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Hitch a ride on the Chattanooga Choo Choo

Overlooked by majestic mountains and towering ridges, Chattanooga is a Tennessee city surrounded by natural marvels, as well as a layered history of Native American culture, Civil War battlefields and railroad dominance. Find out where the famous song “Chattanooga Choo Choo” came from at the old Terminal Station and Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Or make the most of the verticals by climbing Lookout Mountain or scaling Rock City for astounding views across Chattanooga's national parks.


Things to see

Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls is one of many attractions on Lookout Mountain, south of the city center, but with an underground waterfall and an extensive cavern complex, it's a sight not to be missed. Possibly the caves' best feature is how they maintain a stable temperature throughout the year, so would-be spelunkers can visit, come rain, shine or even snow.

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway is the steepest passenger railway in the world. The ride presents a stunning view of Downtown Chattanooga and the surrounding hills and valleys as you trundle your way up to the observation deck, the highest available overlook point on the mountain.

Tennessee Aquarium

Sitting on the city's scenic waterfront, the Tennessee Aquarium maintains massive aquatic exhibits and forest habitats. Guests can get closer than they might imagine to underwater predators here, with the Shark and Ray touch tank, or meet some of the cuddlier locals at the River Otter Falls.

Rock City

Rock City rests on top of Lookout Mountain: a garden that bursts with color and grazes the clouds. The area includes a winding nature trail, fascinating rock formations and swaying rope bridges.

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga was a major hub of railroad activity during the height of railway expansion, and the Chattanooga Choo Choo complex highlights the city's rich rail history. Now predominantly a hotel, this 1901-built Terminal Station and train depot is now populated with modern restaurants and shops, as well as lush rose gardens and a model railway.


Where to stay

Downtown

Downtown Chattanooga is home to many attractions and the banks of the Tennessee River. You’ll find that the most sought-after attractions, like the aquarium, are within walking distance of Downtown Chattanooga. It's also a cultural and collegiate area, with the University of Tennessee campus south of the waterfront, along with several theaters and venues for arts and events.

Lookout and Signal Mountains

If you can’t get enough of the views, you’ll even find Chattanooga hotels on or near the mountains. Less crowded than the Downtown area, Marriott, Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn all have branches close to the base of Lookout Mountain, as well as the boundaries of National Parks Chattanooga and Chickamauga.

Hamilton Place

This area of south of Downtown offers convenient access to the airport off the I-75 (around a ten minute drive away) and the cavernous Hamilton Place Mall – pick this district if you fancy a few rounds at Hickory Golf Course.


Travel information

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport(CHA) serves the city of its namesake, and Chattanooga hotels nearest the airport include Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Staybridge Suites. For those choosing to stay outside of town, there is a shuttle and plenty of taxi companies to get you where you want to go. Get around Downtown by CARTA bus or the free, central shuttle. Plenty of locations are also doable on foot here, and the pedestrian bridge across the river, as well as the bike share system, encourage exhaust-free transport.


Best time to stay

The spring and fall months are dominated by mild temperatures. Spring is a great time to enjoy the area's thriving plant life. Crowds are fairly small in the fall months, so many hotels will offer lower rates.

The summer months can be humid, with July highs reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but Chattanooga offers many indoor attractions, water fountains and shady parks. Chattanooga's winter weather can be a little unpredictable, so make allowances for snow and ice when traveling at colder times of the year.

Recently booked Chattanooga hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
BEST WESTERN Royal Inn
Downtown
35 minutes ago 3 stars $66
Hampton Inn & Suites Chattanooga/Downtown
Downtown
1 hour ago 2 stars $152
Days Inn Chattanooga/Hamilton Place
Hamilton Place
1 hour ago 2 stars $49
The Chattanoogan Hotel
Downtown
3 hours ago 4 stars $159
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chattanooga at Hamilton Place Mall, TN
Hamilton Place
4 hours ago 3 stars $75
Hampton Inn Chattanooga-Airport/I-75
Hamilton Place
4 hours ago 3 stars $62
BEST WESTERN Heritage Inn
Hamilton Place
5 hours ago 3 stars $59
Wingate by Wyndham Chattanooga
Hamilton Place
5 hours ago 3 stars $72
Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
Downtown
5 hours ago 3 stars $149
La Quinta Inn Chattanooga
Downtown
8 hours ago 3 stars $64

