Delta Queen Hotel - Chattanooga

One- or Two-Night Stay with Option for Holiday Dinner 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 was one of the most expensive and luxurious steamboats ever made. It cost nearly a million dollars to construct and was outfitted with lavish balconied floors and a grand staircase lined with mahogany and brass. During World War II, it served as a floating barracks, 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 and inducted into the National Marine Hall of Fame. It’s now a floating hotel docked beside Coolidge Park on the Tennessee River. At night, strings of lights decorate the ship, adding a festive glow during the holidays.

The boat’s Paddlewheel Restaurant, located near the grand staircase, looks out over the river. The dining room is elegantly furnished with Tiffany glass pieces and crowned by a chandelier. Here, chefs serve southern-inspired fare such as shrimp and grits or fried catfish with hush puppies. A holiday dinner available with this Getaway's fifth option entitles two people to a yuletide meal with all the fixings.

President Jimmy Carter once stayed in a cabin near the ship's sun deck. While you’re on board, you'll stay in an elegant standard or deluxe cabin with paneled walls, wood furnishings, and wide windows. In the morning, dine on a breakfast buffet of pastries, french toast, and hickory-smoked bacon.

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 away its industrial-era grime and looks greener; there's an electric-powered tram through the city, pedestrian bridges, and tree-lined avenues. With winter temperatures usually staying way above freezing, Chattanooga is a year-round walking city.

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 and enjoy acres of open green space. 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

Stay for two with daily breakfast

  • Option 1: $69 for a one-night stay in a standard room (up to a $139 value)
  • Option 2: $138 for a two-night stay in a standard room (up to a $278 value)
  • Option 3: $84 for a one-night stay in a deluxe room (up to a $169 value)
  • Option 4: $168 for a two-night stay in a deluxe room (up to a $338 value)
  • Option 5: $184 for a two-night stay in a standard or deluxe room with a holiday dinner, valid 12/18/12–1/6/13 (up to a $368 value)

Book by: 2/15/13 for Options 1–4; 1/4/13 for Option 5
Travel by: 3/17/13 for Options 1–4; 1/6/13 for Option 5

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

  • Must book by 2/15/13 or 1/4/13, depending on option purchased, or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/17/13 or 1/6/13 depending on option purchased
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking
  • 17.25% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Two twin beds or one double bed in standard rooms; one king bed or one queen bed in deluxe rooms
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Brass bathroom fixtures
  • Spa robes and 100% pima-cotton towels

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

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

Customer Reviews

(257 ratings)

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Nancy T. ·
2 reviews  
March 21, 2013
The unique history... it's like being able to vacation in a museum.


Nancy T. ·
2 reviews  
March 21, 2013
I wanted to stay in cabin 109 and the registration clerk was very helpful. My husband and I went in the middle of the week, not crowded and so peaceful. Breakfast was great each morning. If you enjoy history and find enjoyment in items from the past, this is a great place to stay.


Jennifer C. ·
February 2, 2013
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