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Amtrak Coast Starlight

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the food was abysmal

The staff were polite and friendly but I got the impression it was a bit of a farce much of the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
nnesbit
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Beautiful West Coast on the Coast Starlight Train

Took the Coast Starlight from Seattle, WA to Simi Valley, CA. Booked our seats a few days before... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
SusanT930
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Chatsworth, California
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“dining car” (212 reviews)
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

The staff were polite and friendly but I got the impression it was a bit of a farce much of the time however the absolute lowlight of the trip was the. Right from the first meal it was selecting the least offensive/tasteless/processed not the most...More

3  Thank nnesbit
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Took the Coast Starlight from Seattle, WA to Simi Valley, CA. Booked our seats a few days before travel. We left at 9:35 on Saturday from the King Street Station. Check in was easy at the station. We arrived a half hour early. We had...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

My wife and I travelled from Seattle to San Francisco early May 2016, first time and unfortunately the last. Positives are the employees of Amtrak we have nothing but praise for them, helpful and courteous in every way. we were greeted on arrival by our...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Adult daughter and I just took the coast starlight northbound from union station in LA to San Jose. Our tickets were for the sleeper car with small roomette - Our trip could not have been more enjoyable! If you are not in a rush, and...More

7  Thank 007MAL
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

We travelled from San Francisco to Portland Oregon, and had a small but comfy cabin for the duration of our almost 24 hour trip. We boarded from Emeryville around 10pm, and arrived in Portland at about 4 the following afternoon. There is plenty on board...More

7  Thank Jonathan T
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had read many travel articles about the Coast Starlight. Recently, for my birthday we decided to book a bedroom (Car 1432, Room D) and make the trip from Los Angeles to Portland. The Amtrak crew are very polite and friendly. The car interiors are...More

8  Thank YYZ2SFO
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

My wife an I got on the train in Seattle on April 25th heading to Burbank Ca. Our sleeper was perfect and the car attendant was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The meals in the dinner car we very good- we had the steak the first...More

8  Thank chanceander
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Travelled from New York to Chicago on Lake Shore Limited. The waiting lounge at New York Penn Station was great - only available if you have a sleeper booked. Staff helpful and friendly and the train staff were great. A great way to travel if...More

5  Thank Ricky F
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

We took this trip in March and booked a roomette as it is a 2 day journey and all meals are included. The meals in the Parlour Car are very nice, cooked on the train and very generous. One half of the parlour car is...More

9  Thank RunawaySisters
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

In 2 days and a night the Coast Starlight takes you through a wide range of amazing scenery. Headed northbound, after Santa Barbara, you spend three hours on the Pacific Ocean, included secluded beaches and cliffs, no highways. At San Luis Obispo you round Horseshoe...More

11  Thank Daniel V
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I've been on the Coast Starlight twice, once from Portland to Sacramento and then a few days later from Sacramento to Los Angeles. I didn't try the business class seats, only the lower level Coach for the first leg and then... More
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Response from graham s | Reviewed this property |
LA to Santa Barbara is beautiful. Oregon through the Cascades is stunning. San Francisco to Oregon is the boring part, but that’s mostly at night anyway.
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Response from Elizabeth V | Reviewed this property |
My journey began in L.A. at 10 am Thursday and ended around 9 pm Friday in Seattle. There were short stops all along the way, 5-20 minutes as others got off or on the train route and you can step off for a few minutes.
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