Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

RATON, NEW MEXICO -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Raton, NM - Budget Host Raton    (Not Rated)

Address:   136 Canyon Drive                   Phone: 575-445-3655

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Average Price (Checked Nov 2012):   $67.00                                AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 1-Floor, 27-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Wireless Internet Access, Continental Breakfast, Ice Machine, Ironing Board, Outdoor Parking, Rollaway Beds, Small Pets Allowed, Temperature Control, TV with Remote Control, Cribs Available, Free Local Calls, Hairdryer In Room.

Railroad View: An Excellent to Fair View depends on your room location.  Rooms on the smaller building between Canyon Drive and 3rd Street have bathroom windows that face the railroad directly.  Other rooms offer a grab shot if any view at all.  However, if you hear a train coming it takes little effort to step outside and watch it pass. 

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak (trains # 3 + 4, both once daily).  BNSF owns the railroad but doesn't run much if any trains on this line.  As of 2012; BNSF it trying to get Amtrak off this line so they can downgrade it.

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

Photo Comment:  The Google Streets image looks south down Canyon Drive.  The motel can be seen on the right, and the railroad to the left.  The lightly used railroad is kept in perfect condition along with signals as seen in the picture.

RATON, NEW MEXICO -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Raton, NM - Raton Pass Inn    (Not Rated)

Address:   308 Canyon Drive                   Phone: 575-445-3641

Web Site: Raton Pass Inn

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Average Price (Checked Nov 2012):   $60.00                                AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: n/a

About Hotel: 1-Floor, 14-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, The inn operates seasonally from  April 20 until October 20.  The large rooms include refrigerator, microwave, cable television, wireless internet connection, full bath, free local telephone calls.  All rooms are non-smoking, Pets Allowed.

Railroad View: Fair to Good View.  Every room in this motel will offer a railroad view.  Trees along the railroad limit what would otherwise be an excellent railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak (trains # 3 + 4, both once daily).  BNSF owns the railroad but doesn't run much if any trains on this line.  As of 2012; BNSF it trying to get Amtrak off this line so they can downgrade it.

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Comments:  Check out the motels web site; this looks like a clean well kept and good choice for a railfan motel in Raton.  This motel has not yet been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  The Google Street image shows the Raton Pass Inn is seen to the left.  The the left stored freight cars can be seen.  A chain link fence, and trees hinder a clear view of the railroad.