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The Read House

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  • Excellent35%
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  • Terrible7%
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“historic hotel”(126 reviews)
“valet parking”(126 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday

I understand the hotel's position, but the miscommunication was extremely inconvenient and cost me $ and quality in finding alternative places to stay. I booked two nights as part of a wedding deal. My transportation plans changed, and I called and canceled to one night...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The location is very good, since it is downtown, valet parking works well but is on the expensive side. The room was clean, but really needs a refurbishment, there was no fridge. No Breakfast served. Service was good . Overall quite expensive for what you...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This once-grand hotel is undergoing much-needed renovations. I wish the website had been updated to let us know ahead of time that the restaurant and bar are not open. The address is off also on both GPS and navigation apps that I used, so be...More

Thank queenofsqueeze
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a pleasant stay and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Sam at the valet stand took wonderful care of us during late arrivals on both of our visits. We found the hotel well-suited to our travel needs and would stay again.

Thank Larissa C
Response from Jim B, Manager at The Read HouseResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We pride ourselves in having great service and friendly faces. I will relay the message to the team and Sam, he does a great job. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Jim

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very sad that this once obvious Grand Dame has been completely run into the ground. While there appears to be an upgrade program starting its clear that there has been no investment in upgrading anything for 20 to 30 years. Old stained carpets in rooms...More

1  Thank Richard S
Response from Jim B, Manager at The Read HouseResponded 1 week ago

Richard, I am sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. We just purchased the hotel a little over a year ago and we are in the middle of a 25 million dollar renovation the will completely transform the Read House to it's former...More

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Swissmisstraveller
September 21, 2017|
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Response from GhiaDvr | Reviewed this property |
The pool is big enough to swim short laps. The pool is open from 6am to 11pm. It gets very crowded with kids after dinner.
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Susan G
July 30, 2017|
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Response from DougandJ | Reviewed this property |
Not at the Read House, but I did find a link to gluten-free beer outlets in Chattanooga. There are several craft breweries nearby (do a search) and there is no doubt one that has a gluten-free brew. The World of Beer... More
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Greta S
July 24, 2017|
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Response from ginger1298 | Reviewed this property |
I had the same thoughts before we stayed there, but we had no issues. It is an older hotel, but our room was clean and would not hesitate to stay there again
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"Would like to see more local literature, as places nearby to eat, things to do in the area, etc. located in..."
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"Stay somewhere else"
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"room 308 did not have a good view but the couple in 300 said they had an great view of the city! Corner rooms..."
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"Book a junior suite until the smaller rooms are renovated that should take place by the summer 2018"
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