Recently I went on a county trip with my son through Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. It was a 4 day / 3 night trip and so we had 3 different hotel stays. Because we were driving most of the days, our hotel stays were quite a distance apart. Our first night we stayed at the Hampton Inn Chattanooga West / Lookout Mountain, which, as the name suggests, is west of Chattanooga Tennessee near Lookout Mountain. While I know a Hampton Inn review is not always the “sexiest” hotel review, this Hampton Inn Chattanooga West / Lookout Mountain hotel review can give you an idea of what to expect as we come out of COVID-19 and restrictions start loosening up.
Hampton Inn Chattanooga West / Lookout Mountain Location
The Hampton Inn Chattanooga West / Lookout Mountain is located at 74 Starview Lane, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37419. It is very conveniently located to Interstate 24 – it is no more than a half mile from Exit 174, on the west side of the city of Chattanooga Tennessee. If you are planning a trip to Lookout Mountain / Rock City / Ruby Falls (as we were), it is also conveniently located in that regard. You can simply take US 41 / 72 / 64 about 2 miles east before heading up the mountain to those tourist attractions.
It’s also about 30 minutes from the Alabama / Georgia / Tennessee state tripoint, which we visited on our way to the hotel.
COVID-19 Precautions at the Hampton Inn Chattanooga West / Lookout Mountain
I visited the Hampton Inn Chattanooga West / Lookout Mountain in May 2021, just as COVID-19 precautions were beginning to loosen in many areas of the country. Although it was a few weeks after the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks, the hotel was still requiring masks. And by “requiring” I mean, putting this sign up. When we arrived on Thursday night, we saw literally nobody other than the hotel front desk employee wearing a mask.
They also have the “cleaning theater” mark on the door as you enter in. I guess I never worried about random people coming into my room after it was cleaned beforehand…
The TV remote was in a plastic one-time-use bag.
Hampton Inn Chattanooga West – Cost
I booked the Hampton Inn Chattanooga West Lookout Mountain on points. Cash rates were around $140 / night, and I spent 34,000 Hilton Honors points for our room. That gives a value of about 0.41 cents per point, which is average for a Hilton redemption. Of course cost in both cash and points will vary widely depending on the dates you’re booking for.
Hampton Inn Chattanooga West Lookout Mountain review – Room
We booked a 2 queen bed room at the Hampton Inn Chattanooga West Lookout Mountain, and the room was very comfortable and familiar. The beds were comfortable, and I always appreciate 4 pillows on a bed since hotel pillows are usually pretty squishy.
There was a small desk and chair on the other side of the room with a TV. There were plenty of outlets both on the desk as well as on the nightstand near the beds, which is always appreciated.
The bathroom was a nice size and the shower had good water pressure.
Hampton Inn Lookout Mountain WiFi and Amenities
Wifi is complimentary and the speed was okay. I did notice the relatively slow uploading speed when I was trying to upload photos, but perhaps that was just a temporary thing.
The Hampton Inn Chattanooga West actually has two pools — there is an outdoor pool, complete with water slide and water feature:
And an indoor pool as well:
There is a business center right off the lobby. It was actually locked and I needed the front desk to open it as I was trying to print out some driving directions. He said that they had only recently re-opened the business center from being closed during COVID.
The fitness center was on the large side for a Hampton Inn, with a row of cardio equipment:
And also a weight machine and freeweights. There was no reservation or time limit at the fitness center.
In the parking lot, there was an electrical vehicle charger (shared with the Fairfield Inn and Suites, which is right next door). There are also special “Diamond Member” parking spots, which I took advantage of.
Hampton Inn Chattanooga West / Lookout Mountain Hotel Review – Food
Directly next to the front desk, there is the normal display of overpriced food, drinks and toiletries.
Water bottles on the bottom shelf were complimentary for all members, while the other drinks and water on the top shelf cost money.
The Hampton Inn Lookout Mountain has a complimentary breakfast, and they are serving one hot item – eggs and a rotating meat dish. On the day I attended it was ham slices. When I called about COVID hotel breakfast a week or so beforehand, they said they had just started full breakfast on May 1, though the front desk employee at the hotel said it had been going on a few months previously.
There are also the standard muffins and prepackaged items, along with make your own waffles and toast:
The drink machine was a touchless dispenser, though I wished they would have normal water instead of “strawberry kiwi enhanced water.”
There is plenty of space to eat breakfast inside, including this large table:
There are also a few tables outside just adjacent to the breakfast area. I imagine these fill up quickly on nicer days, but we were able to snag a table and eat out here. The night before there was also a fire going out here with people hanging out on the covered patio.
All in all, my Hampton Inn Chattanooga West / Lookout Mountain hotel review is that it was a pleasant stay and I would definitely stay here again if I were in the area.
Have you stayed at the Hampton Inn Chattanooga West / Lookout Mountain? What did you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
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