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.