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Chattanooga Choo Choo

Boutique hotel with 3 restaurants, near Songbirds Guitar Museum

  • Free WiFi
ZAR 2,746

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1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, 37402, TN, United States of America
8,0.Very good.
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable. We appreciated the number of towels provided as there…

    Sep 16, 2021

  • The trip was less than desirable. The room was spacious but they connected us to a room…

    Sep 3, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
Easy parking
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 145 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Free area shuttle
  • Self parking
  • Business center

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • In Downtown Chattanooga
  • Songbirds Guitar Museum - 1 min walk
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - 16 min walk
  • Tivoli Theatre - 17 min walk
  • Tennessee Aquarium - 28 min walk
  • Chattanooga Zoo - 38 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Signature Double Room
  • Studio Suite
  • Single Room

What’s around


  • In Downtown Chattanooga
  • Songbirds Guitar Museum - 1 min walk
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - 16 min walk
  • Tivoli Theatre - 17 min walk
  • Tennessee Aquarium - 28 min walk
  • Chattanooga Zoo - 38 min walk
  • Ruby Falls - 3.8 mi / 6.2 km
  • Rock City - 5.9 mi / 9.4 km

Getting around

  • Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) - 14 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
Profile: Downtown Chattanooga

Profile: Downtown Chattanooga

Downtown Chattanooga is nestled by the great Tennessee River, and is a buzzing hub of activity. You can grab a craft beer or freshly made donut at one of the many eateries, or take the family to Creative Discovery Museum, where colorful, interactive exhibits bring science to life.

Wild habitats can be explored at Tennessee Aquarium, which plucky penguins and awesome alligators call home. For a more thoughtful afternoon out, head to River Gallery, where ornate sculptures and inspiring paintings can be seen in a picturesque spot by the Tennessee River.

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1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, 37402, TN, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 145 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 7 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1973
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Stir - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

ParkingPay at property

  • Self parking costs USD 7 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit or debit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Chattanooga Choo
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo Chattanooga
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel Chattanooga
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  • Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
  • Choo Choo
  • Choo Choo Chattanooga
  • Choo Choo Hotel
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel Chattanooga
  • Chattanooga Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Chattanooga Choo

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  • Yes, Chattanooga Choo Choo does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 7 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include The Urban Stack (3-min walk), Alleia (3-min walk), and Clyde's On Main (4-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and rock climbing. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals. Enjoy amenities like 2 bars and a garden.
8,0.Very good.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Location was awesome tiny shower.

    The room was great except the shower was very small and one of our rooms had a leaky shower head while in use. Other than that awesome location and amenities.

    Gregory, 2 night family trip, Sep 3, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Would stay again when in the area.

    Very nice historic hotel. It would be nice to see this place fully restored. As it was, it was still worth staying at. It had all the modern amenities, in an historic setting.

    Clark, 1 night family trip, Aug 26, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Cool, historic, good location

    Very nice hotel right in downtown Chatt. Love the historic lobby where you check in. We stayed in the back hotel part, not the train cars. Room was very spacious, clean & comfortable. We were on the ground floor so had a patio onto the courtyard which was great. Good sense of privacy and space even though it is right downtown. Lots of parking ($7) and several restaurants on site. We had breakfast at the hip coffee shop Frothy Monkey on site and the service was SOOOO slow. Food, when it finally arrived, was tasty but not hot - like it had been sitting there waiting for our server to pick it up for a while. Even taking our order for coffee was amazingly slow... in taking the order and bringing the coffee. This is a coffee shop - service should be fast for the coffee at least! I have eaten there before and it was the same thing. Will NOT eat there again. "Too hip to be efficient" should be their motto.

    Barbara, 1 night trip, Aug 7, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    Nice place to stay

    It was a nice place to stay close to everything and the trains where neat to see

    Wendy, 1 night trip with friends, Aug 5, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Wonderful historic experience stay

    Our family had a great time at the Chattanooga Choo Choo! I love the historic aspect of the hotel, and while the outside of the hotel building looked aging, the rooms were updated with newer carpet, paint, decor, bedding, etc., so it made the stay very comfortable. The staff was accommodating when messed up the type of room (we needed 2 beds but the website gave us 1 King), and they helped us greatly by giving us a pack and play when our 2 year old was clearly not ready to try a big girl bed :) Everything was clean, but the tub was older and peeling a bit, so that could use an update. We loved walking through the garden area with the trains between the hotel space and the front lobby, and having a breakfast place right there was very helpful for the mornings. We met great people and enjoyed our stay!

    Lauren, 2 night family trip, Jul 30, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Very interesting venue. Old station and trains were very neat to see. Hotel not so unique but clean and comfortable.

    2 night family trip, Jul 30, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    It’s not all that you might think

    A new paint job would be good. Plumbing needs correction. Tv didn’t work half the time. They need to renovate this entire complex. Shouldn’t charge for parking. Carpet in common areas needs to be replaced. Unless a renovation is done won’t stay here again. Also it’s like a more expensive motel 6

    Dan, 2 night family trip, Jul 24, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    Great location, mediocre rooms

    Great location but the room itself was disappointing. Seemed like a 70s building that was slightly remodeled. Great water pressure though, but there wasn’t even a hair dryer.

    Rebecca, 2 night trip with friends, Jul 23, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this wasn’t it. IT WAS NEAT- the old train station was BEAUTIFUL: but the reality is, you’re staying at an old hotel that needs repairs behind the train station. Don’t get me wrong, the area was great. The rail cars were so cool to look at (I wish we could have seen the inside of one.). There were restaurants and bars on property, an arcade for kids as well. When asking what time everything opened and closed, the staff didn’t know any times for the on-site places. Pool was closed and covered in tarps. You have to call for a bucket of ice. Staff will not enter the room if you need something. Unknown parking fee was added. But- as I said. Was really neat and could see the potential Choo Choo Chattanooga has. I hope the next time we come through Chattanooga we can stay there again, hopefully with a few renovations.

    KRYSTAL, 1 night family trip, Jul 15, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Magic at the Choo Choo

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. The historic environment alone provides a unique experience and charm that can't be substituted. One of my favorite things about the Choo Choo is sitting in the common areas with my husband and enjoying the gardens and the ambiance. This part of the journey was second to none, as is the staff and their ability to accommodate their guests. I requested recognition of my husband's birthday and they went above and beyond to do so. The only truly disappointing thing about staying at the Choo Choo is some of the most aesthetically displeasing parts of the resort, the pool. We knew it would be closed, but it seems like it has been closed for some time. It's waste of wonderful space that could have made our pleasant stay even more enjoyable.

    Jillian, 2 night trip, Jul 9, 2021

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