Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

MEDORA, NORTH DAKOTA

Medora, ND - AmericInn of Medora

Address: 75 E. River Road South, Medora, ND 58645 Phone: 701-623-4800

Location/ Directions: I-94 to exit 24 or 27.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2010): $149.00 AAA Rated: YES Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 56-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Lodge style hotel in Medora North Dakota with the very latest comforts, AM/FM Alarm Clock, Coffee Maker in Room, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, City Center, Handicapped Rooms/Facilities, Fire Place in lobby, Free Parking, Free Local Telephone Calls, Hairdryers Available, Ice Machine, Ironing Board, Jacuzzi, Microwave, Pets Allowed, Indoor Pool, Radio, Refrigerator, Telephone, Television with Cable, Wake-up Service.

Railroad View: Excellent. Railroad runs along the front parking lot. During my stay, train's past on average of every 2-3 hours, overnight was less. It's a single track line populated by coal trains (and empty coal hopper trains), only 2 regular freights were seen during my 2 night stay. Second floor rooms are preferred to keep view above vehicles in the parking lot.

Railroad past Hotel: BNSF Railway.

Notes: Located near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Medora is a nice small "tourist" town. Nice area to walk around. You will not "stand out" walking around town with a camera.

Comments: I wasn't able to get a trackside room due to the heavy tourist season in the summer.

Picture Comments: Left Photo: The view looking south at the motel from the north side of the tracks. My timing was off, every time I was near the tracks trains never showed up! Right Photo: The last cars of a westbound hopper train pass the motel; I was in the parking lot as the train passes. I didn't get pictures of the engines.

MEDORA, NORTH DAKOTA -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Medora, ND - Badlands Motel (Not Rated)

Address: 501 Pacific Avenue Phone: 701-623-4444

Location/ Directions: I-94 to exit 24 or 27.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2014): Winter $79.00 / Summer $135.00 AAA Rated: n/a Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 1-Floor, 114-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Free High-Speed Internet, Free Parking, Swimming Pool, Air-conditioned, All rooms are non-smoking, Pets are not permitted.

Railroad View: Excellent. Railroad runs across the street. During my visit to Medora, train's past on average of every 2-3 hours, overnight was less. It's a single track line populated by coal trains (and empty coal hopper trains), only 2 regular freights were seen during my 2 night stay. Since my visit, I understand the railroad crossing across the street from the motel is now a quiet crossing, no train horns.

Railroad past Hotel: BNSF Railway.

Notes: Located near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Medora is a nice small "tourist" town. Nice area to walk around. You will not "stand out" walking around town with a camera.

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