, Arizona -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Flagstaff, AZ - Hotel Aspen Flagstaff Grand Canyon (Inn & Suites Hotel & Suites) 

Address:   1008 E Route 66                                      Phone: (928) 774-7356

Location/ Directions: Located on Route 66 in downtown Flagstaff.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2010):   $83.00                                 AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Stories, Exterior Corridors, Free Hot Healthy Full Breakfast Buffet, Free Daily Newspaper, Free Evening Social Hour, Free Business Center with High Speed Internet Computers and Printer plus Limited Free Copies and Faxes, Free Fitness Center/Spa, Free Manager’s Barbeque the first Wednesday of every month, Free Barbeque Gas Grills, Free Parking/Bus, Car, Truck, RV, PJ’s Historic Route 66 Café, Guest Laundry, Ice Machines, Beverages/Snacks, Heated Seasonal Pool, Pet Friendly subject to availability upon request, Patio Area to relax, 24 hour Front Desk, Large TV’s with Premier Cable Movie Channels, Microwave/Refrigerator, Coffee/Tea Maker with Coffee & Tea, Free High Speed and Wi-Fi Internet Access, Upgraded Bath amenities, Sofa bed in the Living Room of many Suites, AM/FM Clock Radios, Hairdryer, Air Conditioning and Heat with Wall-mounted Thermostat, Iron and Board, Free Local Phone Calls.

Railroad View:  Ok.  Motel is built into a hill.  My room was in the second building (higher in elevation then the first building).  I had a good view when I was there in 2003.  I question the current view due to new pine trees planted along the railroad in Flagstaff.  They may still be small, but I'm unable to know for sure.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  Double track main is BNSF's TransCon Mainline with over 70 trains a day through Flagstaff.

Notes:  Flagstaff is a very nice town, several restaurants are nearby.  Amtrak stops at the restored Flagstaff train station down the street.

Comments:      

Photo Comment:  This 2003 photo was taken from the room door on the second building (see roof of the first building in photo).  All the pine trees near the motels sign have been removed, however; new pine trees have been planted along the railroad tracks (between the track & roadway), along with a new sidewalk. The Aerial view was taken early 2010, note the trees along the railroad.

Flagstaff, Arizona ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Flagstaff, AZ - Days Inn Flagstaff  (Not Rated)

Address:    2200 East Butler Ave                                  Phone: 928-779-6944   

Location/ Directions:  I-40 West to Exit 198 Butler Ave, 1 block on your right.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $60.00                                 AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 100-Rooms, Interior Corridors, 24 Hour Front Desk, AM/FM Alarm Clock, Adjoining Rooms Available, Business Center, Coffee Maker, Cribs, Elevator, Fitness Center, Flat Screen TV With HBO/Cable, Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access in all rooms, Free Local Calls, Free USA Today Daily, Free Wi-Fi, Guest Laundry, Hair Dryer, Heated Indoor Pool And Spa, Ice Machine, Iron and Ironing Board, Lounge, Full Service Restaurant and Bar, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Non Smoking Rooms Available, Pets Accepted (fee), Roll-away Available (fee), Room Service, Suites Available, Truck/Bus/RV Parking, Vending Machines, Wake Up Service, Work Desk In All Rooms.

Railroad View: Fair Distant View.  You need a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor in the rear of the motel for a railroad view.  The railroad is in the distance to the north side of the motel, across the road and some local businesses.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  Double track main is BNSF's TransCon Mainline with over 70 trains a day through Flagstaff.

Notes: Check address!  This is a former Travelodge Motel, not to be confused with the current Travelodge which is also listed on this web site.

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial picture shows the Days Inn circled in yellow.  The railroad with a passing double stack train can be seen along the left side of the photo.  Thanks to some single story businesses between the motel and the railroad a view is possible.  Binoculars & a zoom lens are best for viewing passing trains.

Flagstaff, Arizona ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Flagstaff, AZ - Travelodge Flagstaff  (Not Rated) 

Address:    1560 E. Route 66                                  Phone:  928-774-7186

Location/ Directions:  Take I-40 to exit 198, and then go West on Butler Ave. Go straight on Enterprise, then West on Route 66, motel is on the right.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $40.00                                 AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 56-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Adjoining/Connecting Rooms Available, Air Conditioned, Business Center, Clock in All Rooms, Coffee Maker in all Rooms, Free Continental Breakfast, Free High Speed Wireless Internet, Free Local Calls, Free Newspaper, Free Outdoor Parking/Bus/Truck/RV/Camper, Guest Laundy, HBO, Hairdryer, Ice Machine, Pets Allowed, Rollaway, Vending Machines, Wake-up Service, Work Desk in All Rooms.

