Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Stamford, CT - Stamford Marriott  (Not Rated) 

Address:    243 Tresser Boulevard                                           Phone: 203-357-9555

Location/ Directions: Take I-95 North to Exit 8. Go up two lights, make a left on Canal Street. Second light make a right on Tresser Blvd. Then make first right into Marriott hotel, go to end and make a right into the Marriott Hotel parking garage.

Average Price (Checked Oct 2010):   $239.00                 AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 16-Stories, 508-Rooms, Interior Corridors, On-site parking (fee), Hotel has a smoke free policy, Pets allowed (non-refundable sanitation fee), Coffee/tea in-room, Business Services, Laundry on-site (coin operated), Newspaper in lobby, Bar-B-Q and/or picnic area, Barber/Beauty shop, Vending machines, Gift/newsstand, Fitness On-site, Heated Indoor Pool, Outdoor Pool, Air-conditioned, Connecting rooms are not available, Windows may be opened, Windows soundproof, Windows floor to ceiling, Bathtub, Hair dryer, Chair oversized with ottoman, Alarm Clock, Desk, Iron and ironing board, Room service, Coffee maker / tea service, Mini-refrigerator, Phone with voicemail, High speed Internet (fee), Cable/satellite TV features: remote control 32in/81cm and flat screen, Premium movie channels, Cable channels include CNN, ESPN, and HBO, Movies, pay-per-view, Radio

Railroad View:  Excellent.  Most rooms in this hotel will have a railroad view.  Higher floor will provide a better view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Metro-North Commuter Railroad / Amtrak / P&W.  The railroad is busy, 99% of the trains are passenger trains consisting of Metro-North commuter trains or Amtrak trains (including Acela Express trains).  P&W stone trains run usually seasonal (March to November) between New Haven, CT and the New York & Atlantic Railway in Fresh Pond, NY, these freights usually pass Stamford during darkness.  

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

Comments: This hotel is located along Interstate 95 (I-95).  Hotel is just a tad far to walk to the Stamford railroad station (0.7 miles from hotel), but a short taxi ride can transport you to and from the train station.  A 45-minute train ride will land you at Grand Central station in the center of New York City.   

Photo Comment:   (Left Photo): Hotel at left overlooks the busy Interstate-95, a 9-track mainline that passes through Stamford and a 10-track stub end yard used by the commuter trains.  A majority of the trains are electric powered, though some diesel commuter trains will be seen outside the hotel.  (Right Photo): The hotel is located on the north side of the tracks, thanks to the commuter train railroad yard outside the hotel, trains can always be seen.  East side rooms will give you a better look of the trains parked in the yard.