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Was something different...really wish they hadn't removed the parlor car...wanted a bit more... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Kim P
Incirlik, Turkey
Sleepless in the sleeping car.

Last week we travelled from Seattle to Sacramento in one of the Coast Starlight’s sleeping car... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Jacksonville, Florida
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

These people could care less whether this was a good journey on not! I'm diabetic and twice tried to get into the dining car and was told that (even though I had a reservation) they were too busy to serve me. The rules about not...More

6  Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Was something different...really wish they hadn't removed the parlor car...wanted a bit more together time to play cards but couldn't do that and the group was somewhat disjointed....Good choices were good and I actually had the best steak compared to others eaten elsewhere on my...More

2  Thank Kim P
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Last week we travelled from Seattle to Sacramento in one of the Coast Starlight’s sleeping car bedrooms. For the daytime portion of the trip, it was wonderful. The train was on time at every stop, all members of the train crew were friendly and helpful,...More

7  Thank RichmondRoadtripper
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This was a wonderful experience from checking in to collection of luggage We had a nice cabin and 5 wonderful meals with different people at each meal so plenty of conversation and comparing notes

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

We took the train from Orange County to Santa Barbara round trip last week and it was so much nicer than driving! The cost was not cheap but it was well worth the expense. The seats were comfortable and the ride was very nice. Lots...More

3  Thank rhLaguna
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We traveled from San Jose to Seattle in a Family Sleep Car. We loved the experience, the sights, the sleep car, the food and the service. The sights during the day are breathtaking. The food was good as well with many options for our family...More

1  Thank Anisha A
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I love train travel, and the Coast Starlight between Seattle and Los Angeles is one of the world’s most beautiful routes. It’s a pity that the sleeper accommodations, despite the price, are rather archaic, tired and in need of modernization. We had a double bedroom...More

4  Thank BetondBoundary
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Decided to take the train from Santa Barbara to Oakland with a final destination of San Francisco. The train was 8 hours late. The Amtrak staff at the station had no clue and we not helpful. They kept saying it's an hour late. After a...More

3  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I thought it would be fun, scenic and interesting to take the train from Sacramento to LA and it was all of that. Starting at the station in Sacramento, the Amtrak employees were very helpful in guiding me through the unfamiliar process of train travel....More

1  Thank JillWendy
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

My mom and I took the train from SLO to SEA. The train ride was smooth and bumpy at times. It didn’t feel long because there’s so much to see. The service is very nice. I recommend getting the business class because it is quiet...More

3  Thank Bernadette R
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20 September 2018|
Response from geraldh463 | Reviewed this property |
If you are interested in privacy, I would recommend using a sleeper compartment. I'm not sure about the price difference but I know the sleeping arrangement would be well worth it both during the trip and being well rested... More
6 September 2018|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
No, the Starlight is not what most would consider a "hop on hop off" service. You would have to plan ahead on what cities you wanted to get off at and what days you would want to re-board and then make your reservations... More
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31 August 2018|
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Response from Bette E | Reviewed this property |
We took Amtrak from Erie to Seattle, then after a Alaskan Cruise; took the Coastal Starlight from Seattle to Sacramento then on the Zephyr to Chicago and back to Erie . It was an amazing time for us. If you only have 10... More