Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Rochester, NY - Hyatt Regency Rochester    (Not Rated) 

Address:  125 East Main Street     Phone: 585-546-1234 

Location/ Directions:  I-490 Exit #16 (Exit # 13 from the west) (Downtown-Clinton Avenue). Stay to your left on Clinton Avenue. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Broad Street. Follow Broad Street 1 block & turn right onto Stone Street.  Garage Entrance will be on your left. Our Rochester, NY hotel is located on the north end of the garage.

Average Price (Checked Nov 2010):   $129.00           AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 23-Stories, 338-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Business Center, Gift Shop, Parking (fee), Complimentary shuttle service is available from 6:00a.m to 11:00p.m (to / from Airport / Amtrak / Greyhound stations), Concierge/Bellman, Full-service restaurant and lounge, Valet laundry and dry cleaning, Room service 6:00a.m to 12:00a.m, Safe deposit boxes at front desk, Soda / ice machines, Hairdryer, Room service, 42 Inch Flat Screen TV, High-speed Internet access, Individual air conditioning control, Morning newspaper, Crib upon request , Iron/ironing board, Coffee maker, Cable/satellite TV channels, AM/FM Clock Radio, Voicemail, Individual heat control, Windows that open, Rollaways upon request, Fitness Center.

Railroad View:  Fair (Distant View).  You will need a room on a high floor (above 16th floor) on the north side of the building in order to have a railroad view.  West side rooms (16th floor of higher) may also have a railroad view, but view will be on an angle.

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX / Amtrak.  The railroad is busy; the former Conrail Chicago Lines hosts 60 trains daily.  This is CSX's mainline from the Midwest to / from the northeast, including intermodal trains for the New York / New Jersey market.

Notes:  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com .  This hotel is located next door to the Radisson (see hotel below).

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ROCHESTER, NEW YORK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rochester, NY -  Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside  (Not Rated) 

Address:    120 East Main Street         Phone: (585) 546-6400 

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Average Price (Checked Nov 2010):   $101.00           AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 14-Stories, 465-Rooms, Interior Corridors,  High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Airport and business-to-business shuttle service (complimentary), Attached Parking Garage (fee applies), ATM available on site, Bell Service and Baggage Storage, Boarding Pass Printing (complimentary), Complimentary Business Center available 24 hours, Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service, Fitness Center, Full-service restaurant and lounge, Grab and Go breakfast, Heated outdoor pool, Pet Friendly (fee), Room service available (6:30am-11pm, seven days a week), Sauna, Vending and Ice Machines on every floor, Easy-to-set alarm clock with radio, Hair dryer, Cable or satellite television (including HBO, TNT, TBS, ESPN and Headline News), Individual climate control, Coffee maker, Cribs/rollaway beds available, Connecting rooms available, Large work desk and ergonomic chair, Iron/ironing board, In-room safe, Daily maid service, Multi-line telephone, Voice messaging, Non-smoking rooms available, Refrigerators available, Room service available.

Railroad View:  Fair Distant View.  Rooms on the North or West side of the hotel are needed for a railroad view.  Higher floors should give you a better view. 

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX / Amtrak.  The railroad is busy, the former Conrail Chicago Lines hosts 60 trains daily.  This is CSX's mainline from the Midwest to / from the northeast, including intermodal trains for the New York / New Jersey market.

Notes:  This hotel was previously known as Clarion Riverside Hotel, and Four Points Sheraton.  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com . 

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Picture Comments:  Yellow circles mark the hotel.  Left Photo:  Photo taken from the Rochester Historic District shows the hotel in the distance.  The bridge in this picture is the railroad bridge.  Right Photo:  Aerial view showing the distance between the hotel and the railroad.

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rochester, NY -  Rochester Plaza Hotel   (Not Rated) 

Address:  70 State Street                Phone: 585-546-3450 

Location/ Directions:  NY I-90 to Exit 47 (490 East).  Take Plymouth Avenue Exit.  Take Right onto Plymouth Avenue.  Take Next Left onto Church Street.  Take Immediate Right onto State Street. The Rochester Plaza Hotel will be on Your Left.

