Hotel Review: Element Chattanooga East

by Anthony Losanno
Element Chattanooga East

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We split the year with winters in Tampa, FL and our primary residence in Chicago, IL. On our trip back to Chicago, we spent the night at the Element Chattanooga East. This was our second stay at this hotel (we also stayed on the way down to Tampa). The hotel opened in October 2022 and our last stay was two weeks after it opened.

Anthony’s Take: The hotel is easy to access from the highway and provides a convenient place to spend the night when we travel between homes. The Element Chattanooga East is not even a year old and it feels like a new hotel. The staff is friendly, efficient, and makes your stay that much better. We found the room comfortable and spacious. Element Hotels are meant for extended stays and the room is well equipped if you choose to cook. Overall, we know that we’ll be back at this hotel each spring and fall as it perfectly suits our needs and serves as a good halfway point for us.

Element Rate Details


I booked directly from on a “Member Flexible” rate. Rates at this hotel are reasonable and many nights can be booked for a little more than $150. I booked a Studio, 1 King, Sofa bed. If not paying cash, you can expect a range of 15,000-22,500 per night when redeeming Marriott Bonvoy® points.

Transportation to/from the Hotel

We were en route to Chicago and found its location perfect as a midway point for our drive.


The hotel is located right off of US Route 75. It has a host of stores, gas stations, and restaurants surrounding it. A Courtyard by Marriott is under construction nearby, so if you’re loyal to Marriott you’ll soon have a second choice.

Element Logo


I arrived at the hotel around 8:00 PM. The room was ready (as expected). The app kept crashing, so I did not do a mobile check in. There was no line and I had my key right away. I received the room that I booked. I knew that we would only be at the hotel to sleep, so I did not ask about an upgrade. My welcome amenity was 500 points. The agent confirmed that I wanted points as an amenity (you can also choose a F&B credit). She explained that breakfast was served in the lobby and that coffee was available 24/7. She asked when I was checking out. I did not need a late checkout as I was leaving around 8:30 AM. I was in my room a few moments later.

Element Chattanooga Lobby

The lobby has a bar (it closed by 9:00 PM) and lots of seating. It had a good crowd right before closing.

Element Chattanooga Seating

Additional seating could be found behind the check-in desk.

Element Chattanooga Coffee

Coffee is available 24/7 in the lobby.

Element Chattanooga Apples

Complimentary water and apples are also available.

Element Chattanooga Market

A small market is located across from check-in. It sells snacks, beverages, and other sundries.

Element Chattanooga Hall 1

The elevator lobbies are bright and fresh.

Element Chattanooga Hall 2

The hallways are clean and still have that new smell.

Element Chattanooga 726

Studio, 1 King, Sofa Bed (726)

There are 132 rooms and suites at the hotel.

Element Chattanooga Kitchen

The room opens into a kitchenette with a closet to the left and bathroom to the right.

Element Chattanooga Kitchen 2

The kitchen has dishes, pots and pans, and kitchen tools. It also has a dishwasher, cooktop, microwave, and refrigerator.

Element Chattanooga Keurig

A Keurig and condiments for coffee were also on the counter.

Element Chattanooga Closet

The closet next to the kitchen area had an iron and ironing board, extra blankets, and a safe.

Element Chattanooga Bathroom 1

The bathroom was located across from the closet.

Element Chattanooga Bathroom 2

The bathroom had a large, glassed-in shower with great water pressure.

Element Chattanooga Bathroom 3

Wall-mounted shampoo and body wash were inside the shower. They were both Pharmacopia brand.

Element Chattanooga Bathroom 4

The vanity was huge with plenty of counter space. A blowdryer was found in the drawer.

Element Chattanooga Bathroom 5

There was Pharmacopia body lotion and a makeup remover wipe on the counter. There was also a generic soap bar. It was one of the smallest I have ever seen.

Element Chattanooga Bedroom

The bed was located just past the kitchen. There was a small counter and two chairs off to the side of the king-sized bed and nightstands.

Element Chattanooga Bedroom 2

The nightstand had a clock as well as the TV remote.

Element Chattanooga Bedroom 3

The wall decor was interesting. It had a sort-of Native American vibe. I think it’s meant to play into Element’s brand theme of wellness.

Element Chattanooga Bedroom 4

A desk, chair, and TV were across from the bed.

Element Chattanooga Bedroom 5

A small couch was located next to the desk.

Element Chattanooga Breakfast 1


Element Hotels offer breakfast to all guests. I ran out and grabbed Starbucks, but did take a few pictures on my way back to the room. Breakfast includes made-to-order eggs and pancakes, yogurt, fruit, cereal, juice, breads and pastries.

Element Chattanooga Breakfast 2

Fresh fruit

Element Chattanooga Breakfast 3

Yogurt bar

Element Chattanooga Breakfast 4

Bread and muffins

Element Chattanooga Breakfast 6

Toaster and condiments

Element Chattanooga Breakfast 5


Element Chattanooga Breakfast 7

Juice and milk

Element Chattanooga Breakfast 8

Eggs and pancakes were made to order.

Element Chattanooga Bikes

Public Areas & Amenities

The hotel has a fitness center, a pool, a bar, the breakfast room above, and bicycles that can be borrowed. Since the hotel is still new, almost everything was in good shape and clean. The pool looked as if it needs some cleaning.

Element Chattanooga Gym 1

The fitness center had plenty of equipment as well as free headsets, towels, water, and hand sanitizer.

Element Chattanooga Gym 2

Hand sanitizer and wipes

Element Chattanooga Gym 3

More equipment, water, and towels.

Element Chattanooga Pool

The pool is in the back of the hotel accessible near the elevators.

Element Chattanooga Sign

Overall Impression:

The Element Chattanooga East offers spacious, comfortable rooms and lots of amenities for stays long and short. It’s perfect for my needs when heading between Tampa and Chicago. I know I’ll be back soon.

Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: When I’m staying at a Marriott hotel, I want to maximize my points earned. My card of choice is the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card. With it, I earn six Marriott Bonvoy® points for each dollar spent at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program. It also includes up to $300 statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month ) for dining in restaurants worldwide. Plus, a free night award that I can redeem at any Marriott hotel with a redemption level at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points. Rates & fees. Terms apply.

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