Railroad View: Good View.  Ask for a 2nd floor room to stay above the parking lot.  Some pine trees planted along the railroad prevent a excellent view.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  Double track main is BNSF's TransCon Mainline with over 70 trains a day through Flagstaff.

Notes:  

Comments:  Check Address!  There are 3 Travelodges listed in Flagstaff.  This motel is the former King's House Hotel.    This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com   

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the two story exterior corridor Travelodge.  Directly across the road (Route 66) is the BNSF Railway TransCon mainline.  The city planted some pine trees along the railroad which will limit the view motel.  The concrete walkway along the railroad is a walking / bike path, a useful place to watch passing trains.  The motel is located on the north side of the tracks which makes photos and video of trains poor on sunny days.  You will be shooting into the sun.

 

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Flagstaff, Arizona ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Flagstaff, AZ - Americas Best Value Inn Flagstaff  (Not Rated) 

Address:     822 W. Route 66                                 Phone:  928-774-1443 

Location/ Directions:   Conveniently located on Historic Route 66.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $30.00                                 AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 36-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Air Conditioning, Limited Pets Allowed (Fee), Cable TV with HBO, Guest Laundry, Internet Access, Free Continental Breakfast, Guest Laundry Facility, 24-hour front desk, microwave, mini-fridge, desk with lamp, alarm clock, and free local calls. 

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Most rooms on the front of the motel will offer a railroad view.  2nd Floor rooms will keep you above the parking lot.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  Double track main is BNSF's TransCon Mainline with over 70 trains a day through Flagstaff.

Notes:  

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the Americas Best Value Inn Motel to the left of the photo (white looking roof), the BNSF Railway can be seen across the road.  Some trees, but otherwise a clear view.

Flagstaff, Arizona ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Flagstaff, AZ - Best Western Pony Soldier Inn & Suites  (Not Rated)

Address:   3030 E Route 66                                   Phone:  928-526-2388  

Location/ Directions:   Take Interstate 40 to Exit 201 to Route 66/Business 40. Look for the pony on the Right at the Best Western

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $63.00                                 AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: (**2**)

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 75-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Breakfast, Indoor heated Pool, Pets Allowed, Free High Speed Internet, 100% smoke-free hotel, Complimentary newspaper, 24-hour front desk, Free parking, Coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Cable satellite television with HBO®, CNN and ESPN, Iron / Ironing board,
Voice mail, Free local calls under 30 minutes, Air-conditioning, Rollaway bed (fee), Crib (fee).   

Railroad View: Good View.  Ask for a room near the front of the motel, east side preferred.  2nd floor rooms will keep you above the parking lot.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  Double track main is BNSF's TransCon Mainline with over 70 trains a day through Flagstaff.

Notes:  

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial picture shows the Best Western Motel located near the top right of the picture (rigid roof).  This photo faces west, we are viewing the east side of the building, the better side to view passing trains.

Flagstaff, Arizona --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Flagstaff, AZ - Holiday Inn Express   (Not Rated) 

Address:   2320 East Lucky Lane                                   Phone:  928-714-1000

Location/ Directions:  I-40, Exit 198, Butler Avenue. Make a left hand turn off of the freeway onto Butler. Immediately after you go under the overpass get in the right hand turn lane and turn right on the first side street, Lucky lane. We are the 3rd building up on the left hand side.  

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $86.00                                 AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 5-Floors, 155-Rooms, Interior Corridors, No Pets allowed (except service dogs), Truck & Bus parking, Buffet Breakfast complimentary daily, Cable / Satellite Color TV, Work Desk w/ Lamp, Two-Line Speakerphone with Voice Mail, Free Local Phone Calls, High-speed Internet Access, Hairdryer, Private Bathroom, Coffee Maker, Double Glazed Windows, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Iron / Ironing Board, All rooms non smoking, Business Center, Health and Fitness Center (On-site), Whirlpool, Indoor & Outdoor Pool, Arcade Game Room, Housekeeping, On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer), Ice Machine. 

Railroad View: Good Distant View.  You need a high floor room on the rear of the building for a railroad view.  Binoculars / zoom lens are best for viewing passing trains.  Due to the distance, sound from passing trains is not an issue, you need to keep an eye out the window to catch them.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  Double track main is BNSF's TransCon Mainline with over 70 trains a day through Flagstaff.

