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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much potential here. We visited here years ago with our children and loved it then. It's still very conveniently located and the area is a hot place to be - lots of great restaurants. The hotel just opened a new coffee shop, which is another location of one of our favorites from Nashville (Frothy Monkey). If not for amenities...

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Street, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really fab hotel, so much history and character, stay in the train car rooms if possible, comfy and roomy. Other rooms cheaper and good quality but not so much character as the train car ones. Nice indoor pool. Beautiful reception in the old station building.

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Thank Barbie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little stop off en route to Atlanta. As it was early there was only the gift shop open. Usually you can get into the carriages but got the photos I needed , so no problem really. Only need to visit for an hour tops, but a nice little detour.

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Thank Louise C
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You just can't miss this hotel its a must for any train enthusiast. The very impressive reception high glass dome ceiling. The minute you walk in the helpful friendly staff can't do enough to help you have a great stay. We were offered a carriage room which were lovely but my knee's will not like the steps so we had...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this hotel based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. We love to stay at places with history and this place is chock full of it. We just popped in for the night and luckily they had a room open, which was located in the back building. We had a cool view of the trains and loading...

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Thank Angie H
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, don't knock historic properties just for being old. There's great charm and character that comes from these old places. I don't expect an adaptive reuse building to be a cookie cutter Hampton Inn. I want charm and character. Entering this lobby is breathtaking. You can whisper and hear yourself all over. My beef is the rooms. For atmosphere alone,...

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Waukegan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is beautiful. Our room was in the building in the back building and it was noisy. Was charged to park in the lot by our room. Not sure why they would charge you for it, wasn't a garage or anything special. Heard people laughing and talking late and then again early in the morning. Their map showed a...

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Thank Kathleen P
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in the heart of Chattanooga, with walking distance access to the top restaurants and bars in the area. The old train station keeps its historical roots and feel, with old train cars used for suites and a building which includes additional rooms. The hotel itself is fun to walk around and explore, with tons of photo opportunities...

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Thank Gonzalo C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via 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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Cuisines: American
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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 St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4489
Region: United States > Tennessee > Chattanooga
Price Range: €128 - €219 (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
9 months ago

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“some rooms had a view of other rooms. 223 looked out into a parking lot”
 of 5 bubbles 841jscott, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Can't give an opinion of the hotel, because I didn't stay there.”
 of 5 bubbles H4094IMjanetb, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Have a carriage if you can do the steps it so different”
 of 5 bubbles avrilwiltravel, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“1) don't pick a room that faces the street. 2) train cars might sound like a good idea but”
 of 5 bubbles gonzaloc711, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Read reviews so your expectations are set appropriately.”
 of 5 bubbles jolsson, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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