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Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Savannah, GA - Baymont Inn & Suites Savannah / Garden City 

Address: 357 Main Street      Phone: 912-964-8669

Location/ Directions: I-95 to exit 109. Turn left onto Service Rd 21. Go 6.5 miles. Turn left onto Minus Road at CVS , make a left onto Main Street. The Baymont Inn and Suites is on the left..

Average Price (Checked Feb 2016):       $71.00                

AAA Rated:       n/a            Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, -Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Breakfast, Business Center, High Speed Internet Access, Pool, RV/Truck/Bus Parking, Gift Shop, 100% Non-Smoking Property, Convenience Store, Elevators, Ice Machine, Laundromat, Vending Machines, Wake-Up Calls, Fitness Center, Hot Tub, Outdoor Pool, No Pets Allowed, Airport Shuttle, Local Area Shuttle, Hairdryer, Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock, Cribs Available, Desk, Ergonomic Chair, Roll-away, Iron/Iron Board, Free Newspaper, Coffee/Tea Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, DVD Player, Color Cable/Satellite HDTV.

Railroad View:  Good View from Suite Rooms 200, 202, 204, and 206.  These rooms on the front of the motel are best.  Rooms 208 & 210 will not have a view since the roof of the main entrance blocks the windows on those 2 rooms.  West side rooms are not good for train watching.  These are the standard rooms.  If you get a standard room, ask for room # 212, 214, 216, 218 (and up in that order), of these # 212 will offer the best railroad view.  1st Floor rooms do not offer a railroad view.   

Railroads past Hotel: Norfolk Southern Railway (former Central of Georgia).  This is a busy industrial line.  Not sure how many trains use the line during 24-hours.  During my stay I only caught one train past the hotel, it was a double stack train coming from the Port of Savannah.

Notes:  During my stay, the hotel was unable to give me a room with a railroad view.  I got stuck as far from the tracks as they could put me.  I did have a special request on the reservation, but they said they could do not to honor it.  Only the suites overlook the railroad.  They would not let me upgrade to a suite either.  I was not happy since I went out of my way to stay here.

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Floor Plan:  Go for a suite; rooms 200, 202, 204, 206 (all Suites) will offer the best railroad views.  Rooms 208 & 210 will not have a view since the roof of the main entrance blocks the windows on those 2 rooms.  Best standard rooms with a railroad view start at room # 212, 214, 216, 218 and up (in that order), the higher the number the worse the view will be.

 

 

Photo Comment: Center photo looks east out a hallway window on the second floor. A double stack train can be seen behind the trees.  This was the best view I could get of the only passing train during my stay.

 

 

 

 

Street View:  Looking northwest down Route 25 (Main Street), the Baymont Inn can be seen to the left, and the railroad along Main Street to the right.  Bush & trees prevent a clear view for photography, but seeing passing trains is no problem. 

 

 

RailfanMotels.com - Reviewed September 2015 / Page updated 2/15/2016