6 Best Romantic Getaways in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is a vibrant, family-friendly, scenic city in southeastern Tennessee on the banks of the Tennessee River, at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is only 2 hours from Atlanta and Birmingham and its many attractions, such as Lookout Mountain, the Ruby Falls waterfall, and Rock City, make it attractive to visitors. The city offers a fascinating range of hotels, from charming historic bed and breakfasts such as St. Francis Cottage and Bluff View Inn, to modern, large, luxurious hotels such as The Chattanoogan. And, of course, they all have that unique combination of Southern charm and hospitality with modern comfort and amenities. Photo: SeanPavonePhoto/Fotolia

1.The Dwell Hotel

The Dwell Hotel

The Dwell Hotel is a small, private hotel located in a historic three-story building built in 1909 on top of a fort used during the Civil War. It has operated as a hotel under several different names. The Dwell Hotel today has 16 unique suites and guestrooms decorated in its own version of retro style with vintage furniture and art, original upholstery, and dramatic wallpaper. Each room has a modern bath with an oversized shower and a soaking tub. The hotel is located within walking distance to Warehouse Row and close to the free tram that can take guests to downtown attractions and restaurants. The hotel renovation in 2006 left in place many original details, such as the central staircase and the rooftop atrium. The elevator still has the original décor, but is now powered by modern machinery. The hotel offers the Matilda Bar, the Terra Mae Restaurant, and the Rainbow Room cocktail lounge for its guests’ enjoyment.

120 E. 10th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone: 423-267-7866 Photo: The Dwell Hotel

2.The Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan is a modern hotel located in the Southside District of downtown Chattanooga, with 198 elegant suites and rooms with fantastic views of Lookout Mountain. All rooms are beautifully decorated with elegant, modern furniture and have private bathrooms and high-tech amenities such as flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. The hotel offers its guests three gourmet restaurants on site, a 25,000-square-foot meeting space, and a full-service spa with a steam room and sauna. The open-air courtyard brings nature inside. The Chattanoogan’s inviting lobby with its cozy fireplace creates a feeling of superb comfort and relaxation.

1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone: 423-756-3400 Photo: The Chattanoogan

3.St Francis Cottage

St Francis Cottage

Located on 2.3 acres about 1 mile from the Hamilton Place Mall Shopping Complex, St Francis Cottage is a special and unique getaway for those in Chattanooga for business, a convention, or visiting family. It is a bed and breakfast in the true meaning of the word, a perfect combination of friendliness, comfort, and superb services. Each of the seven unique guest rooms is exquisitely decorated and has a private bath, comfortable furniture, quirky eclectic details, and luxurious amenities. It is Southern hospitality at its best, with modern state-of-the-art 21st-century technology. Guests can enjoy a stroll in the beautiful garden and a fresh afternoon dessert with tea or coffee or a soda. The complimentary breakfast includes organic coffee and healthy, homemade Southern comfort food.

1349 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421, Phone: 423-400-4177 Photo: St Francis Cottage

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4.Bluff View Inn

Bluff View Inn

Bluff View Inn consists of three historic turn-of-the-century buildings on the banks of the Tennessee River. This unique bed and breakfast offers comfortable accommodation that seamlessly combines historical charm with modern convenience. The inn is located near all downtown Chattanooga attractions and activities, such as the Hunter Museum of American Art, the IMAX Theatre, Tennessee Aquarium, Coolidge Park, Southern Belle, and the Walnut Street Bridge. The inn’s main mansion, the Maclellan House, is built in the English Tudor style and features a honeymoon suite with pieces of original period furniture. The T. C. Thompson House, built in 1908, has two apartment suites and four guestrooms. The Martin House, built in 1927, is an elegantly restored Colonial revival building with three guest rooms full of original antiques and art. Things to Do in Chattanooga

411 East Second Street, Chattanooga, TN 3740, Phone: 423-265-5033 Photo: Bluff View Inn

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5.Mayor's Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast

Mayor's Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast

Mayor’s Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast is an elegant historic 18-room bed and breakfast located in a mansion built in 1889 for Edmond G. Watkins, at one time the Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The inn is located in the Fort Wood Historic District, close to all Chattanooga attractions such as Ruby Falls, Tennessee Aquarium, and Lookout Mountain. The inn has eleven beautifully decorated rooms in a variety of styles, including French provincial, as well as rooms with a 300-gallon soaking tub. There is a room for every taste, but they all have private baths, superb comfort, and all-modern amenities. The guests of the Mayor’s Mansion Inn get to enjoy a complimentary three-course breakfast in the sunny Tiffany Room.

801 Vine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403, Phone: 423-265-5000 Photo: Mayor's Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast

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6.The Read House

The Read House

Located in downtown Chattanooga, The Read House is a city landmark and an historic property that opened in 1872 and was then rebuilt in 1926. The Read House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has some famous names on its list of guests, such as Winston Churchill, Oprah Winfrey, Gary Cooper, and Al Capone. This unique historic hotel has superbly decorated suites and rooms with the views of the city, elegant Drexel Heritage furniture, and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, Wi-Fi, and high-quality linen. The hotel is one of very few that welcomes pets. The heated pool is perfect at the end of a busy day, and the onsite Starbucks can help busy guests replenish.

827 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone: 423-266-4121 Photo: The Read House

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Where to Stay in Chattanooga - 6 Best Romantic Getaways