Checking In: Chattanooga Choo Choo
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Checking In: Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

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The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel is located in Terminal Station, a former railroad station in the middle of Chattanooga, and was the largest station in this Southern city.

Terminal Station opened in 1909 and was the first train station in the South to help open a pathway to connect the North to the South. The doors to Terminal Station were closed in 1970 in an era when passenger trains declined. Destined for termination, Terminal Station reopened its doors on April 11, 1973, as the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, inspired by the Glenn Miller song. Since this date, the Hotel has served as a popular vacation destination for travelers.

The hotel provides guests two unique opportunities for staying in Chattanooga. The first is in the MacArthur Building, named for Southern Railway’s last steam-powered freight train, which boasts spacious rooms with king or queen beds as well as a heated pool.

The second option is staying in a historic Pullman train car, which feature a queen size bed and deluxe bath amenities.

The hotel is also a member of the Historic Hotels of America.

In 2014, the hotel redeveloped with new and vibrant restaurants and exciting music venues. Today there is again the bustle that was once so familiar in the railroad days!