The Best Luxury Hotels in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Treat yourself to a dip in the pool after a busy day exploring Chattanooga
Treat yourself to a dip in the pool after a busy day exploring Chattanooga | Courtesy of The Westin Chattanooga / Expedia
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20 July 2021

Near Tennessee’s borders with Alabama and Georgia, Chattanooga is on the Tennessee River and close to the Great Smoky Mountains. Steep gorges, virgin hardwood forests, plunging waterfalls and mountain peaks coupled with the fresh air of the great outdoors – Chattanooga truly has it all. Whether you choose to traverse part of the Appalachian Trail, cliff jump at Jacks River, or take on the 24-mile Standing Indian Loop, you’re sure to find something to suit your fancy in the Smokies. After a hard day’s exploring, rest your head at one of these luxury hotels in Chattanooga.

The Westin Chattanooga

Chain Hotel, Luxury
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For a luxury vibe with a rooftop bar and views for miles, the Westin Chattanooga hits the spot. Each room boasts views of the stunning mountain scenery or bustling downtown, and is furnished with Heavenly bed and bath items for an indulgent treat. With a brand new rooftop restaurant, Alchemy – serving classic American fare using organic, seasonal ingredients – guests can enjoy dinner and cocktails under the stars. Alternatively, there’s hearty Southern cuisine at the Dorato diner, which is pure comfort food after a day of hiking or seeing the sights.

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The Chattanoogan

Luxury, Chain Hotel
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The 199 rooms of the Chattanoogan – part of Hilton’s Curio Collection – are tastefully decorated in an industrial post-modern style to complement the hotel’s dark mahogany color scheme. The cavernous lobby is the social hub, filled with a statement chandelier, original artwork and an exposed brick fireplace. It also doubles as a space for live music on the weekends, otherwise it’s just a two-minute walk to a stop for the city’s free electric shuttle bus that heads downtown.

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The Edwin Hotel, Autograph Collection

Luxury, Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel
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Close to the Tennessee River, the Edwin Hotel, Autograph Collection is a luxury, boutique newcomer. The 90-room hotel has a modern, friendly vibe. With a welcome rooftop pool and terrace, guests can soak up the sun during the day – or sip on a handcrafted cocktail at the Whiskey Thief bar, while enjoying views of the river and Lookout Mountain after dark. For a local twist on classic Southern cuisine, reserve a table at the Whitebird restaurant.

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The Read House

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If you’re looking for a hotel with personality, the Read House is bound to intrigue you. It’s filled to the brim with authentic memorabilia dating from the 1920s, so you’ll feel like you’re stepping on to a film set. The original marble floors, impressive chandeliers and black walnut pillars welcome you to the lobby – this speakeasy vibe continues throughout the hotel. Every room is different, though equally decadent, and on-site Bridgeman’s Chophouse will fulfill any hunger pangs in the evening.

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Kinley Hotel

Independent Hotel, Luxury
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This modern hotel is in a prime location close to the Southside Historic District, with plenty of nearby attractions and access to the local art scene. Everything about the Kinley is unpretentiously hip and surprisingly friendly. Travel with family or friends as groups are welcome – and you can even bring a pet to enjoy the king, queen or bunk rooms. There’s a sleek and up-scale vibe throughout the property, which continues in Company – the on-site speakeasy bar.

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  • Chanticleer Inn

    Bed and Breakfast, Inn, Luxury
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    Built in 1927, the Chanticleer Inn has a distinct European style with traditional stone cottages and a cobbled courtyard, swimming pool and firepit. With 20 unique guest rooms spread across two acres of lush gardens, it’s the ideal place for a romantic getaway. All rooms have a private bath, and free high-speed wifi covers the entire property. Most rooms feature a private patio, fireplace and/or whirlpool or steam shower. It’s just across the state border in Georgia, but only a 10-minute drive to downtown Chattanooga.

    Moxy Chattanooga Downtown

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    Close to Market Street Station, this stylish boutique hotel is ideally located in the up-and-coming, hip Southside historic neighborhood. Designed with a no-frills focus, you’ll be greeted at the bar, where you’ll receive your room key and a delicious signature cocktail on the house. The twin rooms for sharers and friends are designed with head-to-head double beds – if you’re having trouble sleeping, you can ring reception for a bedtime story. With movie marathons, old school video games and a communal work space, this is set to be a stopping-off point for hipsters from far and wide.

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    The Mayor's Mansion Inn

    Bed and Breakfast, Inn, Luxury
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    The Mayor’s Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast is historic, romantic and elegant. This 11-room bolthole was built in the 19th century and was home to Edmond G Watkins, who later became the Mayor of Chattanooga. Still retaining its stately home features, the decadent decor offers a cozy respite – as well as views of the scenery. It’s popular with couples who are looking for a peaceful location for a romantic getaway, plus the pumpkin pancakes are particularly noteworthy.

    Bode Chattanooga

    Luxury, Independent Hotel
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    Bode Chattanooga is a new addition to the city – the unique concept offers apartment accommodation fusing vintage and modern decor with clean lines and interesting details. The warehouse-style studios are right in the heart of the city’s new West Village development – and each one-, two- and three-bedroom unit offers all the home comforts you need. If you want to socialize with other guests, stop for a drink in the bar or coffee shop, or get stuck into a game of ping pong or shuffleboard.

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    These recommendations were updated on July 20, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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