Relax at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Chattanooga. Dine overlooking the Tennessee River in the Bluff View Art District, or photograph a thundering waterfall deep inside Lookout Mountain.
Our Chattanooga hotels put you near the Tennessee Aquarium, the world’s largest freshwater aquarium, home to toothy sharks, bobbing seahorses and rambunctious river otters. Glide past downtown Chattanooga on a leisurely trip aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat, with the moss-backed Appalachian hills in the distance. Or take a quick drive from our hotels in Chattanooga to the galleries in the Hunter Museum of American Art, set atop a scenic 80-foot bluff. The museum’s impressive collection of paintings and sculpture revisits Chattanooga’s riverfront past and present; admission is free the first Sunday of every month.
It’s a short drive from our Chattanooga hotels to the city’s most popular Appalachian attractions. Zip to the top of Lookout Mountain via the Incline Railway, the world’s steepest passenger train. Or journey deep inside the mountain to see Ruby Falls, a 145-foot underground waterfall. When it’s time for dinner, head to the relaxed cafes and trendy fusion restaurants in the Bluff View Art District, or drop into one of the popular local barbecue joints for hickory-smoked ribs or savory pulled-pork platters. On summer evenings, join the locals and linger over golden-hued Tennessee whiskey in the district’s sidewalk cafes before returning to our Chattanooga hotels.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Chattanooga to discover this four-season Appalachian getaway for yourself. Take a vintage train ride through the flowering Appalachians in spring. In summer, bands fill the Tennessee riverfront with music at the 9-day Riverbend Festival.