Sleeping Accommodations 101: Roomette vs. Bedroom

So you need a little digital detox and you’re finally ready to take that cross-country trip with us. Hooray! We can’t wait to show you America by rail. But before you turn off your phone and enjoy the journey, you need to decide on your sleeping accommodations. To make the most out of your trip, read on to find out the best option for you.


Equipped with a landscape window in every room, our roomettes are perfect for the solo traveler or a couple of adventurers. Each room has two comfy seats, two beds, outlets and a fold-down table. The dimensions of each roomette are  3’6’ X 6’6 and  have room for two adults — a great cozy option for first time riders. 

Other Amenities Include:

  • Two reclining seats which convert to a bed and an upper bunk that folds down
  • All dinning car meals included for roomette occupants
  • Personal room attendant – turn down, coffee and bedding
  • Reading lights
  • Climate control
  • Garment rack
  • Fresh towels and bed linens
  • Bottles of water


If you’d like a bit more space on your journey, try booking a bedroom for your next trip with us. Each bedroom has the capacity of two adults (with an option for a third), one to two suitcases and are 6’6” x 7’6”. Unlike roomettes, our bedrooms also have an in-room toilet, shower and a sofa that converts to a bed. Travelers looking to stretch out and upgrade from our roomette should explore our bedroom option.

Other Amenities Include:

Everything in the roomette plus…

  • An Armchair
  • An even bigger landscape window
  • Private sink and vanity
  • Toilet and shower

Just to Recap:

Type of Room Capacity Toilet Shower
Roomette 2 Adults *None None
Bedroom 2-3 Adults 1 1

*Roomettes on our Viewliner trains are equipped with a toilet in the room.