The Chattanooga Choo Choo
For a decidedly unique experience, spend a few memorable nights in your own private railroad car at The Chattanooga Choo Choo. Formerly the Terminal Station in downtown Chattanooga, and part of the inspiration behind Glenn Miller’s 1941 hit song “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” the complex is a perfect blend of past and present. Its 123 guestrooms and suites exude Southern charm, harmonizing classic 20th-century décor with modern and state-of-the-art amenities; landscaped gardens can be found on former tracks and platforms, and on-site dining options deliver modern cuisine in timeless surroundings.
- Sleep in a converted 1930s railroad car or a light, modern guestroom
- Explore downtown Chattanooga from a central location near popular shops and restaurants
- Stay at a landmark recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and Historic Hotels of America
- Do a few laps in the indoor pool or play a game of chess on a life-sized outdoor board
- Sip an artisan cocktail with a hand-carved ice cube in the stylish STIR bar
- Recline in the fragrant rose garden named for big band leader Glenn Miller
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The Chattanooga Choo Choo offers 123 elegant accommodations, each with a story to tell. Choose from a uniquely renovated Pullman train car from the 1930s, 1940s, or 1950s, complete with overhead luggage racks, a queen-size bed, desk, refrigerator, and luxury amenities. Or opt for a modern space in the MacArthur building, named for Southern Railway’s last steam-powered freight train, with king-size or two queen beds, patio or Juliet balcony, coffee maker, and generously-sized bathroom.
The friendly staff at the hotel’s 24-hour front desk are on hand to assist with any requirements - from city recommendations to guestroom personalization - and offer complimentary coffee to guests in the lobby each morning.
Dine under chandeliers and inside renovated train cars, pour your own all-American draft beer, or sip premium scotch in the hotel’s charming rose gardens. Food and drink at The Chattanooga Choo Choo is as eclectic as the hotel itself.
Frothy Monkey — Try Southern specialties in a casual setting at the hotel’s all-day diner and coffee house, either in its spacious dining room or on the garden terrace. Start the day with whole-grain pancakes, stop by for a leisurely lunch, or enjoy burgers and loaded flatbreads at dinner.
Backstage Bar — Kick off a memorable evening at the hotel comedy club with live music and an extensive wine and whiskey list at the Backstage Bar. Indulge in comforting barbecue pulled pork and mac ‘n cheese, or try the Bucket O’ Bubbles weekend brunch with make-your-own mimosas.
American Draft — Pour your own drink in this historic train car. From pale ales to stouts, choose from a selection of 29 draft American beers as you soak up the charming Chattanooga atmosphere.
STIR — With bartenders carving sculptures out of ice cubes before your eyes, a menu of mouthwatering, expertly-crafted cocktails using only premium spirits, and a raw oyster bar, STIR is an experience you’ll never forget.
The Chattanooga Choo Choo offers plenty of activities and entertainment. Swim in the hotel’s indoor pool, play chess or checkers on life-size boards in the Glenn Miller Gardens, or relax with a good book in the Victorian gazebo. Stop by the Comedy Catch to see performances by top stand-up comedians, then stock up on whimsical souvenirs from in-house stores Sweetly Southern (the oldest gift shop in Chattanooga) and Refinery 423. Finally, get your heart racing with an Escape Experience, where you will feel as though you are on a runaway train.
If you feel like stepping out of this wonderland, head to the Bluff View Art District for a day of culture in its galleries, museum, and sculpture gardens. Learn more about the city’s heritage at the Battles for Chattanooga Museum, see some of the finest guitars ever made at Songbirds, with models ranging from the 1920s through the 1970s, and for a romantic evening, take a horse-and-carriage ride to Miller Park.
The Chattanooga Choo Choo
The Chattanooga Choo Choo is located in downtown Chattanooga, offering easy access to local boutiques, museums, and major cultural attractions. Step outside the hotel on to Station Street, replete with bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, and a wide choice of entertainment.
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is 12.2 mi / 20 km away, around a 15 minute-drive.
On-site parking is available for a small fee.
CARTA, the city’s free electric shuttle, is a two-minute walk away.