About the Commodore Hotel
This Linden Landmark has been
recently refurbished and restored to its former glory. The Commodore Hotel
and Café offers the elegant atmosphere of a big city hotel, whether
it's the grand fireplace, high ceilings and beautiful crown moldings of
the lobby and rooms, the tasteful décor, or the refined banquet/meeting
room and main dining room.
The Commodore Hotel, sits in the heart of downtown Linden, the county
seat of Perry County, and is conveniently located between Nashville and
Memphis. The area is home to two beautiful scenic rivers, the Buffalo
and Tennessee, and is known for outstanding recreational activities such
as canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting, and birding. The pristine country
roads leading to the area are a dream for motorcycle riders and drivers
alike. Along the way you will pass scenic rivers, pastoral farms, wineries,
and Mennonite communities that celebrate old world craftsmanship and organic
This spirit of a simpler era continues upon your arrival at Commodore
Hotel. Formerly known as the Staley Hotel, it was built in 1939 –
and restored in 2007. The restoration was done using historical preservation
standards including preservation of all original woodwork and moldings.
The narrow-planked oak flooring was uncovered and re-finished, along with
restoration of the original period tile floors and tubs in several bathrooms.
Most of the brass door hinges and doorknobs are original.
A former shared, hall bathroom (remember, indoor plumbing was a luxury
in those days…so sharing a bathroom was common) has become a spacious
bath with a Jacuzzi tub. Many rooms feature exposed brick walls. All enjoy
natural light from the large windows, which were the only “air conditioning”
Rest assured, however, all rooms now have private baths, and air conditioning.
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The hotel “Commodore” is named in honor of the county’s
namesake: Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Perry famous for his his naval
victory in the Battle of Lake Erie, in the War of 1812, hails from frm
Rhode Island, also home of the present day owners.
No longer a “Western Auto” store, nor the Staley Café
with it's jukebox in the corner, the Café
has been transformed into an upscale, casual, yet refined eatery. High
backed seats with plush cushions, elegant tables and rich, dark woods
are all part of the warm, classic setting in the Café. Specialties
include fresh hand-cut meats, fish and vegetables, which are exclusive
prime quality and cooked to order with the chef’s trademark method:
from scratch. Fresh baked rolls and desserts are quickly becoming local
favorites. The servers deliver a generous dose of warm hospitality to
every honored guest. It's a one-of-a-kind local experience. The dining
room features quality live music every weekend, reminiscent of 30’s
and 40’s supper clubs.
Call us at (931) 589-3224 or email Kathy at info@CommodoreHotelLinden.com