Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Charleston, WV - Microtel Inn & Suites Charleston South    (Not Rated)

Address:   600 Second Avenue                  Phone: 304-744-4900

Location/ Directions:  I-64 West Exit 56 Montrose Drive, turn right on Montrose Drive to bear right on 2nd Avenue to Stop Sign. Make a left on 2nd Avenue, then a right into the Parking Lot.

Average Price (Checked May 2013):   $79.00                                AAA Rated:  n/a        Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 84-Rooms, Interior Corridors,Bath Tub, Hairdryer, Shower, Free Local Telephone Calls, Alarm Clock, Desk, Ergonomic Chair, Self Controlled Heating/Cooling, Iron/Iron Board, High Speed Internet Access, Color Cable/Satellite TV, No Pets Allowed, Free Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Business Center, Elevators, Housekeeping, Ice Machine, Laundromat, Vending Machines, Fitness Center, Bus/Truck Parking, Outdoor Parking, High Speed Internet Access. 

Railroad View:  Expect a Fair to Good View, depending on season.  Upper floor rooms on the rear of the motel should offer a railroad view.  Tracks are slightly elevated which helps see guests see passing trains, at the same time the property behind the motel is also elevated which includes trees & brush, and looks to be used by a industrial company to store equipment.  We're not sure how this effects the railroad view from the motel.

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX Transportation.


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

Photo Comment: The aerial photo shows Microtel Inn and and the CSX rail line along the tree line.  Ask for a room on the third floor on the rear of the building.  This would be your best chance of a railroad view.


CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Charleston, WV - Ramada Charleston Downtown    (Not Rated)

Address:   4620 S Highway 99 (4620 Westside Rd)                    Phone: 304-344-4092

Location/ Directions:  I-77 to Leon Sullivan Way Exit 100, follow to Kanawha Boulevard and make a right turn. The hotel is approximately 8 blocks on the right.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2013):   $119.00                                 AAA Rated:  n/a        Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 12-Floors, 200-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Airport Shuttle, Business Center, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet Access, Pet Friendly (fee), Restaurant (on-site), Elevators, Ice Machine, Porter/Bellmen, Vending Machines, Wake-Up Calls, Outdoor Pool, TV, Indoor/Garage Parking, Adjoining Rooms, Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock, Connecting Rooms, Cribs Available, Desk, Ergonomic Chair, Self-controlled Heating/Cooling, Iron/Iron Board, Coffee/Tea Maker.

Railroad View: Fair to Good Distant view across the Kanawha River.  Amtrak?s Charleston train station is also in view.  Viewing trains from this hotel will require binoculars / zoom.

Railroads past Hotel:  CSX / Amtrak.


Comments:  This is a former Holiday Inn Hotel.  For those arriving by Amtrak, the hotel is about a good 10-15 minute walk across the South Side Bridge (yes, sidewalk on bridge).  For those with heavy luggage or not looking to walk ask the hotel is the shuttle service is available (since they provide it to/from the airports). This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  The aerial picture shows the hotel circled in red.  Across the river the railroad is marked with blue.  The building with the red roof near the tracks is the Charleston railroad station.  This is an Amtrak stop.  Visitors can walk across the South Side Bridge (pictured) to access the hotel by foot.  Otherwise, the hotel offers airport shuttle service, ask the hotel for a ride to/from the train station, its not far.  Railroad view from the hotel is distant, but clear.