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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I have stayed in a train car several years ago on a spontaneous trip that took us through Chattanooga. When we found out a cousin was getting married in Chattanooga we knew our son would love the train cars! We enjoyed our time at the Choo Choo. There were renovations happening but the construction did not damper...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We booked a room for Valentine's day. Upon arrival, we found the room very disappointing. The room was very clean but appears not to have been updated or renovated since the 70's. We were under the impression that the rooms were a historic part of the train station. We chose not to stay in the room and upgrade to the...

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Youngstown
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here to see the legendary train. It was nice. They had ice skating for the kids . the hotel lobby is beautiful. They have Chandlers in the restrooms. Worth stopping and seeing. There's a tram that takes you all over the town for free. . makes getting around easy . we did not stay here so I can't...

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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location with lots of excellent restaurants and music venues within close walking distance. A must see historical site especially if you like trains. Rooms are nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable especially given the price and location.

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Chattanooga 2 or 3 times and never visited , was a pretty Saturday & we had free time do we walked over, at first wasn't sure if we could just walk around but after going in realized it was ok, some pretty cool things to see, historic train, some outside activities such as chess, checkers (large) and...

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Have stayed 3 times and was able to book twice and stay in a rail car! It's decked out in antique furnishings and has a small bathroom..but that's what you get if you stay in a rail car! :) Most of the restaurants were closed this past November 2016. Same as the year before. We were disappointed....

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Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife stole me away for a birthday weekend in Chatt. She chose the Choo Choo BC it's in a great location for walking to great bars and restaurants. We stayed in a Pullman car which was interesting to say the least. The property is obviously historic and old but run down and in need of a lot of updating....

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Greenfield, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our car club stayed here for 5 days, this hotel was probably a prime destination in years past but the hotel and rooms are in need of updating. Lots of history here though and things to do around the city. The restaurants around the hotel were not staffed well and the wait was very long, you would think they would...

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Fleischmanns, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had no idea what to expect. Was wowed by the re-decorated train station, the train cars (you can stay in one!), the shops, restaurants, and the ice skating rink! Very creative little attraction, with decent hotel rooms to boot.

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Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lobby is full of old time charm. A visit to the bar will make your wait for a room more pleasant. Centrally located to downtown. Great room at a great price. Comfortable beds, clean rooms and safe feel to the grounds. Great place to stay, next time I think we'll stay in one of those train cars.

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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: $96 - $225 (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
8 months ago

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“Read reviews so your expectations are set appropriately.”
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“Dont get a room on one of the train cars”
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“ground floor rooms are good”
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“The rail carts are a must”
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“Do NOT stay in train car 789”
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