This was our 2nd visit to Chattanooga within the year. The first time we stayed downtown at the Hilton Garden Inn. It was fine but typical.
While walking the city the 1st visit, we discovered the art district on the bluff with its European style cluster of buildings, and decided to stay on the cliff this time. Privately owned, the property (an entire block of buildings) consists of 3 historic homes that serve up B&B accommodations, 2 restaurants and a coffee shop, art gallery, chocolate shop, bread bakery, coffee roastery, sculpture garden and more.
We showed up midweek without a reservation. We were graciously shown the rooms available in two different homes. We chose to stay at the historic - okay, they're all historic - Maclellan House which is an 1889 English Tudor. For about $500 including taxes for 2 nights, we had 2 room king accommodation on the 3rd floor, gas fireplace, small balcony overlooking Tennessee River (obstructed by interstate - but still nice) and breakfast (at coffee shop midweek, but served downstairs on weekends). The rooms were comfortable, but dark with few windows. Knowing this, chose as it was quiet and nice for sleeping. The other room options were closer to the restaurant and busier street which is noisier.
The king was a very comfortable sleigh bed. However, no closet or storage for clothes within the room. The bathroom - accessed from the living room - was spacious, had a shower/tub combo, and walk in closet. The closet is a con due to its location - but not a deal breaker. The living room with the fireplace was nicely decorated with antique furnishings & small TV.
Ice and sodas are complimentary and available on the 1st floor reception area. Wifi is also available at no charge. Parking is free. The district is located near the Hunter Museum of American Art, which is worth visiting. Access to the 12 mile river walk is just steps away.
Overall, we recommend staying at the Bluff View Inn. Many other room options are available at lower price points for single queen rooms. We would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bluff View Inn is the centerpiece of Chattanooga's Bluff View Art District, a creative haven of cafes, gardens and galleries. Located in one of the city's finest historic areas, the Inn offers elegant overnight accommodations in lovely restored homes dating from the early 1900s. With a convenient in-town location, the Bluff View Inn provides guests with modern luxury in a comfortable setting showcasing heirloom antiques, original art and blufftop views of the Tennessee River. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bluff View Hotel Chattanooga