Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Kingman, AZ - Super 8 Kingman 

 Address:   3401 E Andy Devine Ave.                                      Phone: 928-757-4808

Location/ Directions: I-40, exit 53, (Andy Devine Ave.) turn left property is on left hand side approximately 3 blocks.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2010):   $47.00                                 AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 3-Stories, Interior Corridors, Free Continental Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet, Free Local Telephone Calls, 27 inch Cable TV with HBO, Microwave & Refrigerator, Alarm Clock, Handicapped Rooms/Facilities, Pets Allowed (fee), Guest Laundry, Elevator, There is no swimming pool on site however Super 8 guests can use property swimming pool next door, Truck/Bus Parking.

Railroad View:  Good, Trains operate across the highway, about 1000 feet from the motel.  Rooms on the south side (front of building) face railroad.  2nd or 3rd floor is preferred to see over parking lot.  View is clear.  One or two trees are in front of motel, but it doesn't affect the view (you can see around them).

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak.  Railroad line is the BNSF TransCon Mainline (former Santa Fe mainline), about 60+ trains during 24-hours.  The Amtrak station in Kingman is a few miles west of the motel.  It's served by the Southwest Chief (# 3 + # 4, daily).

Notes:  This is a fairly new motel. 

Comments:  Trains are far enough away from the motel to be quiet.    

Photo Comment:  The last cars of a westbound Auto-Rack train are seen from a second floor room in the late afternoon.  A zoom lens or video camera will capture a better picture; trains are too far away to capture good sound on a video camera.

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Kingman, AZ - Arcadia Lodge  (Not Rated)

As of February 2012 - Property may be listed for sale.

Address:   909 East Andy Devine Avenue                   Phone: 928-753-6200 / 928-753-1925 

Location/ Directions: Half mile east of I-40(Exit 48), on historical Route 66. Or US 93(from Laughlin and Las Vegas to Kingman) Beale Street+Andy Devine Ave

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

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 45-Rooms, Exterior Corridors,Built in 1945, this Motor Inn style motel hasn't changed much since its glory years.  Internet searches report that this motel rents room weekly & monthly only.  No other details were found.   

Railroad View:  Good View.  Railroad is just across the street, some tree's prevent an excellent view of the railroad.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak (#3 & #4).  Only one of the two main tracks can be seen from the motel.

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial picture shows the Arcadia Lodge, a classic motor style inn motel.  The railroad is located just across the street with minimal obstructions blocking the view.  The railroad that you are looking at is a single track main with a switch for a stub end siding.  There is another main track out of view located about a quarter mile south of here.  Due to the mainline splitting in this area; expect to see only half of the 60 or so trains that pass through Kingman daily.  As a historical note; back in the glory days of this motel, it wore the flag of the Best Western Motels brand.

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Kingman, AZ - Ramblin Rose Motel  (Not Rated)

As of Feb 2012, this motel has recently been sold to a new owner.

Address:   1001 East Andy Devine Avenue                   Phone: (928) 753-5541   

Location/ Directions:  

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

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 35-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Other details not available due to new ownership.

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  Most every room in the motel will offer a railroad view.  Tracks are just across the street.  Only one of two main tracks can bee seen from this motel.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak (# 3 + # 4).  BNSF Transcon mainline splits just west of this motel, only the north track passes this motel.  

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

Photo Comment:  The Ramblin Rose Motel can be seen at the top of this aerial photo.  Only one of the two main tracks can be seen near the lower part of this photo.  In the picture, you are looking at one main track and part of a stub end siding.  The track closer to the motel is the main track, so you don't have to worry about parked rail cars blocking your view.  Another main track is out of view, about a quarter mile south of this location.  Expect to see only half of the 60 or so trains a day through Kingman due to the split mainline.  Other motels in Kingman (except Arcadia Lodge) have views of both mainline tracks, those motels are down the same road; east of here.

 

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Kingman, AZ - Rodeway Inn (AZ 258)  (Not Rated) 

Address:   3016 East Andy Devine Avenue                   Phone: (928) 753-9555 

Location/ Directions:  I-40 West, exit 53, south one block. I-40 East, exit 53, south one block.  

