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Weekend Railroading Jaunt

A November 2002 trip to Grand Junction by Steve4031

Quote: A Chicago area rail fan takes advantage of Amtrak sale fares to travel one of North America's most scenic train routes.

Weekend Railroading Jaunt

Overview

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The highlights are the Rocky Mountain scenery and the ambience of rail travel. Quick Tips: Search for internet fares on Amtrak's website. Upgrading to an economy bedroom once onboard can save you about . If you really want to go first class, reserve an economy bedroom ahead of time. Use Amtrak's website, or call 1 800 872-7245. Be aware of the small size of economy bedrooms--they can be very tight for two people. Upgrading onboard requires work. Some conductors are reluctant to complete the paperwork on board. Polite persistance is best, but the conductor has final say on upgrades.Best Way To Get Around: Use Adams Mark Hotel because of complimenta...Read More

Adam's Mark Grand Junction

Hotel | "Adams Mark Hotel"

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The Adams Mark Hotel provides complimentary pick up at the Amtrak station, and return. This is a plus in Grand Junction, where cab service is unreliable.

The hotel room was standard sized, clean, and in good repair. The bed was comfortable.

The real strengh of this hotel was the friendly staff in the sports bar restaurant, and the complimentary shuttle service. This is easily the best hotel in Grand Junction, and the prices are great.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 22, 2003

Adam's Mark Grand Junction
743 Horizon Drive
Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
(970) 241-8888

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In mid-October, I was feeling the desire to go railroading. A quick look at Amtrak''s sale fares showed that I could take a weekend trip to Grand Junction, Colorado, during the three-day Veteran''s Day weekend in early November. I booked the Amtrak coach tickets on its website, and then reserved Saturday night at the Adams Mark Hotel in Grand Junction. The game plan: depart Chicago at 2:15pm on Friday, arrive Grand Junction at 5:15pm on Saturday, and stay over Saturday night. On Sunday morning, I would leave Grand Junction at 10:30am, arriving in Chicago at 4pm on Monday. On Friday, November 8, I left school at 12pm, and walked over to the El station with my roll-aboard luggage. By 1pm, I was ...Read More

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Steve4031

Steve4031
Chicago, Illinois

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