Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

ATLANTIC, IOWA -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Atlantic, IA - Super 8 Atlantic  

Address:    1902 East 7th Street                                         Phone: 712-243-4723

Location/ Directions: I-80 to Exit 60 (Hwy 71). Go south on Hwy 71, 7 miles to stop sign/intersection Hwy 6. Go west on Hwy 6 approx 1 1/2 miles to the motel located on the Right.

Average Price (Checked Jul 2010):   $60.00                                      AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: **2**

About Hotel: 1-Story, Interior Corridors, Free High Speed Wireless Internet, Heated Indoor Pool, Gym/Exercise Center and Superstart Breakfast with Hot Belgium Waffles. Super 8 Atlantic is now completely non-smoking as of Jan 1, 2010. Computer in Lobby, Free Cookies upon Check-In, Free Parking RV/Truck/Bus, Guest Laundry, Gym/Exercise Center, Refrigerator & Microwave available in all rooms, Heated Indoor Pool, Pets Welcome with Permission (fee), Alarm Clock, Cable TV, Crib, Free local calls, Hairdryer, In Room Coffeemaker, In Room Safe, Iron & Iron Board, Rollaway (fee), Wheelchair Accessible Available, Work Desk.       

Railroad View:  Poor.  Trains can be seen from window of rooms on north side, looking down the hill.  View is not clear, trees plus other obstructions make it impossible to take photos.  Trains are not heard until they are passing.  They are also very infrequent (maybe 4 trains a day pass through Atlantic).  

Railroad past Hotel:  Iowa Interstate Railroad

Notes:  Motel is very nice, a first class Super 8!  Staff is wonderful as well.  While in Atlantic, be sure to see the classic Rock Island depot.  Its located in the center of downtown Atlantic, it’s not open to the public (only for special occasions), but it’s worth a picture, maybe a train will pass while you’re there.


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