We spent one night of our honeymoon here and really wished we would have skipped it. We're in our mid twenties and were impressed by the website. When we checked in the common areas were just as pictured although completely vacant of other guests which made the inn seem somewhat cold. Our room was on the third floor which was just fine, but we immediately noticed our biggest complaint: the floors were incredibly sloped. So much so that a soda bottle placed on the nightstand slid right off onto the floor. A coffee mug nearly did the same, but I caught it just in time. We found it quirky at first and made the best of our stay. We used the pool table which was fun, although placed right by the front desk which was a bit akward. We got to overhear the employees' personal conversation for the entire time we were playing. The content of the conversation was very unprofessional considering we were standing 5 feet away.
We spent the evening downtown and the inn is just a block or two from the free shuttle which was nice. Parking was about the same distance away which we didn't expect.
The jacuzzi tub was the highlight of room. The toilet was a bit unstable and the shower reminded me of a locker room. The tile floors didn't seem historic - just outdated. We had a queen suite and wish we'd gone with just a queen room. The small sitting room that contained the gas fireplace and two uncomfortable arm chairs wasn't very welcoming.
We didn't sleep extremely well b/c of the slope of our room. I had the constant feeling I was going to roll off the bed. Traffic outside woke us around 7:30 which was disappointing. Breakfast was from 7:30 to 9 and we went down around 8:30. There was a bowl of boiled eggs, a basket of croissants, and a bowl of pineapple, rasins, grapes and mandarin oranges. We split the last remaining cranberry scone which was tasty, but we weren't at all impressed. We were rushed a bit by the waitstaff who was apparently trying to have all the tables reset by exactly 9. 2 other guests came down after us, looked at what was offered, and went back upstairs empty handed.
Maybe we aren't bed & breakfast people or we were expecting too much. But we didn't see the inn described by the other reviews. Music only played in the dining room during breakfast, there was no Nathans, the lounge area was not open and the whole place seemed somewhat vacant.
I would maybe recommend it to someone looking for a good place to sit in bed and read a weekend away or an older couple who wanted a quiet place near downtown attractions. I'd suggest only the Queen or the Exclusive Balcony rooms. The Queen Suite and Private Balcony rooms have awkward floorplans from what I saw. Chattanooga is certainly worth a visit, but StoneFort just wasn't for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury At Your Leisure The Dwell Hotel is a boutique hotel on the corner of 10th Street and Columbia, where lively meets luxury, and high class meets high comfort. Our rooms are retro reimagined, and our service is hospitality redefined. With TerraMáe's world-class cuisine and Matilda Midnight's starlit cocktails, a stay at The Dwell Hotel is the kind of getaway you will not forget. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stone Fort Inn Hotel Chattanooga