Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

LITTLE FALLS, NEW YORK --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Little Falls, NY - Travelodge

Address:  20 Albany Street     Phone: 315-823-4954

Location/ Directions: FROM NEW YORK THRUWAY: Take exit 29A, Route 169 North to Route 5 West. The Knights Inn is located on the corner of Route 5 and South and off Interstate 90.

Average Price (Checked May 2019):   $80.00           AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: (n/a) 

About Hotel: 2-Stories, 56-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Off Highway 5, this casual hotel on a tree-lined street is a 2-minute walk from Little Falls Historical Society Museum and less than 2 miles from Buttermilk Falls. The relaxed rooms come with air-conditioning, TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add minifridges and microwaves. Interconnecting rooms are offered. Kids stay at no extra charge with a parent. A breakfast buffet and local shuttles are available. Other amenities include an informal restaurant and a bar. Pets are welcome.

Railroad View: Excellent View.  Any room on the south side of the building will offer a railroad view.  A scanner can be useful to catch nearby Hot-Box detector chat.  

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX / Amtrak.  About 60-trains a day use this line.  Its the former Conrail Chicago Line.  Its the mainline of CSX that moves traffic between Boston / New Jersey (NY) and Chicago.  Train's pass Little Falls at 60 mph.  Its a busy line.

Notes:  This motel is a former Best Western, Knights Inn.

Comments: I've stayed at this motel twice, spread over a couple years (many years ago, during the Best Westen years).  Both times, an empty auto-rack train was parked (stored) on the siding in front of the motel.  I was unable to catch movement on the mainline because of these stored rail cars.  A friend of mine has stayed here numerous times, and has never come across cars stored on the siding.

Picture Comments:  Center Photo: Looks northeast from the Overhead Street bridge. The auto-rack cars in the picture were stored on the north siding.  This prevented my view of mainline train's from the motel.  I had to walk out to this bridge to photograph passing train's.  To the right of the parked train are the two main tracks.  The Knights Inn is the brown 2-Story building in the back round.    

Bottom Photo: A view looking out of a 2nd floor window at the mainline.  As you can see, I've been here in both the summer & winter, both times, an auto-rack train was stored on the north siding in Little Falls.