Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view


Bessemer, AL - Sleep Inn     

Address:  1259 Greenmor Dr    Phone: (205) 424-0000

Location/ Directions: I-459 at exit 6, if coming from I-65 take I-459 south to Tuscaloosa, its only eight miles from I-65.

Average Price (Checked Mar 2015): $75.00     AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: (**2**)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 73-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Elevator, Fitness Center, Free Newspaper Mon-Fri, Outdoor Parking, Pet-friendly Hotel, Seasonal Outdoor Pool, Free Hot Breakfast, Cable/Satellite Flat Screen/Plasma TV, Free Local Calls, In-Room Air Conditioning, Iron & Ironing Board, AM/FM Clock Radio, Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Business Center.

Railroad View: Poor View.  You need a room on the front of the building to view the railroad.

Railroads past Hotel: Norfolk Southern Railway.  Not a busy rail line, only about 4-trains during a 24-hiour period operate on this line.


Comments: My stay at this motel was long before I started the RailfanMotel web site.  I only heard one train just around dawn, it was a fast moving merchandise freight.  There was only a small area where you can view it, which was as it crossed the highway bridge, the rest of the railroad is lined with trees & brush.  The tracks are just far enough from the motel that you can't read the engine numbers as they past.  At night its very dark along the railroad, there will not be any way to view passing trains after dark.

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