The pros were the location which was walkable to the aquarium etc. The staff was available for assistance and opened the door when they saw you coming. A con was that the parking was the next block over where you entered with a pass you picked up at the Inn desk. You had to return the pass after each use which was a hassle. It seems if I pay $5.00 a day to park I should have a pass that I can use during the entire stay. The breakfast was the same every day - same fruit concoction, and scrambled egg or a quiche. I doubt that the quiches were fresh but probably came from Sam's. Absolutely no presentation to any of the food being served. Our room had scuffed walls and plenty of dust on the bathroom baseboard, on light fixtures and picture frames.The sheets were good quality and there was Peregrine water in the rooms which was a nice touch. The Inn front desk was just inside the door and was littered with papers -- it appears that guest private info with credit card numbers would be accessible to anyone walking by. That is a worry. The buliding has plenty character but the place is rough around the edges and the staff did not project a professional image although they were extremely accommodating.
This is a really wonderful hidden gem. It's a lovely, private boutique hotel within walking distance to several of downtown Chattanooga's restaurants, shops, and attractions. The staff go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant, memorable one. Breakfast is great; wine and hor d'oeurves excellent as well. My husband and I have been twice and are looking for an excuse to go back again!
We spent our anniversary here for the weekend. It was a very gorgeous place. Since it is an old building be ready for squeaky floors as people walk around. Me being a short person had to use the bench at the foot of the bed to climb into bed, I would recommend the hotel to put small stools under the bed for the short people. I really have nothing bad to say about the place. My husband likes to smoke while he drinks his coffee and was able to get a pitcher of coffee each morning to bring into our room. The breakfast, omg the breakfast, was so good and great variety. The staff was great! Always fresh cookies on the hall tables, individually wrapped, for the taking as well as movies to watch.
We went to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel to browse the shops behind it and found a romantic place to eat called Dinner at the Diner. It takes reservations to eat there.
this place was great. the staff were great always polite and very chatty. clayborn was absolutely awesome a great guy!!!! and extremely helpful.breakfast was very good every morning and the staff couldnt do enought to help us. the room was great too, flame fire, balcony massive jacuzzi bath!!!! couldn't find any fault. as for not being able to find anyone late at night as previoulsy commented by someone well we had no probs, drinks were down at the dining ro if you wanted them, as for not a place for children good. thats why we picked it for th epeace and quiet.
I was told this was a full service inn. no ice after 10pm, no phones after 10pm, no drinks after10 pm, the help goes off and you must fend for yourself. i had to drive 8 blocks every time my girlfriend or i wanted something cold to drink.Housekeeping walked in on us at 11am on a Sunday,no knock just walked in.Checkout day they called the room and hung up to make sure we knew we needed to leave. They didn't say goodbye or thank you as i left,,just sat staring at the computer not acknowledging me at all. I would say they had lousy service, but they really gave no service at all. The room was clean and the bathroom was nice. I will Not be back and i will let all my friends know how shabily we were treated.Totally not worth the money i spent.
Billed as a boutique hotel. I'd call it a mix between a bed-n-breakfast and a hotel. It is a historic building that has been remodeled, and was a very nice alternative to the standard hotel experience. I could go on and give a long windy review, just take it from me - it was a great place to stay. We went to do the tourist thing which included the Aquarium, IMAX, riverfront, art district, eateries, northshore, River Gorge boat ride, etc. We never moved our car during the three days we were there. You can catch the free electric shuttle close by and ride it most anywhere you want to go downtown or on the northshore.
They have a great breakfast that is included, fresh cookies daily, newspaper, and the decor is unique to the historic value of the place.
We had a queen room with a large whirlpool tub and large shower - $130 per night. There are other choices but this was entry level and was plenty. You can get a balcony but it is small and the view is nothing special, you're just outside. You might bring a kid, but this place isn't in my opinion a place to bring 'kids,' unless you understand there is one bed per room and nothing particular for kids to do. And quite honestly, no kids was one of the things that made it stand out to me. Quiet.
We consider ourselves picky and it was hard to find something below par.
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This was the most incredible weekend. The decor is beautiful throughout and when we turned on the TV, it was tuned to Turner Classic Movies which just happened to be showing Casa Banca. It couldn't have been a nicer experience. From the ambience, to the lovely host and hostess we felt welcome and indulged. Thank you, thank you!
From the moment we checked in, we knew we were in for a treat! Joy and Kim man the front desk as though they’ve known you their whole lives; with friendliness and attentiveness that made us feel like the only guests in the place. In spite of the overcast weather during our stay in Chattanooga, the staff of the Stone Fort Inn made in a sunny, fun stay.
We stayed in a king room on the third floor – quiet and cozy, though I think the outdoor Jacuzzi on the too-small balcony was an odd choice for the renovators, who took four years of TLC to restore the former Colonial Inn to its current grandeur. The bed, linens and pillows are all top of the line and enveloped us in a comfort that I haven’t had in my many hotel stays in the past couple of years. The shower stall is roomy, the potty closet is a great feature when sharing the bathroom, and the claw foot tub is a lovely throwback. The only shortcoming in the bathroom was a lack of accessible counter space for toiletries. The place is immaculate – and I am hard to please! One note: the Inn’s website says that it features Aveda products, but we found that they are using something else. The products were adequate and there were plenty of them in our room, including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and lotion.
The place is currently owned by Miss Edie and her long-time colleague Sidney who attend to it with great care and obviously choose their staff with equal thought. Clayburn in the breakfast room anticipated our every need, and even the housekeepers do a lovely, thorough job all with a smile and true southern gentility. Kim accommodated our last minute request for a room change, and gave us wonderful advice about our dinner plans.
This was our first stay in Chattanooga – an impulsive weekend trip to have a change of pace and the Stone Fort Inn was truly the highlight.
My husband and I have stayed there twice, and we can not wait to go back. It is so romantic and lovely.
Everyone that works there is very helpful and easy to get for help.
The rooms are breath taking. It is like staying at a $400 dollar place for less.
The breakfast is great. We always get breakfast in bed ($20 Extra, but worth it). They have a wonderful spread even for weekdays!
I will go back again and again. It is a wonderful place for married couples who want to get away and find some romance (or a weekend away from the kids). With that note, I do want to say this is not a place for kids. So, let them stay with the grandparents =)
My husband and I stayed for our first vacation away from our daughter. It was so romantic and perfect. From the great service to the music playing in the hallways and the super-soft beds, everything was wonderful. The staff was so kind and breakfast was great. We felt very welcome. The location was nice, especially if you are planning to do downtown activities. We will definitely be going back!
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