Yeah, that's right--I stayed in a train car. I stayed on the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Pros: I was on a train car!!!! On tracks!!! It's got beds and dressers and a television and a bathroom. It's a hotel room but really, it's a train car!!!!
Cons: 30 gallons of hot water. Then, well, you take a cold shower or wait a few hours. The car sort of sways and shakes very slightly when the wind blows. But that's because it's a train car!!!!!
The hotel is gorgeous. The main lobby is the terminal with gorgeous architecture. The gift shop and restaurant have lots of choices and are staffed by some of the nicest people (ooh, cute boy in the gift shop too! I sang the ballad of cute boy until he overheard me and I ran out and ate a moonpie, for shame for shame).
Staying on a train car instead of in one of the buildings is pretty costly, but that's because it's a, say it with me, TRAIN CAR!!!!
Truly a unique experience.
It's all about the common areas. It's an historic old railroad terminal with an impressive lobby. All common areas are carved out of the historic building. Many rooms are in rail cars lined up on old platform. They have beautiful gardens
FYI, my son and I stayed at 18 different lodgings during our month of July road trip the Choo Choo Hotel was far and away the best of them all. We had a great time and were really happy with the service. We will definitely return.
The rooms offer you a wonderful view of the city and the morning sunrise. To be in a big city, you've managed to bring the country side over. Beautiful design. And then the shops, the Station House, the front lobby with all of its grandeur and the quaint restaurant off to the side playing their music with your foot a-tapping under the table.
We stayed in your hotel the 4th of July weekend and we absolutely
fell in love with the place. This was the best family vacation that we've
ever had, and I want to thank you for having wonderful staff, especially our
waiter Charles. The food was also very good. We will have to come back!
Conveniently located in the down town area - walk to free public bus services.
We certainly enjoyed our stay this weekend. Thank you very much.
I see that a lot of improvements have taken place in facility maintenance since I was there last.
We will see you on the next trip.
The hotel is a fabulous piece of history! A must STAY if you will be crashing in the area! Cool architecture, friendly staff made me feel soo welcome during my stay. Definitely an experience and nice accommodations! Will certainly stay again next time I'm traveling through!
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