Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

ORLANDO, FLORIDA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Orlando, FL - Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown    (Not Rated)

Address:   304 W. Colonial Dr                    Phone: 407-843-8700

Location/ Directions:  I-4 W toward downtown Orlando, exit 84 for Colonial Dr/SR-50. Straight on Hughey Ave., hotel immediately on right.

Average Price (Checked Feb 2012):   $140.00                                AAA Rated:    n/a      Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 14-Floors, 227-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Outdoor Pool, High-speed Internet Access, Health/Fitness Center On-Site, Shuttle Is Available, Business Center, Health/Fitness Center On-Site, Daily Housekeeping, Concierge Services, Lounge, Ice Machine, Porter/Bellman, Color Cable / Satellite TV, CD Player, Stereo, Work Desk w/ Lamp, Speakerphone with Voice Mail, Bathtub, Hairdryer, Private Bathroom, Coffee Maker, Microwave Oven, Tea Maker, Connecting Rooms, Crib, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Iron / Ironing Board, Roll-away Bed/Cot (fee), Sofa-bed, All rooms non smoking, No Pets Allowed.

Railroad View: Good Distant View.  Ask for any high floor room.  Most high floor rooms should have a railroad view, either side of the hotel is ok, although we think the south side maybe slightly better for a railroad view.  The railroad is just across Interstate 4.  Trains blow their horns for the railroad crossing near the hotel, easy to know when a train approaches.  The hotel provides ear-plugs in each room for noise from both the railroad and I-4 traffic. 

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX / Amtrak / (coming soon) SunRail Commuter trains.  We are not sure of the rail traffic on this double track mainline.  Internet reviews report 3 to 4 trains pass each night. 


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

Photo Comment:  A photo taken from the grade crossing on West Concord Street shows the 14-story Crowne Plaza Hotel in the distance.  From where this picture is taken, the hotel is 900 feet away.