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Chicago to Glenwood Spring Co. and back

2nd time for this trip. Enjoyed it so much last year we did a repeat. We book the slumberette, we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob B
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Milford, Pennsylvania
Wonderful Adventure

Traveled from San Francisco to Glenwood Springs and loved every minute. Scenery was fantastic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MCK012345
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Dallas, Texas
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Since 1949 this Amtrak train has taken travelers on scenic rides between Roseville, IL and Oakland, CA.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'd travelled quite a few times between NYC - Boston - Washington and that had been so efficient and pleasant that I embarked on a long coast-to-coast trip and the experience was very different. First I went from NYC to Chicago and due to work...More

2  Thank ChrisSLondon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First, the view is magnificent! The seats are comfortable & spacious. Lots of leg room. So much better than a seat on a plane. And you can get up and walk car-to-car anytime you want. Well worth the trip even with the negatives I'm about...More

4  Thank Terry H
Reviewed 5 days ago

It has been more than three years since I last wrote a review of the California Zephyr but I have ridden it more than a dozen times since then. You hear all too often that a good restaurant, attraction or service has gone down hill...More

4  Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd time for this trip. Enjoyed it so much last year we did a repeat. We book the slumberette, we like the privacy, the ability to sleep in a bed. Menu is really pretty good. Staff is cheerful and professional. Bathrooms cleaned regularly. Ditto showers....More

4  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views, food was great. Unfortunately I became sick and spent most of the trip lying down. My hubby said he had a great time at various stops. I can not say enough about how great my room steward was. He kept bring me Ginger...More

3  Thank Bette E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have talked about making the trip between Denver and San Francisco for years - and finally did it. This is a beautiful part of the country - the scenery is unforgettable and we are so glad we made the trip. From the foothills of...More

5  Thank Doreen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looked the schedule, went to stain, Not customer Friendly unless you're already a commuter and willing to put up the s*it they serve you. It said we get the California Zephyr, When we got there, it said said it wasn't running. Take the metro or...More

2  Thank J Peter W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveled from San Francisco to Glenwood Springs and loved every minute. Scenery was fantastic, service so personable and helpful. Food was very good. Great fellow travelers. Roomette was cozy and compact, but very comfortable. Absolutely on time for the entire journey. Can't wait for another...More

4  Thank MCK012345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from San Francisco to Chicago which is 2.5 days plus the usual Amtrak delay! Luckily we booked a bedroom that gave us extra space and our own toilet which was much needed. The menu was a little predictable after a few days but...More

3  Thank AnnieM452
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awful, i will never travel Amtrack again. I traveled from Denver to California. The staff was rude, laughed how everyday they didnt have food. Only burgers and kids mac and cheese and hot dogs. Breakfast only cereal and pancakes. Not the menu they advertise.They say...More

3  Thank 300tled
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bobelmoresr
21 September 2018|
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Response from Thomas P | Reviewed this property |
Both sides have great views. Suggest getting a seat in the Sightseer Lounge car on the upper level so you can easily see out both sides, plus have more glass to see through. Amtrak Sleepers on the western routes can be set... More
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Aspen2013
2 September 2018|
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Response from Thomas P | Reviewed this property |
Rooms 1 - 10 are on the Upper level as well as Bedrooms A - E. Downstairs are Rooms 11 - 14, Family Bedroom, and the Accessible Bedroom. Room 1 is for the Sleeping Car Attendant. Room 5 is mid way from the center of... More
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Philip E
28 August 2018|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
Same as on any other day. Of course if there is a real heavy blizzard or an avalanche in the mountains there would be an issue, however as the Zephyr uses the same tracks as the freight trains do, the tracks are clear from... More
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