Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Morrow, GA - Drury Inn & Suites South     (Not Rated)

Address:   6520 S Lee Street                    Phone: 770-960-0500

Location/ Directions:  I-75, Take Exit #233 Jonesboro/Morrow.  Turn Left Onto State Rd #54. Right On Adamson Pkwy.  Right On Lee St. South Into Hotel Parking Lot.

Average Price (Checked May 2012):   $79.99                                 AAA Rated:    n/a      Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 6-Floors, 132-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Hot Breakfast, Free Wireless Internet, Free 60 Minutes of Long Distance, Free Soda/Popcorn in Lobby (daily 3-10 pm), Free Local Phone Calls, Flat Panel LCD TVs with HBO, Free Gated Parking, Free In-room Coffee Service, 2-Room Suites Available, 24 Hour Business Center, 24 Hour Fitness Center, Guest Laundry, Guest Pantry, Guest Voice Mail, Hair Dryers, Indoor/Outdoor Pool & Whirlpool, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwaves & Refrigerator, Pets Accepted.

Railroad View:  Expect a Excellent View.   Railroad is just across the road.  Any room should provide a railroad view, higher floor rooms can always be a better choice, but not necessary to view passing trains.

Railroads past Hotel:  Norfolk Southern Railway.


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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the Drury Inn to the right side, the railroad can be seen diverted onto a temporary bridge which is shared with South Lee Street.  You can also see the new bridge foundation under construction.  Interstate 75 can be seen along the bottom of the picture.

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Morrow, GA - Quality Inn & Suites Southlake  (GA 116)

Address:   6597 Jonesboro Rd.                  Phone:  (770) 960-1957

Location/ Directions:  I-75 at exit 233.

Average Price (Checked Jun 2012):   $51.00                                 AAA Rated:    n/a      Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 92-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, Free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms, Free continental breakfast, Free local calls, Pets welcome (fee), Bus Parking, Elevator, Guest Laundry, Indoor-Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Parking, Cable/Satellite TV, Hair Dryer, In-Room Air Conditioning, In-Room Coffee Maker, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave, Refrigerator. 

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  Higher floors on the east side of the motel would be best, such as rooms 248, 348, 247, 347, 346, 345, 344.  Also north side rooms that end with odd numbers 21-35, 2nd & 3rd floors needed.  Windows do not open (at least mine did not). Pleanty of light to video trains at night.  The trains DO blow their horn past the motel, it will wake you up!  Only one train past during my 13-hour visit, it was 3:55am.

Railroads past Hotel:  Norfolk Southern Railway.


Comments:  When I checked in, I asked if trains run past the motel, the answer was ; "Yes, 10:00".  Sounded like an odd answer for a freight line.  I checked in at 8:55pm and departed 10:00am the next morning, the only train that past was at 3:55am, it was a Union Pacific SD70ACe pulling a Triple-Crown Roadrailer train.  Not what I expected and I never did find out anything about this line.  The motel is an older property with exterior corridors, although some parts of the room were updated, cleanliness, and upkeep lacked in some areas.  I didn't have any issues here, the breakfast was very good, and the room was fine for my one night visit.  There is no longer a McDonald's next door, there is a mini-mart a doors down, any other food you will need to drive or have it delivered.

Photo Comment:  The Quality Inn is the larger building shown in this aerial photo.  There are 9 good rooms on the east side of the building that face the tracks directly; those rooms are on the front of the building (same side as the main entrance).  You can see the single railroad track across the street.