I struggled for hours trying to pick the 'perfect' place for our one night stay in downtown Nashville. I was using Hilton points, and had a choice of this property, the Hilton Downtown (pricey), Homewood Suites (cheap on points, expensive paying cash), and the Embassy Suites (about a mile from downtown). I finally settled on the Hampton as it was closest to 3rd and Lindsley where were attending a great show on Monday night.
Immediately next door is the under-construction Hall of Fame/Omni complex (called Music Center I think). Within a couple of block is Broadway and all it's charms. The walk is pleasant and safe. Going the other direction (south I think) it's a little dicey. There is evidently a homeless center that direction that can cause problems from time to time.
The hotel lobby is standard Hampton fare, with a nice breakfast area and pleasant staff. There is no bell service, but the parking valet's ($24 a day) were quick to help us to the room with our bags. They were surprisingly short on good area information however. Our room was an upgrade on a slow night to a suite overlooking 4th Ave, and the hulking new building next door. The balcony was huge, and would have been even better if they had added a couple of chairs out there.
Some rooms have jacuzzi baths, but ours didn't. Evidently you can't get the balcony AND the fancy tub. Our room had a lovely sitting area with a fold out couch, separate king bedroom, and large bathroom. There was a small bar area with a dorm fridge. Wifi was free and worked well.
We slept well after a wonderful show, but were zapped awake at 7AM by noise next door. It seems that Mondays (well, Tuesday, but right after labor day) are the day to change out the dumpsters from the construction next door. This involved a large front end loader with forks on it attempting to lift dumpsters with the tip of a fork, and moving into position for the main dumpster truck. The trick worked about 6 feet at a time before the dumpster would fall loose (it HAD to be cracking the concrete underneath). Over and Over again.. about 15 minutes per dumpster from 7am til 10. Did I mention the waiting dumpster truck had an alarm that sound exactly like my alarm clock that he left running while waiting for the loader to finish? The hotel did an excellent job of warning us about the construction, but damn. They must be getting no cooperation at all from the workers next door.
That said, the work on that side is almost complete. The staff said that another building will be going up on the other side soon. I would ask the staff for a recommendation on a quiet room and go with it. They must be real pros on dealing with disgruntled guests at this point.
Breakfast was standard and fine. I always feel that 10 is a little early to end the service, but more and more it seems the standard.
All and all a decent stay, and a great location (when the work is finished).
Ask for something away from the construction.
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