Burlington, WA - Fairfield Inn & Suites Burlington
Address: 9384 Old Hwy 99 N Phone: 360-757-2717
Location/ Directions: Take I-5 south to exit 232.
Average Price (Checked Dec 2015): $98.00 AAA Rated: YES Stars: (**2**)
About Hotel: 3-Floors, 70-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Pets allowed (fee), Free Parking, Free Breakfast, High-Speed Internet Access, Non-smoking hotel, Coffee/tea in-room, Housekeeping service daily, Coin operated Laundry on-site, Newspaper in lobby, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Crib/Play Yard, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge in some rooms, Rollaway bed, Hair dryer, Separate tub and shower, Color Cable/satellite TV, Microwave oven, Two-line Speakerphone with voice mail, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool.
Railroad View: Excellent View! Ask for a room on the rear, 2nd or 3rd floors will be best. There is
almost no train noise heard from the hotel. Distant train horns may help alert you of an approaching train. Windows open all the way, protected by a screen. It's too dark to watch trains from the hotel at night.
Railroads past Hotel: BNSF Railway / Amtrak (Cascades trains). During my 15-hour stay, I only logged 6passing trains, but I did sleep very well.
Notes: Nearby restaurants include Bob's Burgers & Bar, Jack in the Box, and a Shell Mini-Mart with hot food - all within walking distance.
Photo Comment: (Top Photo) Southbound Amtrak train # 513 is led by a silver painted F40-Cab/Baggage (#90278). The 13 car Cascades train has P42 # 76 shoving on the rear as the train heads to Seattle. This was the first daylight train that past the hotel this morning. View looks north from room # 324 which had a great view!
(Middle Photo) - Northbound Amtrak Cascades train # 510 had matching painted F40-Cab/Baggage # 90252 on the rear. Photo was taken with 105mm zoom lens from room # 324. I checked out and departed the hotel after this train passed, as soon as I was in the parking lot a freight train passed. 10 minutes later another freight followed.
(Bottom Photo) - It's much too dark to video, photograph or even view passing trains at night from the hotel. There is only enough light to tell that there is a train passing with your bare eye. This long exposure photo brighten things up a bit, enough to see the loaded A-Frame lumber cars (white shrink wrapped loads) passing the hotel. Highway to the left of the photo is Interstate-5.
RailfanMotels.com - Visited November 2015