Chattanooga Choo Choo

1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37402-4489, United States | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $114.00

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We have landed!

A travel blog entry by leahkeith-houle


We got here(St. Thomas) with a little divine assistance in that we went to the Chattanooga Airport 2 hours early and my partner complained that we were too early. However, the U.S. Airway said that our 9:40 a.m flight was cancel but we were in time for the next flight that went in just 15 minutes. How you about getting tickets, checking bags and going through all the safety check points and putting back ...

I have just completed my "Research Project"

A travel blog entry by vpritchard

... ALL Jews are to be transported to the Evaluation Stations. After the evaluations, the Jews will be sent to the fate of their final destination, including the death camp of Auschwitz.

Despite the venomous social,economical and political pressures, more than 90% of the “mixed marriages” between Germans and Jews remain. By the year of 1938, there were approximately 200 state laws passed to regulate ...

Counting Down to Departure.....

A travel blog entry by tmullinax


I am so excited (and a bit nervous I must say) about leaving for Alaska in 2 days! It's actually less than that since my flight leaves at 5:30 am Wednesday. Yikes!

Today, I am catching up on laundry and packing what I can in the suitcase. We've purchased snacks for the plane- trail mix and chocolate, and bought a rain jacket for my 12 yr old traveling buddy. We've made arrangements for the girls to sleep over at Grandmother's on Tuesday ...

3 weeks out 6/22

A travel blog entry by vpritchard


... Berlin Jews."

After I complete my research, I will post my presentation notes. More to come...

We are discussing how much time is left before leaving for the opportunity of learning about the Holocaust through the eyes of a survivor, Maude Dahme. I have showed them on a map where I will be examining, first hand, the unthinkable past of the WWII Holocaust ...

Bike & Brutus

A travel blog entry by jamiemartina


We slept in cots inside the garage for tanks. Cots that had pee and sweat and vomit and lice and it was the best sleep I had in days. Well....that may be an exaggeration. We got a tour of the inside of tanks by Sgt. Davis and his son who was way too into the prospect of shooting at people for my liking.

We had a gorgeous day in central TN going through a few small ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, is near Chattanooga Choo Choo, Blue Moon Cruises, Warehouse Row, and Jukebox Junction Theater.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Chattanooga Choo Choo

    Holiday Inn Choo Choo, would not stay there again!!!!


    The first impression of the Hotel is great. (huge entrance hall with christmas decoration but is is just a big facade).Last weekend we stayed there in Building #3 but we would not again . The elevator is dirty and the whole appearance of the building looks a little bit neglected. The room was outdated (vanity in bathroom 1960's style, so were bathtub and faucet; wallpaper was pealing and stains in ceiling from waterleaks in the roof; noisy heat and aircondition unit in ceiling; carpet was not cleaned for a while) The king size bed was comfortable. I would recommend to stay closer to the aquarium in one of the newer hotels.

    Choo Choo needs rerailing


    I was very disappointed with this hotel. I heard good things about it, but didn't think they were as bad as some of the reviews, until I experienced them first hand. I have stayed in worse, but you would expect more from what price you pay. I did like the buffet, the pool areas, the parking, and the historical aspect. The first impression of the hotel is great. The big hall in the lobby with the arched roof, etc. was beautiful. But, there is an odor about the building. I stayed in building 3. When I first got on the elevator, I noticed it was dirty. When the door opened and I was walking to my room, it looked like the carpet hadn't been vacuumed for some time. Once in my room, I saw the carpet in there was not very clean either. The commode didn't appear to have been cleaned in a while. Some of the wall paper was peeling and there were water stains on the walls. I stayed for one week and I kept my eye on a particular piece of trash on the floor. It was right between the beds. It never disappeared. The carpet didn't get vacuumed. The commode didn't get cleaned either. This hotel could be wonderful, if the management would step up and demand 100% from housekeeping and work on keeping things up. I don't have a problem with an older building, I just want it clean.

    Wonderful Stay


    our family stayed at the Choo Choo for 2 nights and had a wonderful time....there were 3 pools to choose from, a hot tub, pool tables etc...We really enjoyed our trip and I will recommend anyone to stay there.........

    Really great!


    Super location and food coupons for kids. Nice pools. Garden Restaurant had good value. Coupons given cut the price to make the total a value package. The free city tram is right there. The pools sparkle. Room was oversize and comfortable and quiet.

