Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

GALLUP, NEW MEXICO ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gallup, NM - La Quinta Inn & Suites Gallup  

Address:   3880 E Highway 66                                      Phone: 505-722-2233

Location/ Directions: I-40, exit 26,  Route 66. Turn right onto Route 66. The La Quinta Inn & Suites Gallup is .10 mile down on Route 66.

Average Price (Checked Aug 2010):   $99.00                                AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: (***3***)

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 65-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Bright Side Breakfast, Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access , Free Local Calls , Free Parking, Guest Laundry Facilities, Indoor Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Pets Welcome, Cable Television, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron with Ironing Board, Dataport Phones, Alarm Clock, No Smoking Motel, Denny's Restaurant next door.          

Railroad View:  Excellent. The BNSF TransCon Mainline hosts 65+ trains during a 24-hour period.  Motel is on the south side of tracks, lighting is excellent most of the day.  At night, you can see the trains, but its too dark to read engine numbers.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak. 

Notes:  A room on the 2nd or 3rd floor will keep you above the parking lot.  Noise is not an issue, trains are frequent, but pass quietly.

Comments:  Staff is excellent, very accommodating. Out of several motels in Gallup that have a railroad view, this is the best for a view, plus its one of the nicest motels in Gallup!

Photo Comment:  Westbound BNSF double-stack train passes the motel, seen from 3rd floor.