Midland Railroad Hotel
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... br> The auction was a lively, fast moving morning that lasted into the afternoon. We came home with some family memorabilia including an antique bottle opener from the New Oil Co. and a variety of Bob Dole election pins from his bid for senator and president. Bob is a cousin of ours several times removed.
Happy with our newly acquired treasures and family get togethers, we're moving on to Kansas City to visit with two grandsons, Austin & Cory.
After our adventurous night at the Railroad Hotel we were able to drive around the town and see what we missed arriving at night.
One of the signs that we saw there that we found very interesting was one listing a phone number to call to get land for free.
This was a shocking sign for us to see specially coming from South Florida where people out number space/land.
We took many pictures of the drive from KS to ...
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John and I roused ourselves a tad earlier than usual...6AM to be exact. We had coffee while starting the finishing touches of stashing travel gear in our rig, "George." Watered all the house plants, checked our list 2 more times, and hitched up the Honda. Bye Bye Broken Arrow!
The weather was perfect....then we picked up a 20MPH wind from SE at I-35 that stayed ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMidland Railroad Hotel Wilson
I'm not sure why in all the positive reviews there is no mention of a train passing by (counted six times until the morning) in such close proximity you can feel the bed vibrate.
The location is historic and that makes it nice but way too expensive at $119 a night for a bed and a futon in a hot room (old a/c takes hours to kick in).
We were grateful for a place to stay but would of appreciated the warning from other travelers.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.