Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center

Address:  801 Truxtun Avenue        Phone: 661-323-1900

Location/ Directions: From Highway 99 take the California Ave exit, travel east on California Ave, turn left on Chester Ave, turn right on Truxtun Ave. Hotel is four blocks down on Truxtun Ave.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $119.00         AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 9-Stories, 259-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Complimentary on-site parking, Pets not allowed, High-speed Internet access, Unlimited local phone calls, Unlimited long distance calls (within the country, not available in all markets), Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee maker, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Rollaway bed, Bathrobe, Hair dryer, Color Cable/satellite TV with CNN, ESPN, HBO, Microwave oven, Table and chairs, Two-line Cordless Phone with speakerphone &  voice mail, Room service, Concierge desk, Full-service business center, Restaurants & Lounges, Whirlpool, Fitness Center.

Railroad View:  Good View. Any room on the rear of the hotel will have a railroad view. 

Railroads past Hotel: BNSF / Amtrak The Amtrak station is just across the street from the hotel. 

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial picture shows the Marriott Hotel at the top left of the photo.  The railroad tracks run across the bottom of the picture, with the Amtrak train station to the lower right side of the frame.  Out of the photo to the left is the east end of BNSF Railway's Bakersfield Yard.

 

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bakersfield, CA - Extended Stay America - Bakersfield - California Avenue

Address:   3318 California Ave.                   Phone:  (661) 322-6888

Location/ Directions: From Hwy. 99 North, take the California Ave. Exit East. Continue straight through the traffic light and travel approximately 100 yards. Extended StayAmerica will be straight ahead. From Hwy. 99 South, take the California Ave. Exit East. Turn left onto California Ave. and travel approximately 1/4 mile. Turn left at the traffic light and travel approximately 100 yards. Extended StayAmerica will be straight ahead.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $45.00                               AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 120-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop, Dining and cooking utensils provided, Workspace with computer dataport, Free local phone calls, Personalized voice mail, Iron and full size ironing board, On-site guest laundry, Wireless Internet (fee), limited housekeeping (fee),  1 Pet allowed per visit (fee).   

Railroad View:  Good View from some rooms on the 3rd floor in the rear.  Only a handful of rooms offer a good railroad view, others are obstructed by trees.  The motel overlooks the BNSF freight yard.  Motel is located on the south side of the center of the yard.  The mainline tracks run past the yard on the north side, meaning chances are high, you may not be able to see passing trains due to other rail cars in the yard fouling the view.  3rd floor room will be the best choice.

Railroads past Hotel: BNSF / Amtrak.  BNSF Railway Bakersfield Yard is behind motel.

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

Photo Comment:  The building in the photo is the Extended Stay motel.  This view faces south.  As you can see, some trees along the building block the view from several rooms.  Also parked rail cars in the yard may prevent a look at a passing train on the mainline, which are the tracks along the bottom of the picture.