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $34.00                                 AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 38-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Free continental breakfast, Free local calls, Wireless Internet access in guest rooms, Pet-friendly hotel (fee), Courtesy Transportation, Free Airport Transportation, Iron & Ironing Board, Outdoor Parking, Truck & Bus Parking.

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  You need a room on the railroad side of the motel for a view (south side).  The railroad runs along the motel property. Of all the motels in Kingman, this motel offers the best railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak (#3 + #4).  This is BNSF Railway's TransCon mainline with a good 60 trains during a 24-hour period.

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

Photo Comment:  The Rodeway Inn motel can be seen located next to the BNSF TransCon mainline.  This is a busy line with a good 60 trains during every 24-hour period.  As you can see, 50% of all the rooms in this motel will have a railroad view.  Request a second floor room to keep above the parking lot.

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Kingman, AZ - Magnuson Hotel Kingman   (Not Rated)  

Address:   3100 East Andy Devine Avenue                  Phone: (928) 753-6262  

Location/ Directions:  (Next to Rodeway Inn, also listed on this web site).

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

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 120-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Outdoor pool, Free Continental breakfast, Free high-speed wireless Internet access, Guest laundry, Business center, Free parking with room for large vehicles, Small pets allowed (fee), Cable TV, Hair dryer, Iron/board, Microwave, Mini-fridge, Free local calls, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Wake-up service.  

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  Most rooms in this motel will offer a railroad view.  The best view will be from the rooms on the rear (south side) of the building which face the tracks directly.  Its a clear view with no obstructions.  2nd floor rooms will keep you above the parking lot.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak (#3 + #4).  This is BNSF Railway's TransCon mainline with a good 60 trains during a 24-hour period.

Notes:    This is a former Americas Best Value Inn Motel.  

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

Photo Comment:  The Magnuson Hotel is the "U" shaped building; the double track railroad can be seen to the lower left.  The unpaved area behind the motel is a truck / bus parking area.  Depending on overnight vehicles in this area, it could diminish the railroad view.

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Kingman, AZ - 1st Value Inn    (Not Rated)

Address:    3270 East Andy Devine Avenue                 Phone: (928) 757-7050 

Location/ Directions:  East Andy Devine Ave. AZ 66 W historic US 66 and continue for 4.4 miles. The motel will be on the left between the Flying J Travel Plaza and Mcdonalds. 

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $50.00                                  AAA Rated:  YES        Stars: *1*

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 70-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Satellite color TV with remote control, air-conditioned, showers only, and wireless internet. Refrigerator and microwave available upon request.  

Railroad View:  Expect a Fair View.  Ask for a room on the railroad end of the building, (south end).  No rooms face the tracks directly.  You may have an excellent railroad view if there are not any trucks or high profile vehicles parked between the motel and the railroad tracks.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak (#3 + #4).  This is BNSF Railway's TransCon mainline with a good 60 trains during a 24-hour period.

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

Photo Comment:  The 1st Value Inn is the larger building you see in this aerial photo.  The double track mainline can be seen to the right.  There is a large "dirt" parking area behind the motel for trucks/buses/RV's.  Large vehicles parked in this area can obstruct the railroad view from this motel.

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Kingman, AZ - Days Inn Kingman East   (Not Rated) 

Address:    3381 East Andy Devine                  Phone:  928-757-7337

Location/ Directions:  Take I-40, Take Exit Number 53, Turn Left, Go half mile. Hotel is on Left Side .

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

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 42-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Bus & Large Vehicle Parking, Free Continental Breakfast, Cable TV with HBO, Free Local Telephone Calls, Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Hair Dryer, Ice Machine, Microwave and Refrigerator in all rooms, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Pets Welcome (fee), Vending Machine, Whirlpool. 

Railroad View:  Good View.  You need a room on the front of the motel for a railroad view.  2nd floor is preferred to see above vehicles in the parking lot.

Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway / Amtrak (#3 + #4).  This is BNSF Railway's TransCon mainline with a good 60 trains during a 24-hour period.

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the Days Inn motel circled in yellow, the railroad can be seen in the upper left hand corner marked in red.  The blue shows the field of view.  The 1,200 foot distance is a clear view.