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Elizabethtown, Kentucky ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Elizabethtown, KY - Fairfield Inn & Suites Elizabethtown 

Address:    1031 Executive Drive                                           Phone: 270-769-1440

Location/ Directions: I-65, Exit # 94, just west.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2010):   $ 99 +                                       AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 3-Story, 75- Rooms, Interior Corridors, Spacious guest rooms with a well-lit work desk, two phones and data ports, Complimentary cable TV with HBO, in-room hair dryer, iron and ironing board, Complimentary Wired High Speed Internet Access, Air-conditioned, Rollaway beds not permitted, Only 1 crib permitted, Alarm Clock, Fitness Center including elliptical, treadmill, weights, and exercise bike, Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches, biscuits & gravy, and made-to-order waffles are included in the daily Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Pets not allowed, All Rooms Non-Smoking, Coffee/tea in-room, Laundry on-site, coin operated, Newspaper in lobby, Full-service business center,

Railroad View:  Excellent. Clear view out the back side of the motel on all floors.  Tracks are about 200' away across a grass field.

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX

Notes:  In Sept 2009, the grass field behind the motel had a for sale sign on it.  If something is built on it; the railroad view maybe gone.  Note, the BING Map on Fairfield’s web site doesn't mark the motel in the correct spot.  On the "Aerial" map, its located just south, where the dirt area is.  It’s a new motel.

Comments:  During my stay, rail traffic was light.  It was Labor Day weekend, only 4 trains passed during my 15-hour visit.

 

 

 

 Photo Comments:  The only train in daylight that I saw was this northbound CSX freight, the 3 engines had about 88-cars behind it.  The room windows open so you can hear the trains in advance.  This is a brand new motel, very nice, the complimentary breakfast was excellent!

Elizabethtown, Kentucky ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Elizabethtown, KY - Hampton Inn Elizabethtown 

Address:  1035 Executive Drive                     Phone: 270-765-6663   

Location/ Directions: I-65 Exit 94; Turn West on Executive Drive. Exit Bluegrass Pkwy. To I-65. Exit 94, Turn West. 

Average Price (Checked Nov 2011):   $119.00                                 AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 60-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Easy to Set Alarm Clock Radio, TV - 32 Inch LCD HD, Coffee Maker, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, High Speed Internet-No Charge, Iron/Ironing Board, Lap Desk, Coin Laundry, Elevators, Business Center, Fitness Room, Pool, Whirlpool, Cribs, High chairs, No Pets Allowed.  

Railroad View: Fair View.  Ask for a room on the front of the motel.  2nd & 3rd floor rooms will be best, tracks will be off to the left.

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX Transportation.

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Comments:    This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com .  During my visit to this town, I stayed next door at the Fairfield Inn due to the clear railroad view from Fairfield Inn.

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