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Best Hotels in Chattanooga, TN

January 21, 2020

Vacation Planning

Choosing a hotel can be a challenge when visiting a new city for the first time. With dozens of publications claiming to be the authority on the “Top Chattanooga Hotels,” it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. No need to stress, we got you covered! There is a lot to do in the area, so you want to make sure you stay in a place that allows you to get the most out of your trip.

Let our guide to the best hotels in Chattanooga ease your decision-making process.

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Top Chattanooga Hotels

In recent years, Chattanooga has been praised for its affordable costs of living and developing entrepreneurial community. A midpoint between the surrounding metropolitan cities, Chattanooga is home to a plethora of unique hotels. From posh-themed rooms to historic landmarks, guests are sure to find amazing and unique places to stay in Chattanooga!

RiverView Inn

The RiverView Inn is one of Chattanooga’s first boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts. Located on Lookout Mountain, the breathtaking scenic view provides the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle and allows you to “sleep in the clouds!”

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The RiverView Inn also offers a number of amenities such as a beautiful outdoor fire pit, seasonal pool, and clubhouse to help you create lasting memories! If you want to step away from the city, the RiverView Inn is only a few miles away from the best hiking trails in Chattanooga. Because of its close proximity to downtown and all of the local surrounding beauty, RiverView Inn is one of our top picks for best hotels in Chattanooga.

Drive time to Rock City: 10 minutes

The Chattanoogan Hotel

Nestled in between Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, The Chattanoogan Hotel is an upscale hotel that provides a versatile venue for family vacations, reunions, business meetings, and unforgettable weddings

Whether you are looking to unwind at the spa, eat at one of the Chattanoogan’s three remarkable restaurants, or explore the surrounding city, The Chattanoogan is sure to have what you searching for for best places to stay in Chattanooga. It’s also right around the corner from Chattanooga’s free electric shuttle!

Drive time to Rock City: 16 minutes

Chattanooga Choo Choo

The Chattanooga Choo Choo began as the Terminal Station, opened in 1906. Restored in 1976, the Choo Choo hotel is a member of the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years, the Choo Choo has taken on many evolutions by adding music venues, restaurants, ice rinks, and distilleries to its many offerings.

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Not only can you stay in classically preserved Pullman Train Cars, or a more traditional hotel room, but you can also enjoy one of the restaurants, gardens, comedy clubs, music venues, or the arcade located within the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Drive time to Rock City: 17 minutes

Double Tree by Hilton

The Double Tree by Hilton is an excellent hotel located in the center of Chattanooga. This hotel offers 186 rooms and suites, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center and a beautiful outdoor pool!

The Double Tree features the Eleven restaurant, H20 bar and Starbucks Coffee. Guests can enjoy a quick walk or drive to many of Chattanooga’s best destinations such as the Creative Discovery Museum, IMAX theatre, the Tennessee Aquarium and Ruby Falls!

Drive time to Rock City: 18 minutes

The Dwell Hotel

Expanding on the rich history of the Stone Fort Inn, The Dwell Hotel has preserved and reimagined the historical integrity of the space with luxurious retro design and a focus on mid-century modern comfort. The Dwell is also home to a modern tiki bar, Night Pearl, and Syrup and Eggs, which is a delicious breakfast spot that is known for being a Chattanooga staple. 

The Dwell is a sixteen-room hotel located in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga. Check out their room gallery to take a look at each of the room’s unique themes, decorations and color palette!

Drive time to Rock City: 18 minutes

We hope this guide to local hotels takes away the stress of booking your trip so that you can focus on rest, relaxation, and all of the beautiful amenities that Rock City and Lookout Mountain have to offer. For other vacation ideas in Chattanooga, check out our blog for more guides on things to do around town.