Ontario, CA - Red Roof Inn
Address: 1818 East Holt Boulevard Phone: (909) 988-8466
Location/ Directions: I-10/San Bernardino Fwy East: Exit at N Vineyard Ave. turn right onto N Vineyard Ave, turn right onto E Holt Blvd.
Average Price (Checked Jan 2011): $84.99 AAA Rated: NO Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: 3-Stories, 108-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Coin Laundry, Elevator, Airport Shuttle, Wireless Internet (WiFi), Pets Allowed, Continental Breakfast, Outdoor Pool, Free Local Calls, Free Expanded Cable, Complimentary Coffee, Alarm/Clock Radio, Portable Cribs.
Railroad View: Good View. Because this motel is directly next to the railroad, it should have an excellent view. However, some trees scattered along the fence (wall) of the rear parking lot, and palm trees alongside the motel may cause you to stretch your neck to get a view of a passing train. A railroad grade crossing just east of the motel causes train's to blow their horn for the crossing. Its loud, but then again so are the airplanes! For you airplane buffs, beyond the railroad is the airport, looking past the hangers, you can watch planes take-off & land on the east-west runway.
Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific / Amtrak. Single track mainline. Former Southern Pacific "West Line".
Comments: This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.comPhoto Comment: A eastbound Union Pacific freight train is seen passing the Red Roof Inn motel. The picture looks north, you are looking at the rear of the motel. Note some of the tree's that could decrease your railroad view. Also, ask for a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor in order to see above the wall built around the parking lot. The single track railroad does get busy. Another hotel just east of here, the Marriott, has closed down. That was another train-watching hotel.
Ontario, CA - Rodeway Inn Ontario Mills Mall (CA816) (Not Rated)
Address: 4075 East Guasti Road Phone: (909) 390-8886
Location/ Directions: Take Milliken Ave. Exit off I-10 East/West Freeway. Continue South on Milliken Ave. Turn right on Guasti Road. Hotel is 1/4 mile on the right.
Average Price (Checked Feb 2012): $55.24 AAA Rated: NO Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: 2-Floors, 100-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Bus & Truck Parking, Free Continental Breakfast, Guest Laundry, High Speed Web Access, Outdoor Parking, Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Whirlpool/Hot Tub, Pet-friendly Hotel, Cable/Satellite TV, Free Local Calls, Hair Dryer, In-Room Coffee Maker, Individual A/C & Heat, Microwave, Refrigerator, Wake-Up Service.
Railroad View: Excellent View! Any room on the south side of the motel will offer a railroad view. 2nd floor rooms will keep you above the parking lot. The railroad is just across the street.
Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific.
Comments: This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.comPhoto Comment: The Rodeway Inn is seen to the top of the aerial picture. The single track railroad is seen across the street, along the bottom of the photo. Those trucks in the picture are actually in a active lane of traffic. Examining the Google aerial image; several of them were lined up in this lane as if they are waiting their turn to load / unload. This is a busy industrial area. I am not sure how much trucking activity is around the motel at night. For light sleepers, noise from trucks may outdo train noise, although there is a railway crossing just east of this motel. Trains may blow their horn for the crossing.
Ontario, CA - Embassy Suites Ontario - Airport (Not Rated)
Address: 3663 East Guasti Road Phone: 909-605-0281
Location/ Directions: From Interstate 10 Take Exit #56, Haven Avenue and head south.
Average Price (Checked Jan 2011): $154.00 AAA Rated: NO Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: BRAND NEW. 8-Floors, 175-Rooms, Interior Corridors, No Pets Allowed, Free parking, Air Conditioning, Black-Out Curtains, Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection, Curved Shower Rod, Ergonomic Desk Chair, 32"-TV with HD Channels, Sofa Bed, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Hairdryer, High Speed Internet Access,
In-Suite Coffee/Welcome Caddy, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, Newspaper M-F (USA Today), Rollaways, Self Laundry Available, Speakerphone with Voice Mail, Business Center, Cribs, High chairs, Baggage Storage, Bar Area, Beverage Area (Complimentary), Elevators, Gift Shop, Local Area Transportation, Lounge, Luggage Hold, On-Site Convenience Store, Room Service, Fitness Room, Pool.
Railroad View: Excellent View. Any room on the front of the motel will offer a railroad view. Internet reviews state that the railroad line is busy, but the sound is not loud from the motel.
Railroads past Hotel: Union Pacific.
Comments: This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.comPhoto Comment: This Google Street Image looks east. The brand new Embassy Suites is seen to the left, and the railroad is seen to the far right. The area in the middle is is currently in question. As of our last check, this property was still vacant, but if anything is built between the motel and the railroad the view may diminish or vanish completely.