Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oceanside, CA - Days Inn Oceanside at the Coast

Address:   1501 Carmelo Drive                  Phone: 760-722-7661

Location/ Directions:  

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $80.00                                AAA Rated:    YES     Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 80-Rooms, Interior Corridors,  Business Center, Free Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet, Pool, 24 Hour Front Desk, Hairdryer, AM/FM Clock Radio, Free USA Today Newspaper, Refrigerator/Microwave in all rooms, No Pets Allowed, 27" Premium Cable (HBO, CNN, ESPN) Remote Controlled TV, Iron and Ironing Board, Guest Laundry, Heated Pool and Jacuzzi, Spa. 

Railroad View: Good View from 2nd floor. Because the railroad is located down an embankment, you need a room on the railroad side (Ocean side).  Motel boarders the railroad track.  2nd Floor rooms should give you a view.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak Pacific SurLiner / Coaster (commuter railroad).


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

Photo Comment: The view from the bridge faces south.  The Days Inn motel is located on the left.  A room on the 2nd floor overlooking the railroad should give you a good view of passing train's.   Watching train's from the motel parking lot is not going to work, besides the railroad running through a cut, there is a chain link fence around the motel property.
OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oceanside, CA - WorldMark Oceanside  

Address:      1301 Carmelo Dr              Phone: (760) 721-0890

Location/ Directions:  

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   N/A                             AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 5-Stories, Interior Corridors, High-speed Internet access (fee), Air conditioning, Cable TV, DVD player, Stereo with CD, Telephone, Gas fireplace, Gas barbecue, Balcony/terrace, Washer and dryer, Iron and ironing board, Outdoor pool, Outdoor children's pool, Outdoor spa, Outdoor children's play area, Sport court, Fitness center, Recreation room, Arcade games, Underground parking, Elevators.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  All rooms on the ocean side had a clear railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak Pacific SurLiner / Coaster (commuter railroad).


Comments:    Because price & several details are not available to the public via the internet, this hotel maybe for timeshare owners only, call hotel for details.  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment: The building along the top of the photo is the Worldmark Oceanside.  The single track railroad line can be seen along the left side of the picture.

OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oceanside, CA - Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina 

Address:   1401 Carmelo Drive                  Phone: 760-231-7000

Location/ Directions:   I-5 exit 54C for Oceanside Harbor Dr.  Turn right at Harbor Dr. Turn left at Carmelo Dr.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $125.00                                AAA Rated:   NO       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: BRAND NEW MOTEL.  6-Stories, 110-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room, Color Cable / Satellite TV, CD Player, Stereo, Work Desk w/ Lamp, Speakerphone with Voice Mail, Free Local Phone Calls, High-speed Internet Access, Hairdryer, Coffee Maker, Microwave Oven, Mini Refrigerator, Connecting Rooms, Crib, Double Glazed Windows, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Iron / Ironing Board, Rollaway Bed (fee), Windows Open by Guest, All rooms non smoking, Business Center, Fitness Center (On-site), Whirlpool, Outdoor Pool, On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer), Daily Housekeeping, Ice Machine, No Pets Allowed.

Railroad View:   Good View.  You need a room on the northwest side  of the building for a railroad view.

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak Pacific SurLiner / Coaster (commuter railroad).


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

Photo Comment: (n/a)

OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oceanside, CA - Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort 

Address:   333 N Myers Street                 Phone: 760-901-1200

Location/ Directions:   I-5, exit 53 for Mission Ave toward downtown. Turn R at Mission Ave .5 miles, turn R at N Myers St, .8 Miles.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):   $133 to $ 458                              AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 8-Stories, 160-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Business Center, Free High Speed Internet, Gym/Fitness Center, Swimming pool, Hot tub, Fitness center, Massage room, Sauna, Game room, Daily activities programs - for kids and adults alike, Games, contests and craft events, Fully-equipped kitchens including stove with oven, full-sized refrigerator with ice maker that will hold 6 or more bags of groceries, dishwasher, microwave, place settings for 4-6, margarita blender and other small appliances, casual dining rooms with seating for 6, Comfortable, full-size, pull-out sofas for extra guests, Multiple flat screen TVs, stereo and DVD players with movies available for checkout.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  A room on the city side will be best for a railroad view.  North & South sides of the building will offer both a railroad view & an ocean view.  Ocean side rooms offer no railroad view.  But don't worry, only timeshare buyers get the ocean view room. (see comments below).

Railroads past Hotel:  BNSF Railway / Amtrak Pacific SurLiner / Coaster (commuter railroad).


Comments:    We do not recommend this hotel due to a summery of a majority of reviews on the internet complaining about Fraud Time Share Agents that work & use this hotel as a timeshare marketing tool.  They try to talk gusts into buying timeshares, and have a lot of success doing it.  Many guests have been tricked into buying timeshares with no way out.  This motel has not and will not be rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment: N/A

OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oceanside, CA - SpringHill Suites San Diego Oceanside/Downtown  

Address: 110 North Myers Street    Phone: 760-722-1003

Location/ Directions: Interstate 5 to exit 53 for Mission Avenue toward downtown Oceanside.  Keep left to stay on Mission Avenue and continue another 0.7 miles to North Myers Street.  Turn left and the hotel will be on the right.

Average Price (Checked Mar 2015): $209.00    AAA Rated: YES   Stars: n/a

About Hotel: BRAND NEW 6-Floors, 149-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Breakfast, Pets not allowed, High-Speed Internet Access, This hotel has a smoke-free policy, Valet parking (fee) No Self-parking available, Sundry/Convenience store, Housekeeping service daily, Full business center, Fitness center, Game room, Coin operated Laundry, Newspaper in lobby, Oceanside Beach 0.2 miles away, Pool, Whirlpool, Air-conditioned, Connecting rooms are available, Windows may be opened by guests, Alarm clock, Coffee maker/tea service, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Hair dryer, Color Cable/satellite TV, Microwave oven, Cordless Phone with voice mail, Desk.

Railroad View: Excellent View. Any room on the rear of the hotel should offer a railroad view.  According to one of our fellow train watchers you can get a side room with a balcony or a room or a window facing the tracks directly.  You can expect about 50 during a 24-hour period.

Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway / Amtrak Pacific SurLiner / MetroLink (commuter railroad) / Coaster (commuter railroad). 

Notes: Hotel is 2-block away from the Oceanside Train Station.


Walking Distance of Amtrak's Oceanside, CA Station (Served by Amtrak, Coaster, and Metrolink)