Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Philadelphia, PA - Microtel Inn and Suites Philadelphia - Airport  

Address:    8840 Tinicum Blvd                  Phone: 215-492-0700

Location/ Directions:  Take I-95 Toward the Airport. Take Exit 14 (Bartram Ave.) Pass About 6 Traffic Lights and Make a Left onto Tinicum Boulevard. We are the First Hotel.


Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $59.49 

AAA Rated:   N/A       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 132-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Complimentary 24 Hour Self Serve Business Center, Continental Breakfast, Rollaways Available (fee), Crib, 27" Televisions with on Demand Movies.Plus HBO, ESPN, CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS And Many More, 24 Hr. Airport Shuttle/ Operates Every Half Hour, Newspaper available at Front Desk, Coffee Maker In Some Rooms, Clock In All Rooms, Elevator, Hairdryer, High Speed Internet, Iron/Ironing Board In All Rooms, Microwave In Some Rooms, Refrigerator In Some Rooms, No Pets Allowed. 

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Any room on the railroad side is fine for a railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel: SEPTA (commuter railroad) / Norfolk Southern (branch line, but very active for a branch line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  Aerial photo shows the Microtel Inn located across Route 291 (Bartram Ave).  Most train's past here are SEPTA commuter train's heading to/from the airport.  Its a busy line.

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Philadelphia, PA - Courtyard Philadelphia Airport  

Address:    8900 Bartram Avenue                  Phone: 215-365-2200

Location/ Directions:  Take 291 West to second light, turn right at light onto Bartram Avenue. Hotel is 1 mile on right.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $159.00                                  AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 4-Stories, 152-Rooms, Interior Corridors, High-Speed Internet, Pets not allowed, Complimentary on-site parking, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Hair dryer, Color Cable/satellite TV with HBO/ESPN/CNN, Speakerphone with voice mail, Coffee/tea in-room, Courtyard Cafe - Open for breakfast and dinner, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool.

Railroad View: Excellent View!  3 of 4 sides of the motel will give you a railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel: SEPTA (commuter railroad) / Norfolk Southern (branch line, but very active for a branch line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The building featured in the aerial picture is the Courtyard Hotel.  The double track railroad is located just across Bartram Avenue (Route 291).  While most train's are SEPTA commuter train heading to/from the airport, Norfolk Southern freight train do offer a common presence in the way of units coal trains, and several long local freights.  

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Philadelphia, PA - Hampton Inn Philadelphia-International Airport  

Address:   8600 Bartram Ave                   Phone: 215-966-1300

Location/ Directions:  

Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $126.65                                AAA Rated:  YES        Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 6-Stories, 152-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Hotel is 100% non-smoking, Easy to Set Alarm Clock Radio, 25 Inch TV, Coffee Maker, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Hairdryer, Free High Speed Internet, Iron/Ironing Board, Lap Desk, Newspaper M-F (USA Today), Beverage Area, Free Breakfast, Coin Laundry, Elevators, Local Area Transportation, Lounge, Multi-Lingual Staff, Room Service, Business Center, Fitness Room, Pool, Cribs, High chairs, No Pets Allowed.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Most rooms in the motel should provide a railroad view.  A high floor on the railroad end of the building would be best.

Railroads past Hotel: SEPTA (commuter railroad) / Norfolk Southern (branch line, but very active for a branch line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  Aerial picture shows the front of the Hampton with the tracks across Route 291.  Just about any room in this motel will give you a railroad view!

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Philadelphia, PA - Extended Stay Deluxe-Philadelphia-Airport

Address:   8880 Bartram Ave.                   Phone: (215) 365-4360

Location/ Directions:  From I-95 North: Take Exit 10 (Philadelphia Int'l. Airport/Bartram Ave.). Travel 1/4 mile and turn left onto Bartram Ave. Travel approximately 1/2 mile and turn right onto 89th St. Extended Stay Deluxe will be on the left. From I-95 South: Take Exit 12B (Philadelphia Int'l. Airport/Cargo City). Travel 1/4 mile and turn left onto Bartram Ave. Travel approximately 1/2 mile and turn right onto 89th St. Extended Stay Deluxe will be on the left.

 Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $104.00                                  AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Stories, 83-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Dining and cooking utensils provided, Convenient workspace, Free local phone calls, Personalized voice mail, Iron and full size ironing board, On-site guest laundry, Wireless Internet (fee), Swimming Pool, On-site fitness center, Deluxe Coffee, fruit, and bagel breakfast Mon-Fri, Complete kitchen w/ full-size refrigerator/freezer, Coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, Stovetop, oven, Pet Friendly Rooms, Shuttle Service.

