Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

Coralville, Iowa (Iowa City area) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Coralville, IA - Baymont Inn and Suites Iowa City/ Coralville   (Not Rated)

Address: 200 6th Street                                     Phone: 319-337-9797

Location/ Directions:  I-80 to Exit 242 1st Avenue. Go South on 1st Avenue to 1/2 Mile to 6th Street. Turn Right on 6th Street, Hotel is on Left Side.

Average Price (Checked Aug 2010):   $90.00                       AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 3-Stories, Interior Corridors, Business Center, Free Breakfast, Gym/Fitness Center, Free High Speed Internet, Meeting Facilities, Pets Allowed, Heated Indoor Pool, Complimentary USA Today, Elevator, Guest Laundromat.  

Railroad View: Good view from the 3rd floor.  1st & 2nd floors no view due to businesses located between the railroad and the motel.

Railroad past Hotel:  Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway.  This shortline railroad runs only a handful of trains per day. 

Notes:  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com - This motel is listed as information purposes only due to a small amount of trains past this property daily.  See other motels listed on this web site in Coralville that are located on the slightly busier Iowa Interstate RR.

Comments: 

 Picture Comments: Baymont Inn & Suites is the building with the brown roof near top of photo.  The single track CRANDIC mainline is seen along bottom of photo.

Coralville, Iowa (Iowa City area) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Coralville, IA - Comfort Suites (IA 113)   (Not Rated)

Address:   2431 James Street                                     Phone: 319-338-3400

Location/ Directions: I-80 exit 240, go south 1 block, then east 2 blocks, turn right on 25th Avenue.

Average Price (Checked Aug 2010):   $100.00              AAA Rated:  YES        Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 81-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Bike Path, Bus / Truck Parking, Cold Weather Hook-up, Fitness Center, Free Coffee, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Newspaper Mon-Fri, Indoor Heated Pool, Indoor Whirlpool/Hot Tub, No Pets Allowed, 100% Smoke Free Hotel, Free Local Calls, Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Hair Dryer, In-Room Air Conditioning, In-Room Coffee Maker, In-Room Desk, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave, Refrigerator, Voice Mail, Wake-Up Service, Free Newspaper Mon-Fri.

Railroad View:  Excellent, Railroad passes directly in front of motel.  2nd or 3rd floor rooms are preferred to see over parking lot.

Railroad past Hotel:  Iowa Interstate Railroad.  Only about 6 trains a day past this motel. 

Notes:  This is a brand new motel.  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Comments: 

 Picture Comments: Motel is on the south of the single track main.  There is a railroad crossing near the motel.

Coralville, Iowa (Iowa City area) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coralville, IA - Heartland Inn Iowa City Hotel (Coralville)   (Not Rated)

Address:   87 2nd Street        Phone: (319) 351-8132   Email: [email protected]

Location/ Directions: I-80 (Exit 242), 1 mile South,  First Avenue & Hwy 6 West.

Average Price (Checked Aug 2010):   $83.00                       AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 3-Stories, Interior Corridors, FREE Shuttle to Hospital, Refrigerator and Microwave in every room, Indoor Pool, Coin-Operated Laundry On Site, Hair Dryers in Every Room,  100% Smoke Free Hotel, FREE Hearty Breakfast and Evening Snacks, Wednesday Night Manager’s Social (FREE meal), In-Room Coffee and 24-Hour Coffee Bar in Lobby, FREE High-Speed Wireless Internet Access in Every Room, FREE Internet Station in Lobby, FREE Copies, Faxes, and Local Calls, Pets Not Allowed. 

Railroad View:  Expect a Good View.  The tracks are right behind the motel.  While trees are in bloom, some rooms may have a obstructed view.  All rooms on all floors on the rear of the building should have a railroad view.

Railroad past Hotel:  Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway.  This shortline railroad runs only a handful of trains per day.

Notes:  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com - See other motels listed on this web site in Coralville that are located on the slightly busier Iowa Interstate RR.

Comments: 

 Picture Comments: The single track CRANDIC mainline runs just feet from the Heartland Inn.  The body of water seen in the photo is the Iowa River.

Coralville, Iowa (Iowa City area) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coralville, IA - Holiday Inn Express   (Not Rated)

Address:   970 25th Ave.                                     Phone: 319-625-5000

Location/ Directions: LOCATED ON THE WEST END OF CORALVILLE, ON US 6 & 25TH AVE. I-80 TAKE IA 965 EXIT 240 SOUTH TO US 6. LEFT ON 25TH AVE.

Average Price (Checked Aug 2010):   $120.00                        AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 5-Stories, 80-Rooms, Interior Corridors, No pets allowed, Business Center, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room, Color Cable TV, Work desk with lamp, 2-Line phone with voicemail, Free Local Phone Calls, High-speed Internet Access, Bathtub, Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Iron / Ironing Board, Windows Open by Guest, Health/Fitness Center On-Site, Whirlpool, Indoor Pool, On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer).

Railroad View:  Expect a good view.  Trains pass the south side of the property.  Rooms on both side of the motel will have a view, 3rd floor or higher is preferred to see over traffic / parking lot.  There is a U-Haul service center on the west side of the motel; trucks will block view from the 1st / 2nd floors.

Railroad past Hotel:  Iowa Interstate Railroad.  Only about 6 trains a day past this motel.

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

Comments: 

 Picture Comments: Holiday Inn Express is the tall light colored building to the right of the photo.  The railroad is to the left.  There is a railroad crossing near the motel.  Down the street is a new Comfort Suites motel (within walking distance), its closer to the railroad, and was less expensive in our research.