Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Fort Lauderdale, FL - Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek Fort Lauderdale 

Address:    555 N.W. 62nd Street                  Phone:  (954) 772-5400 

Location/ Directions:  Take Interstate 95 and exit at Cypress Creek Rd (Exit 33). Turn right at the light and proceed west on Cypress Creek Road. The hotel is approximately 0.25 miles on the right.

Average Price (Checked Apr 2011):   $98.00                                 AAA Rated:   N/A       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 6-Stories, 253-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Pets Allowed, Balcony, Iron / Ironing Board, Wake-up Service, Wireless High Speed Internet Access in All Guest Rooms (fee), Sofa Bed, Hairdryer, Dual-Line Telephone, Self Parking, Guest Laundromat, 24-Hour Front Desk, Ice Machine, Vending Machine, Business Services, Outdoor Heated Pool, Fitness Facility, Outdoor Whirlpool, Restaurant & Lounge (on-site). 

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

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX / Amtrak / Tri-Rail (commuter railroad).  Expect 60-trains during a 24-Hour period.  The breakdown is as follows: Tri-Rail = 50 trains (5am to 10pm), Amtrak = 4 trains (all during daylight), CSX = around 6 trains daily.  Most freights pass between 10pm and 4am - overnight.  Mid-morning, I was able to catch a local freight heading northbound on most days during my one-week visit.  The local freights I saw ranged from 2 cars to 20 cars, and were powered by a single EMD (GP38-2 or similar).

Notes:    This hotel is within walking distance of Tri-Rail's Cypress Creek railroad station.

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

Photo Comment:  The front row seats in this hotel are on the front side of the building.  A railroad crossing in front of the motel should provide warning as to passing trains.  If the view from the room is not enough, a side walk along Cypress Creek Road will put you track-side as long as you know a train is coming.  The hotel is within walking distance to Tri--Rail Cypress Creek station.

Walking distance to Tri-Rail Cypress Creek train station.

 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL - Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port

Address:  2275 SR 84 Marina Mile Blvd.                    Phone: 954-584-4000

Location/ Directions:  I-95 S exit 25 -SR 84 West/Marina Mile Road-, turn right Hotel is one Block on right OR Fl Turnpike exit SR 84 East, hotel is approx 3 mi on left -use Service Road-.

Average Price (Checked Apr 2011):  $79.00                                  AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 144-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Fort Lauderdale Airport Shuttle Service 5am To 1230am, Free Broward County Convention Center Shuttle, Free Port Everglades Cruise Port Shuttle, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free Local Calls, Outdoor Swimming Pool And Sundeck, Fitness Center, Hairdryers, Coffee Makers, Iron And Ironing Board, Restaurant, 25in TVs With Cable, HBO, Free Daily USA Today Newspaper Available At Front Desk On Weekdays, Concierge Tour Desk, Guest Laundry Facilities, Free Parking For Guests During Stay, Bar/Lounge, Elevator, No Pets Allowed, Refrigerator And Microwave In Selected Rooms, Public Marina Adjacent To Property - Boat Dockage Available, Poolside Tiki Bar, Car Rental Desk, Free Continental Breakfast Buffet, Iron and Ironing Board, Truck/Bus Parking.

Railroad View: Good, but narrow view.  You need a room on the east side of the building.  The railroad view is narrow, between a building and a highway overpass.  Send floor room would be the best choice.

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX / Amtrak / Tri-Rail (commuter railroad).  Expect 60-trains during a 24-Hour period.  The breakdown is as follows: Tri-Rail = 50 trains (5am to 10pm), Amtrak = 4 trains (all during daylight), CSX = around 6 trains daily.  Most freights pass between 10pm and 4am - overnight.  Mid-morning, I was able to catch a local freight heading northbound on most days during my one-week visit.  The local freights I saw ranged from 2 cars to 20 cars, and were powered by a single EMD (GP38-2 or similar).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the Red Roof Inn motel circled in yellow.  The location of the triple-tracked mainline is marked with red, and the blue lines represent the field of view from the motel.  The Fort Lauderdale Airport property (FLL) is just out of the picture to the lower left.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL - Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel Fort Lauderdale 

Address:   6001 NW 6th Way                    Phone:   (954) 772-3155 

Location/ Directions: From I-95 North, take Exit 33B (Cypress Creek Rd.) West. Travel approximately 3/4 mile. Turn left onto N.W. 6th Way. Extended Stay Deluxe will be on the right. From I-95 South, take Exit 33 (Cypress Creek Rd.) West. Bear right and travel approximately 1/2 mile. Turn left onto N.W. 6th Way. Extended Stay Deluxe will be on the right.

Average Price (Checked Apr 2011):   $60.00                                AAA Rated:   N/A       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 73-Rooms, Interior Corridors, On-site guest laundry, Wireless Internet (fee), Swimming Pool, On-site fitness center, Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, oven and stovetop, Deluxe Coffee, fruit, and bagel breakfast Mon-Fri, Pet Friendly Rooms, Convenient workspace, Free local phone calls, Personalized voice mail, Iron and full size ironing board, Dining and cooking utensils provided.  

Railroad View:  Good distant view.  Any room on the front of the motel will provide a railroad view.  High floors are best.

Railroads past Hotel: CSX / Amtrak / Tri-Rail (commuter railroad).  Expect 60-trains during a 24-Hour period.  The breakdown is as follows: Tri-Rail = 50 trains (5am to 10pm), Amtrak = 4 trains (all during daylight), CSX = around 6 trains daily.  Most freights pass between 10pm and 4am - overnight.  Mid-morning, I was able to catch a local freight heading northbound on most days during my one-week visit.  The local freights I saw ranged from 2 cars to 20 cars, and were powered by a single EMD (GP38-2 or similar).

