Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Burbank, CA - Holiday Inn Burbank - Media Center  (Not Rated)

Address:  150 EAST ANGELENO                 Phone:  818-841-4770

Location/ Directions: TAKE I-405 N TO I-101 S TO LOS ANGELES. MOVE TO LEFT LANES & CONNECT TO I-134 HEADING EAST TOWARDS BURBANK/PASADENA. EXIT VICTORY BLVD. & TURN LEFT. TURN RIGHT ONTO ALAMEDA. TURN LEFT ONTO SAN FERNDANDO. TURN LEFT ONTO ANGELENO AVE., HOTEL IS TO THE LEFT.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $180.00           AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 19-Stories, 485-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room, Color Cable / Satellite TV, Stereo, Work Desk w/ Lamp, Two-Line Speakerphone with Voice Mail, Free Local Phone Calls, Bathtub, Hairdryer, Coffee Maker, Connecting Rooms, Crib, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Iron / Ironing Board, Rollaway Bed, Business Center, Fitness Center (On-site), Sauna, High-speed Internet Access, Outdoor Pool, On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer), Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge), Ice Machine, Gift Shop, Newsstand, Restaurant (on-site), Pets Allowed (fee).

Railroad View: Good to Excellent View.  Higher floors on the west side will give you a view of the railroad.  The train station area is also visible. Note the hotel has two towers.  The west tower is the best for a railroad view.  Although if your stuck with the east building, try to get a room on the southwest side.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific "Coast Line" / Amtrak / Metrolink.  

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

Photo Comment:  N/A

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Burbank, CA - Residence Inn Burbank Downtown   (Not Rated)

Address:    321 South First Street      Phone:  818-260-8787

Location/ Directions: I-5, Exit Verdugo Ave. Turn left at S First Street/Verdugo Ave. Continue to follow E Verdugo Ave. Take the 2nd left onto S First Street.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $219.00           AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: BRAND NEW MOTEL,  5-Stories, 166-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Parking (fee), Pets Allowed (fee), High-Speed Internet, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Pull-out sofa bed, Roll-away bed, Hair dryer, Separate tub and shower, Color Cable TV with CNN/ESPN/HBO, Conventional oven, Dishwasher, Microwave oven, Pots, pans, serving dishes, Refrigerator with ice maker, Silverware, Stove, Table and chairs, Toaster, cordless speakerphone with voice-mail, Hot Buffet breakfast, Coffee/tea in-room, Evening reception, Exercise Room, Outdoor Pool.

Railroad View: Expect a poor view due to tree's.  Get a high floor on the west side.  View looks across I-5, Metrolink Burbank station is within walking distance.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific "Coast Line" / Amtrak / Metrolink.

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial picture highlights the Residence Inn circled in yellow.  The railroad track are across Interstate 5.  The distant view has tree's, and a couple of building preventing a good view.  Room's on the 5th floor, west side may give you a chance to view the railroad.  If you do manage a view, likely it will not be a clear one.

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Burbank, CA - Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - Burbank Airport  (Not Rated)

Address:    2200 Empire Ave.               Phone:  (818) 567-0952

Location/ Directions: From I-5 South, take the Buena Vista St. Exit South. Turn left onto San Fernando Blvd. and travel approximately 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Buena Vista St. and travel 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Empire Ave. and travel 1/4 mile. Extended StayAmerica will be on the right. From I-5 North, take the Buena Vista St. Exit North (stay in the right lane). Turn right onto Buena Vista St. and travel 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Empire Ave. and travel 1/4 mile. Extended StayAmerica will be on the right.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $90.00           AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 4-Stories, 140-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, 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), Pet Friendly Rooms.

Railroad View: Good to Excellent View.  Motel is next to the railroad tracks, views are at an angle.  Get a room on the railroad end of the building for the best view.  There are 9 rooms that face the railroad directly, but those rooms are farther away from the tracks.  Higher floors are better, 1st floor rooms will not give you a railroad view.  

Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific "Coast Line" / Amtrak / Metrolink.

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

Photo Comment: Aerial view shows the TankTrain passing the Externed Stay America Motel.  The building in the bottom of the photo is a Staples Office store, it decreases your field of scope.  If your thinking about reserving a room on the back side, think again, that grassy area is now a parking garage!  

