Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

Rancho Cordova, California --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rancho Cordova, CA - First Value Inn

Address:    10271 Folsom Boulevard                                        Phone: 916-362-5800

Location/ Directions:

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $30+                                    AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 122-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Pets allowed, Wheel chair access, Outdoor pool, Air conditioning, Telephone, Maid service, Television

Railroad View:  Excellent view.  2nd floor will keep you above the parking lot

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific (branch line; daily local only) / Sacramento Regional Transit "RT Metro" (Light Rail).  99% of train's will be the light rail trains.  The UP local freight runs as needed (less then once daily) 

Notes: This is a former Knights Inn Motel.  For those looking for newer, upscale motel.  Try the La Quinta Inn or Marriott just east.  They over looks the same railroad tracks.

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

Photo Comment:  This aerial view shows the motel (long building upper right side of the photo, and the triple tracked former Southern Pacific Railroad line. Three tracks can be seen from the motel, the two tracks closest to the motel are used by RT Metro light rail trains.  The 3rd track is for the Union Pacific local freight.

Rancho Cordova, California --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rancho Cordova, CA - La Quinta Inn & Suites

Address:    11131 Folsom Blvd                                     Phone: 916-638-1111

Location/ Directions:  Take I-5 to Hwy 50 Interchange, take 50E toward South Lake Tahoe, exit Sunrise Blvd South and move to the right lane, take the first right onto Folsom Blvd. The hotel is on the right.

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

About Hotel: 5-Stories, 130 Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Bright Side Breakfast,  Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access,  Free Parking , Guest Laundry Facilities, Outdoor Swimming Pool , Spa, Fitness Center, Pets Welcome, Microwave in some rooms, Refrigerator in some rooms, Premium Cable Channels, Coffee Maker , Hair Dryer, Iron with Ironing Board, Dataport Phones, voicemail, Alarm Clock.

Railroad View:  Excellent view. Any room on the front of the building should give you a railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific (branch line; daily local only) / Sacramento Regional Transit "RT Metro" (Light Rail).  99% of train's will be the light rail trains.  The UP local freight runs as needed (less then once daily). 

Notes:

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

Photo Comment:  Aerial view shows a pair of RT Transit cars passing the motel.  Any room on the south side of the motel will give you a railroad view.  Note, the double tracks of RT Transit cross over Sunrise Blvd via an overpass.  The Union Pacific single track crosses the highway at grade.

Rancho Cordova, California --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rancho Cordova, CA - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

Address:    11211 Point East Drive                                    Phone: 916-638-1100

Location/ Directions:  I-5 SOUTH toward SACRAMENTO/YUBA CITY - go 9.7 mi 3. Take the US-50 EAST exit - go 14.9 mi 4. Take the SUNRISE BLVD (CR-E2) exit (SOUTH) - go 0.6 mi 5. Turn LEFT on FOLSOM BLVD (EAST)- go 0.1 mi 6. Turn LEFT on POINT EAST DR - go < 0.1 mi 7. Arrive at 11211 POINT EAST DR, RANCHO CORDOVA, on the LEFT.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $170.00                                    AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 11-Stories, 245-Rooms, Interior Corridors, High-Speed Internet, Complimentary on-site parking, Pets not allowed, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Rollaway bed, Bathrobe, Hair dryer, Color Cable/satellite TV  with CNN, ESPN, HBO, Two-line Phone feature: speakerphone / cordless / voice mail, Coffee/tea in-room, Full-service business center, Room service, Restaurant & Lounge, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Whirlpool.

Railroad View:  Excellent view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific (branch line; daily local only) / Sacramento Regional Transit "RT Metro" (Light Rail).  99% of train's will be the light rail trains.  The UP local freight runs as needed (less then once daily). 

Notes:

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

Photo Comment: Be sure to have a room on an upper floor to see above the tress around the hotels parking lot.  Most upper floor rooms in the hotel will have a railroad view.  Only the area of the building facing northwest will NOT have a view.