Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oakland, CA - Motel 6 Oakland

Address:   1801 Embarcadero                   Phone:  (510) 436-0103

Location/ Directions:  Traveling on I-880-Nimitz Freeway North: Exit at 5th Avenue- Embarcadero E. Turn left onto Embarcadero E and travel for ¾ mile and this Motel 6 will be on the right side. 

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $64.00                               AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 97-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Local Calls, Free Morning Coffee, Free Expanded Cable, Kids Stay Free, Pet Allowed (fee), Wireless Internet (WiFi) (fee), Outdoor hot tub, Micro-fridge available (fee).

Railroad View: Fair View.  Some rooms on the east side, north end may give you a railroad view.  Tree's & interstate block the view from south side rooms.  The west side of the building overlooks the bay.

Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific / BNSF Railway / Amtrak / BART (electric transit/subway).  Three separate rail lines can be seen from the motel.

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial view shows Motel 6 in the upper right hand corner of the picture (looks like 5 smaller buildings).  Across I-880 you can see 2 freight trains passing, plus a BART transit train.  There is also an additional track close to the motel (seen on the left side of the ramp).  That is former Southern Pacific industrial trackage, it maybe out of service.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oakland, CA - Executive Inn & Suites

Address:   1755 Embarcadero                   Phone:  (510) 536-6633

Location/ Directions:  I-880 North to 5th Avenue/Embarcadero, Left at Embarcadero to the hotel.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $129.00                               AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 225-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Granite vanity with combination tub/shower, Cable TV w/pay per view movies and video games, Free local phone calls, Refrigerator and microwave, Writing desk, Complimentary high-speed Internet access, Two 2-line phones and voicemail, Coffee maker with coffee and tea, Hairdryer, iron/ironing board, Radio/alarm clock, Pool & spa, Fitness Center, Airport and local area shuttle, 100% non-smoking luxury suites, Free parking, USA Today and Wall St. Journal, Guest laundry, Wake-up calls, 24-hour Business Centers, Continental Breakfast Buffet.

Railroad View: Good View.  Next to Motel 6, but without the viewing problems.  City view, that faces the railroad is about $20.00 less expensive then the bay side view.  Ask for a room on the 3rd floor for the best railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific / BNSF Railway / Amtrak / BART (electric transit/subway).  Three separate rail lines can be seen from the motel.

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial view shows the motel along the water (all 3 buildings).  The railroad is across I-880, 4 main tracks for freight / Amtrak, then 2 tracks used by BART.  Its a busy are with train's and automobile traffic.  There is one other track that is just across the street from the motel, a single track, it maybe out of service.  Its a former Southern Pacific industrial branch.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oakland, CA - Homewood Inn & Suites Oakland-Waterfront

Address:   1103 Embarcadero                  Phone: 510-663-2700

Location/ Directions:  Northbound I-880 5th Ave/Embarcadero exit. Left to sign onto Embarcadero; down 1/4 mile to the right. Southbound I-880 16th street exit off ramp right on Embarcadero and down 1/4 mile - hotel is on left.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $135.15                               AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 132-Rooms, Interior Corridors, mini-refrigerator, microwave, TV, complimentary high speed internet access, Business Center, phone with voice mail, complimentary hot breakfast, Coin Laundry, Elevators, Gift Shop, Laundry Service, Local Area Transportation, Luggage Hold, Multi-Lingual Staff, On-Site Convenience Store, Fitness Room, Pool, Pets Allowed (fee), Cribs (fee), High chairs (fee).

Railroad View: Good View.  Railroad is just across I-880.  South end of Union Pacific's Oakland Yard is just across the street.  Ask for a room on the 3rd floor on the city side for a railroad view.  Some tree's around the motel property line prevent an excellent view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / BNSF Railway / Amtrak / BART (electric transit/subway).  Three separate rail lines can be seen from the motel.

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

Photo Comment:  The motel is seen in the lower right area of the photo, Union Pacific's Oakland yard is seen just across I-880.  The two tracks along the top of the photo is BART.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oakland, CA - Jack London Inn

Address:   444 Embarcadero West                   Phone:  (800) 549-8780

Website:  Jack London Inn

Location/ Directions: I-880 S toward Alameda/San Jose 2.9 mi, Take the exit toward Broadway/Alameda 0.4 mi, Turn right at 5th St 0.6 mi, Turn right at Martin Luther King Jr Way 0.2 mi, Turn left at 1st St/Embarcadero W Motel will be on the left 0.2 mi

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $40.00         AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 4-Stories, 110-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Phone with data port, TV with 60 plus channels, iron and ironing board, coffee maker and hairdryer, heating and air conditioning, Wireless internet, laundry, valet and wake-up services, Airport Transportation (surcharge), Free Local Calls, 24 hour Security, Self Parking (fee), Complimentary Breakfast, Free WiFi Internet, Business Services, Seasonal Rooftop Pool, Restaurant in Hotel, Bar and Lounge in Hotel, Fitness Facilities.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Train's pass the motel feet away as they are street running, horns are very loud

Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific / Amtrak (Street Running!).

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Comments:  Unfavorable reviews on the internet.  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

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