Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dana Point, CA - Doubletree Guest Suites Doheny Beach

Address:   34402 Pacific Coast Highway                Phone:  949-661-1100

Location/ Directions:  I-5, exit 79 for Beach Cities/Camino Las Ramblas. Stay left. Make a U-turn at first traffic signal - Doheny Park Plaza. Stay in the right lane to reach the hotel. Make left into our driveway at Doubletree Hotel traffic signal.

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

About Hotel: 4-Stories, 195-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Self Parking (fee), Pets Allowed (fee), Air Conditioning, Balcony, Bath Slippers, Bathrobe, Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection, Doubletree Eat Right Menu, Ergonomic Desk Chair, TV - 27 Inch, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, High Speed Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Business Center, Cribs, High chairs, Playpen, Concierge Desk, Elevators, Gift Shop, Lounge, Multi-Lingual Staff, Room Service, Fitness Room, Pool, Onsite Dining.

Railroad View: Poor to Fair view due to tree's.  Track's are elevated and may increase the fair view.  This is a very nice hotel, many sun decks on the roof can be used for nice photography. Ask for a room on a high floor on the railroad side.  

Railroads past Hotel: Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / BNSF Railway / Metrolink (commuter railroad) Orange County Line.

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

Photo Comment:  Aerial view shows the hotel and the single track rail line to the right side of the picture.  The darker color areas on the roof are sun-decks, and there are several of them, there great for pictures!

DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dana Point, CA (Capistrano Beach) - Riviera Beach & Spa Resort

Address:   34630 Pacific Coast Highway                Phone: 800-828-4200

Location/ Directions: I-5 South to Pacific Coast Hwy/Camino Las Ramblas Exit. Stay to the right & quickly exit again @ Coast Hwy So. /Doheny Park Rd. Turn Left at signal. Resort is approx 1/2 mile down, on the left. I-5 North to Pacific Coast Hwy/Beach Cities. Go under 2 bridges, & take immediate Exit @ Coast Hwy So./ Doheny Park Rd.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    N/A                               AAA Rated:    NO      Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 4-Stories, 130-Rooms, Interior Corridors,Two Swimming Pools, Jacuzzi & Sauna, Adult Lounge, Big Screen TV, Pool Table(s), Sky View Restaurant, Children's Game Room, Fitness Center, Tanning Bed, Ping Pong, Children's and Adult activities, Bike Riding, Access to Beach, Activities Center, whirlpool spa.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  You need an ocean view on the west side of the motel for a railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / BNSF Railway / Metrolink (commuter railroad) Orange County Line.

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

Photo Comment:  A room on the ocean side will also give you an excellent railroad view.  Some Palm trees in front of the hotel may get in your way of a good picture, but the railroad is busy enough to land some practice shots.  Please note, since we had trouble getting nightly rates, this maybe a time-share motel. ??? (if anyone has info, let us know).

DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dana Point, CA (Capistrano Beach) - Capistrano Surfside Inn

Address:   34680 Pacific Coast Highway                Phone: 949-240-7681

Website: Capistrano Surfside Inn 

Location/ Directions: I-5 South to Pacific Coast Hwy/Camino Las Ramblas Exit. Stay to the right & quickly exit again @ Coast Hwy So. /Doheny Park Rd. Turn Left at signal. Resort is approx 1/2 mile down, on the left. I-5 North to Pacific Coast Hwy/Beach Cities. Go under 2 bridges, & take immediate Exit @ Coast Hwy So./ Doheny Park Rd.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $246 to $ 298                 AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: * Time Share Property (Sale / Rent) * 3-Stories, 37-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Beach Across Street, TPI Satellite Desk, Free Bicycle Rental, Laundry Facilities, Whirlpool/Hot Tub, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Handicapped facilities, Free Wireless Internet, Free Movie Rental, Parking, Pool Table, No Pets, No Smoking, Air Conditioning, Full Kitchen, Gas Barbecue, Telephone, Jacuzzi Tub, Television with HBO.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  You need the preferred ocean view on the west side of the motel for a railroad view.  A pedestrian bridge located in front of the motel can cross you from the motel to the beach.  The bridge will also put you above the railroad track for a nice picture of a passing train!

Railroads past Hotel: Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / BNSF Railway / Metrolink (commuter railroad) Orange County Line.

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial view shows the motel located across from Capistrano Beach.  The single track mainline is a rather busy line with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train's, Metrolink, and some BNSF freights.  This motel is the only motel in the area with a cross walk, it gets you over the PCH and the railroad.  For you non-California's, PCH is the local phrase for Pacific Coast Highway.  The pedestrian bridge is a great location to take pictures of passing trains.

DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dana Point, CA (Capistrano Beach) - Quality Inn Capistrano Beach-Dana Point

Address:   34734 Pacific Coast Highway                Phone: (949) 248-1316 

Location/ Directions:  From I-5: Take Pacific Coast Highway South exit or Beach Cities North exit, immediately after exit look for Capistrano Beach/Doheny Road/Coast Highway South exit, and turn right, and turn right again, left at Doheny Road. Hotel is only 5 minutes from I-5.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $90.00                              AAA Rated:    NO      Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 31-Rooms, Exterior Corridors,  Free continental breakfast and free coffee, Free daily newspaper, Free local calls, Outdoor hot tub, Sauna, Non-Smoking Motel, Beach Front, Beach Access, Elevator, Guest Laundry, Indoor Parking, No Pets Allowed, Cable/Satellite TV, Free Local Calls, Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Hair Dryer, In-Room Coffee Maker, Individual A/C & Heat, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave, Refrigerator, Wake-Up Service.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  You need the preferred ocean view on the west side of the motel for a railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / BNSF Railway / Metrolink (commuter railroad) Orange County Line.

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial view shows the Quality Inn circled in yellow.  Its located next door to the Best Western (red circle).  Both motels are across the street from the railroad & the beach!

 

DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dana Point, CA - Best Western Dana Point Inn-By The Sea

Address:   34744 Pacific Coast Highway                Phone:  949-240-0150 

Location/ Directions: Interstate 5 and exit(right turn) on #1 Pacific Coast Highway. Right turn off at Coast Highway South/Doheny Park Rd, then left along coast .25 mile. 

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $160.00                               AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 28-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Complimentary continental breakfast, 100% non-smoking, Sun desk spa, Steam room, Elevator, Ice/vending machines, Free covered parking, Hot tub, High-speed Internet access, Cable satellite television, Desk/work area, Refrigerator, Wet bar, Coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Iron / ironing board, Air-conditioning, Dataports, Two line telephones with Voice mail, Free local calls under 30 minutes, Microwave, Adjoining rooms available, Balcony available, Rollaway beds (fee), No pets allowed.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  You need the preferred ocean view on the west side of the motel for a railroad view.  Note the ocean / railroad view rooms are also considered the "noisy" rooms.  The "quiet" rooms are in the back of the motel.

Railroads past Hotel: Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / BNSF Railway / Metrolink (commuter railroad) Orange County Line.

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

Photo Comment:  (See  photo under Quality Inn section).