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Coast Starlight

Address: CA 90713
Phone Number: 800-872-7245
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Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
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Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
14 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We did this journey from Seattle to San francisco and it wAs an amazing experience! We checked our suitcases, so only had small bags to take on. We had two roomed tes opposite each other and our journey started off with us being given little amenity kits and bottles of cava to toast the journey! The roomettes are snug, however... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

So, first I want to say that of course it would have been a lot less expensive and a lot quicker(an hour and a half vs. 22 hours) to fly down to San Francisco from Seattle but we wanted a new experience for our family with 4 young kids. We got a family sleeper car and an additional roomette in... More 

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West Yorkshire
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174 reviews 174 reviews
96 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Would have given this 5 stars - if I'd actually seen the Californian coastline. Travelled from Seattle down to LA and woke up to find we had been delayed 3 hours during the night which meant that by the time we hit the stretch of the journey I'd booked the trip for, it was dark and couldn't see a thing.... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Coastal California trip Oceanside to LA on Amtrak. LA to San Jose Coast Starlight. Delightful to take Coast starlight from LA to San Jose. We took only carry-on luggage and walked from Amtrak station to The Arena Hotel- 3 blocks. Walked to Chipotle for late dinner. On the Starlight it was nice to sit in parlor car with table and... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took the train from Santa Barbara to Emeryville over the holiday in December 2014 to experience the ride along the California Coastline. We had reserved two roomette on the upper level of the rail car for our party of 3. Boarding the train at Santa Barbara was easy and offered the option of checking luggage or taking carry on... More 

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Ketchikan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Thanks for flying with us This was a remark we heard from several attendants as we boarded the Amtrak Coast Starlight train from Los Angeles to Seattle. It is a 36 hour trip on the train, certainly longer than any self respecting airline takes except maybe when winter storms bog down the entire aviation industry, but the train has other... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ok before I get started, I would of given this review 5 stars but this train was delayed and delayed by 9 hours! I forgive the whole situation now in hindsight because I will tell you something, the views I witnessed travelling through California, Oregon & Washington were simply stunning. I had my own room which was cosy and comfortable.... More 

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When I originally booked this trip I thought that when its titled "Coast" I would see mostly the coast which was not the case. I booked this trip from Seattle to Los Angeles as a way to see the entire west coast (was driving from LA to San Diego) but ended up missing the whole coast from Seattle to about... More 

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San Francisco
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was not our first trip on the Coast Starlight but will definitely be our last. Departing on Christmas Eve, our room (with bath) was not up to standards. Not only did the pillows have hair and wrinkles on them (they were on the seat when we arrived), but the trash container in our room was already full. Hmmmm.... The... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The best train in the USA. We had a bedroom with bath. I used the downstairs facilities as they are roomier. My wife used the in-bedroom bath and was pleased. Food was good. The Parlour Car is why we booked Amtrak and the bedroom. Take the Coast Starlight at least once

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