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Chattanooga Choo Choo
Ranked #39 of 96 Hotels in Chattanooga
Washington, Georgia
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

My room was in Building #3. Plenty of room for solo guest,comfortable bed, nice but small balcony overlooking beautiful and functional pool (you can get away with smoking which is why I mention small balcony!) My friends in the other 2 buildings were not impressed. Property being gradually renovated but in my opinion, your stay would be most enjoyable in Building #3. Ask for that building. Great choice of dining opportunities on the premises. The Brewhouse restaurant immediately adjacent worth your time and money too. Lobby is spectacular. Some activities for kids. Easy travel to river, where most development has moved. Breakfast must be purchased from on site restaurant. Convention food typical and so-so.

Room Tip: Must book Building #3 only!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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ChooChoo29, General Manager at Chattanooga Choo Choo, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for your great comments. Glad you enjoyed your room, the balcony, and other venues around our complex. Thanks for choosing the Choo Choo for your stay. We look forward to another visit real soon.
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Jim Bambrey
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Brentwood TN
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Yes, this an old, historic hotel. So, you expect things to not be a "five star" environment.

The pros:

Really neat setting. Tons of stuff to do in and around the property. Has a nostalgic feel. Room was relatively modern and clean. Staff is very friendly. I could see where it'd be fun to bring a family with young kids. Indoor pool for the winter months. Model railroad. Arcade. Access to bike rentals and shuttle buses. Very convenient.

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Not sure why all the downtown hotels are so expensive in this City. The hallway to the room had a musty smell to it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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ChooChoo29, General Manager at Chattanooga Choo Choo, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We do have a lot to offer on our complex. I am glad that you were able to enjoy the grounds and utilize the other venues on our property. It is wonderful to hear that your accommodations were very nice. I will share your comments with the staff. We look forward to you coming back again and again and again!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

When you step aboard one of the historical train cars, you can't but wonder how many others rode that car during its glory days. It's the most unique stay we have had in our travels....including several island hops. And just a hundred yards away was the free electric shuttle which takes you all over downtown Chattanooga. And we would add that the "Apple Granny" served in the Garden's restuarant was amazing. It's a "must try". We will be back!

Room Tip: Secure a train car that looks into the garden. Amazing view at night.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChooChoo29, Manager at Chattanooga Choo Choo, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thanks for the Amazing review. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed staying overnight in one of our signature, railcar rooms. Thanks for your comments. Come back again soon!
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Jill Ellis Coker
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

hotel is well maintained staff is great, security is excellent always visible. security uses golf carts to take you from your room to dining if you do not want to walk. gardens are a pleasure to walk thru. rooms are well maintained ,clean, comfortable tram is next door to take you downtown about 30 minute intervals. plenty of things to do shops, antiques, night life. you will not be disappointed with your stay

Room Tip: building 3 looks newer has an outside pool & hot tub. building 1 has indoor pool and is closer...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChooChoo29, General Manager at Chattanooga Choo Choo, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
What terrific comments about our hotel and staff...The guest is our main priority and I am so glad to hear that we met your expectations. We look forward to many return visits…
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Jim Bambrey
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

If you' re looking for a modern clean cut glass and stainless steel hotel then look somewhere else because this Hotel is a step back into History and throws accommodation in to help you enjoy that blast into the past. This hotel is a converted Railway Station, and is surrounded by rolling stock of all descriptions. Creatively railway coaches/ carriages have been turned into hotel guests accommodation and line a walkway to the restaurants for breakfast, lunches , dinner etc. The old Station's waiting rooms and buildings are guest rooms and do not impose on the original building, which retains the charm of the 1909's Railway Station, Chattanooga.
There are three separate hotel sites each with swimming pool, one of which is indoor.
Three restaurants serve good fresh food, well presented and at a reasonable price.
The staff are unobtrusive and attentive when called upon. Rooms are cleaned well and left in a good condition. There is a good supply of toiletries and coffee .( no tea) .
Keeping on with the railway / train theme there are other interesting places to visit......take a trip on The Tennessee Valley Railway, .( sometimes with steam) and a ride up the mountain with the inclined railway.

Room Tip: Go for the Railway Carriages and visit the Victorian times in your sleep.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChooChoo29, General Manager at Chattanooga Choo Choo, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thanks for your 4 STAR REVIEW! I am glad that you had a great experience at the Choo Choo.. We get many similar comments from other guests. Thank you for appreciating the the history! We hope that you will come back again while visiting Chattanooga.
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Jim Bambrey
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, clean rooms, and so close to area attractions. Lots of things to do, places to see, as well as dine within minutes. Lots of options for eating and shopping at the hotel too.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChooChoo29, General Manager at Chattanooga Choo Choo, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thanks for the 5 star rating. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. The staff will love to hear that you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to another visit soon.
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Jill Coker
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Covington, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

The hotel does have a feel of being worn but then most travelers want newness.
This place can give you a feeling of days long ago.
During our stay it rained most of the time, this did make for some wet shoes as we were in the 3rd of 3 buildings, but rain dripping thru the train station roofs onto the track sidings gave it a "Humphrey Bogart" experience.
Staff was very pleasant, food was good did not try all the restaurants.

Room Tip: Stay in the train cars for maximum effect, this is something that regular hotels will not have!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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ChooChoo29, General Manager at Chattanooga Choo Choo, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thanks for your kind review and I am pleased you liked the history of the Choo Choo. Thanks for comments about the food and the staff. We look forward to your return
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Property: Chattanooga Choo Choo
Address: 1400 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4489
Location: United States > Tennessee > Chattanooga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #39 of 96 Hotels in Chattanooga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chattanooga Choo Choo 3*
Number of rooms: 363
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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