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“Dirty, outdated, AWFUL”
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Stadium Inn
Ranked #55 of 96 Hotels in Chattanooga
Reviewed 12 September 2011

My family and I stayed at this hotel on July 30, 2011. We got into town late at night, so didn't see the grafitti all around the area..that would've been the first indication of the bad location. Anyway, we walked into lobby, which was understaffed. One of two elevators was broken, the "working" elevator had no A/C-it was stifling in it--and was very slow. But the worse was yet to come. We walked into our room and were assaulted by stench of smelly socks, sweaty feet, and stained carpet. It was awful; I tried to change rooms, but was told no other rooms were available, so we were forced to stay there for one night. Also noticed the door knob on our door was loose, but this appeared to be the rule rather than the exception, as two of our neighbors also had a very loose door knobs. Other problems were our AC unit was old and noisy, limited handicapped parking, & very small breakfast room for # of rooms. As expected, we checked out ASAP the next day.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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laquinta6222, Director of Sales at Stadium Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2011

I do regret that you had a less than perfect experience. Let me reassure you that we continue to make improvements and stive to make our guests as comfortable as possible.

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Clean pet friendly nice people good value good breakfast

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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laquinta6222, Director of Sales at Stadium Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2011

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves on Southern Hospitality

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Reviewed 4 September 2011

This has to be the worst experience ever. The pictures of the hotel were not taken recently, very deceiving. First of all the neighborhood is very scary, they said there was security, but they didn't even close the 24 hour hotel key front door (still open at 11:30 p.m.). We were greeted with an unleashed pitbull that followed our whole group in. They obviously were smoking rooms at one time because several of the rooms smelled like it. I killed a roach on my way out the door of my room. There is a positive, some of the staff are very friendly.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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laquinta6222, Director of Sales at Stadium Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2011

I apologize that your stay was not as pleasing as we would like. Rest assured that we take our guest comments seriously and will continue to make improvements

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Reviewed 30 August 2011

In my opinion, this hotel doesn't deserve the lower ratings. We had a very pleasant two night stay 8/26-8/28. The room was exceptionally clean and already cooled when we got there--that was even asking for an upper level room when we'd initially been put into a lower level room after booking the room. It was great customer service we received from the front desk. The bathroom is a bit small but was still very clean. The beds were super comfortable. The breakfast was great which had biscuits, sausage, gravy, waffles, cereal, pastries, yogurt, and breads. The only problem I had at all with the entire stay was the attendant of the breakfast area. There was only one container of syrup available for the waffles and it was empty. She'd walked out several times and as obvious as it was to me sitting across the room, there was no way she could've avoided seeing it empty. When asked if she would refill it, she continued with wiping off the breakfast area, huffed and then went to refill it. This hotel is pet-friendly so if you're not an animal person, you may want to search elsewhere but had I not seen guests with their dogs, I'd have had no idea they were pet-friendly--no smells, no "markings" left behind, nothing. Exceptionally clean!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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laquinta6222, Director of Sales at Stadium Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2011

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us - hopefully you will stay with us the next time you are in town.

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Reviewed 29 August 2011

We came down for four nights to move our son to his apartment for college. The pictures and description related that this hotel had some pretty recent upgrades. The pictures looked great but what we found was peeling paint, dirty carpet, hair in my bed, very cheap shampoo and soap, and shady people hanging around the premises all day. The breakfast consisted of a badly made eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, stale bagels and soggy muffins. The coffee was the only thing that I semi enjoyed.

The pool was unheated and cold and there were alot of dogs which I didn't know before hand that they were allowed. The beds were also very hard and the pillows flat.

We purchased this for $55 a night plus tax via priceline. The front desk clerk told people on the phone that the cost was $94 a night plus tax. I wouldn't pay more than what I did per night period. I was not pleased at all with this establishment.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

It's rare for us to stay in a roadside motel for more than a night. But this was the exception, since we were moving our son into an apartment to attend nearby University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The motel was a mainstream La Quinta that offered a lot of value for the money, but it wasn't perfect.

The pluses included an excellent free breakfast complete with scrambled eggs, sausage and do-it-yourself waffles, as well as a nice-sized outdoor swimming pool with a 12-foot deep end. The rooms were large, and our king-sized bed was quite comfortable, though the pillows consisted of lumpy fiberfill.

The minuses were apparent during our first few minutes on the property. We arrived after 11 pm, and there were no parking spots. At least two semi-trailer trucks and a pickup with a long trailer were camped on at least 25 spaces -- forcing us to invent a parking spot in the middle of a lane.

Then we were welcomed by a check-in clerk who seemed to have a surly resentment over our choice to book our room through Hotwire. When we asked whether the king-bed room might be swapped for one with two double beds, she glared at us and said there would be an extra charge because of how we booked it. We accepted what was initially offered.

On our first morning there, we hung a "do not disturb" sign on the door until heading down for breakfast about 10 a.m. and on to a day in Chattanooga. We took the sign down before leaving. When we returned to our room in the evening, it had not been cleaned or even touched. We called the front desk and were told that the housekeeping staff had cleared out for the day and that we were on our own. They did promptly deliver fresh towels, however.

All in all, the property had many nice touches -- such as the water jug in the lobby filled with ice and fresh orange slices and the well-maintained pool area. Although we didn't take advantage of it, the motel was also pet-friendly at no extra charge.

Our Hotwire rate was $57, compared with the normal rate of $74. All in all, a nice stay, and we would consider staying there again. The location, just off I-24 in the southern part of downtown, was convenient to everything.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

We took our grandson to visit the "Choo-Choo City" and stayed at this property, since it stated it was near everything and would allow us to bring our 6 pound doggie. It is not in a nice area of Chattanooga and looks very old from outside. The carpet in the hall needs to be replaced, as there are many stains on it. When we got into our room, it went downhill. The room was clean enough and looked okay -but- the drapes were falling off the rod, instead of full drapery panels, there were only three skimpy, individual panels, which did not cover the windows - even if they had been on the rod! And, someone had pinned them together, attempting to cover the windows, which looked awful, also! There weren't even any shears on the windows, either. The lights at night and sun in the day were impossible to keep out! This place needs an over-haul! I must say, though, everyone was nice and pleasant. They did discount our rate, after I pushed them to do so.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Stadium Inn

Address: 100 W 21st St, I-24 Exit 178, Chattanooga, TN 37408-2528 (Formerly La Quinta Inn Chattanooga)
Region: United States > Tennessee > Chattanooga
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 96 Hotels in Chattanooga
Price Range: £62 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stadium Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of charming Chattanooga, Stadium Inn is just minutes from a wide array of attractions and sights, including Rock City, the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga riverfront, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), Historic Chickamauga Civil War Battlefield, and Lookout Mountain. Guests of this hotel will enjoy many amenities, including free continental breakfast, free local calls, and free coffee. Guests will also enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and BBQ area. ... more   less 
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