Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

SPARKS, NEVADA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sparks, NV - John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino & Resort 

Address:    1100 Nugget Avenue                   Phone: 800-648-1177 

Web Site:   Nugget Casino Hotel

Location/ Directions:  I-80 (Exit 17 or 18)

Average Price (Checked Jun 2018):   $89.00           AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 29-Floors, 1548-Rooms, Interior Corridors, 42" plasma TV, work desk, Iron/Ironing board, hair dryer, coffeemaker, Wireless Internet access (fee), Indoor Atrium Pool, Wedding Chapel, Salon & Spa, fitness center, eight award-winning restaurants, Starbucks Coffee, Business Center, Skywalk Arcade gift shop, Room Service, 42-inch flat-screen TV, wireless Internet access (fee), coffeemakers, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Voice mail, Wake-up calls, Daily housekeeping, Private bathroom, Hair dryer, Clock radio, Rollaway beds available, Cable television service, Dining (on-site). 

Railroad View:  Excellent View!  Any room on the southside of the hotel will have a railroad view.  This hotel has the BEST railroad view for the Sparks / Reno area!

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak (California Zephyr trains # 5 & # 6).  About 18-20 trains pass the hotel during 24-hours.  Trains are not easily heard from the hotel rooms.  Little engine is heard unless the units are in idle.

Notes:  During my visit I had room # 1260 (1-bed), 12th floor out of 29 floors.  The view of the railroad is excellent!  Morning & evening light of the railroad from my room was excellent, and the flood lights in the yard were bright enough to not only video passing trains, but to photograph them as well.  The hotel has several restaurants, I ate at the buffet which was very good and had an enormous amount of choices.  The hotel is in excellent condition, large rooms that are very modern.    


Left Photo:  A picture taken from the east side of the "West Tower" shows the "East Tower" and the Union Pacific Railroad yard to the right.  You can't get a better view of the railroad from any other hotel in this area!

SPARKS, NEVADA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sparks, NV - Holiday Inn Reno-Sparks  (Not Rated)

Address:    55 EAST NUGGET AVENUE                   Phone:  775-358-6900 

Location/ Directions: Interstate 80, Exit 19, take a right on McCarran Blvd. and take an immediate right on Nugget Ave. The hotel is on the left.  

Average Price (Checked Jan 2012):   $90.00           AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 9-Floors, 220-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Business Center, Health and Fitness Center (On-site), Whirlpool, High-speed Internet Access, Outdoor Pool, Daily Housekeeping, Dedicated Lounge, Ice Machine, Porter/Bellman, Color TV, Two-Line Speakerphone with Voice Mail, Bathtub, Hairdryer, Private Bathroom, Coffee & Tea Maker, Microwave Oven, Mini Refrigerator, Connecting Rooms, Crib, Double Glazed Windows, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Iron / Ironing Board, Rollaway Bed/Cot (Fee), All rooms non smoking, Pets Allowed (fee).

Railroad View:  Fair to Poor Distant View.  You need a high floor on the rear of the motel (south side) to see the railroad.  Tracks are off in the distance behind single story warehouses.  You should be able to see the trains between the buildings.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak.


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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo looks west.  The Holiday Inn Hotel can be seen to the right side of the picture (building with swimming pool).  The east end of the Union Pacific train yard can be seen to the left of the photo.  High floors on the hotel should offer a distant view of the trains.  The warehouses will minimize much of the view, but you may have a limited view looking east & west of the large building seen in this picture (with white roof).

SPARKS, NEVADA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sparks, NV - Fairfield Inn & Suites Reno Sparks  (Not Rated)

Address:   2085 Brierley Way                     Phone: 775-355-7700

Location/ Directions:  I-80, Exit # 21, just north.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2012):  $89.00          AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 65-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Complimentary on-site parking, High-Speed Internet, This hotel has a smoke-free policy, Pets not allowed, Coffee/tea in-room, Continental breakfast, Full-service business center, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Color Cable/satellite TV, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee maker/tea service, Crib, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge in some rooms, Rollaway bed, Washer/dryer, Microwave oven, Two-line Speakerphone with voice-mail.

Railroad View: Good View.  Get a room on a high floor on the rear of the motel, the railroad is just across I-80.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific / Amtrak. 


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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the Fairfield Inn circled in yellow.  The view looks north, the railroad can be seen to the south side of I-80.  Union Pacific's Sparks Yard is about 3 miles to the left of this photo.  Those planted tree's along I-80 take away from what would have been an excellent view from this motel.