Spent two nights and probably would have written a different review if only one night.
Picked the property due to location and reviews - within 6 blocks to the northeast end of Vanderbilt campus and an easy walk if you know where you are headed. Parking as noted is expensive but easily accessible. I doubt you will find reliable parking around the area on the street during evening hours.
Our room faced Division Street and directly across from the popular Patterson House "gastropub", with waiting crowds evident on the outside (took some research to figure out what it was as there was no signage). The first night I slept well and was not aware of traffic noise. The second night, Friday night, thanks to a next door room party that kept me awake, I became very aware of all the street noises as well. If you wanting quiet, ask for a parking lot "view" to avoid the street noises.
The comparisons to a dorm room are apt - lots of desk space and upper bookshelves (for what I don't know), but overall a comfortable sized "suite", although the furnishings are somewhat stark or chic (your pick). The sofa has lots of space to spread out. The bed itself is on the small side of queen size, so if you have two large persons, you may not be happy. Everything looked fairly fresh, although the bathroom had only a shower for those who care.
The breakfast was okay, although the hot items lackluster and there was an outside area for a few to sit on benches near the sidewalk. Did not use the relatively limited exercise room; there were some laundry machines as well.
I would have been disappointed if I paid the listed price but got a reasonable deal with Hilton points on a busy Vanderbilt/Nashville weekend. If you want the proximity to Music Row or Vanderbilt and find a decent price, I wouldn't have any reservations about staying (bad next door neighbors can happen anywhere).
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- Welcome to Home2 Suites by Hilton® Nashville Vanderbilt. This convenient home away from home is ideal for budget-conscious business and leisure travelers in Nashville. Whether you're here for a short-term or extended stay, corporate housing or a visit to the local campus, Home2 Suites by Hilton® Nashville Vanderbilt is perfectly suited to your needs. Our contemporary hotel sets you mere minutes from popular ‘Music City’ attractions including the world famous, Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium. You’re also within walking distance of the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Athenian Greek Temple. Corporate travelers will appreciate our close proximity to local corporations, as well as both Belmont and Vanderbilt Universities.Relax in one of spacious studio or one-bedroom suites and feel at home. Every stylish suite within this Nashville Vanderbilt hotel features movable furniture, plenty of storage, living area with sofa bed and a fully equipped kitchen. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi and an iHome clock radio. Enjoy a free breakfast at our Inspired Table™. For your convenience, we also offer wireless printing from your laptop or smart phone. Pack the leash because Home2™ is your pet’s home too. Pick up snacks and travel essentials from HOME2 MKT®, our 24/7 on-site market, or put a new spin on multitasking at Spin2 Cycle, where you can run on a treadmill while you run a load of laundry. ... more less
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