Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view


Oldsmar, FL - Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Northwest/Oldsmar

Address: 4017 Tampa Road     Phone: (813) 818-7202

Location/ Directions: Traveling from the NORTH: Take Hwy 75 South, merge onto Hwy 275 South and travel until Exit 47 (Hillsborough Ave, SR 580), continue traveling West for about 10 miles until St. Petersburg Dr., turn right where you will see our North Tampa Hotel.
Traveling from the SOUTH: Take Hwy 275 North, merge onto US 19 North and travel about 15 miles until Exit 580, continue East on SR 580 for 5 miles until St. Petersburg Dr., turn left.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2016):     $114.00    AAA Rated:  YES   Stars: ***3*** 

About Hotel: 6-Floors, 110-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Business Center, Cribs, Family Package Offered, High chairs, Free Breakfast, Coin Laundry, Elevators, Snack Shop, Fitness Room, Pool, Easy to Set Alarm Clock Radio, Desk Chair, TV - 40 Inch Flat Panel HD, Ceiling Fan, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Free High Speed Internet, Iron/Ironing Board, Lap Desk, Newspaper M-F (USA Today), Non-Smoking, Free Parking, No Pets allowed.

Railroad View: Poor View. Trees along the tracks block most of the railroad view.  There are a few area between the trees that will allow you to catch a quick peek, but that would be it.

Railroads past Hotel: CSX Transportation.  Former Seaboard Coast Line Railroad.



Photo Comment:The view out of room # 515 is pretty nice unless you are trying a watch a train pass.  Although the tracks run right behind the hotel, the trees behind the hotel hide them very well.  During my 2-day stay here - I did not see one train.  Track was shiny but I expect no more than a local train each way.  Likely I was away from the hotel when they passes during the day, nothing passes during the night.  The line runs west to Clearwater, FL to service a few local customers.

RailfanMotels.com - Reviewed Sept 2015