Railway-themed hotels and accommodations that use train coaches, carriages to host bedrooms. Some are static and part of a rail museum experience and some of them will take you on a magical journey.
Train Hotels
Venice Simplon  
Orient Express
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Enter the time machine that takes you back to the golden ages of travel. The Venice Simplon-Orient Express is a spectacular train service that invites you on a journey between classic European cities. It's essentially a historic hotel on wheels and it offers one of the world’s finest travel experiences. …
Accommodation types: Train
Location: London  England  West Europe
Railway Square  
YHA
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YHA Australia is a non-profit organization providing affordable hostel accommodation in the country. While YHA stands for 'Youth Hostels Association', the chain is happy to accommodate travelers of any age. They are famous for re-purposing quirky establishments, like the 19th-century former prison's women's wing, a gentleman's club, or in this …
Accommodation types: Hostel   Train
Location: Sydney  Australia  Oceania
Napa Valley  
Railway Inn
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In 1868, Napa Valley Railroad Company's tracks reached from Yountville through St. Helena to Calistoga. The first railway station made of brick was built in Yountville, and now it's called the Platform 8 restaurant. Today it's not welcoming any more trains but hungry visitors looking for juicy burgers, ice creams, …
Accommodation types: Train
Kruger  
Shalati
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This is the way to honor an abandoned but not forgotten historical structure properly. The heritage site is located in the Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves. Nearly 100 years ago, trains had been passing through here and stopped overnight at the Selati Bridge. Now, a sizeable …
Accommodation types: Nature   Train
Location: Skukuza  South Africa  Africa
Shiki-Shima  
Train Suite
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Concept cars tend to look so futuristic and progressive that they never make it into production in shape they were showcased at car shows. Shiki-Shima train is the concept car of trains, but somehow it managed to get approved by the East Japan Railway Company, and now anyone can book …
Accommodation types: Train
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Belmond Royal  
Scotsman
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Experience an epic journey through the Highlands of Scotland in a restored palace on wheels. The beautifully fitted Pullman cars feature Lacquer-polished mahogany-panels and Edwardian elegance. The en-suite cabins come with hot steamy showers and plush beds fitted with soft Scottish wools and tartans. In this comfort, your mind can …
Accommodation types: Train
The Antlers  
Inn
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A recorded Texas landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Antlers Inn, a historic hotel, is just a two-minute walk from the shores of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson and a minute from downtown Kingsland. Simple, Victorian-style rooms and suites come with antique furniture and en suite …
Accommodation types: Movie   Train
Location: Kingsland  USA  North America
Red Caboose  
Motel
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Red Caboose Motel in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, is a place with a history. In fact, so much history that there’s an entire book devoted to the place (you can pick it up in the gift shop). Long story short, it all started when Donald M. Denlinger placed a half-hearted bid on …
Accommodation types: Train
Location: Ronks  USA  North America
Indianapolis Downtown  
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station is housed within America’s first “union station” in Indianapolis. Offering 273 guest rooms, the most popular feature of this unique hotel is the 26 authentic Pullman train car rooms. Still set on their original tracks, …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Train
Santos  
Express
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Have you ever been on a train as it passes along a stunning landscape? You think if only the train would stop right here so I could explore and take in the sights some more... That dream can now become a reality by hopping on The Santos Express! This stationary …
Accommodation types: Beach   Train
Alton Station  
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All aboard! No longer a working railway, Alton Station provides a unique chance for guests to conduct their own adventures in a whimsical setting. Originally built in 1849, Alton Station differs from other stations along the North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) in its Italianate style (most were Tudor or Jacobean). Refurbished …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Train
BaseCamp  
Bonn
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If you are looking for something different as you pass through Bonn, the Base Camp-Bonn hostel is a funky and retro alternative to more traditional backpackers’ accommodations. Thanks to the creative mind of a movie set director, you can now stay in the only indoor vintage caravan in the world. …
Accommodation types: Car   Hostel   Trailer   Train
Location: Bonn  Germany  West Europe
Featherbed  
Railroad
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Northern California is home to a rural bed and breakfast that combines the nostalgia of the old railway with modern luxury. The Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort is set in a park on the shores of upper Clear Lake and consists of 9 beautifully themed vintage train caboose. If …
Accommodation types: Train
Location: Nice  USA  North America
Campbell's  
Cottage
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Snowdonia is a majestic and ancient land. Riddled with myth, this is where the great magician Merlin is said to have been born. Explore the cliffs and crags of Wales. Check out the mountain Cader Idris where, according to legend, if you spend a night on its misty summit you …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional   Train
Wendy  
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There is something about the Welsh coast that is difficult to put into words… it is dramatic and gentle at once with myths and stories soaked into the soil like rain. Here is the land of ancient dragons, where Balyn struck the dolorous stroke and plunged a kingdom into wretchedness, …
Accommodation types: Nature   Train
Railholiday  
Cornwall
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The Great Western Railway was founded in 1833 and would eventually link London to Wales and the South West of England. The Victorians soon dubbed it “God’s Wonderful Railway” as it opened up miles of coastline and new holiday destinations to Londoners. Cornwall, with hundreds of miles of unspoiled coastline, …
Accommodation types: Train
A-Train  
Hotel
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You can stroll across from Amsterdam Central Station, cross the noisy thoroughfare of Prins Hendrikkade Street, and find yourself in the A-train Hotel. It is a hotel decorated by a railway enthusiast. You could mistake the interior for being a railway museum such as the collection of brass kettles, suitcases, …
Accommodation types: Train
The Blue  
Train
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The multi-award-winning Blue Train is a luxury train that takes you from Pretoria to Cape Town through Africa’s most delicious scenery. The journey is a long one, 27 hours, but it will feel way too short to you encapsulated as you are in a suite that is as luxurious as …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Moving   Train
Aurora  
Express
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The Aurora Express is a bed and breakfast in Alaska where you stay in renovated railroad carriages. These vintage carriages were set to become a museum until the Wilson family decided to turn them into a Bed & Breakfast. Now, the old railroad cars sit high on a hill overlooking …
Accommodation types: Train
Location: Fairbanks  USA  North America
The Old  
Railway Station
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This old English railway station was used by King Edward VII to visit the nearby Goodwood racecourse. You can stay in the station building or in one of four converted Pullman carriages which used to be the finest way to travel by train. Breakfast is served in the waiting room …
Accommodation types: Train