Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Tukwila, WA - Comfort Suites Airport (WA124)     (Not Rated)

Address:    7200 Fun Center Way                  Phone:   (425) 227-7200

Location/ Directions: 

I-5 to I-405 North, Exit #1. Turn left on Interurban Way. Go through first signal light and turn right at Fun Center Way. Going South on I-405 take Exit #1, turn right at light, go under underpass and do u-turn at stop light and return back to Fun Center Way.

Average Price (Checked Nov 2011):   $96.00                                  AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 4-Floors, 138-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free airport transportation, Free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms, Free weekday newspaper, Indoor heated pool, hot tub and exercise room, Bike Path, Elevator, Bus Parking, Business Center, Guest Laundry, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Parking, 100% Smoke Free Hotel, Cable/Satellite TV, Free Local Calls, Hair Dryer, In-Room Coffee Maker, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave, Multiple Phone Lines, Refrigerator, Voice Mail, Wake-Up Service.

Railroad View:  Fair-Limited View.  Ask for a room on a high floor on the rear of the building, tracks will be off to the right.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak (Cascades - 8 trains daily) / Sound Transit (commuter railroad - 19 trains, weekdays only).

Notes:    

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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the Comfort Suites.  The view of the railroad looks over the tree tops across the canal to the railroad.  Rooms on the front of the motel will not have a railroad view due to the fun park, and a highway overpass.  Rooms on a high floor on the rear are the only chance of a RR view.

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Tukwila, WA - Embassy Suites Hotel Seattle-Tacoma Int Airport (Not Rated)

Address:    15920 West Valley Highway                  Phone:  425-227-8844 

Location/ Directions:  From I-5: Exit I-405 (North), take Exit #1 (West Valley Highway) and travel 2 blocks south to the hotel. Hotel is located at southeast corner of West Valley Highway and Longacres Way.  

Average Price (Checked Nov 2011):   $161.00          AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 8-Floors, 238-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Pets Allowed, Self Parking (fee), Business Center, Cribs, High chairs, Fitness Room, Pool, Air Conditioning, Black-Out Curtains, Connecting Rooms, Ergonomic Desk Chair, Seating Area with Sofa Bed, Cable TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Hairdryer, High Speed Internet Access, In-Suite Coffee/Welcome Caddy, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Newspaper M-F (USA Today), Self Laundry Available, Two Phones with Voice Mail and Speaker phone, Concierge Desk, Elevators, Gift Shop, Local Area Transportation, Lounge, On-Site Convenience Store, Room Service.

Railroad View:  Good View.  Any room on a high floor on the rear side of the hotel will give you a view of both rail lines.  Some tree's prevent an excellent view of the railroad.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak (Cascades - 8 trains daily) / Sound Transit (commuter railroad - 19 trains, weekdays only).

Notes:    

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

Walking Distance to Tukwila, WA station.

Photo Comment:  Embassy Suites is the large square building seen to the left of the aerial picture.  The back of the motel faces the tracks.  Both rail lines are elevated, but tree's may still foul some of the view, especially the closer single track line.  Amtrak's Tukwila station can be seen on the double track line.

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Tukwila, WA - Courtyard Seattle Sea-Tac Area    (Not Rated)

Address:    16038 West Valley Highway                   Phone:   425-255-0300

Location/ Directions:  Follow the signs to the freeway. Take freeway direction to Hwy 518 east to I-405 North. Follow I-405 North, take Exit 1(Tukwila/West Valley Hwy.) Turn right at bottom of ramp. Hotel is approx. 2 blocks ahead on the left.

Average Price (Checked Nov 2011):   $139.00                                 AAA Rated: n/a         Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 8-Floors, 211-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Pets not allowed, Complimentary on-site parking, High-Speed Internet, Air conditioning, Coffee in lobby, Coffee/tea in-room, Restaurant & Lounge (on-Site), Alarm clock, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge in some rooms, Hair dryer, Cable/satellite TV, Speakerphone with voice mail, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool.

Railroad View: Good View.  Any room on a high floor on the rear of the motel will give you a view of two different railroad lines.  Internet reviews say train horns are loud past the motel.  Some tree's prevent an excellent view of the railroad. 

Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway / Amtrak (Cascades - 8 trains daily) / Sound Transit (commuter railroad - 19 trains, weekdays only).

Notes:   

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

Photo Comment:  Right Photo:  A winter view of the tracks taken from a lower floor room with a balcony.  Other then winter, a railroad view from this floor doesn't exist due to brush & tree's in bloom.  Higher floor will also give you a view of the busier double track line across the way. 

Below Photo: The aerial view shows Courtyard is circled in yellow.  The single track BNSF line is seen closest to the hotel.  To the right side of the photo you see the Amtrak / Sound Transit Line as well as the southern end of the station platforms.  Both Amtrak Cascade's & Sound Transit trains stop at this station.