Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Battle Creek, MI - Econo Lodge (MI 401)  (Not Rated)

Address:    165 Capital Ave., S.W.                   Phone:  (269) 965-3976 

Location/ Directions: I-94 to Exit 98B, north on SR66, three miles to downtown. Take Exit 3 (Dickman Road), left 1/4 mile to corner of Dickman Road and Capital Avenue.

Average Price (Checked Mar 2013):   $42.00                               AAA Rated:  n/a        Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 50-Rooms, Interior Corridors,  Free continental breakfast, Free wireless high-speed Internet access, Free local calls, Seasonal outdoor pool with sundeck, Truck & Bus Parking, Free Coffee, Guest Laundry, Outdoor Parking, Pet-friendly Hotel, Restaurant, Cable/Satellite TV, Free Local Calls, In-Room Desk, Individual A/C & Heat, Wake-Up Service.

Railroad View:  Fair Distant View.  You need a room on the west side (overlooking swimming pool) to have a railroad view.  2nd Floor rooms are a must to view over the motels fence around the pool.  

Railroads past Hotel:  Canadian National (former GT&W) / Amtrak / Norfolk Southern Railway.  Of these three railroads, CN is the busy railroad with 30-35 trains daily, Amtrak has 4-trains daily, NS is likely local freights only.  (If anyone knows about detailed rail traffic through Battle Creek, drop us a note here). 

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

Photo Comment:  Econo Lodge can be seen at the top of the aerial image.  The double track railroad is seen to the lower left side of the photo.  The view from the motel is only possiable from a small group of rooms, 2nd floor above the pool.  The view looks at Battle Creek's Amtrak station.

    Within walking distance of Amtrak's Battle Creek, MI train station.

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Battle Creek, MI - McCamly Plaza Hotel    (Not Rated)

Address:     50 Capital Ave SW                  Phone: 269-963-7050

Web Site:   McCamley Plaza Hotel

Location/ Directions:  Located in the heart ofdowntown Battle Creek.

Average Price (Checked Mar 2013):   $129.00                                 AAA Rated:  n/a        Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 16-Floors, 239-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Work desk, complimentary high speed internet access, telephone with voicemail and dataport, Cable TV, alarm clock with AM/FM radio, coffee maker, independent climate control, iron and ironing board, Restaurant, Room Service, Starbucks (on-site), Non-Smoking Hotel.

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  Any room on the front of the hotel will offer a railroad view.  High floors may increase the great view. 

Railroads past Hotel:  Canadian National (former GT&W) / Amtrak / Norfolk Southern Railway.  Of these three railroads, CN is the busy railroad with 30-35 trains daily, Amtrak has 4-trains daily, NS is likely local freights only.  (If anyone knows about detailed rail traffic through Battle Creek, drop us a note here).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  In the aerial photo, the McCamly Plaza Hotel is circled in yellow.  The railroad can be seen at the lower left side of the picture.  Mid-building to high floor rooms on the front of the building should give you a clear view of the railroad.  The Amtrak station can also be seen in this photo (left side of photo).

 

  Within walking distance of Amtrak's Battle Creek, MI train station.