Notes:   This hotel is within walking distance of Tri-Rail's Cypress Creek railroad station.  

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

Photo Comment:  The Extended Stay is the building with the red roof to the left side of this picture.  The tracks, as well as the Tri-Rail Cypress Creek train station can be seen across the parking lot to the right side of the picture.

Walking distance to Tri-Rail Cypress Creek train station.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL - Days Inn Fort Lauderdale-Oakland Park Airport North 

Address:    1595 W Oakland Park Blvd                  Phone: 954-484-9290

Location/ Directions:  I-95 South to Exit 31, Oakland Park Blvd, Drive half a block from exit and hotel is located on the right hand side.

Average Price (Checked Apr 2011):   $62.10                                AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 5-Stories, 143-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Courtesy shuttle, 24-Hour Front Desk, Barbecue Grill, Courtyard, Crib / Rollaway, Elevators, Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Free High Speed Wireless Internet, Free Newspaper, Free Outdoor Parking/Bus Parking/RV Parking/Truck Parking, Guest Laundromat, Gym, Ice Machine, Maid Service, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool, Air Conditioned, AM/FM Clock Radio, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave, Refrigerator, Remote Control TV / Satellite With HBO, CNN, ESPN & Pay Per View.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Any room on the front of the building will give you a railroad view.  Higher floors are best.

Railroads past Hotel:   CSX / Amtrak / Tri-Rail (commuter railroad).  Expect 60-trains during a 24-Hour period.  The breakdown is as follows: Tri-Rail = 50 trains (5am to 10pm), Amtrak = 4 trains (all during daylight), CSX = around 6 trains daily.  Most freights pass between 10pm and 4am - overnight.  Mid-morning, I was able to catch a local freight heading northbound on most days during my one-week visit.  The local freights I saw ranged from 2 cars to 20 cars, and were powered by a single EMD (GP38-2 or similar).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  Its easy to see the clear railroad view from the Days Inn motel.  The railroad crosses Route 816 (West Oakland Park Blvd.) at grade, which will call for the trains to blow their horn while passing.  Any room on the front (south side) of the building should offer the ideal railroad view.  Most trains during the daylight hours are Tri-Rail / Amtrak trains, the CSX freight trains usually operate after dark.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL - Red Roof Inn 

Address:   4800 Powerline Road                   Phone: (954) 776-6333

Location/ Directions:  Traveling on I-95- Exit at Commercial Blvd, exit #32. Travel west on Commercial Blvd and turn left onto Powerline Rd. This Red Roof Inn is on the left side of the road behind the Waffle House.

Average Price (Checked Apr 2011):  $38.00                               AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 4-Stories, 100-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Wireless Internet (WiFi), Pets Stay Free, Outdoor Pool, Free Parking, Restaurant Within Walking Distance,
Elevator, Mini-Refrigerators, Microwaves, Kids Under 17 Stay Free, Free Local Calls, Free Expanded Cable, Complimentary Coffee, Alarm/Clock Radio.

Railroad View: Poor view due to trees & brush.  You need a room on the east side (back of building) to have a railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX / Amtrak / Tri-Rail (commuter railroad).  Expect 60-trains during a 24-Hour period.  The breakdown is as follows: Tri-Rail = 50 trains (5am to 10pm), Amtrak = 4 trains (all during daylight), CSX = around 6 trains daily.  Most freights pass between 10pm and 4am - overnight.  Mid-morning, I was able to catch a local freight heading northbound on most days during my one-week visit.  The local freights I saw ranged from 2 cars to 20 cars, and were powered by a single EMD (GP38-2 or similar).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  Aerial photo shows the trees & brush between the motel and the railroad.  High floors at this motel will be needed to have a chance of having a view.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL - El Palacio Fort Lauderdale 

Address:   4900 Powerline Road                    Phone: 877-540-7038

Website:  El Palacio Fort Lauderdale

Location/ Directions: Traveling on I-95- Exit at Commercial Blvd, exit #32. Travel west on Commercial Blvd and turn left onto Powerline Rd. 

Average Price (Checked Apr 2011):  $50.00                 AAA Rate:  YES          Stars: (n/a) 

 

About Hotel: 5-Stories, 195-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Cable Satellite Television with HBO®/ESPN/CNN, Balcony, Coffee and Tea Maker, AM/FM Alarm Clock, Comfortable Workspace, Wake-Up Calls, Hairdryer, Iron and Ironing Board, Voice-mail, Roll-away Beds (Fee), Refrigerators and Microwaves, High-Speed Wireless Internet, Outdoor Swimming Pool and Patio, Air-Conditioned, Bar And Lounge, Free Parking, Business Services.

 

 

 

Railroad View: Fair to Good View.  Depending on location of room.  Ask for a room in the northeast corner of the building, high floors are best.  You will have a view of the railroad crossing Route 870.  Expect trains to blow their horn for the crossing, which will give you advance notice of approaching trains.

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX / Amtrak / Tri-Rail (commuter railroad).  Expect 60-trains during a 24-Hour period.  The breakdown is as follows: Tri-Rail = 50 trains (5am to 10pm), Amtrak = 4 trains (all during daylight), CSX = around 6 trains daily.  Most freights pass between 10pm and 4am - overnight.  Mid-morning, I was able to catch a local freight heading northbound on most days during my one-week visit.  The local freights I saw ranged from 2 cars to 20 cars, and were powered by a single EMD (GP38-2 or similar).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The El Palacio Motel is circled in yellow.  The railroad grade crossing next to the motel is the only area that offers a clear view of the railroad from the motel.  Expect trains to sound their horn for the crossing, which will alert you of approaching trains.