Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

BECKER, MINNESOTA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Becker, MN - Crossings by GrandStay Inn & Suites - Becker MN  (Not Rated)

Address:     14435 Bank Street               Phone: 763-262-7700 

Location/ Directions:  

Average Price (Checked May 2011):   $85.00                                  AAA Rated:  YES        Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 68-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Shuttle Van, Exercise Room, Guest Washer and Dryer, Complimentary Gourmet Express Breakfast, Indoor Pool/Whirlpool, Free Wireless/Wired Internet Access, bath, TV with free cable, Large work desk with computer chair.

Railroad View:  Fair to Poor View due to tree's planted behind the motel.  Winter may be better when the leaves are off the tree's.  Without the tree's this motel would have an excellent view since the railroad is just across the street. Odd numbered rooms face the railroad tracks.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway. 

Notes:    This is a former Sleep Inn motel.

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

Photo Comment:  The Crossing by GrandStay Inn is seen to the upper left of the photo.  The motel is just across Route 10 from the railroad tracks.  Those tree's behind the motel are two rows thick in places.  The area that looks like an open area between the tree's is currently gone, replaced by newly planted trees which are already large enough to block the railroad view.  Its apparent the motel management (at some level) doesn't want the guests to see the passing trains, but that will not stop you from hearing them.  The trains blow the horn for the grade crossing seen to the lower left of this photo.  Also of note, the tracks that curve off to the lower right of this picture go into some local buildings, active freight customers.

BECKER, MINNESOTA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Becker, MN - Super 8 Becker  (Not Rated)

Address:     13804 First Street                 Phone:  763-262-8880  

Location/ Directions:  

Average Price (Checked May 2011):   n/a                                  AAA Rated:   N/A       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 30-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Continental Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Truck/Bus Parking, Hair Dryer in all rooms, Cable TV with HBO/ESPN/FOX News/CNN, Suites available, Oversized vehicle parking, Outside outlets.  

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  Any room on the west side of the building (parking lot side) will give you a railroad view.  2nd floor rooms are best.  The railroad is located just across Route 10.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway. 

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the Super 8 Motel circled in yellow.  The double track mainline is across the road (Route 10).  This should be a busy railroad line which includes a nice share of coal trains.  The view is clear with no trees or brush fouling the railroad view from the motel.