Took advantage of a Spring Break Special (that I believe runs through May?) and got the upgraded Queen room and the Standard 2 bed for $99 each. Even though it meant we were going to have to split up for the night, I took the chance that it would be worth it and it truly was.
The valet was a very friendly young man that was right out front waiting for us. I chose to use valet parking because everything else was metered by the park. I really didn't want to wake up to a ticket! The park, by the way, was very, very nice. There were people riding bikes, tossing a baseball and just lying on big blankets reading. It is right next to the docks and I would have taken advantage of it had I known it was there.
My girls are 6 and 7yrs old. Just stepping onto the boat was HUGE excitement for them! The Delta Queen is a piece of history that was fun to learn about. The lobby is small and personal. We took our keys and went through the private door for guests only (again, EXCITED). The entire "hallway" is sectioned with little "living rooms". All the rooms opened up into it. The antiques, carpeting, photographs, all made us feel like we were on a little Titanic. This ole' girl was really something in her heyday and you can certainly tell it. Take time to look at the tiny details in the workmanship throughout. It really is a treasure.
The rooms were AWESOME. Small, as on all ships, but just . . . neat. The Standard Double room was actually a tad larger than the Queen room. But let me tell you, that bed (Room 116) was THE most comfortable one I have ever sunk in to. The pillows just melted under our heads. Even my 7yr old was blown away. If I could have brought that bed, linens, comfortor and pillows home, I would have!
There NO tvs! There are multiple shelves in the "living rooms/ drawing rooms" with all kinds of books, board and card games. After supper, we played til almost midnight and they absolutely loved it! Take time to roam and look at the names on some of the doors throughout the boat where celebrities and even presidents have stayed!
Ate supper on the top deck watching the river go by. Not a huge menu to choose from, but we all found something we liked. "Harry" was wonderful. Breakfast buffet the next morning was included and very nice.
Will definetly stay there again and most likely for more than just one night!
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- The Legendary Delta Queen, a Chattanooga Inn and Boutique Hotel, welcomes you with the traditional southern charm of a Mississippi riverboat. Our unique Chattanooga hotel and event venue is moored at Coolidge Park Landing, in the middle of Chattanooga's vibrant downtown community, filled with a diversity of restaurants, shopping and attractions. ... more less
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