Husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Sheraton Read Hotel. The hotel was recommended to us by the Chattanooga Ghost Tours and we were not disappointed (other than not getting to 'see' a ghost). A few points of mention .. this is an older property so expect the condition to be somewhat less than perfect ie .. the carpets in the hallways are older, the wallpaper in some of the areas (bathroom/hallways etc..) shows its age and some of the areas just smell 'old'. And considering it is an older, historic property ... should be exactly that. The rooms are very very very dark we noticed. Not much light at all. Didn't affect our stay at all.
The room we stayed in was room 340 and I wish they would have warned us at the front desk it is completely over the parking garage so the tile floor from bathroom was freezing (we had to lay towels on the floor from bathroom to bed) and their is no heat source in the bathroom so it was crazy cold. No hot water (lukewarm) at 11:45 pm. Called the front desk and they pretty much said 'too bad, sucks to be you'. Did have a hot shower in the morning so I guess schedule your showers accordingly if you are staying in that room in particular. We also listened to the elevator consistently (almost sounded like we were beside a service elevator). If a hotel is going to put you beside/close to an elevator then they should possibly inform their guests of this. Common courtesy I would think. If we were going to stay more than one night - I would have requested to move rooms as the elevator noise was frustrating. There was a flat screen tv, a desk and a coffee maker. The maid apparently was having a less than good day since I had to call down to the front desk to get coffee creamers/sugar as the packages that were in the tray were opened and not discarded from the previous guests. Nothing major, just an irritant. One call to the front desk and they brought some up.
Bed was super comfortable. Hotel has a well appointed fitness room and the pool seemed clean and neat. The front desk staff were polite and nice. They didn't seem to go out of their way to help you with anything but were polite nonetheless. The valet parking staff were great. Really friendly and eager to please. We ate at Porters Steakhouse in the hotel which was recommended by a valet staff member. Absolutely fantastic. Can't say enough about it.
The Silver ballroom was beautiful. Staff was setting up for a function on the evening we stayed but they had no problem with us going in and taking pictures or investigating all the neat spots in the hotel. The hotel location is great, the free shuttle was a plus.
All in all our hotel stay was okay. Would recommend visiting it for the historical portion of the hotel, not necessarily for the hotel room stay itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in downtown Chattanooga, the The Read House Historic Inn and Suites is ideally situated for business, weekend getaways, or a vacation in one of Tennessee's most historic cities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Read Hotel
- Sheraton Chattanooga
- Chattanooga Sheraton