Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Irvine, CA - La Quinta Irvine Spectrum

Address:   14972 Sand Canyon Avenue                  Phone:  949-551-0909

Location/ Directions:  I-5 (Santa Ana Frwy.): exit west on Sand Canyon. I-405 (San Diego Frwy.): exit Sand Canyon, east 1 mi., right on Burt Rd.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $72.00                               AAA Rated:  YES        Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 4-Stories, 146-Rooms, Interior Corridors,  Converted from a bean and grain warehouse with unique rooms built in a lima bean silo, this three-story hotel is listed in the National Registry of Historical Sites.  Free Breakfast, Free Local Calls, Free Parking, Guest Laundry Facilities, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle Available, Local Shuttle Available, Pets Welcome, Free high speed Interent access in all rooms, Premium Cable Channels, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron with Ironing Board, Dataport Phones, Voicemail, Alarm Clock.

Railroad View: Excellent View!  Located in a former grain silo, this motel has lots of history & a railroad view!  Its directly next to the tracks.

Railroads past Motel: BNSF Railway / Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / Metrolink (commuter railroad).

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

Photo Comment:  Any room on the railroad side of the grain silo will give you an excellent view!  The double track main is the mainline between Los Angeles and San Diego, the route of Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner's, Metolink and some BNSF freight's.  If you can't get a room in the silo, a room on the front of the main motel building will give you a fair view, looking at an angle past some tree's by the parking lot.  There is a grade crossing next to the motel parking lot, so, noise from the train horn's will be loud past the building.