Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

METROPOLIS, ILLINOIS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Metropolis, IL - Harrah's Metropolis   (Not Rated)  

Address:  100 East Front Street          Phone: (618) 524-2628

Location/ Directions: I-24 E Exit 37 Right on Rt. 45 to Metropolis St turn Left..

Average Price (Checked Jul 2013): $70.00                   AAA Rated:      n/a              Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 7-Floors, 252-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Internet (free Wi-Fi), Laundry, Room Service (Breakfast only), Alarm Clock, Iron/ironing Board, Coffee Maker, Pets Allowed, 30” flat screen TV, Refrigerators.

Railroad View: Excellent View!  Most (if not all) rooms in this hotel will offer a great railroad view.  No rooms face the railroad directly; tracks are elevated past the hotel located to the west side of the property.  River View rooms will offer a view of trains crossing the 1917 steel Metropolis Bridge which spans the Ohio River.  City View rooms loose the bridge view; however will offer a clear view of passing trains.  Hobbiest's that enjoy taking "roster shots" with a zoom lens may favor the city side of the hotel. 

Railroads past Hotel: Canadian National (former Illinois Central) / BNSF Railway.

Notes:

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

 

Photo Comment: The Google Street Image shows the Harrah's Casino Hotel with part of the train bridge behind it.  The elevated railroad can also bee seen in the photo.  This is the "City View" side of the hotel.

METROPOLIS, ILLINOIS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Metropolis, IL - Baymont Inn Metropolis (Not Rated)

Address:  203 E Front Street                       Phone: 618-524-5678

Location/ Directions: I-24 E Exit 37 Right on Rt. 45 to Metropolis St turn Left.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2013): $47.20      AAA Rated: n/a           Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 120-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Breakfast, Internet, Pets Allowed (fee), Truck/Bus Parking, Game Room, Casino, Ice Machine, Vending Machines, Fitness Center, Hot Tub, Indoor Heated Pool, Outdoor Heated Pool, Color Cable/Satellite TV, Hairdryer, Bath Tub, Shower, Local Telephone Calls (Free), Adjoining Rooms, Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock, Cribs (Available), Rollaway Beds Available, Self controlled Heating/Cooling, Iron/Iron Board, Free Newspaper.

Railroad View: Good View.  You need a 2nd floor room on the Metropolis Street side of the motel.  The railroad is located across the Harrah's parking lot. 

Railroads past Hotel: Canadian National (former Illinois Central) / BNSF Railway.  

Notes:

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

Photo Comment: The aerial image shows the Baymont Inn & Suites circled near the upper right, the railroad view is marked with yellow.