Recently Rated Chattanooga Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Red Roof Inn Chattanooga Airport
Hamilton Place
3.2 / 5
70 reviews
2 stars $38
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chattanooga at Hamilton Place Mall, TN
Hamilton Place
3.8 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $75
La Quinta Inn Chattanooga / Hamilton Place
Hamilton Place
3.1 / 5
117 reviews
3 stars $52
TownePlace Suites Chattanooga Near Hamilton Place
Hamilton Place
4.0 / 5
3 reviews
2 stars $89
Hampton Inn Chattanooga-Airport/I-75
Hamilton Place
3.8 / 5
29 reviews
3 stars $62
Super 8 Chattanooga/Hamilton Place
Hamilton Place
2.7 / 5
31 reviews
2 stars $39
Travelodge Chattanooga/Hamilton Place
Hamilton Place
3.5 / 5
36 reviews
2 stars $39
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chattanooga/Near Hamilton P
Hamilton Place
3.2 / 5
116 reviews
2 stars $46
Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga/Hamilton Place
Hamilton Place
4.3 / 5
19 reviews
3 stars $101
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA-LOOKOUT MTN
Downtown
3.9 / 5
47 reviews
3 stars $90

Featured Chattanooga Hotels

From $124

1 Chattanooga Choo Choo

3 stars
3.4 / 5 101 reviews

1400 Market Street Map

Guests who wish to experience a destination unlike any other can relive the rumblings of a golden age-gone-by at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Built in 1909, Terminal Station, with its magnificent... More

birthday trip
Very disappointed. Front desk staff unpleasant. Booked handicapped room did not
Nov 21, 2014
From $64

2 La Quinta Inn Chattanooga

3 stars
3.2 / 5 85 reviews

100 West 21st St Map

Budget hotel with free Wi-Fi and breakfast near Chattanooga’s airportThe La Quinta Inn Chattanooga, just east of Lovell Field and only one mile from downtown, offers guests affordability and... More

$60 Hotel
It is somewhat near downtown, but in an isolated industrial area. The shower heads are really low, if you are under 5'5" you have to duck. Otherwise a decent hotel.
Jan 14, 2015
From $143

3 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 32 reviews

407 Chestnut Street Map

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

Downtown Chattanooga hotel with upscale accommodations, saltwater poolThe Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown boasts a gift shop, coffee bar, outdoor saltwater pool and fitness center.... More

Very nice
Enjoyed our stay. Very close to everything. Great staff
Nov 23, 2014
From $152

4 Hampton Inn & Suites Chattanooga/Downtown

2 stars
4.7 / 5 9 reviews

400 Chestnut Street Map

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

an urban retreat in the heart of downtown Chattanoogawelcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites - Chattanooga/Downtown, TN The newly opened Hampton Inn and Suites Chattanooga Downtown Hotel features... More

first time in chatt
You consistently get what you pay with with hampton inn compared to their competitors.
Jan 5, 2015
From $159

5 The Chattanoogan Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 43 reviews

1201 South Broad Street Map

Premier resort hotel with free Wi-Fi located on Chattanooga’s southsideThe Chattanoogan Hotel, located in the city's historic southside, is a modern, upscale hotel boasting 199 rooms, full-service... More

overnight stay
The hotel was nice and the bar with its happy hour prices was very good-evening band a little too loud
Jan 12, 2015
From $75

6 Days Inn Chattanooga-Rivergate

2 stars
3.2 / 5 90 reviews

901 Carter Street Map

Stay 2 Nights, Save 15%

Budget hotel blocks from Tennessee Aquarium in historic ChattanoogaThe Days Inn Chattanooga-Rivergate is located in historic downtown Chattanooga and caters to convention groups, motor coach tours... More

Work Trip
We stayed for a few weeks for work. The rooms were clean, the staff was awesome, the attached diner was great and the location was great
Jan 5, 2015
From $92

7 Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.9 / 5 37 reviews

440 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. Map

Chattanooga hotel with free Internet near the University of TennesseeThe Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chattanooga Downtown is located just minutes from the city center and the University... More

Convenient location.
Staying here was a great choice and will do it again. Spent New Years here, great location, very short drive from downtown. All staff were very polite, front desk was very helpful and kind, clean...
Jan 5, 2015
From $144

8 Staybridge Suites CHATTANOOGA DWTN - CONV CTNR

3 stars
4.3 / 5 46 reviews

1300 Carter Street Map

Downtown Chattanooga hotel located next to convention and trade centerThe Staybridge Suites Chattanooga DWTN - CONV CTNR is located directly next to the convention and trade center in the business... More

Prepare for the "don't care" staff experience
The hotel is in a pretty good location, although there are better hotels in the area. When checking in, the staff (Dianne) was not rude, but was flat and uninterested in getting us checked in. The...
Nov 29, 2014
From $143

9 Courtyard by Marriott Chattanooga Downtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 8 reviews

200 Chestnut Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

If you are looking for downtown Chattanooga hotels, this Courtyard by Marriott hotel is located in the heart of downtown and just blocks from the Tennessee River, Coolidge Park, UT Chattanooga and... More

