Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Carlsbad, CA - Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach 

Address:    6450 Carlsbad Blvd                Phone: 760-476-0800

Location/ Directions:  I-5, Exit Cannon Rd [Exit #48] and turn right. Proceed to the dead end at Carlsbad Blvd and turn left. Go to the 2nd signal and turn left into the hotel driveway at Solamar.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $179.00                                AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 161-Rooms, Interior Corridors,100% smoke-free, large work desk, desk chair, 2 phones each with 2 lines, data port and voicemail, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Complimentary high-speed wired & wireless internet access, Rooms equipped with 32" HDTV (including 3 HBO channels), Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Elevators, Gift Shop, Local Area Transportation, Lounge, Multi-Lingual Staff, On-Site Convenience Store, Room Service, Air Conditioning, Black-Out Curtains, Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection, Thermostat (adjustable), Evening Room Service Available, Hairdryer, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Newspaper M-F (USA Today), Business Center, Babysitting Service, Cribs, High chairs, No Pets Allowed.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Any room on the 2nd or 3rd floor on the railroad side (city side) of the building will give you a railroad view.  1st floor room views will be blocked by a 6-foot wall around the parking lot.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / Coaster (commuter railroad).  Its a fairly busy line.

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment: This picture was taken from Avenida Encinas (road) looking across the railroad tracks at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Due to the wall along the parking lot, 2nd & 3rd floor room will offer a better railroad view.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Carlsbad, CA - Hyatt Summerfield Suites San Diego/Carlsbad  

Address:      5010 Avenida Encinas               Phone: 760-929-8200  

Location/ Directions:  

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $151.00                     AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: [Formally known as Inns of America Suites, became a Hyatt Summerfield Suites in Jan 2011] 3-Stories, 98-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Pets Allowed (fee), 24-Hour guest market, Complimentary Parking, Full complimentary hot breakfast buffet, Outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, Fitness center, Outdoor grilling area, Elevators, 100% Non-Smoking, Fully-equipped kitchen, Complimentary high-speed Internet, 32" flat screen television with high-definition channels, Two-line cordless phone with voicemail, Complimentary newspaper, Hair dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Business Center.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Few tree's between the motel and the railroad leave a clear view of passing train's.  You need a room on the back side of the motel in order to have a railroad view.  Also there is a railroad grade crossing near the motel, train's do blow their horn for the crossing.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / Coaster (commuter railroad).  Its a fairly busy line.

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment: The railroad is located across a parking lot from the motel.  At the top left of the photo is a grade crossing that passing train's will sound their horns for.  At the bottom of the photo, the railroad becomes double tracked.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Carlsbad, CA - Seapointe Resort 

Address:    6400 Surfside Lane                Phone:  (877) 681-4172

Website: Carlsbad Seapointe Resort

Location/ Directions:  Interstate 5, exit Poinsettia Lane and turn right. Turn right on Carlsbad Blvd and right again onto Island Way. Turn left onto Surfside Lane.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $129.00                                AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 300-Rooms, Interior Corridors, 27" TV, Alarm Clock, All Units are Non-Smoking, Telephone, Wi-Fi Internet Access, Hair Dryer, Ironing Board with Iron, Air Conditioning/Heating, Balcony/Patio, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Coffee Maker, Pots & Pans, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Toaster, Family Pool with Children's Spray & Play, Adult Pool and Jacuzzi (18+), Sand Box with Pirate Ship Playground, Dolphin Golfin (mini-golf course), Half Court Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Volleyball Court, Ping Pong Table, Pool Table, Foosball Table, Full Fitness Center, 24-hour front desk, Business center, Voicemail, Vending machines, Wakeup service,
Heated pool, Elevators, Computer rental, No Pets Allowed.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  A room on a high floor on the rear of the motel will give you a railroad view.  Some tree's may block some windows, but many will offer a clear view of the railroad.  A 10-minute walk from the motel will land you at the Coaster's Carlsbad Poinsettia Station.  Hop a train and visit San Diego!

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / Coaster (commuter railroad).  Its a fairly busy line.

Notes:   

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

Photo Comment: This picture was taken from Avenida Encinas (road) looking across the railroad tracks at the Carlsbad Seapointe Resort.  Note some trees block the railroad view from some rooms, but other will offer a pretty good view.  This is the back of the motel, the front overlooks the Pacific Ocean!