Roomette with a View (or Two)

Roomette with a View (or Two)

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So you’ve ridden one of our great short-distance Amtrak trains, now it’s time to live a little. YOLO!

Let’s walk through just a few of the perks of Amtrak long-distance train travel. Here’s the first hint: Book a bedroom or a roomette. Our long-distance coach seats are comfortable recliners that are bigger than our traditional seats, but for this post, we’ll be focusing on the Viewliner Roomette (featured on our East Coast long-distance trains). Think of it as your home away from home on the train.

The first and best perk is you get a dedicated train attendant. It’s similar to room service in a hotel but much, much better.

Train attendants book meal reservations for you, make and take down your bed, carry your luggage, tell you when your stop is coming up and keep you company when you want to chat. They’re great and FREE with any sleeper car reservation.

In the Viewliner Roomette itself there’s ample storage to store your carry-on bags, plus outlets for all of your gadgets. Each brightly lit roomette has huge double-decker windows and sleeps up to two people. The lower level chairs collapse into a comfortable bed, and there’s a drop-down bed directly above them. Both are complete with their own bed linens, pillows, temperature controls, lights, bed-side storage nooks and beautiful views.

OK, we know what you’re thinking. Yes, there’s a toilet. Yes, there’s a door that locks. Yes, there’s a sink, vanity, coat hangers and a service button if you need help. All just for you; no sharing required.

If you have a lot of luggage you can check your heavy bags and bring a smaller carry-on into your sleeper car to save space. Uniformed Red Caps provide free baggage-handling assistance at many major stations and can help you when you board at your departure city.

Finally, you should know that all your meals are included. That’s breakfast, lunch and dinner when you book in a sleeper car. Your train attendant  will make you a reservation for any or all of them during your journey. So what are you waiting for? Miami, Los Angeles, Portland, and hundreds of other destinations are calling your name. Start your adventure today!

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10 comments
jvaughn1686
jvaughn1686

If purchasing a room for 2 people, do you have to purchase 2 tickets? Or can you just purchase the room and share with a companion?

amber_slocum
amber_slocum

@jvaughn1686 You pay a certain amount for the room and then tickets are a separate piece. So when you go in to order it will ask you how many people will be in the room and charge you accordingly. :) Hope this helps

abartell83
abartell83

Do these roomettes lock from the outside? I am traveling with a toddler and I'm concerned about using the rest room while he's napping or sleeping at night without being able to secure him. 

lukas137
lukas137

@abartell83 Hi. I know this is an older comment. But if you're still wondering the rooms do NOT lock from the outside.You may be able to talk to your dedicated car attendant though and see if they can keep an eye on the room while you use the restroom.

Amber Bartell Slocum
Amber Bartell Slocum

@lukas137 @abartell83 Hello there. Thank you for the reply. I found this out on my trip. :) I really enjoyed myself and had no issues with anyone getting into my stuff. Just in case someone stumbles upon this and has a similar question! 

Lizster
Lizster

Our train leaves at 2:15pm from Chicago to Seattle Train#7.Will we be able to have lunch in the dining car with the pkg we purchased in the. Sleeping car#0730 

Lizster
Lizster

Are you saying the roomette has a toilet and a sink? We are going from Chicago to Seattle on 9/28/2015 on Empire Builder. And have a roomette reserved. I hope it does.

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TeresaWillis
TeresaWillis

do u have to share a room with someone u dont know

JamesRose2
JamesRose2

No, the price is per room, not per person. You can go solo if u like. They won't make you share a room