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Pass Christian, Mississippi
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our stay more than we anticipated. Knowing that we came to a hotel that would not be at a 5 star hotel. But we wanted to stay in one of the train cars. The reception building is the original 1900 station with huge arch windows, beautiful ceiling and a dome glass ceiling at the peak...

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Our past trips to The Chattanooga Choo Choo have been good, but this one did not even come close to the others. Granted, there are a lot of renovations taking place, so I understand some things being off. They have added a number of new attractions there, including an ice skating rink and an arcade. The location is always beautiful...

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Probably the most beautiful building in Chattanooga, as you can see from our photo, however, the train car we stayed in after leaving our wedding was awful! Our $200 train car for a single night, never got warm, the water in the shower stayed warm for maybe 12-15 min, the walls are paper thin...this probably was top notch 30 years...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed in one of the railroad cars on our wedding night. It was very nice and everything was what we expected. The railroad car was larger than you might think, and was very private and intimate. We could imagine what it would have been like to be traveling in one for a night.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there during updating or I could give more than 4 stars. ROOM WAS CLEAN AND COMFY. One of the largest we have had, that's saying something as we travel alot :) Staff was friendly and courtyard was charming. . Will be back so we can stay in one of the traincars . VERY PLEASED :)

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Milledgeville, Georgia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the train cars they have changed into rooms ,they are so nice . It was so much fun we had dinner at the diner and walked around the area all well lit the train cars are super cool the three of us didn't think we would ever really sleep for we talked most of the...

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Berkshire
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only stayed for one night. The hotel is really a former railway station and that is it's main attraction. The reception desk is in the railway station's main hall which is quite quirky. We were told we had a recently refurbished room. If that was true, then god help the people who are staying in a none refurbished room....

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spacious room, clean w/fridge. We arrived a little earlier and were able to check in. Close to Rock City and Ruby Falls which were our point of interests. Great little setup for those traveling w/children. Ice skating, life size games of chess and checkers. Prices are reasonable. Parking $7 p/night. Loved the charm of it all. Decorations were up for...

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Centre, Alabama
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay here. They are working on the lobby but had Santa there which was nice. Our room was in another building but easy to access, clean and roomy. Very quiet. There was an indoor pool which we enjoyed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently went back to my home town and had an occasion to visit the Chattanooga Choo Choo or, simply, the Choo Choo as titled by the locals. The main building is magnificent and was built over 100 years ago. The high domed and tiled ceiling is extremely impressive upon entering. The lobby is filled with bars and restaurants and...

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One of the South's most renowned landmarks, the Chattanooga Choo Choo opened in 1909 and welcomed thousands of travelers during the Golden Age of railroads. Today, the 23 acre complex is a magnificently restored hotel resort for visitors of all ages. The Holiday Inn Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel offers a variety of overnight accommodations, including the famous Victorian Era train rooms and luxurious suites. *Theme restaurants *Specialty shops *Authentic New Orleans trolley ride *Model railroad display *Convention Center *3 swimming pools *Tennis courts *Beautiful formal gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chattanooga Choo Choo

Address: 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4489
Location: United States > Tennessee > Chattanooga
Price Range: $121 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chattanooga Choo Choo 3*
Number of rooms: 363
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I've been coming here 1-2x a year for about 7 years now-always in winter. This year I finally attended a convention there in summertime and I was STOKED to finally use that pool that had been vexing me.

All day long it was full of feral children and at night, when the con activities slowed the pool gates were locked. (9pm!) that was the only time I saw any security off their golf cart-to lock us out of the pool! Earlier in the day, we noticed a car POURING GAS from it tank in the parking lot. We flagged the centaurs (security/golf cart hybrids) and one said point blank that he didn't care because it "wasn't his car". I called the front desk 2x about it. No one really seemed to care.

I am SORELY disappointed, Choo Choo.

Also the renovations are terrible, did you have to tear out the station house and sandwich shop at the same time? The gardens breakfast we used to look forward to was awful, and the short male waiter was TERRIBLE. Overheard him telling a table of three ladies that unless they gave him another dollar he would have to pay a dollar to take care of them (not sure what he meant, but they coughed up an extra dollar, which he pocketed and left them without saying ty) ladies told us they'd never be back. When we paid him, he didn't even offer to bring our change, just took our cash and left.

He should be fired.

  We had silver car pizza 1x and it was burnt. We called out to papa johns and then city cafe after that.

We have always stayed here at the choo choo, and looked forward to it, but after this past weekend at the con, we're considering branching out and trying another hotel nearby...

over a year ago
Decatur, Alabama
6 months ago

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“I would recommend the railway cars.”
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