Est. 1872

Our Rich History

A Southern icon, painstakingly restored to reflect its Roaring 20s stateliness. Since its opening in 1872, The Read House has been revered, both as an icon of Jazz-Era opulence and a bastion of southern hospitality.

A monument to 1920s affluence

The Read House is the longest continuously operating hotel in the southeast, and holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel has endured floods, The Civil War, epidemics, the Great Depression and an ever-changing Chattanooga.

dated hotel room desk with an old fashioned rotary phone on it
historical black and white photo of the outside of a hotel building

An Enduring Legacy