Delta Queen Hotel - North Chattanooga - Hill City - UTC

Two-Night Stay at Delta Queen Hotel in Chattanooga, TN

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Floating Hotel with 1920s Elegance and Riverfront Views

When it was built in the Roaring Twenties, the Delta Queen looked like it was designed to carry royal passengers, especially because of its mahogany and brass-lined grand staircase. Soon, the ship was forced into a more rugged lifestyle, serving as floating barracks during World War II and traveling more than 5,000 miles to reach New Orleans via the Panama Canal. Though it's now retired from active duty, the boat has been designated a National Historic Landmark. It also serves as a floating hotel, docked beside Coolidge Park on the Tennessee River with panoramic views.

The boat’s Paddlewheel Restaurant looks out over the river, but the interior itself isn't too shabby to look at, either. Furnished with Tiffany glass pieces, the dining room sits near the grand staircase, which is crowned by a chandelier. Here, chefs serve southern-inspired fare such as shrimp and grits ($18.95) or fried catfish with hush puppies ($18.95). The dining room often hosts live performers. And during summer months, staff members step on deck to play the calliope, an organ powered by the ship's original steam engine.

In your guest cabin, you'll find a bottle of wine and a pair of stem-less souvenir glasses imprinted with the ship's golden seal. President Jimmy Carter famously stayed in one of the cabins near the ship's sun deck, and all the ship's cabins have an elegant feel. Paneled walls and carved furnishings decorate the standard cabins, and deluxe cabins add wall-to-wall windows trimmed with lace. In the morning, dine on a breakfast buffet of pastries, french toast, and hickory-smoked bacon. Guests will receive a sandwich lunch at some point during their stay; request to have it prepared for a picnic.

Chattanooga, Tennessee: Museums and Parks Along the Riverfront

Located right along Tennessee’s border with Georgia, Chattanooga was once a railroad hub, inspiring the song "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Today, the city has scrubbed its industrial-era grime and looks greener; there's an electric-powered tram through the city, pedestrian bridges, and tree-lined avenues.

The Delta Queen floats along the North Shore, an up-and-coming neighborhood with independent boutiques and restaurants. Here you’ll find Coolidge Park, a downtown hangout where kids can hop on a century-old carousel (two tickets included) and play in the interactive fountain.

Chattanooga is home to one of the world’s longest pedestrian bridges: the Walnut Street Bridge, which stretches over the Chattanooga River with its wrought-iron trusses. From here, you can take a scenic stroll toward downtown attractions, such as the Tennessee Aquarium and the Hunter Museum of American Art.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two

  • $224 for a standard cabin
  • $254 for a deluxe cabin

Included in both options:

  • Daily breakfast buffet for two
  • Bottle of wine with two souvenir glasses
  • Daily water-taxi passes for two
  • $20 dining credit to the Paddlewheel Restaurant
  • Carousel tickets for two
  • Sandwich lunch for two

Book by: 8/22/12
Travel by: 9/30/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Panoramic river views
  • Onboard restaurant and lounge
  • Breakfast buffet included
  • Original paddlewheel and calliope
  • Free downtown shuttle

The Fine Print

  • Book by 8/22/12 or promo value expires
  • Complete travel by 9/30/12
  • Not valid 7/4 or 8/1-8/2
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 more as gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • Cancel 48 hours or more in advance & $25 fee applies; cancel less than 48 hours in advance & receive credit toward future stay up to Groupon price
  • Must be age 18+ to check in; 21+ to consume alcohol
  • Need credit card at booking & check-in
  • Paddlewheel Restaurant closed Sunday & Monday
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 17.25% tax not included

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Brass bathroom fixtures
  • Spa robes and 100% pima cotton towels

Standard Cabins

  • Two twin beds or one double bed

Deluxe Cabins

  • One king bed or one queen bed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: valet and self parking available for $15 per day
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

Two-night stay for two

  • $224 for a standard cabin (up to a $278 value)
  • $254 for a deluxe cabin (up to a $338 value)

Included in both options:

  • Complimentary daily breakfast buffet for two
  • Bottle of wine with two souvenir glasses (up to a $36 value)
  • Daily water-taxi passes for two (up to a $40 value)
  • $20 dining credit to the Paddlewheel Restaurant
  • Carousel tickets for two (up to a $4 value)
  • Sandwich lunch for two (up to a $40 value)

Total value: up to $478

Getting There

  • By plane: 15 miles from Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA); 130 miles from Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  • By cab: about $30 from CHA

Traveler's Tips

Breakfast hours:
Monday–Friday - 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Saturday–Sunday - 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Customer Reviews

257 Ratings

I love this boat! The staff was awesome. When we arrived our room a/c was out and they immediately moved us to another room. The rooms are comfortable, cozy and decorated beautifully. Would love to go again when they are sea worthy.
Elaine C. · January 16, 2016
The idea was great. I liked sleeping on a boat
JANICE H. · August 12, 2013
A beautiful and historic treasure! It is a lovely boat and situated in such a nice part of Chattanooga.
Megan B. · July 4, 2013
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