Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Cedar Rapids, IA - Days Inn Cedar Rapids

Address:     2215 Blairs Ferry Road NE                                   Phone:  319-378-3948

 

Location/ Directions: I-380 to Blairs Ferry Road Northeast Exit 24.  

 

Average Price (Checked Apr 2011):   $64.00                                      AAA Rated:   N/A       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 4-Floors, Interior Corridors, Business Center, Free Daybreak Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet, Gym/Fitness Center, Indoor Heated Pool, 27-Inch TV with HBO, Clock, Coffee maker, Elevators, Hair dryer, Iron and Ironing board, Microwave and refrigerator, Pets NOT Allowed.   

Railroad View: Good View at grade crossing.  Trees between the motel and the railroad prevent an excellent view.  Get a 3rd or 4th floor room on the west side (front) of the building, that will provide the best railroad view. 

Railroad past Hotel: 1-track, not a busy rail line.  (Railroad ?)

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Picture Comments:The Days Inn is the gray building seen in the top of the aerial picture.  The railroad track can be seen along the roadway across the bottom of the picture.

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Cedar Rapids, IA - Hawthone Suites by Wyndham 

Address:    4444 Czech Lane NE                  Phone: 319-294-8700  

Location/ Directions: Take I-380 to Collins Road Exit - Go left at top of overpass and down to stoplight at Center Point Road - turn right. Hotel is one block down on the right.   

Average Price (Checked Apr 2011):   $96.00                                 AAA Rated:  YES        Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 4-Stories, -Rooms, Interior Corridors, Business Center, Gym/Fitness Center, Free High Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Truck/Bus Parking, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Lounge Chair, Work Desk, Iron And Board, Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast Buffet Daily, Free 24 Hour Self Serve Business Center, Free Parking, Heated Indoor Pool and Hot Tub, Laundry Facilities, Microwave And Refrigerator, 100 Percent Non-Smoking, Cribs Available, Rollaways Available For Some Suites, RV And Truck Parking Available, Sofa Bed Available In All Suites Except Whirlpool Rooms, Wake Up Service, Complimentary USA Today, Free Local Calls, Courtesy Shuttle Within 5 Mile Radius Of Hotel.

Railroad View:  Fair to Poor View.  Tracks are close to the motel, but tree's and brush along the railroad track block a clear view of passing trains.  You will need a room on the back side of the building (south side) to have a railroad view. 

Railroads past Hotel:  1-track, not a busy rail line.  (Railroad ?)   

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the rear of the motel (south side).  You will need a room on the back side of the building to have a railroad view.  This winter snap-shot shows what looks like a clear view of the railroad from the motel, however, while trees are in bloom, the view is lessened.