Notes:  

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the rear of Holiday Inn Express circled in yellow.  The double track railroad can be seen along the bottom of the picture marked in red.  The building between the motel and the railroad is a single story structure.  Although its not located track-side, this motel offers one of the better railroad views in the town, and its on the south side of the track giving an advantage from a daytime photo / video stand-point.

Flagstaff, Arizona -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Flagstaff, AZ - Motel 6 Flagstaff East Lucky Lane # 1160  (Not Rated) 

Address:   2440 E Lucky Lane                                    Phone: (928) 774-8756  

Location/ Directions:  Traveling on I-40: Butler Avenue/Exit #198 and travel west. Turn right to E Lucky Lane. This Motel 6 is a 4 story building on the left side of the road. Traveling on US 89: Travel to I-40 West Butler Avenue/Exit #198 and continue west. Turn right to E Lucky Lane. This Motel 6 is a 4 story building on the left side of the road.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $30.00                                 AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 4-Floors, 103-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Free Local Calls, Free Morning Coffee, Free Expanded Cable, Kids Stay Free, Pet Allowed, Elevator, Wireless Internet (fee).

Railroad View: Fair Distant View from 3rd or 4th floor rooms.  West side of the building will be best for viewing the railroad.  1st & 2nd Floor rooms will not have a railroad view due to local businesses located between the motel and the railroad. 

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  Double track main is BNSF's TransCon Mainline with over 70 trains a day through Flagstaff.

Notes: 

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the Motel 6 circled in yellow, and double track mainline railroad is seen to the left side of the photo marked with red.  This photo looks east.  The west side of the motel is seen here.

Flagstaff, Arizona ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Flagstaff, AZ - Super 8 Flagstaff Lucky Lane  (Not Rated)

Address:   2540 E. Lucky Lane                                   Phone:  928-773-4888 

Location/ Directions: Take I-40 to exit 198, go west on Butler, take a right at Lucky Lane, Property is a 1/2 mile on the left..

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $45.00                                 AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 70-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Free high-speed Internet , Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed (fee), Free Parking, 27 inch Television with HBO,
Clock/Radio, Coffeemaker, Free Local Calls, Free Newspaper, Hairdryer, Ice Machine, Indoor Whirlpool, Iron and Ironing Board, Laundry Facilities, Microwave in some rooms, RV or Truck parking, Refrigerator in some rooms, Seasonal Outdoor Heated Pool, Wake up calls. 

Railroad View: Fair but narrow distant view.  You need a room on the 2nd floor on the east side of the motel.  The railroad is several hundred feet off to the left (north side of motel property).  Binoculars / zooms lens is best for viewing or videoing passing trains. 

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  Double track main is BNSF's TransCon Mainline with over 70 trains a day through Flagstaff.

Notes:   

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

Photo Comment:  The satellite picture shows Super 8 circled in yellow.  The railroad is marked with red, and the view is drawn out in blue.  This motel doesn't provide an ideal view of the railroad.  We list this motel as information, but compared to the other "railfan motels" in this town, this is near the bottom of the list of motels with railroad views.

Flagstaff, Arizona ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Flagstaff, AZ - Ramada Flagstaff East Hotel   (Not Rated) 

Address:    2350 E Lucky Lane                                  Phone:  928-779-3614

Location/ Directions: From I-40 East, take exit 198, Butler Avenue. Turn right at light, go under I-40 and turn right on Lucky Lane. The Ramada will be on the left.  

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $60.00          AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 102-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, 24-hour front desk, Business Center, Coffeemaker, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Clock Radio, Complimentary Hot Continental Breakfast, Fitness Room Onsite, Free USA TODAY Mon-Fri, Guest Laundry, Free Wireless high-speed Internet, Free On Site Parking, Cable TV featuring HBO, Pets welcome (fee), Seasonally Heated Outdoor Pool, Free Local Telephone Calls, Voice-mail, Ice Machine, Bus/Truck/RV Parking, Wake-up Service.  

Railroad View: Fair Distant View from 3rd floor rooms on the rear of the motel.  2nd Floor rooms maybe ok as well.  Binoculars and a zoom lens may work best to view passing trains.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  Double track main is BNSF's TransCon Mainline with over 70 trains a day through Flagstaff.

Notes: Check Ramada's web site before planning to visit.  During our internet search of this motel in Feb 2012, the property was not accepting reservations.  We find usually when this happens; the motel may be closing or changing hands.  Without making a phone call to the motel itself, we could not find any into on the internet.  The motel was completely renovated in 2007.

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial view shows the Ramada circled in yellow, the railroad is seen to the left of the photo marked with red.  The Holiday Inn Express next door may give you a better view of the railroad.