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Amtrak Family Bedroom Sleeper

Choosing an Amtrak Sleeper Only or Bedroom With Bath

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Amtrak family bedrooms are sleepers that can hold six people and don't have bathrooms. Learn about family bedrooms and other Amtrak sleepers below.
Picture of amtrak family bedroom and and bunk

Amtrak Family Bedroom

© Kathleen Crislip
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When you buy your Amtrak tickets and choose a sleeper, you'll have choices depending on price and train. Amtrak sleepers are private compartments with seats, beds, doors with curtains and, sometimes, private baths. Pictured above is a family bedroom sleeper.

Amtrak Family Bedrooms

Amtrak family bedrooms Iabove) can hold six people and do not have in-room bathroom facilities; they're slightly reminiscent of some European train sleepers. Other family bedroom amenities:

  • Upper and lower berths
  • Sofa (converts to bed)
  • Two reclining seats (convert to bed)
  • Electrical outlets and fans
  • Individual reading lights
  • Closet and coat hooks
  • Fold-down table
  • Meals included

Amtrak Roomettes

Long haul trains generally have double decker Superliner or one-level Viewliner cars. Single or double sleepers, or roomettes, in these cars are slightly different -- Viewliner roomettes have sinks and toilets, and Superliner roomette do not. Roomettes sleep and seat two.

Amtrak Bedrooms

Bedroom sleepers on Amtrak trains are a step up from roomettes, and have a sofa or bench-like sectional seat for two which converts to a bed, a seperate seat or "easy chair," an upper bed which folds down from the wall, and a full bathroom with shower. Meant for two adults but can hold three.

Amtrak Bedroom Suites

Amtrak bedroom suites, basically two bedrooms combined, are a step up from a bedroom (above) and contain two bathrooms. Meant for four adults but can hold six.

Tickets in any Amtrak sleeper provide access to all public cars on the train. In any sleeper, an attendant makes up the beds.

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