Weekend Get Away
Just a little weekend get way and this hotel did meet my expectations. It is located right in the middle of downtown Chattanooga. Every attraction was in walking distance. I do not believe that we...
Jan 6, 2015
From $53

10 Red Roof PLUS and Suites Chattanooga

2 stars
3.0 / 5 20 reviews

2431 Williams St Map

Save 10% on your stay

Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Chattanooga - Downtown is only minutes from downtown. The nearby Chattanooga Choo Choo is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offer historical railway... More

inexpensive
Good location near highway exits, gas stations and short drive to good restaurants. Hotel has nice indoor heated pool, ok breakfast options (no fruit). Rooms a bit stark but clean. Needs some...
Jan 14, 2015
From $149

11 Chattanooga Marriott Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 22 reviews

Two Carter Plaza Map

Rate includes breakfast

Plan your Tennessee getaway with us at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown. Located just moments from the scenic riverfront, in the heart of Chattanooga, TN's business district, our hotel offers over... More

Convenient location
One night stay. Very friendly staff. Easy walking distance to some great restaurants.
Dec 1, 2014
From $79

12 Comfort Inn Downtown

2 stars
3.9 / 5 34 reviews

2420 Williams St Map

Choo-choo choose this Chattanooga hotel with free breakfast, InternetThe Comfort Inn Chattanooga is located just a short ride from the airport and a few miles from Chattanooga's major attractions.... More

Not sure if will stay again . . .
This is our second time to stay at this motel. The motel is fairly new, but the neighborhood is not that great. Last year we had no issues, but this trip on one night we had a lady bang on our door...
Dec 1, 2014
From $169

13 Residence Inn by Marriott Chattanooga Downtown

3 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

215 Chestnut Street Map

This recently renovated Residence Inn by Marriott Chattanooga hotel is ideal for any traveler looking for a long term stay in the downtown Chattanooga area. Our hotel is located right in the heart... More

From $143

14 Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 17 reviews

311 Chestnut Street Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Riverfront hotel in downtown Chattanooga offers free Internet and poolThe Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown is located on the Tennessee riverfront just steps from some of the city's major... More

Awesome stay
Very clean, professional staff extremely accommodating. Awesome location for hitting the downtown attractions. Had a room with a private balcony and jacuzzi in the room which was epic on a relaxing...
Dec 30, 2014
From $129

15 The Read House Historic Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.9 / 5 51 reviews

827 Broad Street Map

Save 25% on your stay

Charming Georgian-style architecture hotel in the heart of ChattanoogaThe Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga is located in the heart of downtown, just a few short blocks from some of the city's... More

Excellent
The hotel was beautiful. The beds were amazing. I slept better than I normally do in hotels. Starbucks coffee in the rooms. It was quiet. The staff was very nice. I chose it for the excellent...
Sep 6, 2014
From $169

16 SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor

3 stars
3.7 / 5 6 reviews

495 Riverfront Parkway Map

Look no further than the SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor for contemporary style, spacious comfort, and great value. Our hotel offers studio, one- and two-bed suites, each with... More

Best Stay for the money
We have four young children and struggle to find safe, clean, and affordable accomodations. Not only did this stay meet those requirments, the continental breakfast was outstanding, rooms were very...
Jun 27, 2014
From $59

17 Ramada Limited Chattanooga

3 stars
2.9 / 5 38 reviews

30 Birmingham Hwy Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

Newly renovated budget hotel located at the Lookout Mountain foothillsThe Ramada Limited Chattanooga/Lookout Mountain/I-24 West hotel offers stunning views of the landscape and a convenient, easily... More

Weekend getaway
Clean room. Good price for a mini vacation or short stay. Away from downtown but a close drive. Good location.
Jan 5, 2015
From $209

18 StoneFort Inn

2 stars
3.0 / 5 5 reviews

120 East 10th Street Map

Relax in cozy elegance at the Historic 16-room Stone Fort Inn located at the heart of downtown Chattanooga within walking distance from the citys best restaurants and most popular attractions ... More

Is missing something
The hotel is charming but is missing the fine tuning that is needed to be a great place to stay. And most of all the bathrooms need to be scrubbed down with bleach. Mildew everywhere. And the...
Jul 25, 2014

19 Country Hearth Inns and Suites

2 stars
1.0 / 5 3 reviews

101 East 20th Street Map

Country Hearth Inn and Suites Chattanooga offers the most value for your money when staying for business- pleasure- or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms- free continental... More

From $82

20 La Quinta Inn & Suites Chattanooga - Lookout Mtn

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

311 Browns Ferry Rd. Map

Welcome to the brand new La Quinta Inn & Suites Chattanooga - Lookout Mountain hotel. Enjoy warm hospitality at this Chattanooga, TN hotel just off I-24 and close to Rock City, Ruby Falls, and the... More