Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Merced, CA - Best Western Inn

Address:  1033 Motel Drive                    Phone:  209-723-2163

Location/ Directions:  Route 99. Travel to the Motel Drive Exit, follow to the BEST WESTERN Inn.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $78.00                               AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 42-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Pets allowed (fee), Cable satellite television with HBO, Refrigerator, Microwave, Air-conditioning, Free local calls under 30 minutes, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness Center, Outdoor  Pool, High Speed Internet, Guest laundry, High-speed Internet access, Free parking. 

Railroad View:  Fair to Poor View.  Railroad is located across busy Route 99.  Some brush/trees block a clear view of the railroad.  Get a room on the 2nd floor facing west for a view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

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

Photo Comment:  Aerial photo shows the railroad tracks to the right side of thephoto.  The bushes in the center of Route 99 are somewhat tall, and may effect the railroad view from the motel.  Get a 2nd floor room for a view.

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Merced, CA - Courtyard Merced

Address:    750 Motel Drive                  Phone:  209-725-1221

Location/ Directions:  Highway 99, Take the Hwy 140 Exit toward Yosemite, .2 mi. Left off Yosemite Parkway (Hwy 140), .1 mi. Right on Motel Drive, .1 mi.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $93.00                               AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: Brand New Motel.  3-Stories, 87-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Complimentary on-site parking, Pets not allowed, High-Speed Internet, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Roll-away bed, Hair dryer, Color Cable/satellite TV with HBO, CNN, ESPN, Speakerphone with voice mail, Courtyard Café, Exercise Room, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool.

Railroad View:  Good View.  Get a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor facing west (front of building).  View looks across busy Route 99, a few tree's maybe in site, but that shouldn't block the railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The building featured in the picture is the Courtyard, notice they installed a wall between the parking lot and the highway/railroad.  2nd & 3rd floor will give you a railroad view.  The single track mainline can be seen across Route 99 to the right side of this picture.  The other building in this photo (with the red roof) is the Comfort Inn.  We do not list the Comfort Inn on this web site because the view from that motel is poor.  You really have to stretch your head to see the train's from the Comfort Inn.

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Merced, CA - Hampton Inn & Suites Merced

Address:    225 South Parsons Avenue                  Phone:  209-386-1210 

Location/ Directions:  From Highway 99 - Exit Childs Avenue and proceed east on Childs Avenue approximately 1/4 mile to Parsons Avenue. Turn right on Parsons and the hotel will be on your right. From Highway 140 - Turn south at the intersection of 140 and Parsons Street. Follow Parsons Street south, approximately 3/4 mile to the hotel.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $99.00                               AAA Rated:  YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: This is a new motel.  3-Stories, 83-Rooms, Interior Corridors, No Pets Allowed, Easy to Set Alarm Clock Radio, Ergonomic Desk Chair, Coffee Maker, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Hairdryer, High Speed Internet-No Charge, Iron/Ironing Board, Lap Desk, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Baggage Storage, Beverage Area-Complimentary, Coin Laundry, Elevators, Luggage Hold, Multi-Lingual Staff, Business Center, Fitness Room, Pool, Cribs, High chairs.   

Railroad View:  Good View.  Railroad is just across busy Route 99.  Get a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor on the south side (front) of the building to get a view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  (N/A)

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Merced, CA - Sandpiper Lodge

Address:   1001 Motel Drive                   Phone: 209-723-1034

Location/ Directions:  Route 99. Travel to the Motel Drive Exit.

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

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 32-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Swimming Pool, Pets Accepted.

Railroad View:  Fair to Poor View.  (Same view as Best Western motel next door). Only a handful of rooms will offer a railroad room.  You will need to be on the second floor to see above brush and traffic on the busy Route 99. 

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  (N/A)

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Merced, CA - Sierra Lodge

Address:    951 Motel Drive                  Phone: (209) 722-3926
Location/ Directions: 
 Route 99. Travel to the Motel Drive Exit.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $56.00      AAA Rated:  NO     Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Stories, Exterior Corridors, (no other info provided). 

Railroad View:  Expect a Poor View, due to brush in the meridian of Route 99. Get a 2nd floor room to see across busy Route 99. 

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific (Fresno Line).  

Notes:    

Comments:  1 review found on the internet, its poor.  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  Aerial view shows the Sierra Lodge Motel.  To the right side of this picture is the railroad track.  Like some of the other motel in this area, the bushes planted in the center of Route 99 are tall, and may block some or most of the view from the rooms.  Get a 2nd floor room to have a chance of a view.