Before visiting Chattanooga I had researched a few hotels in the area. My husband and I love to stay in boutique hotels when possible because they are usually independently owned and provide more intimacy over a larger chain. The Dwell Hotel is newly renovated and reopened in 2016. It’s the brainchild of Seija Ojanpera, a worldwide traveler with a background in the service industry. The hotel is now head to toe mid-century modern with a touch of old Hollywood glam.
Conveniently located to several restaurants and Warehouse Row, The Dwell Hotel offers exceptional service, a friendly staff, valet parking and incredible attention to detail. The bright colors and pleasant decor throughout the hotel bring instant happiness.
Each room is uniquely designed and different. With the original floors and bones of the building still intact, it feels like you’re staying in a bed and breakfast. We stayed in the New Yorker King Balcony Suite which has a sitting area, gas fireplace, downtown views, a soaking tub and a stand alone shower. I immediately fell in love with the bright orange and green colors that filled the room. There was even prosecco waiting for us upon our arrival (it was our anniversary weekend). I spent a good hour soaking in the amazing tub and sipping champagne nearly every day. I loved the overall relaxing vibe from our room.
Not only were we thrilled with our room and the wonderful service, but the downstairs bar and restaurant were equally as inviting. Matilda Midnight offers several specialty cocktails and appetizers that definitely hit the spot before a night out or as a night cap. I highly recommend the Pommes Frites and Spinach & Goat Cheese Cigars. The Magician craft cocktail definitely caught my eye with melon vodka, honeydew shrub, cocchi rosa and blue curacao. I love that the bar sits so conveniently hidden behind the lobby and gives guests a sense of privacy from the outside.
Located on the main floor of the Dwell is Terra Mae. With an adorable mix of retro furniture and beautiful paintings, the decor is almost as good as the food. Their menu aims to please and has everything from Belgium Waffles to Pork Cheek Benedict. Brunch at Terra Mae had me wish I was staying another night so I could indulge just one more morning. Another plus side to staying at the Dwell, the amazing breakfast is included in your stay.
If your travel plans take you to Chattanooga anytime soon, you must stay at The Dwell Hotel. It was by far the highlight of our entire trip and one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed at. I cannot wait to return!
*Our stay was in partnership with the Dwell Hotel. As always, all opinions expressed are my own*
Belle Bermudez-Tubel says
Nice hotel and the food looks amazing!
One Awesome Momma
Omg everything about this hotel looks amazing!! Chattanooga is on our list to visit for a weekend getaway so we will for sure need to stay here! Looks like you guys had such a great trip!
Christina Shoemaker says
Oh my! What a gorgeous hotel! It's so modern but not stark looking if that makes sense. And the food looks amazing!
Jessica Koza says
This hotel looks AMAZING! I absolutely love the decor. Stunning photos too!
Josie Feneck says
The mid-century modern vibe and the colors are ah-mazing! The food made my mouth water too. Saving the info on this place for our next trip to Tennessee!
Seriously amazing! Whoever did their interiors outdid themselves – love the mix of styles – all came together in such a unique way. Very cool that breakfast is included – thanks for sharing – hadn't heard of Dwell before!
Wow, this looks like a wonderful place to stay 🙂 Brilliant interiors and the food looks delicious.
This hotel is GORGEOUS! I need to plan a trip!
Melissa Chee says
WOW. This hotel looks amazing. I would love to visit.
We love Chattanooga and are always looking for new places to stay – I will certainly be putting this hotel on the top of the list for our next trip!
Rachel Gault says
This place looks awesome! I'd totally stay if I visited Chattanooga!
Sarah Jean @ Pretty Simple Ideas says
I cant get over that green palm wallpaper!
Oh wow. this looks incredible. We live closer to Nashville but this really looks worth the trip!!
Kristen Grace says
what a stunning hotel!! I LOVE the succulents on the wall. I want to go here now, adding it to my list!
Nicole Banuelos says
This hotel looks so cute! I love all detailed furniture pieces, everything is so beautiful!
Sand Sun & Messy Buns says
What a beautiful hotel! Between the food and the decor, I'm not sure I'd ever leave. 🙂
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joel clark says
That hotel looks so inviting!! Love
joel clark says
That hotel looks so inviting. Love.
Ashley Wilson says
Love the vibe of this hotel! Would love to stay there!
What a unique space! I think Chattanooga is now on my must visit list!
Alyssa Funk says
That is the neatest hotel! The food looked amazing!
Maggie Murphy says
I love the whole feel of this place and the food looks delicious! We are traveling through Chattanooga this spring, we will have to check this out! Thanks!
What an amazing hotel! I love all the bright colors! And that food, my goodness!
I love Chattanooga! It is such a fun city! I'm not sure if it's still there, but the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, is too, pretty cool! You're actually able to stay the night in one of their train cars if you opt to.
we visited the Chattanooga choo choo and it was gorgeous! If we ever go back, I am definitely staying the night in the car. What a fun experience for the kids!