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Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Reno, NV - Harrah's Reno Hotel & Casino 

Address:   219 North Center Street                    Phone: 775-786-3232   

Location/ Directions:  Downtown Reno.

Average Price (Checked Dec 2011):   $49.50                                 AAA Rated:  n/a        Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 24-Floors, 928-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Casino, Outdoor Swimming pool, Spa, Health club, Fitness facilities (fee), Bar/lounge, Restaurant in hotel, Nightclub, Room service (24 hours), Free Parking, Airport transportation (complimentary), Valet parking, Business center, Security guard, Concierge services, 24-hour front desk, Porter/bellhop, Beauty services, Gift shop, Hair salon, Multilingual staff, Elevator, Secure parking, Parking garage, 32-inch TVs with cable channels and pay movies, wired and wireless Internet access (fee), Irons/ironing boards, Compact refrigerators are available on request (subject to availability), Climate control, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Voice mail, Wake-up calls, Daily housekeeping, Hair dryer, Buffet-style restaurant, Pets Allowed.   

Railroad View:  Expect a Poor to Fair View at best.  You need a very high room on the railroad end of the building (north / east side).  The hotel overlooks the Reno Amtrak station.  The trains are below grade in the "Reno Trench".  The trench makes viewing trains very difficult.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak.  


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

Photo Comment:  The aerial picture shows the Harrah's Hotel circled in yellow.  The railroad is marked in red.  The tracks are located in a trench through town, buildings such as the parking garage and the train station structure itself diminishes the railroad view from the hotel.  The positive with this hotel is its a half block from the train station, and you have a chance of seeing trains from your room.

Walking distance to Amtrak's Reno, NV train station.

RENO, NEVADA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Reno, NV - Sands Regency Casino & Hotel  (Not Rated)

Address:    345 North Arlington Avenue                  Phone:  (775) 336-2003

Web site: Sands Regency

Location/ Directions:  Take I-80 east to the Keystone exit. Proceed right to Fourth Street. Turn left on Fourth Street to the hotel/casino (corner of Fourth and Arlington).

Average Price (Checked Jan 2012):   $29.00                                 AAA Rated:  n/a        Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 17-Floors, 833-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Jacuzzi, Health Club, Pool, Pets Allowed, Air conditioning, Blackout drapes/curtains, Voice mail, Refrigerator (on request), Wake-up calls, Hair dryer, Clock radio, Cable television service, Rollaway beds available, Cribs (infant beds) available, Phone, Daily housekeeping, Iron/ironing board (on request), Wireless high-speed Internet access (surcharge), Dining (on-site).

Railroad View:  Fair to Good View.  High floors will offer a "down-on" view into the Reno Trench railroad right-away.  Trains operate through a below grade trench. Train's may be difficult to see on the track closer to the hotel.  Train's on the south train should be easier to view.  Rooms closer to the railroad would be preferred for a railroad view. 

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak.


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

Photo Comment:  Center Photo: The aerial view shows both buildings of the Sands Hotel.  The double track railroad can be seen along the bottom of the picture, in the trench (along the white wall).  A pedestrian bridge that crosses the tracks outside the hotel may make in interesting view of the railroad, although it is protected by a chain link fence. 

 Right Photo:  A picture looking east from Ralston Street shows the Sands Hotel as the main building in this picture.  The railroad's Reno Trench can easily be seen from this view.  Sidewalks and overpasses (both street and pedestrian) make watching passing trains convenient in downtown Reno.