I upgraded my Amtrak seat to a 23-square-foot roomette for simply $110. Right here's what my 15-hour practice trip was like.

The extent of service within the sleeping automotive was distinctive.

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The hallway resulting in my roomette was lined with home windows.

JB Bergin

Earlier than I boarded the practice, an Amtrak worker requested if I used to be touring in a sleeping-car lodging, checked my final title to confirm that I used to be the passenger he was in search of, and led me to a roomette.

The service remained fantastic all through the remainder of the journey, partially as a result of every roomette on Amtrak trains has its personal devoted sleeping-car attendant.

Whereas settling into my room within the sleeping automotive, the attendant assigned to my roomette walked over and knowledgeable me that breakfast service was beginning. I thanked him and closed the door so I might get located and put my baggage away. 

A number of occasions all through the journey, the identical attendant got here by to verify in, even taking my dinner order and delivering it to my room within the night. I appreciated his consideration to element and courteousness.

Originally posted 2023-04-23 14:22:00.