Read House Historic Inn | Chattanooga

A Historic Hotels of America property, the Read House is in the centre of Chattanooga and full of character. Originally opened in 1872, it has been visited by among others Winston Churchill, Richard Nixon and Al Capone. It has a beautiful lobby, complete with grand piano and Porter’s Steakhouse, an award winning restaurant. Try the whiskey-glazed T-bone steak for a man-sized meal!


The rooms vary in size from 350 to 850 square feet. The standard rooms have one king or two queen size beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee makers and flat screen TVs.

Why we like it

The sense of history and the lobby

Services and Amenities

New York to Toronto – 2015 (Smith)

I have just returned from a tailor made holiday made possible by Jeannette Dembrey. This was the first time I had ever organised such a major holiday and as it was a gift for my children after my retirement it was really important to get things right. I went to quite a few agencies but Jeannette was way better than any of the people who I spoke to. She was so professional and wanted me to get the best from the money I could afford. The holiday was absolutely amazing and everything went like clockwork. Jeannette had thought of everything even the connections between places and the things we would do in each town. We stayed in 6 hotels altogether starting in New York and ending in Toronto. I am amazed at how smoothly it went. Even my son who has travelled all over the world was impressed with the way things had been organised. I cannot praise Jeannette enough for her professionalism. Thank you Jeannette. I would recommend you to anyone with the satisfaction of knowing that you did an amazing job. Thank you.

J Smith - Travelled New York to Toronto