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Chattanooga Choo Choo

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Brighton
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although We’re glad we stayed at this hotel we do have mixed feelings, the first impression is one of exhilaration on seeing the station reception area which is vast and very attractive, we were then driven round the back of the main building past the platforms and railcars to a separate building housing our rooms and a swimming pool. The...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the very few poor reviews that I have ever written ( I have never written a terrible ) and it pains me to do so, On this visit I chose to stay elsewhere and against my better judgement, I decided to tour once again. This experience was not a positive one. I first stayed here when...

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2Thank Paul G
Clarksville, Maryland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is a converted train station and you can sleep in old train cars or a hotel building towards the back. The atmosphere is nice with games in the courtyard, a restaurant and bar in the old train station and a comedy club nearby. Fun to do once for the experience.

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Lafayette, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Had not visited Chattanooga in a couple of years. Very much improved hotel since our last trip in 2015. Stayed in the MacArthur building. Room was decorated in a modern style. Nice, relaxing visit to Chattanooga and the Choo Choo.

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Elk River, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved a train car and I will say this... Remember it's an OLD train car... We struggled with the lack of outlets. We have been on the road a week and half at this point. Smart phones, tablets, cameras, etc all need power, as does my husband's CPAP. No outlet by the beds BTW. The streetlight never let our...

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1Thank Karen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My children were so excited to eat and sleep in an actual train car! The lobby looks just like a train station. There is a restaurant and bar right on the premises for you to enjoy. We had a great time playing Jenga, chess, and checkers outside with huge pieces. There is also a cornhole set to play with plenty...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had passed Chattanooga so many times but never visited so decided it was time for a look. They have converted the old station into a very nice hotel with plenty to see at the rear of the hotel, with the original Chattanooga Choo Choo and many rail cars some of which you can spend the night in. The gardens were...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check in was supposed to be at 3pm. We attempted to check in at 1:45 and was told that she noted our name and to come back at 3. We returned at 3 and our rooms where not ready. We were told to return in 15-20 minutes. Returned. Rooms still not ready. Long story short we had to check multiple...

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2Thank Allie T
Chattanooga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several restaurants to eat at and a horse and buggy, magical! Lots off places to take pictures & you can sleep in a choo choo train! Walk across the street to a fabulous chocolate shop ! Lot's of history!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked two nights in one of the train cars, but left after one. The stench in the train car was bad, the car was cold and there was no extra blanket - we had to use a mattress cover from the trundle bed for warmth, but we did discover 9 extra pillows. Using the train cars for lodging is...

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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: $192 - $326 (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
10 months ago

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