Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

CERES, CALIFORNIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ceres, CA - Microtel Inn & Suites Turlock-Ceres

Address:   1760 Herndon Road                 Phone: 209-538-6466

Location/ Directions: From Highway 99 South, take Hatch Road Exit, turn left onto Hatch, turn right onto Herndon Road.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $59.00                               AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 59-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Business Center, Free Breakfast, Fitness Center, Free High Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Pool, Free local and long distance calling within the continental US, HBO And Expanded Cable In All Rooms,  Business Center, Guest Laundry, Elevator, 24 Hour Coffee/Tea In Lobby, Free Newspaper, Clock/Radio, Coffee Maker, And Hairdryer In All Rooms, Work Desk In All Rooms, Free In Room Safes, Wake Up Service Available, Speakerphones with Voicemail, Crib (fee), Rollaway (fee), Ice Machine.

Railroad View: Good View.  Distant view looks across busy Route 99.  Single track mainline is on the west side of Route 99.  Ask for a room on the front of the building on the 3rd floor, railroad view will be off to the right side of your window.  Bushes planted in the meridian of Route 99 cuts out an excellent view.

Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the Mirotel Inn at the top right of the photo.  The single tracked railroad is seen across Route 99.  Brushes planted along the roadway may block the railroad from 1st & 2nd floor rooms.  3rd Floor rooms should be high enough to see the passing trains.

CERES, CALIFORNIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ceres, CA -Howard Johnson Express Inn Modesto Ceres

Address:   1672 Herndon Road                 Phone: 209-537-4821

Location/ Directions:  Hwy 99 South Exit Hatch Road turn left make right onto Herndon Rd hotel located on left.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $50.15                               AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 50-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, 25 inch Remote Color Cable TV with HBO and 70 channels, AM/FM Clock Radio, Ample Bus or Truck Parking, Free Morning Paper, Free Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free Wireless High Speed Internet, Free Local and National Long Distance, Outdoor Pool, Phone with Dataports and Voicemail, No Pets Accepted, Coffeemakers, Hairdryers, Iron & Boards, Microwave, Refrigerator.

Railroad View: Good view.  Get a room on the second floor to see above the traffic on busy Route 99.  Freeway noise is loud and may keep you awake at night as per reviews posted on the internet.  The motel itself has mixed reviews as per internet rating sites.

Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The Howard Johnson's is the obvious 4 buildings with the red roof.  The railroad tracks are across Route 99.  Unlike the Microtel Inn which is down the street, there are not as many bushes along the roadway.  However; note that most rooms in this motel are on the 1st floor.  Only the center building has a second floor.  You will need that second floor to achieve a railroad view.