Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Grand Forks, ND - Americas Best Value Inn Grand Forks       (Not Rated)

Address: 1000 North 42nd Street     Phone:  (701) 775-0555

Location/ Directions: Conveniently located on N 42nd Street off of US Hwy 2 and I-29

Average Price (Checked Jan 2014): $50.00              AAA Rated:   YES           Stars: *1*

About Hotel: 1-Floor, 118-Rooms, Interior Corridors,Free Continental Breakfast, WiFi Available, Pets Welcome, Outdoor Plug-In, Cable TV, Guest Laundry, Truck and Bus Parking, 24-hour Front Desk, 100 percent smoke-free hotel.

Railroad View:  Excellent View.  No rooms face the railroad directly.  Any room on the railroad end of the building should offer a great view of the railroad.

Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway. 

Notes:

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

Photo Comment:The Google Street view looks north down North 42nd Street.  The single track railroad is seen to the right (along the tree line), the motel is the white/blue building to the left side of the street.  Trees along the road should not interfere with a railroad view, although taking photos maybe a bit tricky.

GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Grand Forks, ND - Select Inn Grand Forks       (Not Rated)

Address: 4001 Gateway Drive              Phone:  (701) 795-9960

Web Site: Select Inn Grand Forks

Location/ Directions: From I-29, exit 141 then East on Gateway Dr./US-2, the Select Inn is adjacent to Bobcat.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2014): $55.00               AAA Rated:   n/a           Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 32-Rooms, Interior Corridors,Free Wireless Internet Access, Free Continental Breakfast, Exercise Gym, Business Center, Ice Machine, Coffeemaker, Cable TV, 24-Hour Security, Adjoining Rooms, Air Conditioned, Alarm Clock, Bus Parking, Free Newspaper, Hairdryer In Room, Ironing Board.

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  Any room on the west side of the building will offer a railroad view.  Rooms closest to US-2 will be best.

Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway.  

Notes:

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

Photo Comment: A view looking east along US-2 shows the railroad grade crossing at US-2.  The yellow sign says it all, "No Train Horn". The motel can be seen in the distance to the right.  We are not sure about train frequency on this line.

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GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Grand Forks, ND - Hilton Garden Inn Grand Forks-UND      (Not Rated)

Address:   4301 James Ray Drive                    Phone:  (701) 775-6000

Location/ Directions:

Average Price (Checked Jan 2014):   $115.00               AAA Rated:   n/a           Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 100-Rooms, Interior Corridors,Business Center, Cribs, High chairs, 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market, Coin Laundry, Elevators, Gift Shop, Lounge, Room Service, Fitness Room, Indoor Pool, Indoor Whirlpool, Non-Smoking Hotel, No Pets Allowed, Free Parking, Air Conditioning, Arm Chair with Ottoman, Black-Out Curtains, Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection, Thermostat (adjustable), Work Desk with Lamp, Coffee Maker, Evening Room Service Available, Hairdryer, Free High Speed Internet, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Newspaper M-F (USA Today), Self Laundry Available, Speakerphone with Voice mail. 

Railroad View:  Expect a Good View.  While most rooms in the motel will offer a railroad view, rooms on the south end will have the best view of the busier line.  A room on the front of the hotel will have a view of 2 rail lines.  This hotel would be our first choice when staying in Grand Forks.

Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway.

Notes:

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

Photo Comment: A photo taken from the south side of the BNSF main shows the rear of the Hilton Garden Inn.  This double track line is the busier line in town.  If you have a room on the front of the hotel near the south end of the building you will be able to view two different rail lines.  As the trees in the photo grow, the railroad view will lessen.

GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Grand Forks, ND - Econo Lodge       (Not Rated)  

Address: 900 N. 43rd St.    Phone:  (701) 746-6666

Location/ Directions:  I-29 Exit 141 right on HWY 2 (Gateway Dr) go 1 block immediate right at Grand Forks Visitor Center, go 1 block south Econolodge on left. I-29 exit 141 (South) go left on HWY 2 (gateway Dr) go 2 blocks immediate right at Grand Forks Visitor Center, go 1 block south Econolodge on left.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2014): $55.00              AAA Rated:   N/A           Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 1-Floor, 118-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free continental breakfast, Free wireless high-speed internet access, Free local calls, Bus & Truck Parking, Business Center, Cold Weather Hook-up, Guest Laundry, Outdoor Parking, Pet-friendly Hotel, Cable/Satellite TV, Free Local Calls, Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave, Refrigerator, Business Center.

Railroad View: Good View.  You need a room on the north side, rear of the motel in order to have a railroad view.  Of the four railfan motels in Grand Forks, this this would be our last choice when it comes to a railroad view. 

Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway. 

Notes:

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

Photo Comment:  Looking south down North 42nd Street the railroad is to the left side of this photo as it follows the east side of 42nd Street.  The Econo Lodge motel is the white building to the right in the distance.