Sheridan, WY - Budget Host
Address: 2007 N Main St Phone: 307-674-7496
Average Price (Checked May 2011): n/a AAA Rated: YES Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: 1-Floor, 44-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Cable TV, Direct-dial phones, Free wireless Internet, In-room coffee, Refrigerators, At-door parking, Guest laundry, Picnic area, Pets accepted (fee), smoking rooms only, Truck parking, plug-ins.
Railroad View: Good View. Although most room do not face the tracks directly, most rooms in the motel offer a railroad view. No trees or fence between the two make a good railroad view possible. Cat tails growing along the tracks on the east side of the property prevent an excellent view. East side rooms 100-117 are best, Room # 117 being closest to the railroad. West side rooms provide a bit better view than the east side. Room #'s 126 to 131 are best, with room # 131 being next to the railroad.
Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway. Most trains are coal trains / empty hopper trains.
Photo Comment: The single story Budget Host Inn is located along the railroad tracks. The railroad tracks are slightly elevated, located along the line of bushes. Try to get a room on the railroad end of the motel for the best view.
Sheridan, WY - The Sheridan Inn
Address: 856 Broadway Phone: (307) 674-2178
Website: The Sheridan Inn
Average Price (Checked May 2014): n/a AAA Rated: n/a Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: 3-Floors, 22-Rooms, Interior Corridors. Each room designed around the life of a notable figure from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Sheridan Heritage Center,
Railroad View: Expect a Good View. All rooms on the front of the hotel of this recently restored historic hotel will have a railroad view. The only thing that obstructs an excellent view of the railroad is CB&Q "Burlington Route" steam locomotive # 5631 displayed across the street. A railway crossing across the street is part of a quiet zone, trains do not blow their horns in town.
Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway.
Comments: This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com
Photo Comment: This Google Street picture shows the double track BNSF Railway with Burlington Route # 5631 displayed trackside. The Sheridan Inn can be seen in the distance. Out of the picture to the right is the classic Sheridan CB&Q train station. There is no rail passenger service in Sheridan.
Sheridan, WY - Super 8 Sheridan
Address: 2435 N. Main St Phone: 307-672-9725
Location/ Directions: Take I-90 to exit 20. Turn right off the ramp, motel is approx. a quarter mile on your left hand side.
Average Price (Checked Sep 2011): $67.15 AAA Rated: n/a Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: 2-Floors, 40-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Continental Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet, Pets Allowed (fee), Bus & truck parking with outside outlets, Cable TV with HBO, ESPN, Free local calls, Rollaway (Fee), Refrigerator and Microwave in some rooms, Coffee maker, Hair Dryer.
Railroad View: Excellent View. Any room on the 2nd floor on the rear of the building offers an excellent railroad view. A logging business behind the motel may block the first floor railroad view. The best light for photo's from the motel is in the afternoon. There is a grade crossing behind the motel that the trains blow for, the horns are extremely loud.
Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway. Expect around 25 moves (trains & light engine moves) during a 24-hour period, most trains are coal trains / empty hopper trains. During my 13 hour stay, I saw 13 trains (which include 2 light power moves, and 2 merchandise freight trains).
Photo Comment: Above Left: A night photo taken from room # 247 shows a westbound BNSF empty hopper train crossing a local street behind the motel. Trains blow their horn for this crossing every time they pass. Above Right: The tracks can be seen in this daylight view from the same room. During my stay, 1st floor rooms wouldn't have had a railroad view due to logs piled up just below this photo. I failed to photograph any of the 5 daylight trains that passed during my stay.