Differences Between Amtrak Business, First Class, Roomette, Bedroom

At $1,000 for a 30-hour ride, a bedroom is similar to a roomette, but is more than double the size — and price.

Inside an Amtrak bedroom with blue seats and a big window showing nature outside

The author’s bedroom accommodation.

Joey Hadden/Insider

According to Amtrak’s website, bedrooms are around 45.5 square feet, which, for reference, is a little bigger than a standard king-size bed, Insider reported, and they can also sleep up to two adults.

Compared to the roomette, my 30-hour ride in the Amtrak bedroom was double the price for twice the space, a couch, an additional chair, a shower, and a separate private bathroom.

The couch transforms into a bed, and like the roomette, another bed pulls down from the ceiling. 

The bedroom offered complete privacy, and used smart storage hacks that reminded me of a tiny home, like a table that pulled out between the chairs. It also came with complimentary meals.

I thought it was nice to have a big sofa where I could stretch out and put my feet up, whereas the roomette only had two single seats.

Having room to lounge in the bedroom made me feel more relaxed throughout my journey, and I appreciated that the toilet was separated from the rest of the room by a door, unlike the roomette.

I also thought the bedroom had a wider vanity with three mirrors facing each other, which made it easier to wash my face in the morning.

But with such a hefty price tag for the same number of occupants as a roomette, it does not offer better value than the roomette, in my opinion.

Read more: I spent $1,000 for a 45-square-foot bedroom with its own bathroom on a 30-hour Amtrak ride. Take a look inside.

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