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My Chattanooga Travel Review: the Sheraton Read House Hotel

Sheraton Read House Hotel

Over Father’s Day we traveled to Chattanooga and were invited to stay at one of the greatest downtown Chattanooga hotels, The Sheraton Read House.

The Read House Hotel (which originally opened in July 1926 and was promoted as “Fire Proof, Modern & Comfortable”!) has recently undergone a magnificent renovation that embraces both the history of the original hotel while offering all the modern conveniences you could hope for.

Each of the 241 guest rooms has Sheraton‘s famous Sweet Sleeper Bed – which, no lie – is worth the trip alone! I seriously wish there weren’t so many great things to do in Chattanooga or we could have laid in that bed all day!

Even if that wasn’t so, it wouldn’t be possible because our kids couldn’t wait to get in the zero-edge pool with waterfall!

How did the kids enjoy the hotel? Well let me pause here to share a few of my favorite quotes from them during our stay (keep in mind they are 4 & 5 years old and not always easy to please!):
“Look at the pretty chandelier!”
“I love staying in hotels…it even smells like a hotel!”
“The floor looks like the Disney Cruise!”
“They have video games here in our own room!”

Yes. I’d say they gave it a thumbs up. Of course it helped that the front desk staff was SO friendly and accommodating. After seeing that we were traveling with two small children, she suggested we might be more comfortable in a junior suite, which had a separate living area with a couch that turned into a pull-out bed….guess who slept there? The kids loved having their own space (there was also an office space, television and closet in that room) and we loved having a place to put them, I mean give them there own space to sleep 😉

While there was not a door that separated the living area from the sleeping area, just having a division was heavenly. There was more than enough room to move around, though again, it was hard to move me from the Sweet Sleeper Bed.

Our other favorite feature of the hotel was its convenience. Located at 827 Broad Street, we were right in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Not only were we within walking distance of some of downtown’s best attractions and restaurants, but Chattanooga also has a FREE electric bus that will shuttle you around downtown and it stops RIGHT OUTSIDE the Sheraton Read House! You don’t find that kind of service in very many downtown hotels.

Of course, I would be remiss if I failed to mention my husband’s favorite feature: one of the largest Starbucks we’ve ever seen is located right inside the hotel! Enough said.

So, to recap, here are the top 3 (plus) reasons we would stay at the Sheraton Read House Hotel (it was hard to keep it to just 3 this time!):
1. History was preserved, but modern conveniences added
2. Kids had their own space
3. Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga and SO convenient
4. Friendly and attentive staff (with quick responses to anything we needed!)
5. Starbucks in lobby

It was truly a joy to stay there and we can’t wait to return to the Sheraton Read House Hotel. With only a 2 hour drive from Nashville (or Atlanta for that matter!), it’s the perfect destination for a weekend getaway!

Stay tuned for my review of the TN Aquarium River Gorge Explorer & Aretha Frankensteins as well!