Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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There are a number of motels in Modesto located on 9th Street.  Most of these are older Motor Inn style motels.  Several of them have been known to be a haven for drug and prostitution rings.  Two of these that we list are the California Inn & the Delux Inn.  We do not recommend these motel's.  We list them only because they have a railroad view for information purposes only, and to spread knowledge so tourists will not select these motels unknowingly.  

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Modesto, CA - Delux Inn

Address:   1128 South 9th Street                   Phone: (209) 544-6693

Location/ Directions:  

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

About Hotel: 1-Story, Exterior Corridors, Weekly & Commercial Rates, Truckers Welcome, Touch Tone Phones, Smoking/Nonsmoking Rooms, Microwave & Refrigerators Available, Low Daily, Coin Washer & Dryer, Cable Color TV W/Remote.

Railroad View: Excellent View. 

Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

Notes:    

Comments:  This motel is NOT RECOMMENDED and has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  Aerial view shows the Delux Inn (with the red roof), and the California Inn (with green roof).  Both motels offer a clear view of Union Pacific's single track Fresno Line.  Please read note at the top of this web page regarding motels on 9th Street in this area of Modesto.

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Modesto, CA - California Inn

Address:   1130 South 9th Street                   Phone: (209) 524-4616

Location/ Directions:  

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

About Hotel: 1-Story, Exterior Corridors, Touch Tone Direct Dial Phone, Refrigerator & Microwave, Guest Laundromat, Free Hbo, Fax & Copy Service, Espn, Color Tv With Remote, CNN.

Railroad View: Excellent View.

Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

Notes:    

Comments:  This motel is NOT RECOMMENDED and has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  See photo under "Delux Inn".  Please read note at the top of this web page regarding motel's on 9th Street in this area of Modesto.

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Modesto, CA - Travelers Motel

Address:   710 North 9th Street                   Phone: (209) 522-7276

Location/ Directions:  

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

About Hotel: 1-Story, Exterior Corridors, (no other info provided).

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Rooms closer to the road maybe a better choice since automobiles in the parking lot could block your view.

Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial view photo shows the "U" shaped Travelers Motel.  The railroad tracks are located just across Route 99.  The motel is only 1-floor, so you would have to pick a room that has a good view.  Likely rooms closer to the street would be a better choice since automobiles in the parking lot may block the view.  If you do get "blocked in", its only a quick dash to the parking lot to see a passing train.  Also since this motel is on the east side of the tracks, pictures from this property are good during the morning hours.  Those bushes you see in the picture along the road are not tall, you can still see the rail from standing in the parking lot.

 

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Modesto, CA - Courtyard Modesto

Address:   1720 Sisk Road                   Phone:  209-577-3825

Location/ Directions:  Highway 99 South into Modesto. Exit at Briggsmore Avenue. Turn left at top of the over pass. Turn left onto Sisk Road. Hotel is visible from Highway 99.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $85.00                               AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 115-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee maker, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Hair dryer, Color Cable/satellite TV with CNN/ESPN/HBO, Microwave oven, Speakerphone with voicemail, Courtyard Café, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Whirlpool, Pets allowed.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Railroad is located across Route 99.  Only a handful of rooms in the front of the building offer a railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

Notes:   

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

Photo Comment:  Aerial photo marks the Courtyard property in red.  The yellow circle marks the building with the best view of the railroad.  A room on the backside of the building, facing the parking area will give you a clear view of the passing train's.

 

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Modesto, CA - Doubletree Hotel Modesto

Address:   1150  9th Street                   Phone:  209-526-6000

Location/ Directions: Take CA-99 toward Modesto. Take the CA-132/Maze Boulevard exit toward CA-108. Turn left on CA-132/L Street. Continue down L Street to the hotel. 

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $114.00                               AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 14-Stories, 258-Rooms, Interior Corridors,Pets Allowed (fee), Self Parking (fee), 24 Hour Executive Business Center, Air Conditioning, Black-Out Curtains, Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection & Alarm, Complimentary HBO, Connecting Rooms, Ergonomic Desk Chair, TV - 27 Inch with HBO/ESPN/CNN, Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp, 24 Hour Housekeeping, Coffee Maker, Evening Room Service Available, Hairdryer, Hand Held Shower, High Speed Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Mini Refrigerator, Newspaper (M-F), Tow line telephone with voicemail & speakerphone, Business Center, Elevators, Florist, Gift Shop, Snack Shop , Fitness Room, Pool. 

Railroad View: Good view from high floor.  Get a room on the north side of the building.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific (Fresno Line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The Doubletree Hotel is the tall building on the top left of the photo.  The single track railroad line can be seen a block away along the parking garage.  The old Southern Pacific train station can also be seen in the picture, to the top right.