Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

Carter Lake, Iowa (Council Bluffs / Omaha area)

Carter Lake, IA – Country Inn & Suites

Address:   2210 Abbott Dr, Carter Lake, IA 51510)                    Phone: (712) 347-5600


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Average Price (Checked Dec 2019):   $68.00          AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)


About Hotel: 3-Floors, 87-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV, plus tea and coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Suites add patios and in-room whirlpool tubs, or separate living rooms with pull-out sofas and wet bars.  Free amenities include a hot breakfast buffet and an airport/local shuttle. There's also an indoor heated pool, a hot tub and a gym, as well as a guest laundry.  No Pets allowed.


Railroad View: Good View.  Rooms on the rear of the hotel should offer a good railroad view.  2nd or 3rd floors are preferred.


Railroads past Hotel:  Canadian National (former IC / CC). This is not a very busy line, but a couple passes a day may occur.


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


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Carter Lake, IA – La Quinta Inn

Address:   1201 Avenue H, Carter Lake, IA 51510              Phone: (712) 347-6595


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Average Price (Checked Dec 2019):   $65.00                     AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)


About Hotel: 4-Floors, 102-Rooms, Interior Corridors,  Minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers are offered in each casual room, as well as pillow-top mattresses, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. Suites add separate living areas with sofabeds or whirlpool tubs. Kids 18 and under stay free with a parent or grandparent.  There's a fitness room, a business center and an indoor pool in addition to free continental breakfast. Amenities also include complimentary parking, as well as a free airport shuttle and 2 meeting rooms.


Railroad View: Good Distant View.  High floor rooms on the rear of the hotel will offer a railroad view.


Railroads past Hotel:  Canadian National (former IC / CC).   This is not a very busy line, but a couple passes a day may occur.


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


Photo Comment:  The La Quinta Inn is the tall building to the right.  Higher floors will keep you above the property fixtures between the hotel and the railroad.  As you would expect, this is not a very busy rail line.