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Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Idaho Falls, ID - Super 8 Idaho Falls    

Address:  705 Lindsay Boulevard             Phone:  (208) 522-8880

Location/ Directions: I-15 Take exit 118, turn right onto Broadway going east Utah Ave. Turn left on Utah Ave. and continue north for mile. Super 8 is on the left.

Average Price (Checked Dec 2012):   $65.00                                  AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 90-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Breakfast, Business Center, High Speed Internet Access, Pet Friendly, Shuttle both ways between hotel and local airports, Truck/Bus Parking, Ice Machine, Laundromat, Wake-Up Calls, Outdoor Parking, Bath Tub, Hairdryer, Telephone, Free Local Telephone Calls,
Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock, Cribs Available, Desk, Easy Chair/Recliner, Rollaway, Self controlled Heating/Cooling, Coffee/Tea Maker, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Cable/Satellite TV.

Railroad View: Good Distant View from high floor rooms on the back of the motel.  The railroad line is active, but not very busy industrial branch line. During my 13-hour stay, not one train past.  Windows do open, protected by a screen.  Although the only trains I heard were the horns on the mainline across town.  If any train do pass during the night, it will be too dark to get a good look at them.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific

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Photo Comment:  n/a

Visited: September 2013.

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Idaho Falls, ID - Candlewood Suites Idaho Falls    (Not Rated)

Address:  665 Pancheri Drive                Phone:(208) 525-9800

Location/ Directions:  Heading N or S on I-15 take exit 116. Turn E on Sunnyside come to the first stoplight and turn left onto Yellowstone Hwy. Next Stoplight turn left on Pancheri Dr. Candlewood Suites is on the left.

Average Price (Checked Dec 2012):   $94.00                                  AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 4-Floors, 81-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Pets Allowed (fee), Health and Fitness Center (On-site), High-speed Internet Access, Barbeque Grills, On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer), Weekly Housekeeping, Gift Shop, Cable / Satellite TV, CD Player, Color TV, DVD Player, Stereo, Work Desk w/ Lamp, Speakerphone with Voice Mail, Free Local Phone Calls, Bathtub, Hairdryer, Private Bathroom, Coffee Maker, Conventional Oven, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Icemaker in Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Plates/Glassware, Pots/Pans/Serving Dishes, Refrigerator (full), Silverware, Stove, Toaster, Connecting Rooms, Crib, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Iron / Ironing Board, Windows Open by Guest.

Railroad View: Good Distant View.  Ask for a high floor room on the front of the building.  It should be easy viewing the railroad overpass up the street.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific.

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial view show Candlewood Suites circled in yellow.  The blue lines show the view from the motel.  The elevated railroad can be seen to the left side of the picture.

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Idaho Falls, ID - Fairfield Inn & Suites Idaho Falls    (Not Rated)

Address:    1293 West Broadway Street                 Phone: (208) 552-7378

Location/ Directions:  Take Skyline Drive South, turn left on Broadway. Hotel is 3 blocks East.

Average Price (Checked Dec 2012):  $109.00                                AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 64-Rooms, Interior Corridors,  Free Breakfast, High-Speed Internet, Smoke-free motel, Complimentary on-site parking, Pets not allowed, Coffee/tea in-room, Full-service business center, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Bathrobe, Hair dryer, Hot Tub/Jacuzzi, CD player, Color Cable/satellite TV, Microwave oven, Speakerphone with voice mail, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool.

Railroad View: Good View.  Most rooms in this motel should offer a railroad view.  Higher floors are preferred, front of the building should offer a better view.  A railroad grade crossing near the motel may alert you of passing trains (meaning sound of the train horn).

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific.

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

Photo Comment:  The Fairfield Inn is circled in yellow.  The railroad located is marked with red.  While most rooms in the motels should offer a railroad view, high floor rooms on the front of the building may have a better view.  The railroad line is an active but lightly used freight line.  Used by local freights each day.

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Idaho Falls, ID - South Fork Inn    (Not Rated) 

Address:   1100 Lindsay Blvd         Phone:  1-866-460-7456

Location/ Directions: 

Average Price (Checked Jul 2013):   $59.00       AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 62-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Flat-screen cable television, Complimentary wireless Internet, Private bathrooms with shower/tub combination, Hair dryers, Desk, Coffee/tea makers, Phones with free local calls, Free parking is available onsite, 24-hour front desk, Free RV and truck parking, Smoke-free property.

Railroad View: Good View.  Rooms on either side of the motel should offer a railroad view.  Rooms on the back side of the motel are the perfered room for a railroad view.  One drawback; parked grain hoppers at the grain mill may block the view of the main track.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific.   

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

Photo Comment:  The South Fork Inn is the building with the green roof.  A grain mill next door is an active rail customer, and grain cars parked on their siding may block the view of the main track from the motel.  Rooms on the back of the motel maybe better since the front of the motel only has a short area of which you can see passing trains, between the grain mill & the overpass.


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Idaho Falls, ID - Residence Inn    (Not Rated)

Address:  635 West Broadway          Phone:  208-542-0000

Location/ Directions: Follow North Skyline Drive for 1.2 miles to West Broadway and turn left. The hotel is one mile ahead on the right.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2013):   $149.00                 AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 5-Floors, 108-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free high-speed Internet, Free breakfast, Fitness center, Business center, Pool, Kitchen/kitchenette, Pet friendly, Airport shuttle, Free On-site Parking, Coffee/tea in-room, Evening reception, Grocery shopping service, Housekeeping service daily, Laundry on-site (coin operated), Newspaper in lobby.

Railroad View: Excellent View!  Any room on the railroad end of the building should provide a great view of the railroad. 

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific. The rail line is lightly used.  Not sure if the line is used daily.

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

Photo Comment:  In an aerial photo taken during construction, the hotel is built right next to the railroad.  The single track line crosses the Snake River in front of the hotel.  A walking trail along the river can not only make your stay more enjoyable, but give you a great place to view a passing train.  The rail line is not busy.  It likely only sees local rail traffic.

 

 

 

 

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