by Hilarye Fuller
The Chattanoogan is a beautiful property located right in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. And it’s a full-service hotel that offers true convenience for families.
Valet parking makes loading and unloading a cinch, and kids will love year-round use of the indoor pool, while parents will enjoy relaxing in the saunas or getting a one of a kind treatment at the spa. Dining is both delicious and convenient with the option of in-room dining or an onsite restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor pool and spa
- Close proximity to popular attractions
- Kids 6 and under eat free with paying adult
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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Double Deluxe Room
The Double Deluxe room features stylish and modern dÃ©cor, along with two comfortable double beds. Families will love access to a mini-fridge, free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffeemaker, comfortable hotel robes, and turndown service, complete with chocolates. Wooden cribs and rollaways are available for no extra fee. Upon request a Double Deluxe Room can also have a connecting room with a King Deluxe Room to give families more space to spread out comfortably.
King Deluxe Room
Similar to the Double Deluxe Room, the King Deluxe Room is spacious and modern with a large pillow top king bed. This room is perfect for those traveling with a baby or connecting with a Double Deluxe Room. Amenities include a mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, Keurig coffeemaker, comfortable hotel robes, beautiful views of Lookout Mountain and a large workstation. Unwind your day with complimentary turndown service.
Families looking for some extra space and separate areas without adding another room will appreciate the Courtyard Suite. The Courtyard suite features a separate sleeping room with a king-sized bed and a living area that has a sleeper sofa, along with a table that seats four, a wet bar and a mini-fridge. The Courtyard Suite features all of the amenities that are included with the King Deluxe Room, as well as the Double Deluxe Room. The Courtyard suite also features a luxury bathroom with a jetted tub and overhead rain shower.
Mountain View Suite
Scenic views of Lookout Mountain, extra space and 1.5 bathrooms make the Mountain View Suite a luxury choice for families. The room features a separate room with a king-sized bed, and a large living room with a sleeper sofa. The room also has a dining area with a table that seats six to eight and an extra half bathroom. Guests love the luxurious bathroom that has a separate overhead rain shower and jetted tub. This room also has the same amenities featured in the other guestrooms, such as a mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, robes, turndown service, and Keurig coffeemaker, and cribs and rollaways at no extra charge.
This hotel appears to have been recently remodeled. And while it looks great in the photos, after spending a weekend here, it is clear that lots of corners were cut during the remake process. Nothing major, just a lot of little things. They went cheap on the beds and many of the amenities that I would normally expect at this price point were missing. 4 star prices in a 2.5 star hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean. At $100 a night, this hotel would have been great, but at $200, it left a lot to be desired. For a few more bucks, you can stay at the Westin down the street which is a big jump in quality.
Visited The Chattanoogan for a relaxing 3 day anniversary break. My wife loved the spa and I was able to just relax around the property. It is located with easy access to downtown. Staff was very pleasant. Some renovations were underway while we were there but really didn’t impact us.
Located on the second floor adjacent to a beautiful rooftop outdoor space and patio, you will find the indoor pool and whirlpool. The pool is a lap pool that ranges in depth from 3 to 3.5 feet. The whirlpool is 3 feet in depth. The pool hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Families will love the locker rooms that are conveniently located next to the pool and the opportunity for parents to switch off relaxing in the steam rooms and saunas. Small children will enjoy splashing in the pool while older children can swim the length of the pool and relax in the hot tub.
Broad Street Grille
Broad Street Grille serves as the full service restaurant located in the hotel and is the hub for in-room dining, as well as perfect for guests looking for a nice sit-down meal with their families. Breakfast is offered continental style with servers helping with drinks and clearing plates. Assortment includes hot breakfast items along with cold cereal, fruit, and pastries. There is also a made-to-order omelette bar. Lunch is buffet style and dinner is full menu. Parents will appreciate having the option to dine on grown-up style food, such as filet mignon and shrimp creole while kids have the options of pizzas, cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, and chicken strips. Kids 6 and under eat free from the kids' menu with a paying adult. Breakfast is from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday to Sunday, lunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday, dinner is 5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and Sunday brunch is 11 to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are encouraged and can be done online, or by calling (423) 756-3400.
Stroud's Sidewalk Cafe
Stroud's Sidewalk Cafe offers a more casual dining option for families. Breakfast items include jumbo muffins, breakfast sandwiches, parfaits and fresh fruits and signature coffee drinks. Lunch includes options such as Panini, sandwiches and wraps, as well as hearty salads and soup of the day. Stop by and pick up a picnic lunch to enjoy on a hike or a break at Coolidge park or order online to save some time! Hours for Stroud's Sidewalk Cafe are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is closed Saturday and Sunday.
Some days, you just don't want to get the kids ready for breakfast or you want to relax in your room for the evening. Room service is the perfect solution for families wanting to take a break from a fun day out on the town. Whether you need a late-night snack or a hearty meal, The Chattanoogan's in-room dining offers a variety of food, drinks and treats. Kids can select choices from the same kids' menu as the Broad Street Grille and parents can get more adult choices. Room service hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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All About the Extras
The gym includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment, towels and water. The fitness center also includes access to locker rooms with showers, saunas and steam rooms. Hours for the fitness center is 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Check-in is guaranteed at 4 p.m. and check-out is at noon.
No pets are allowed, but service animals are welcome.
The Art of Smart Timing
The Chattanoogan receives a lot of business traveler traffic due to it's proximity to the convention center and downtown. Because of that during the week it typically is at higher capacity then weekends but that can vary by time of year and if there are events going on in the city or weddings. The best time for low rates would be with the exception of holiday weekends during the winter specifically January-April.
The Chattanoogan is about 20 minutes from Lovell Field Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. The hotel does not provide a shuttle, but there are taxis available at the airport or rental cars. Most people will choose to drive into town regionally. Having a vehicle will come in handy when visiting attractions such as Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, and Rock City.
The Chattanoogan is located downtown and is walking distance from many great restaurants and just a few blocks from the heart of downtown. However, most family-friendly attractions are a short driving distance away so having a car will be useful. The hotel offers valet parking as the parking garage is a walk from the hotel.
Valet parking is available and recommended at The Chattanoogan for convenience and ease for $14 a night. Self-parking is also available for a charge of $8 per night.
For Mom and Dad
The Foundry Lounge is a great place for mom and dad to sneak away a bit and enjoy a drink, live music (Friday and Saturday nights), billiards and table shuffleboard, and snack on a limited menu of appetizers and light entrees. Happy hour is from 2 to 7 p.m. and the Foundry is open from Sunday to Thursday from 2 p.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Spa at the Chattanoogan is also a fantastic place to sneak away for both mom and dad to enjoy some quiet and serenity. From full body massages or signature body treatments like the Lookout Mountain Mist Masque and Massage, there are plenty of options to choose from. Dad will enjoy the Gentlemen's Corner treatments, such as Urban Man Hot Towel Facial and Urban Man Muscle Melt Treatment.