    Try a Different Station


    My husband, 13 year old daughter and another couple drove down to Chattanooga this past weekend to attend a wedding. The bridal party had reserved a block of rooms at a "group rate" at the ChooChoo and they hosted a party in the Penn Station Lounge (last call was 11:00 PM). I guess they thought it woud be "fun" to stay at the Choo Choo. The concept is wonderful, but they are WAY off track. The rooms are way overpriced for what they are... definately not "luxury" or "upscale". You can barely close the bathroom door from the inside it is so small. There was no dresser to set things on, just the armoir with the TV. The air conditioner dripped water all over the carpet, needless to say we had to keep our shoes on if we didn't want soaked feet. The beds were comfortable, the TV worked fine. Cleanliness left a lot to be desired. I think the poor lighting in the bathroom is to prevent you from seeing just how dirty it really is. There was trash on the floor in the closet remained there for our entire trip. Housekeeping did not leave us any hand or bath soap for the 2nd day...they took the 1st day's supply when they made up the room. The in-room coffee was terrible, they need a new vendor. The overall appearance is very run down and "industrial". Our travel companions had several problems with their room, which were fixed, but not promptly (no coffee cups for instance, and they are styrofoam at that...for $110.00/night you'd think they'd at least give you mugs). We ate the breakfast buffet 2 times, they also have a regular menu available. The buffet is about what you'd find at Shoney's, but not as good. The service the first morning was terrible, the coffee was like brown water and the waitress failed to "check in" for her shift. We asked for more cream cheese for bagels...she brought it 10 minutes after my friend had finished eating the bagel. If you are there with a group of friends to party don't plan on using their facilities past 9y closed very early and do not serve any type of snacks. If you want food or drink late in the evening you're out of luck. IF I ever stay there again (and that's probably a big NO, I'd bring my own beverages and socialize in the room). We got back from the wedding reception about 10:00 PM and wanted to visit with old friends and family and have a night cap... ON A SATURDAY NIGHT... I know this is a family place, but come on...the place was closed up...they could have made bundle on us. This property is in desperate need of a major renovation, probably in the millions of dollars range to live up to its claims. Next time I'll stay downtown. One huge plus is the free electric bus shuttle on the property that takes you downtown. I'd recommend staying downtown near the aquairium and take the free shuttle up to the ChooChoo to see the trains and shops.

    A little disappointing


    We stayed at the Choo-Choo over Memorial Day weekend and I have to say that we were pretty much underwhelmed.Our trip was very short notice so we checked into a 'Standard' room, not one of the train cars. We paid $119/night. I've stayed in better rooms for way less. The entire building was in need of redecorating and the grounds seemed like they needed some attention as well. It had an overall 'industrial' feel, which is how a rail yard is, I suppose, but I was looking for something a bit more luxurious given the price.The food in the Gardens restaurant was terrible. When I asked the hostess if we were at a good restaurant for kids, she sort of wrinkled her nose before I got out the words "for kids" - that should have been a good indication but we tried it anyway. Also, the ice cream in the parlor tasted old.The Choo-Choo is on Market Street, but it's near the interstate which is a bit of a run-down area. As you get closer to the river, the downtown area of Chattanooga becomes quite nice so I would advise staying at one of the hotels closer to the aquarium.My recommendation for anyone visiting is to lodge downtown and visit the Chattanooga Choo-Choo for a couple of hours.

    Too many insects.


    My family and I checked into the Holiday Inn Chattanooga Choo Choo for two nights of spring break vacation. The desk clerk was effecient and had our tickets for the local attractions ready when we arrived early. We had purchased a package deal for the hotel stay and tickets. We had already heard that the train cars were no big deal, so we chose a regular room. By the looks of the train car exteriors, I believe we would have felt like we were at a hobo dude ranch. Anyway, back to the room. Housekeeping must have been on strike. There were two dirty washcloths in the tub. There was also a collection of hair strands in the corner where the bathtub meets the wall. That must be where the flea I killed had leaped from onto the the toilet seat. I thought this would have been enough to make my wife force me to exchange rooms, but we stayed without any more insects until it was time to leave. Upon closing the suitcase lid, we discovered an unpaid guest in a large black cockroach (Gag!) on the wall. I immediately committed that from that point on we would never use the Choo Choo again. I can still see its attennae waving about. I related the insects and hair to the desk clerk at check out. He seemed sincere in his apologies, as if he has had to do it many times before.

    Fantastic Place!


    From the moment we checked in until we left, our family was treated as royality. I have never had any better and friendly service.

    We stayed a in train car the first night. This was a lot of fun. The second night we stayed in a regular room. The hotel has been completely renovated and the rooms are comfortable and well decorated. This is plenty of activity to do on the hotel grounds. We ate in 2 different restaurants... GREAT.

    Atlanta is a short drive from Chattanooga and we hope to return very soon.

    Beware of the train cars!


    We had terrible problems with this hotel, my son wanted to sleep in a train car so we were going to stay for 2 nights. We checked in and went to the room, the carpet was soaking wet, we went back to the desk and they gave us another room. When we arrived our our new room it was so dirty, all the valances on the blinds were down and all over the room, the trundle bed was covered in pet hair and the toliet ran. The stopper in the sink was missing, the walls were coming off in the bathroom, etc. It was gross.

    Be careful!


    This hotel is a landmark, but it needs renovating. The suite I stayed in was nothing more than a large three-star hotel room. Not worth $250. Some are newly renovated, be sure to ask for a new room!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Chattanooga Choo Choo

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good