Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

TACOMA, WASHINGTON -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tacoma, WA - Sliver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront (Not Rated)

Address:    2317 North Ruston Way                    Phone: 253-272-1300 

Website:  Sliver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront 

Location/ Directions:  

Average Price (Checked Nov 2011):   $149.00                                

AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 90-Rooms, Interior Corridors, 100% non-smoking property, Complimentary Breakfast, Free parking, Local area van shuttle, Complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, Fitness center, Business center, Room delivery service (limited hours by The Ram restaurant), Complimentary guest laundry facilities, Waterfront walking pier and seasonal boat dock, Picnic areas, 42" plasma TV, Premium cable TV, Free local calls with voice mail, Coffee/tea maker, Refrigerator, Microwave, Hair dryer, Iron/Ironing board, Complimentary weekday newspaper, Pet free hotel.  

Railroad View:  Good View.  Either side of the motel should offer a railroad & a bay view.  Internet reviews report loud train horns from frequent trains.

Railroads past Hotel:  Union Pacific.


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







Photo Comment:  Above: Aerial photo facing north shows two Union Pacific locomotives leading a double stack train.  The motel is circled in yellow.



Left: This aerial view facing west shows a merchandise train pasing the Silver Cloud Inn.  Rooms on the east side of the building (the side you see in this picture), maybe the better side to view the railroad, less tree's.



TACOMA, WASHINGTON -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tacoma, WA - La Quinta Inn & Suites Tacoma / Seattle (Not Rated)

Address:    1425 East 27th Street                 Phone: 253-383-0146  

Location/ Directions:  I-5 S-bound: exit 135-Portland Ave. I-5 N-bound: exit 134-Portland Ave., turn left.

Average Price (Checked Nov 2011):   $94.00                                 AAA Rated:    n/a      Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: BRAND NEW.  7-Floors, 155-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Breakfast, Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access, Free Local Calls, Free Newspaper, Free Parking, Business Center, Restaurant Onsite, Lounge/Bar Onsite, Guest Laundry Facilities, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Pets Welcome, Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming, Cable Television, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron with Ironing Board, Voicemail, Alarm Clock. 

Railroad View:  Excellent View.  Any room on a high floor on the north side of the building will offer a railroad view.  

Railroads past Hotel:   Sound Transit (Commuter Railroad) / Tacoma Rail (short line RR) / BNSF Tacoma Yard is in the distance, and maybe seen from high rooms in the motel.


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

Photo Comment:  The Aerial photo shows LaQuinta Inn circled in yellow.  The railroad tracks can easily be seen across the way.  The north track is a lay-up track for Sound Rail commuter trains.  Out of view to the top of this photo is BNSF's Tacoma Yard, trains maybe seen from high floor rooms.

TACOMA, WASHINGTON -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tacoma, WA - Best Western Tacoma Dome Hotel (Not Rated)

Address:    2611 E E Street                  Phone: 253-272-7737  

Location/ Directions:   Take Interstate 5 North to Exit 133, follow to the left to East 26th Street. Then exit on 26th Street and turn right on East E Street.  

Average Price (Checked Nov 2011):   $80.00                                  AAA Rated:   YES       Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 6-Floors, 160-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Property is 100% non-smoking, Restaurant on-site, Complimentary breakfast, Lounge, Steam room, Exercise facility, Elevator, 24-hour front desk, Business center, Air-conditioning, Ice/vending machines, Free parking, Underground parking, Garage parking, Game room, Cable or satellite television, AM/FM alarm clock MP3 jack, Coffee/tea maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Hairdryer, Iron, ironing board, Desk/work area, High-speed Internet access, Phone with Voice mail, Free local calls under 30 minutes, Room service from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Wake-up calls, Easy chair, Sofabed available, Adjoining rooms available, Pets not accepted.   

Railroad View:   Excellent View.  A high room on the north or east side is best.  Sound Transit Tacoma Dome Station is within walking distance from the motel, and can be seen from the rooms.  Amtrak's Tacoma station is also nearby. 

Railroads past Hotel:  Sound Transit (Commuter Railroad, Tacoma Dome Station seen from motel) / Sound Transit Light Rail / Tacoma Rail (short line RR) / BNSF Tacoma Yard is in the distance, and maybe seen from certain rooms in the motel.


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

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows the Best Western motel circled in yellow.  Just out of view to the bottom of the photo is Tacoma Dome.  The railroad tracks are marked in red.  The Tacoma Rail (short line) and Sound Transit commuter rail line is the closer set of tracks to the motel.  A block further is the Sound Transit Light Rail line.  About 2-block beyond the light rail line is BNSF's Tacoma freight yard.  With luck, you maybe able to see some BNSF trains as well.