Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Indio, CA - City Center Motel      (Not Rated)

Address:     83597 Indio Blvd              Phone: (760) 347-5180      Website: City Center Motel  

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

About Hotel: 1-Floor, Exterior Corridors, wireless internet, iron & board, hangers, desk, local/long-distance phone, hairdryer, 37" Widescreen Plasma T.V with free HBO, fridge, microwave.  

Railroad View: Poor View due to tree's, buildings, and cars in the parking lot.  Train's pass at low speeds, no horn's, just a low rumble will be heard from the passing train's.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak .  (Former Southern Pacific "East Line")

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

Photo Comment: N/A

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Indio, CA - Budget Inn Motel     (Not Rated)

Address:   82333 Indio Blvd.               Phone: (760) 342-4124

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

About Hotel: 1-Floor, Exterior Corridors, Pool (indoor), General Amenities, Cable or satellite TV, Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Parking (free) , Air-conditioning.  

Railroad View: Fair view.  Some tree's obstruct a clear view.  Since motel is a single story building, you will have to deal with automobiles parked in the parking lot.  Stepping outside your motel room door will give you a nice view of a passing train.  

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak .  (Former Southern Pacific "East Line")

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Comments:    Rating's by guests on the internet are poor.  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  Aerial view shows the Budget Inn Motel located just across Indio Blvd from the Union Pacific (former SP main). Some tree's will prevent a good view, but train's are close enough to video and read engine numbers.

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Indio, CA - Tropics Motor Hotel    (Not Rated)

Address:  82297 Indio Blvd                 Phone: (760)347-0931

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

About Hotel: 2-Floors, Exterior Corridors, Outdoor Pool, WiFi Internet, Cable T.V. , Air Conditioning, Telephone, Television, Complimentary coffee.

Railroad View: Good View.  Clear view admit some very tall palm tree's around the property.  2nd floor room will offer a better railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak .  (Former Southern Pacific "East Line")

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment: In the aerial view you can see the tall Palm Tree's that will prevent a clear view of the railroad, however, only the barks will obstruct the view.  A camera with a zoom lens or video camera should work from from rooms on the 2nd floor.

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Indio, CA - Motel 6 Indio - Palm Springs Area (# 313)   (Not Rated)

Address:    82195 Indio Blvd.               Phone: (760) 342-6311

Location/ Directions: Traveling on I-10: Exit at Monroe Street and travel south 1 mile. Turn left onto Business I-10/Indio Boulevard.This Motel 6 is situated on the corner of Monroe Street and Indio Boulevard

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $43.99 to $65.00           AAA Rated:    NO      Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2- Floors, 138-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Free Local Calls, Free Morning Coffee, Free Expanded Cable, Pet Allowed (fee), Coin Laundry, Outdoor Pool, Truck Parking, Wireless Internet (WiFi) (fee).

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Any room facing the front of the motel will give you an excellent railroad view.  2nd Floor room are preferred to see above traffic. 

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak .  (Former Southern Pacific "East Line")

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  This photo looks toward the railroad tracks from the northwest side of the motel.  Its a decent view.  The northeast side of the building (front of motel) would be the preferred rooms for a railroad view.  Those rooms are closer, and face the tracks directly.  This Union Pacific Railroad line is busy, 40 + train's daily (24-hours) along with a couple of Amtrak train's.  Indio is located between L.A. and Yuma, Arizona on the former Southern Pacific mainline "East Line".

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Indio, CA - Best Western Date Tree Hotel      (Not Rated)Address:

Address:  81909 Indio Boulevard                 Phone: (760) 347-3421

Location/ Directions: Interstate 10 to the Indio Boulevard Exit. Proceed 1½ miles to the BEST WESTERN Date Tree Hotel.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $84.99           AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 118-Rooms, Exterior Corridors,Olympic-sized pool with spa open 24/7, DVD players in each room & complimentary DVD library, 100% non-smoking, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness Center, Pets Allowed (fee), Pool, Hot Tub, High Speed Internet, Cable satellite television with Digital Direct TV, AM/FM alarm clock, Coffee/tea maker, Refrigerator, Hairdryer, Iron / ironing board, Free local calls under 30 minutes, Free long distance access, Voice mail, Wake up calls, Desk/work area available, Cribs available (fee), Roll-away beds available (fee), Microwave available, Kitchenettes Available, Family Suites Available. 

Railroad View: Good View.  Any room on the front of the building closest to the road will give you a railroad view.  Some tree's, and the distance to the railroad prevent an excellent view.  Of the 5 motel's in Indio on this web site, this is the nicest that we reviewed.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak .  (Former Southern Pacific "East Line")

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Comments:    Internet reviews are favorable.  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  The three building's situated around the swimming pool is the Best Western Motel.  You need a room in the front of the building closest to the center of the photo to have a railroad view.  The single track line become double track just east of the motel.  Indio once had a nice size yard during the Southern Pacific days.  UP still maintains a small yard in town.