I’ve stayed at the downtown Indigo 10-12 times over the last year and a half while traveling in Nashville for work. Having stayed in 2-3 other hotels in the downtown Nashville area during that time frame, the Indigo is my first choice. I find the rooms at the Indigo to be consistently reliable, the hotel very well located. and typically very well priced for a downtown hotel (generally in the $125-$150 range for weeknights).
Rooms: Comfortable beds, 4 pillows of varying types on the King beds, iPod docking station that doubles as an alarm clock, 32” LCD TV, etc. Air conditioning is programmable/central air style that gets into the high 60s if you so desire. The rooms aren’t gigantic but the hotel has made good use of the space and every room has a desk with a modern desk chair as well as a leather sitting chair with ottoman. Wireless internet (front desk provides a code at check-in) is easy to access and is typically very reliable. I like the polished concrete floors in all of the rooms as I typically find hotel carpet to be beyond nasty.
Location: The hotel is well situated for most all downtown attractions. 2-3 blocks to the bars and shops on 2nd Avenue and Broadway; the equivalent of 3-4 blocks across the river to LP Field. The Indigo may actually be the closest “nice” hotel (i.e. not the Stadium Inn, Ramada, etc.) to LP Field. Cabs to Vandy/Belmont area run $12-15. Broadway area is typically $5-$8. Opryland is a fixed fee of $25. Valet parking is pricey at $22 per day and cars tend to stack up on the street in the evening, however in the mornings, our car typically comes out very quickly. Country Music Hall of Fame and Bridgestone Arena are a little farther but still only 4-5 blocks at most.
Closet: Most rooms feature a large armoire with drawers. Some of the slightly smaller rooms have a traditional closer with a small curtain.
Bathrooms: All the bathrooms I’ve had are very generously sized and feature 3-4 towels, Aveda bath products (including mouth wash), a strong hair dryer, and a large walk in shower. The showers have great water pressure and typically get hot beyond belief. The lighting could be better (not an uncommon complaint in hotels) and occasionally the location of the showerhead and design of the Plexiglas fails to keep all of the water in the shower but I only find these to be minor inconveniences. Towels always smell especially fresh and look especially white to me.
Food: 315 Bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’ve never tried the latter 2 but breakfast is good and very well priced for a hotel (i.e. cereal for $3, piece of fruit for $1). I especially like the Indigo yogurt parfait which is typically generous in size and usually incorporates good seasonal fruit (i.e. raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries right now). At night, the restaurant area hosts various acoustic music. The bar is overpriced if you ask me ($4.50 or so for an import bottled beer) and there are better deals a block down the street on Printer’s Alley or elsewhere downtown on 2nd Avenue or Broadway. 315 also does room service if you so desire (same menu).
Safety: I always feel very secure in the hotel and walking around the area near the hotel (even very late at night & alone).
Complaints: Sound travels on the polished concrete floors and thus I try to avoid connecting rooms and those closer to the elevators (i.e. XX1, XX2, etc.). As other posters have noted, the hotel needs to spend the money to double glaze their windows. Sirens literally sound like they are in your room. The hotel is good about posting Priority Club points but seldom if ever recognizes me as a Platinum Priority Club member.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in downtown business district, Printers Alley and 2nd Avenue- at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Union Street-close to all major attractions and entertainment venues. ... more less
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