Upgrade your long-haul train journey with the comfort and convenience of an Amtrak Viewliner roomette. These cozy spaces provide a welcome alternative to coach seating, along with desirable amenities for a more enjoyable trip. Amtrak Viewliners are one level, for easy boarding or stepping off the train.
Amtrak Viewliner Roomette Explained
A Viewliner roomette is designed for two people with upper and lower berths at night. During the day, two oversized seats face each other with a pull-out table between the seats. There’s also a large picture window and two cup holders on the window sill. Curtains slide across for privacy or sleeping.
Viewliner Roomette Inside Look
Specifically to the Viewliner roomettes, there’s a fold-down sink and a toilet in the room. While this can be an interesting situation when occupied by two people, for one person it’s absolutely perfect.
Found only in an Amtrak Viewliner roomette. The fold-down sink and small toiletry area are really handy. Not to mention having a private commode.
There’s also a shower room at the end of the car that’s kept neat and tidy by the car attendant. Fresh towels and individual soaps are provided.
Your dedicated sleeping car attendant will offer helpful advice on using your roomette’s features and will arrange turndown service at a time that suits you.
In addition to your sleeping car attendant providing turndown service, he or she will explain how to work the gadgets and switches in your room.
Another of my favorite on board perks of having an Amtrak Viewliner roomette is the coffee station. It’s located at the end of the sleeping car. During the pandemic, it was out of service.
Before You Board Your Train
The Amtrak Station Lounge for Sleeping Car Passengers
If you reserved a sleeping compartment, you have complimentary access to a private lounge at certain Amtrak stations before train departure. In addition to complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, there’s also WiFi, newspapers, bathrooms and television.
READ: Amtrak Sleeping Car Etiquette
Amtrak Viewliner Routes
The routes for the Viewliner are limited. You’ll find these one-level trains traveling on routes east of the Mississippi river.
Viewliner trains include the Silver Meteor and Silver Star between New York and Florida, Crescent between New York and New Orleans, Cardinal running between Washington, D.C. to Chicago and the scenic Lake Shore Limited from New York City to Chicago skirting along the Hudson River.