Delta Queen Hotel

One- or Two-Night Stay with Breakfast 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 barrack, traveling more than 5,000 miles to reach New Orleans via the Panama Canal. Now retired from active duty, the boat has been designated a National Historic Landmark and inducted into the National Maritime 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.

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

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. But they also proved problematic, trapping in industrial pollutants and creating what the Environmental Protection Agency declared to be the nation’s dirtiest air in 1969. Today, the city has scrubbed away its industrial-era grime and adopted greener practices: public parks, riverfront walkways, and a downtown electric shuttle, to name a few. 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.

Another point of interest is Chattanooga’s Walnut Street Bridge, one of the world’s longest pedestrian bridges. Its wrought-iron trusses stretch across the Tennessee River, which bisects the city’s downtown. From here, you can take a scenic stroll toward other downtown attractions, such as the Tennessee Aquarium and the Hunter Museum of American Art.

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.

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

What You Get

Stay for two with breakfast

Standard room

  • Option 1: $69 for one night (up to a $139 value)
  • Option 2: $138 for two nights (up to a $278 value)

Deluxe room

  • Option 3: $84 for one night (up to a $169 value)
  • Option 4: $168 for two nights (up to a $338 value)

Book by: 6/7/13
Travel by: 6/13/13

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 6/7/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 6/13/13
  • One night options: Limit 2 per person + 2 as gifts; Two night options: Limit 1 per person + 1 as gift
  • Limit 2 total Groupons 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
  • 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

Customer Reviews

(257 ratings)

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All reviews are from people who have redeemed deals with this merchant.


Robin W. ·
July 4, 2013


Wanda H. ·
· October 12, 2016
Sadly this hotel is closed due to a fire and changed ownership. This was a great value.


Elaine C. ·
January 16, 2016
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.
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