Ratings based on 63 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Rome, NY
Nice for a one night stayPosted Sep 5, 2014
Pros: The whole concept of staying a caboose.The location, had plenty of things to around the hotel.
Cons: Check the hot water heater before staying a caboose there. Ours was not working and we didn't notice till later the first night.
Location: Great, and excellent things to do around the area.
Well, arrived after 1pm, and was told I would not be able to check in until after 3. The food at the diner car was pretty steep for the portions. Staff was nice, plenty of stuff to do around the hotel.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Luxurious campingPosted Sep 3, 2014
This hotel is a good choice for family with young children. My children love the train room, restaurant, play ground, and animal farm. Although I have a very special experience, I felt one night is enough.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from C
Nice adventure placePosted Aug 31, 2014
We all really enjoyed our stay at the Red Caboose Motel. Once you realize it won't be of a hotel room standard, it will be enjoyable. The space we stayed in was small but expected. It is a caboose! Very clean , staff very friendly. Out 3yr old and 1 yr old loved the place! I would definitely go back
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Columbia, MD
Sleep in a Caboose!Posted Aug 22, 2014
Pros: The cabooses each have their own character.
Cons: Fix the arcade machines. The kids were a bit disappointed so many were broken
Location: Choo Choo Barn train display, 2 train museums, ride a train, mini-golf, Cherry Crest Farm with corn maze and lots of activities.
We love this place. Have been going for 12 years now. We sleep in a different caboose each time. All are unique and comfy. Close to trains and lots of fun activities. Restaurant on site. Highly recommend the Red Caboose Motel.
by A verified traveler from Hoboken, NJ
I need of updating.Posted Aug 18, 2014
Pros: Location. The Strasburg Railroad is within sight.
Location: PA Railroad Museum, Strasburg Railroad, Toy Train Museum, and the Choo Choo Barn.
The hotel is in need of updating. If you have ever stayed in a chain hotel, any chain, this place is definitely subpar to them. Come with low expectations and they will be met.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Québec, Qc, Canada
original and nice place to stayPosted Aug 18, 2014
Location: Lancaster and duch country
very special place to stay, a nice experience, would be most appreciated by families with children (5-12 y)
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Aug 8, 2014
Appreciated the 10PM quiet time. This made it much easier to convince my two children that it was bed time. The playground and live animals made entertaining them easy as well.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Fun AdventurePosted Jul 29, 2014
Fun atmosphere! Great for kids! The room was clean and larger than we expected. Shower is tiny but usable. Beds were comfortable. Excellent location! Definitely a place you stay for the novelty of it! Consider the room a fancy version of camping :) We'd go back!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Boardman, Oh
It was a nice location and close to all sites.Posted Jul 22, 2014
Pros: The location was great and the little entertainment offerings, on site, were great for the kids.
Cons: Stated above-update the cars and clean all of the carpets. The air conditioning did not travel well back to the bunk areas.
Location: Everything is available on the way to Rt 30 and on Rt 30-plenty to do.
We used your facility several years ago and were very pleased. Your staff was very pleasant but the rooms need to be cleaned thoroughly, especially the carpets. The carpets are in dire need of being cleaned and the rooms need to be updated. I used to go through the sample car, many years ago, and always wanted to stay there and we did, overnight, years ago and found it pleasing. The location is pleasing but I wouldn't stay again unless I knew that the carpets were cleaned thoroughly and the cars were updated.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Paramus, NJ
If you love trains a must visitPosted Jul 21, 2014
Cons: The rooms could be updated.
Location: It's right near Lancaster, so much to do! Amish Country, outlets, etc. We went to Dutch Wonderland, which was very close to the hotel.
We stayed here with my 2 year old daughter. The place was very clean, just old. There was a musty smell in our room - my allergies are pretty bad and I had some issues through the night with my allergies. But it's old and could really use some updating, the bathroom was really, really small. That being said, anyone who has kids (or adults) with a love for trains (like my husband) will LOVE this place. My daughter loved it - they have a little farm on site where you can feed the animals, a playground with swings/slide. The restaurant here was excellent for dinner - we had a delicious "Amish" style meal and so very reasonably priced! Since dinner was so good, we had breakfast here the next morning, just as yummy!! All the staff were really great too! All in all, a really nice trip - I just would have felt better paying almost $200/night for a room that was "updated" a little more, it's a lot of money.