Favorite Sleeper car room?

Help Support Amtrak Unlimited Discussion Forum:

Kbyrdleroydogg

Train Attendant
Joined
May 27, 2017
Messages
37
Location
Chicago, IL
What is your go-to room when you're in Amtrak sleeper bedrooms and Roomettes? On the Viewliner, mine is the 1st or 2nd rooms. On the superliner, it's lower level room #12. What are yours?
 

pennyk

50 year Amtrak Rider
Staff member
Administator
Moderator
Gathering Team Member
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
11,573
Location
Orlando, FL
Superliner bedroom E; Viewliner2 bedroom B; viewliner1 roomette 1, 3 or 5
 

Exvalley

Conductor
AU Supporter
Joined
Jul 7, 2020
Messages
1,011
For both flights and rail travel, I have started to pay attention to the location of the sun, especially when it is low in the winter. This started because I had a flight attendant tell me that I needed to keep my shade down on a flight because the sun was shining in the window. I now book on whichever side the sun won't be shining directly into.

That said, my favorite roomette on a Viewliner is #1. This is because you can get a glimpse out of the other side because of the window in the corridor that is in front of roomette #2. My favorite bedroom is B, but this is only because it is the one that usually has the couch facing forward - at least on the routes that I tend to ride. I wouldn't have a preference otherwise.

I'm not fussy when it comes to Superliners. If traveling solo, I don't mind bedroom A because there is no door connecting it with another room. But it's not a strong preference.
 

Wolverine72

Train Attendant
Joined
Sep 19, 2016
Messages
80
A Superliner Roomette, on a train headed west and a Mitch Rapp novel and I’m good. Sprawled out along side that big window watching the country go by in no hurry to get anywhere is my kind of vacation.
 

Just-Thinking-51

Engineer
AU Lifetime Supporter
AU Supporter
Joined
Sep 17, 2009
Messages
2,316
Location
USA
Superliner bedroom A, any lower roomette.
Viewliner not a fan of the bedrooms, lower number in the roomettes.
 

Rasputin

Conductor
Joined
Jan 17, 2019
Messages
1,026
Pretty much any upper level roomette on the Portland sleeper at the rear of the Empire Bulilder or on the Texas Eagle thru sleeper at the rear of the Sunset. A bedroom ifI can afford it. On viewliners I have no preference except I enjoy a roomette in the Boston sleeper on the Lake Shore on those rare occasions when the Boston sleeper is located toward the rear in with the New York sleepers (as it should be.)
 

basketmaker

Service Attendant
Joined
Apr 19, 2018
Messages
200
Location
Brighton, CO (DEN but FMG-Preferred)
For both flights and rail travel, I have started to pay attention to the location of the sun, especially when it is low in the winter. This started because I had a flight attendant tell me that I needed to keep my shade down on a flight because the sun was shining in the window. I now book on whichever side the sun won't be shining directly into.

That said, my favorite roomette on a Viewliner is #1. This is because you can get a glimpse out of the other side because of the window in the corridor that is in front of roomette #2. My favorite bedroom is B, but this is only because it is the one that usually has the couch facing forward - at least on the routes that I tend to ride. I wouldn't have a preference otherwise.

I'm not fussy when it comes to Superliners. If traveling solo, I don't mind bedroom A because there is no door connecting it with another room. But it's not a strong preference.
I woulda told the flight attendant to to stow in the overhead bin!
 

basketmaker

Service Attendant
Joined
Apr 19, 2018
Messages
200
Location
Brighton, CO (DEN but FMG-Preferred)
Mine would be #24 in the Transition/Dorm but usually not available. Haven't done a Viewliner yet. As for Superliner #3 or #4 to avoid the bathroom noise and door slamming and folks clunking up the stairs banging into the wall. Downstairs I like #13 specially if no noisey youngins' in the Family Bedroom.
 

Barb Stout

OBS Chief
Joined
Mar 13, 2019
Messages
928
Location
Albuquerque, NM
I thought the sleeper attendant was in roomette 1. I seem to recall seeing a uniformed person in that roomette the last 1 or 2 times I took the train. It was a Superliner. Can someone please edify me?
 
Joined
Aug 12, 2021
Messages
14
Location
Seattle, WA
Any odd number roommette on a Superliner. when I'm on the Coast Starlight They are usually on the right side which has the best scenery.
 

basketmaker

Service Attendant
Joined
Apr 19, 2018
Messages
200
Location
Brighton, CO (DEN but FMG-Preferred)
I thought the sleeper attendant was in roomette 1. I seem to recall seeing a uniformed person in that roomette the last 1 or 2 times I took the train. It was a Superliner. Can someone please edify me?
I've seen them in #1, #10, #14 and none in my car but she was covering two Sleepers and I guessed camped out in the other.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Cal

amtkstn

OBS Chief
Joined
Nov 2, 2008
Messages
730
Location
OK
I like either 5 or 6 in a Super liner. Right in the middle of car on the upper level.
 

F900ElCapitan

Lead Service Attendant
AU Supporter
Joined
Oct 7, 2018
Messages
463
Superliner wise, I like bedrooms B and D because the outlet is next to the window and it makes for plugging in my scanner and other stuff much easier. For roomettes, 3-8 work for me. I haven’t rode downstairs, so I can’t comment about those.
 
Top