Just returned from a night on the Delta Queen. I was very excited about the prospect of staying on a renovated historic riverboat and reserved one of the most expensive rooms. I was sadly disappointed. While I agree that the staff are nice and very helpful, this is not the "boutique hotel" or b & b retreat that the website and other reviewers suggest. Mostly, it feels kind of shabby and in need of substantial renovations/freshening. I expected a small room - but I did not expect the shabby, old furniture and the smell of mold. I also did not expect to have to kneel to get under the shower head to use the "spa quality" Suave shampoo. The open areas also have not been renovated adequately. And last, the breakfast that was highly recommended by other reviewers has turned into cold cereal, scones, and a bowl of fruit.
Yes, the air conditioning works just fine. And yes, take your earplugs.
- 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