Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

DAVENPORT, IOWA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Davenport, IA - Radisson Quad City Plaza        

Address:   111 E 2nd St                  Phone: (563) 322-2200

Location/ Directions:  Located in downtown Davenport.

Average Price (Checked Dec 2011):  $120.00                               AAA Rated:    n/a      Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 6-Floors, 221-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Exclusive Sleep Number Bed, Free High Speed Internet, Large Desk, Phone with Personalized Voice Mail, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Cable Television, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle, Suites, Coffee maker, Cribs available, Microwave and refrigerator (suites only), Newspaper (complimentary Mon-Fri), Radio/alarm clock, Rollaway beds available, Room service, Self-controlled heating/cooling, Work desk with lamp, Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel Restaurant. 

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Any room on the back side of the motel will give you a railroad view, as well as a river view!  During my visit I was not able to get a room overlooking the railroad.  I had a room on the side of the building that let me catch a glimpse of the three passing trains during my 17-hour visit.  I may of missed some trains during the night.  All three trains came between 10pm and 1:30am.  Trains blow their horn for the South Brady Street crossing located outside the hotel.  Parking lot lights illuminate trains very well, video of passing trains works fine.

Railroads past Hotel:  Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (IC&E, owned by Canadian Pacific Railway.).  

Notes:    

Comments:  Hotel is in a nice area of the city.  Many fine restaurants and sport bars are within walking distance.  There is a Subway Sandwich shop one block away (they close at 7pm).  The hotel has a restaurant with good food, price wasn't bad either. The SkyWalk (pedestrian bridge) leads you riverside, where there is a Casino and city park.  Great area to explore!

Photo Comment:  Center Photo: Standing at the South Brady Street railroad crossing, the Radisson can be viewed (White shorter building in front).  Trains blow their horn for the crossing, which can give you a heads up for passing trains while in the hotel.  Aerial photo: The Radisson Hotel circled in yellow.  The railroad tracks area highlighted with red at the bottom of the picture.  An enclosed glass pedestrian bridge can be seen to the left side of the photo.  This heated bridge maybe helpful in cooler weather to photograph passing trains, and well as an providing an elevated angle for photography.  This is not a busy rail line, I maybe stretching it, but I'd guess up to 10 trains pass this location daily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The hotel floor plan can help you make sure your getting a room with a railroad view.  Rooms that end with digits between 12-25 on higher floors will be best.  I was in room # 526, it wasn't that great for a view of the railroad, or anything else for that matter. 

 

 

RailfanMotels.com - REVIEWED OCTOBER 2013