Winchester, VA - Hilton Garden Inn (Not Rated)
Address: 120 Wingate Drive Phone: 540-722-8881
Location/ Directions: Interstate-81, Exit at 313B toward Winchester on to Millwood Ave/US-17N/US-50 W/US-522 N. 0.3 miles, Stay LEFT onto Jubal Early Drive 0.7 miles, Turn left on to Pleasant Valley Avenue 1 block, Turn Right on to Wingate Drive, Hotel is directly ahead.
Average Price (Checked Aug 2012): $119.00 AAA Rated: n/a Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: 5-Floors, 102-Rooms, Interior Corridors, No Pets Allowed, Free Self Parking, Business Center, Crib, High chair, 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market, Bar, Coin Laundry, Elevators, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, Room Service, Fitness Room, Pool, Full service American restaurant (on site).
Railroad View: Excellent View! While most rooms in the hotel will offer a railroad room, higher floor rooms on the front may have an advantage.
Railroads past Hotel: CSX Transportation.
Comments: This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com
Photo Comment: A picture says a thousand words. The main track is closest to the hotel. The other track is a branch line that runs for several miles west of this location.
Winchester, VA - Comfort Inn
Location/ Directions: Conveniently located off I-81, Exit 317 at the junction of Rt 37 and Rt 11, adjacent to Denny's Restaurant.
Average Price (Checked May 2014): $99.00 AAA Rated: n/a Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: 2-Floors, 82-Rooms, Interior Corridors,Free wireless high-speed Internet access, Free local calls, Free newspaper weekdays, Outdoor pool, Exercise room, Bus Parking, Guest Laundry, Outdoor Parking, Pet-friendly Hotel, Free Hot Breakfast, Cable/Satellite TV, Hair Dryer, In-Room Coffee Maker, In-Room Desk, Individual A/C & Heat, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini-Refrigerator, Voice Mail, Wake-Up Service.
Railroad View: Good View. Rooms on the back side of the motel, north or west sides will offer a nice railroad view. You need an even numbered room to have a railroad view. 2nd floor rooms will give you better elevation. Brush along the railroad is the main obstruction. Trees north of the crossing block the rest of the view completely. Windows do not open. Trains blow their horn for the crossing. Best rooms for a railroad view are # 222-242 (higher numbers better). The hallway window next to room # 220 is the closest and best view of the railroad from the entire property.
Railroads past Hotel: Winchester & Western Railroad (Former Pennsylvania Rail Road line). This is an active shortline railroad with a customer and grade crossing located behind the motel. Don't expect more then two trains during a 24-hour period past the motel. Internet reviews do not mention the railroad.
Photo Comment: Floor Plan: Not to scale, shows the rooms that offer therailroad view. Trees block the view from odd number rooms 105-119 / 205-219. 200 series rooms are on the second floor, these will offer the best railroad view. Try for even numbered rooms 234-242, these will offer the best railroad view.
The View from room # 242: Summer brush along the railroad was pretty high in this September 2014 view. This was the best view from one of the best rooms to watch trains from. I stayed here on a holiday weekend (one night), no trains past during my 16 hour stay.