Railroad View: Good View.  Only 4 rooms at this motel face the tracks directly, the rest view the railroad at an angle.  Most rooms in this motel have a railroad view.  

Railroads past Hotel: SEPTA (commuter railroad) / Norfolk Southern (branch line, but very active for a branch line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The brick colored building is the Extended Stay motel.  The railroad tracks are located across Route 291 (Bartram Ave).  While most train's are SEPTA commuter train heading to/from the airport, Norfolk Southern freight train do offer a common presence in the way of units coal trains, and several long local freights. 

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Philadelphia, PA - Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport  

Address:    8800 Bartram Ave.                  Phone: 215-365-2254

Location/ Directions:  From I-95 South: Take Exit 12B/Cargo City, right at end of ramp, Hotel 1/2 mile on right. //From I-95 North: Take exit for 291/Cargo City, left at light at end of ramp, Hotel 3/4 mile on right.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $149.00                                  AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 4-Stories, 97-Rooms, Interior Corridors, High-Speed Internet, Complimentary on-site parking, Pets not allowed, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Roll-away bed, Safe, Hair dryer, Color Cable/satellite TV with HBO/ESPN/CNN, Microwave oven, Table and chairs, Phone with voice mail, Continental breakfast, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool.

Railroad View: Excellent View!  Any room in the building will have a railroad view.  Rooms on the railroad end of the building will offer a better view.

Railroads past Hotel: SEPTA (commuter railroad) / Norfolk Southern (branch line, but very active for a branch line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  Upper floor rooms in this motel are preferred to see above some tree's scattered around the motel.  The railroad is located just across Route 291.

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Philadelphia, PA - Embassy Suites Philadelphia-Airport

Address:     9000 Bartram Avenue                 Phone: 215-365-4500

Location/ Directions:  Travelling north on Interstate 95: Exit 10 Bartram Avenue, Rte 291 East. Continue to first traffic light. Turn Left. Hotel is one mile on the right.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $170.00                                  AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 5-Stories, 263-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Air Conditioning, Black-Out Curtains, Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection, Connecting Rooms, Ergonomic Desk Chair, Cable TV with HBO,CNN,ESPN, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Evening Manager's Reception, Hairdryer, High Speed Internet Access, In-Suite Coffee/Welcome Caddy, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Newspaper M-F (USA Today), Self Laundry Available, Telephone with Auto Wakeup/Two Lines/Voice Mail/Dataport/Speakerphone, Business Center, Cribs, High chairs, Comp. 24-Hour Airport Shuttle, Concierge Desk, Elevators, Gift Shop, Lounge, Room Service, Fitness Room, Pool, No Pets Allowed, Dining on-site (The Grille at the Reserve), Free on-site parking.

Railroad View: Excellent View!  Any room on the railroad side of the building will offer the best view.  However, rooms on the front & back of the motel will offer an angled view of the railroad.

Railroads past Hotel: SEPTA (commuter railroad) / Norfolk Southern (branch line, but very active for a branch line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  Note the railroad located across Bartram Avenue.  The Norfolk Southern branch line cuts off to the right across from the hotel.  Ask for room facing the tracks!

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Philadelphia, PA - Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

Address:    500 Stevens Drive                   Phone: 610-521-5900

Location/ Directions:  I-95, Take exit 9A for PA-291  .Turn left at top of ramp on PA 291-E.  Hotel is five traffic lights down on right hand side.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2011):   $180.00                                 AAA Rated:  YES        Stars:  ***3***

About Hotel: 12-Stories, 349-Rooms, Interior Corridors, High-Speed Internet, Complimentary on-site parking, Pets not allowed, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Roll-away bed, Safe, Bathrobe, Hair dryer, Color Cable/satellite TV with HBO/ESPN/CNN, Two-Line Cordless speakerphone with voice mail, Concierge desk, Full-service business center, Room service, 6:00 AM-12:00 AM, Restaurant & Lounge on site, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool.

Railroad View: Excellent View!  Any room facing the railroad will give you a view. 

Railroads past Hotel:  Norfolk Southern (Double track branch line, very active for a branch line).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  Surrounded by water and railroad tracks!  2 of 3 side of this hotel will offer a railroad view.  This freight only branch line sees some hefty train's, including unit coal trains!