Average Price (Checked Nov 2010):   $80.00           AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 7-Stories, 363-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Complimentary Safe Deposit Boxes ( Front Desk ), Wake Up Service, Complimentary Airport – Train –  Bus Shuttle Service, Parking (fee), Business Center, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Wireless Internet services are complimentary throughout the hotel, Two telephones with voicemail Hotel Guest laundry, Work Desk and Lamp, Full size Ironing Board and Iron, Hairdryers, Laundry and Dry Cleaning service (M-F), Wake-up service, Tea and Coffee in every room, Various Local and National Newspapers available, Pet Friendly.

Railroad View:  Fair / Good View.  You will need a room on a high floor on the north side / east end of the building.  Of the 3 hotels in Rochester with railroad view this is the closest to the tracks (still, not close enough for an excellent view). 

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX / Amtrak.  The railroad is busy, the former Conrail Chicago Lines hosts 60 trains daily.  This is CSX's mainline from the Midwest to / from the northeast, including intermodal trains for the New York / New Jersey market.

Notes:  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com .  Hotel was built in 1969, and has mixed reviews on the internet. 

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Picture Comments:  Yellow circle marks location of the hotel, railroad tracks can be seen 2 blocks to the north.  A room on a high floor on the east end of the north side of the building will be needed for a railroad view.   The railroad tracks are elevated which helps the view from lower floors.

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rochester, NY - Motel 6 Rochester Airport # 1221  (Not Rated)

Address:    155 Buell Road                 Phone: (585) 436-2170   

Location/ Directions: Located 5 miles southwest of downtown Rochester.  Traveling on I-390: Exit at Chili Avenue/SR 33-A, Exit #19. Continue straight off the exit onto Buell Road/CR 162 and the Motel 6 will be visible.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $39.99                                 AAA Rated:  n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 100-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Local Calls, Free Morning Coffee, Free Expanded Cable,Kids Stay Free, Pet Allowed, Coin Laundry, WiFi available in select rooms for a nominal fee.

Railroad View: Excellent View!  Any room on the rear of the motel faces the railroad tracks and should provide an excellent view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Rochester & Southern Railroad (a Genesee & Wyoming owned property).  The north end of Brooks Avenue Yard is seen behind the motel. This is a former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad yard, later used by CSX until 1985 when it was sold to the RSR (Rochester & Southern).

Railroad Radio Frequency's:  160.770 road, 161.100 yard. 

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

Photo Comment:  Brooks Avenue Yard can be seen behind the Motel (pictured with brown roof).  Ask for a room facing the railroad.  The RSR operates Monday to Saturday as a regular schedule.  Their main yard and small locomotive shop is out of the picture to the right.

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rochester, NY - Quality Inn Rochester Airport  (NY211) (Not Rated)

Address:   1273 Chili Ave                 Phone:  (585) 464-8800  

Location/ Directions:  From New York State I-90 exit 46, take 390N to exit 19, just past the airport. Turn right, hotel is on the immediate left.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $63.74                                  AAA Rated:  YES        Stars: (**2**)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 155-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free full breakfast, Free wireless high-speed Internet, Free weekday newspaper, Free local calls, Truck & Bus Parking, Courtesy Transportation, Exercise Room, Free Airport Transportation, Guest Laundry, Outdoor Parking, Seasonal Outdoor Pool, Cable/Satellite TV, Hair Dryer, In-Room Coffee Maker, Individual A/C & Heat, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave, Refrigerator, Wake-Up Service, Pets Allowed (fee). 

Railroad View: Good to Excellent View, depending on brush between the motel and the railroad.  The north end of Rochester & Southern's Brooks Avenue Yard is located behind the motel.  

Railroads past Hotel:  Rochester & Southern Railroad (a Genesee & Wyoming owned property).  The north end of Brooks Avenue Yard is seen behind the motel. This is a former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad yard, later used by CSX until 1985 when it was sold to the RSR (Rochester & Southern).

Railroad Radio Frequency's:  160.770 road, 161.100 yard. 

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

Photo Comment:  The Quality Inn is the "U" shaped building in this aerial photo.  The north end of Brooks Avenue Yard is seen as well as Motel 6 to the right (also listed on this web site).  The Rochester & Southern operates Monday to Saturday on a normal schedule.  The yard is a former Baltimore & Ohio (CSX) yard .