If you are a history buff or like nostalgia, this grand lady called the Delta Queen is right for you. She is old, but that is the beauty of her intertwined with history. The rooms are small but no less than you would get in a modern day cruise ship cabin. We visited on a groupon deal that offered daily, hot, and fresh cooked breakfast, roundtrip water taxi passes, carousel passes, a bottle of wine upon arrival, a picnic sandwich lunch, wine glasses(they ran out and are having to mail those), and a $25 dinner credit at the on board restaurant. We were also given a tour by manager, John Price who was most delightful and witty in his deep knowledge of the ship. Darryl, the dining manager was extremely attentive and polite. His pleasant attitude and soft tone made the trip more enjoyable. Our dining experience at the onboard restaurant, The Paddlewheel Restaurant was very delicious, when we inquired about the best item on the menu we were told time and time again by staff to get the shrimp/grits or the fried catfish. We opted for the catfish. My husband is very picky when it comes to how his catfish is fried as not to be "watery" inside. He was very satisfied with the preparation. We met several wonderful couples on board, one through a mishap....The water taxi had an incident and we had to be picked up on the return trip by personal truck of the water taxi's engineer. You might think of this as tragic, but NO ONE was upset we actually talked, learned more about each other, and laughed all the way back to the ship with two of the ladies in the bed of the truck (they actually wanted to ride back there and they had the most fun of everyone riding.) There are no tvs or telephone in the room, so it forces you to go outside the room and explore the surrounding area or to learn more about the boat whether through the group boat tour, the continous video history viewing area of The Delta Queen in the lobby, through the library areas, photo album history books, 24 hour complimentary lobby coffee/tea area or game room/chat halls located near the gift store. The beds are divine and restful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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