Where to Stay in Chattanooga: The Edwin Hotel

Chattanooga has grown into a thriving artistic hub with lots of opportunities to enjoy theaters, galleries, and museums around town. All of the visitors interested in the creative community need a place to stay, and there’s no better hotel for artistic guests than The Edwin. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, The Edwin is part hotel, part museum. Named after Edwin Thatcher, the engineer who designed the Walnut Street Bridge connecting Northshore to downtown, this vibrant boutique hotel features 90 rooms and suites, a private art collection of more than 75 original works, and elevated drinks and dining options, offering an unparalleled experience to its guests.

The Edwin Bridge View


Sitting at the entrance of the Walnut Street Bridge, the Edwin’s central location makes it the perfect jumping-off point for exploring some of Chattanooga’s most-loved sites and attractions, such as the Tennessee Aquarium (0.2 miles), the Bluff View Art District (0.2 miles), and the Tivoli Theatre (0.7 miles). The Edwin also provides bicycles on-site so that visitors can experience some of the best eateries – including Easy Bistro (0.8 miles), Alleia (1.5 miles), and II Primo (1.9 miles) and locally owned boutiques that Chattanooga has to offer.

Edwin Art

The Edwin Art

Guests of The Edwin don’t have to travel far to peruse attention-grabbing and inspired original artwork. The hotel absorbs the culture that encompasses Chattanooga and paints the city’s soul between its halls with its very own private collection. No matter what exciting plans are already made for the day, The Edwin’s gallery-style public space draws guests in as they discover some of the city’s most accomplished artists, including Brent Sanders, Hollie Berry, Kevin Bate, and Amber Droste.

Edwin Rooms and Suites

Rooms and Suites

Room with a view? Whether staying in a king room or a riverfront suite, guests can be sure to enjoy boutique decor, traditional-style furnishings, and framed views of the Scenic City. While accessories vary from room to room, fixtures such as plush king and queen beds, private balconies, and the spa-like marble baths redefine the impression of soul-stirring extravagance. Each room’s crown jewel, however, is the eclectic art that makes guests’ stay at The Edwin reminiscent to stepping into their own private gallery.

Offering the perfect locale for a romantic hideaway, The Edwin raises a toast to romance with the Stay in Love Package containing all the essentials such as sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and turn down service. Continuing the guarantee of a stay full of indulgences, the hotel’s Pet Package provides customized amenities – including locally made organic treats, Edwin signature pet handkerchief, pet bed upon request, and a Special Pet Brunch Menu on weekends at Whitebird. After a long day of exploring Chattanooga, guests can cozy up in a complimentary cotton robe while perusing the overstocked minibar with their four-legged friend by their slippered feet.

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Edwin Dining


With locally sourced ingredients and creative flair, the dining options available at The Edwin present guests artfully inspired food and drinks at three separate entities. Guests can savor a meal with stunning scenery at Whitebird, a modern American restaurant featuring a fresh take on Appalachian cuisine – complete with ingredients sourced directly from the Tennessee River Valley. Or, guests can take advantage of room service and bask in the river views from their own private balcony. Whiskey Thief, Chattanooga’s first rooftop cocktail lounge, offers high-quality bites and handcrafted cocktails in addition to an artistic delivery of 100 types of whiskey – Tennessee’s signature spirit. For grab ‘n go goods and craft coffee, guests can stop by Provisions, where a carefully curated menu features the best from local vendors like Bread & Butter Bakery, Velo Coffee, and Goodman Coffee Roasters.

Popular Amenities and Features

Guests can take advantage of recreational amenities such as the 24-hour fitness center and enjoy a refreshing workout – including TechnoGym Equipment, free weights, and cardiovascular equipment – while appreciating the view of Lookout Mountain. Embracing the healing powers of water at Ama, The Edwin’s day spa offers holistic healing with rituals inspired by the Cherokee Indians. With wide-ranging treatment options including massages, facials, and even a Chattanooga Whiskey-infused sugar scrub, guests can easily rest and rejuvenate thanks to the ultimate wellness experience. Perfect for relaxing and entertaining, the Pool Terrace serves as an outdoor oasis where guests can sip on a signature cocktail while absorbing the panoramic views of the Tennessee River and Chattanooga’s Northshore that surrounds them in this rooftop pool.

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Weddings and Meetings

The central location and art-filled spaces at The Edwin make the boutique luxury hotel a premier destination for intimate weddings, corporate gatherings, and one-day meetings as well. The Southern glamour and tasteful flair of accommodations – such as an intimate bridesmaid luncheon with mimosas and a view at the Whitebird’s private dining room, a rehearsal dinner in the stunning Holmberg room, or a farewell brunch on the rooftop – set the stage as to why The Edwin Hotel is one of the most sought-after venues in Chattanooga. Custom packages can be crafted with the assistance of an events specialist, and on-site gourmet catering is available too. Venues range from private boardrooms to larger spaces for conferences, banquets, and exhibits in addition to Whiskey Thief and Whitebird restaurants.

From the eclectic twist on classic Southern chic taking permanent residency in the arts district, the Edwin Hotel is a perfect place for a colorful and self-indulgent getaway.

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