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Burbank, CA - Courtyard Los Angeles Burbank Airport   (Not Rated)

Address:   2100 Empire Avenue                Phone: 818-843-5500

Location/ Directions: CA-134 East Towards Burbank/Glendale, Take the Pass Ave Exit Towards Burbank, Turn Right on N Pass Ave, Turn Left on W Alameda Ave, Turn Left on S Buena Vista St, Continue on N Buena Vista St, Turn Right on W Empire Ave

Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $199.00           AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 4-Stories, 190-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Complimentary on-site parking, High-Speed Internet, Pets not allowed, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Hair dryer, Color Cable/satellite TV with HBO/ESPN/CNN, Phone feature: Two-line speakerphone with voice mail, Coffee/tea in-room, Room service, 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, Restaurant & Lounge (on-site), Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Whirlpool.

Railroad View: Poor View.  Clear view, but field of scope is narrow due to Extended Stay America and a Staples store blocking most of the view.  Extended Stay America is better for a railroad view.  You need a room on the front of the motel (directly facing the street).   

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific "Coast Line" / Amtrak / Metrolink.

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial view shows the Courtyard circled in yellow.  You must have a room on the front of the motel in order to have a chance of having a railroad view.  The triple track railroad can be seen across the bottom of the photo.  The Extended Stay motel across the street provides a better view of the railroad.  The "dirt looking" area to the left side of the picture is now a multi-level parking garage.     

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Burbank, CA - Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport   (Not Rated)

Address:   2500 Hollywood Way      Phone: 818-843-6000

Location/ Directions: CA-134 E toward Burbank/Glendale - go 1.9 mi 11. Take the Pass Ave exit to Burbank - go 0.2 mi 12. Turn right at N Pass Ave - go 335 ft 13. Turn left at W Alameda Ave - go 0.3 mi 0.3 mi 14. Turn left at N Hollywood Way - go 2.9 mi 15. Arrive at 2500 N Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505

Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $199.00           AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 8-Stories, 488-Rooms, Interior Corridors, High-Speed Internet, Pets allowed (fee), On-site Parking (fee), Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee Maker, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Roll-away bed, Bathrobe, Hair dryer, Color Cable/satellite TV with CNN/ESPN/HBO, Two-Line Speakerphone with voice mail, Concierge desk, Room service, Restaurant (on-site), Fitness Center, East Tower Pool, West Tower Pool, Whirlpool.  

Railroad View: Good, Clear but distant view.  Get a room on a high floor on the west side of the West Tower for a railroad view.  View looks across a parking lot.  Note, as this review was written, the East Tower also has a railroad view from high floors on the southwest side.  However, construction is in progress on a building which will block the railroad view from the East Tower.   

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific "Coast Line" / Amtrak / Metrolink.  Metrolink's Burbank Airport Station is within walking distance of the hotel.

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Comments:  This is a former Hilton Hotel.  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  The two buildings to the right of the photo are the Marriott.  The West Tower is the upper building, East Tower is at the bottom of the photo.  The railroad is along the left side of the picture.  The open dirt area next to the hotel is currently under development.

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Burbank, CA - Quality Inn Burbank Airport (CA595) (Not Rated)

Address:    2255 N. Buena Vista Street                   Phone: (818) 848-1680

Location/ Directions:  Interstate 5 N or S, Exit Buena Vista South to Hotel on Buena Vista Street - one block.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $68.00                                 AAA Rated:  YES        Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 58-Rooms, Interior & Exterior Corridors, Elevator, Free Airport Transportation, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Newspaper Mon-Fri, Guest Laundry, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Parking, Outdoor Pool, Cable/Satellite TV, Free Coffee, Free High Speed Internet, Free Local Calls, In-Room Air Conditioning, Iron & Ironing Board.

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  Any room on the 2nd or 3rd floor should offer a great railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / MetroLink.  This is a busy rail line.  Dispatched by MetroLink.  Union Pacific freights can be found on this line as well.

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The Google Street image looks south from the railroad crossing.  The Quality Inn is the building with the red roof on it.