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Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Marion, IL - Comfort Suites  (IL 115)    (Not Rated)
Address:   2608 W. Main Street               Phone:  (618) 997-9133

Location/ Directions:  I-57, exit 53 (Main St.), W. 1 block to hotel.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2013):  $73.60                               AAA Rated: YES         Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 63-Rooms, Interior Corridors,Free high-speed Internet access, Fitness center, Free local calls, Truck & Bus Parking, Business Center,
Elevator, Free Newspaper Mon-Fri, Guest Laundry, Indoor Pool, No Pets Allowed, 100% Smoke Free Hotel, Free Hot Breakfast, Cable/Satellite TV, Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave, Refrigerator. 

Railroad View:  Good View.  Any room on the front (north side) of the motel should offer a railroad view. This is not a very active rail line.

Railroads past Hotel:  Crab Orchard & Egyptian Railroad. (Owned by Progressive Rail since December 2012). This is a short line freight railroad, trains may not run each day.  The COER has the distinction of being the last railroad in the United States to operate steam powered locomotives exclusively for freight service.  A major failure on the railroads last operating steam locomotive ended steam runs in 1986.  The railroad currently uses 3 EMD switchers to power their freight trains on 15-miles of track.   

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows Comfort Suites circled in blue.  Photo is taken from the COER railroad crossing on Halfway Road.  If your lucky you may catch the one round trip freight on this quiet short line. 

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Marion, IL - Quality Inn & Suites   (IL 057)   (Not Rated)
Address: 2600 W. Main St.                    Phone: (618) 993-6221

Location/ Directions: I-57, exit 53 (Main St.), W. 1 block to hotel.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2013): $55.20                AAA Rated: n/a               Stars: n/a

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 122-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Breakfast, Free wireless high-speed Internet access, Fitness center, Truck & Bus Parking, Exercise Room, Free Coffee, Free Newspaper Mon-Fri, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Heated Pool, DVD Player, Free Local Calls, Hair Dryer, In-Room Coffee Maker, Iron & Ironing Board.

Railroad View: Expect an Excellent View.  Any room on the rear (north side) of the motel should offer a great railroad view. This is not a very active rail line.

Railroads past Hotel: Crab Orchard & Egyptian Railroad. (Owned by Progressive Rail since December 2012). This is a short line freight railroad, trains may not run each day. The COER has the distinction of being the last railroad in the United States to operate steam powered locomotives exclusively for freight service. A major failure on the railroads last operating steam locomotive ended the steam operation in 1986. The railroad currently uses 3 EMD switchers to power their freight trains on 15-miles of track.

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

Photo Comment: N/A

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Marion, IL - Best Western Plus Marion Hotel (Not Rated) 
Address: 400 Comfort Drive                    Phone: 618-998-1220

Location/ Directions: Take Interstate 57 to Exit 53. Turn right onto Main Street. Take the first right next to MotoMart. Then take the next right, follow to the Best Western Marion Hotel.


Average Price (Checked Jul 2013): $85.00               AAA Rated: YES             Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 78-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free High Speed Internet, Free Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness Center, Indoor Heated Pool, 24-hour front desk, Guest laundry, open 24-hours (fee), Cable or satellite television, Business center (complimentary open 24-hours), Convenience store, Air-conditioning, Elevator, Ice/vending machines, Free Outdoor Parking, Barbeque grill, DVD player, AM/FM alarm clock, Microwave, Refrigerator, Hairdryer, Iron/ironing board, Desk, Free local calls under 30 minutes, Complimentary newspaper, Wake-up calls, Adjoining rooms available, Crib (available).

Railroad View: Expect an Excellent View.  Most rooms in this motel will offer a railroad view. No rooms face the tracks directly, tracks are to the north side of the motel property.  Higher room floors will keep you above the motel parkiing lot.  This is not a very active rail line.

Railroads past Hotel: Crab Orchard & Egyptian Railroad. (Owned by Progressive Rail since December 2012). This is a short line freight railroad, trains may not run each day. The COER has the distinction of being the last railroad in the United States to operate steam powered locomotives exclusively for freight service. A major failure on the railroads last operating steam locomotive ended the steam operation in 1986. The railroad currently uses 3 EMD switchers to power their freight trains on 15-miles of track.

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

Photo Comment: N/A