Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

OGDEN, UTAH ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ogden, UT - Best Western High Country Inn   

Address:   1335 W 12th Street                                       Phone: 801-394-9474

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Average Price (Checked Jul 2010):   $90.00                                 AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 2-Story, 109-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Fitness Center, Pets Allowed, Outdoor pool - heated Seasonal, Restaurant on site, Hot Tub, Room Service, High Speed Internet, Cable satellite television, 27-inch with HBO®, ESPN, CNN and the Weather Channel, Free local calls under 30 minutes, Refrigerator, Coffee/tea maker, Hairdryer, Data ports, Iron, ironing board, Cribs available, Roll away beds available, 24-hour front desk, Truck/RV parking, Free parking. 

Railroad View:  Excellent, tracks are about 400 feet behind motel.  An open field now includes a walking path that leads near the tracks (see photo).

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak

Notes:  Rooms on second floor are recommended to see over cars/trucks in parking lot.  While in town, be sure to visit Ogden Union Station where the Utah State Railroad Museum is located (plus a couple other museums).  It’s worth the stop, beside the displayed locomotives & rolling stock; the Union Pacific trains pass the station, what's left of Ogden yard is also across from the station platforms which Amtrak uses twice a day.

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Photo Comment:  Since my visit in 2004, a walkway has been built leading around a pond (See Bing Aerial map).  This may help achieve better photos / videos of passing trains.  The photo of the Union Pacific train was taken from the second floor near the east side of the motel.  It’s a great view.