Communal living room and work areas, a chef’s kitchen, and onsite restaurant and bar add uniqueness and character to a visit to Chattanooga
Hotel at a Glance: Bode Chattanooga
Situated in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, this boutique hotel positions guests in the middle of the entertainment, adventure, and culture of this bustling town. Bursting with urban flare and contemporary couture, Bode Chattanooga features a trendy spot where guests can cozy up to the fire while enjoying locally-sourced food and artfully crafted drinks, or make their own meal at the hotel’s Chef’s kitchen.
- Contemporary private bedrooms feature plush mattresses and quality linens for a comfortable stay.
- Dinner parties are a breeze, as the hotel’s kitchen offers all of the essential appliances, dinnerware, and complimentary specialty items for a homemade dinner to remember.
- Hub Restaurant & Bar features a menu of locally-sourced items that pair with a selection of unique specialty cocktails and spirits at this urban eatery.
- Play ping-pong or hang out on the couch and catch up on your favorite shows on the Netflix-enabled Smart TV system in the communal living room.
- Walk the John Ross Bridge or visit the market, located less than a mile away from the hotel. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is also a 5-minute drive away.
Chattanooga, Tennessee: Museums and Parks Along the Riverfront
Set along the Tennessee-Georgia border, Chattanooga became a boomtown with the arrival of a major railroad in the late 19th century. The surrounding mountains and ridges made for a scenic backdrop for train passengers coming into the city. Today, the city is known for greener practices than the ones in its railway days: public parks, riverfront walkways, and a downtown electric shuttle are just a few of the improvements. Waterfront Coolidge Park is a popular downtown hangout where kids can hop on a century-old carousel and enjoy acres of open green space. During the summer, you can come here for concerts, festivals, and outdoor movie screenings.
Picked by the New York Times as 1 of 45 Places to Go in 2012, Chattanooga has seen a resurgence of arts and culture in recent years. It now hosts a number of annual art and music festivals and features several up-and-coming art districts filled with independent boutiques and galleries. Head to the Bluff View Art District for some spectacular views—the historic neighborhood is set high atop stone cliffs overlooking the Tennessee River. In addition to galleries filled with works by nationally recognized artists, the district recognizes the culinary arts, with several restaurants and the city’s oldest artisan bakery.