I spent a couple of nights here last week, because a family member is in the hospital at Vanderbilt and I needed to be close by. The location couldn't be better: very close to vanderbilt, close to restaurants, and not far from the interstate. Upon arriving, I was thrilled to find out it offered free parking (not that common for the area), and I noticed that the lobby looked fresh and new. Also, they offered me a medical rate which was a significant savings. When I got to my room, I was thoroughly impressed. The room was decorated beautifully, and looked brand new. Beautiful bathroom with tile floors, tile shower, and granite countertops. It had a small wardrobe, a great desk workspace, and thankfully a mini fridge. The beds were very comfortable with lots of pillows, and clean fluffy duvets. I also greatly appreciated the roman shade over the window, which made it possible to darken the room to sleep during the day. In the morning I went down to the complimentary breakfast, and I was impressed. It offered a fairly wide selection for a complimentary buffet: cereals, waffles, oatmeal, french toast sticks, eggs, sausage, fruit, and I think there were bagels.
My only (very minor) suggestions:
Place the ice bucket somewhere more prominent in the room - it took me a while to find it was in a nook below the refrigerator inside the cabinet.
Heated syrup at breakfast would be amazing. I loved the french toast sticks, but the syrup was pretty cold.
All in all, this is easily the most impressive Hampton Inn I have stayed at, and one of the most impressive Hilton properties. Great accommodations, friendly staff, free wifi, breakfast, and parking. For the area, it definitely can't be beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hampton Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt is two blocks from the Vanderbilt University campus in the city's West End area. Walk to over 50 restaurants from our 169-room hotel, which is just minutes from downtown. See over 300 species of plants, shrubs and the Bicentennial Oak on campus. Vanderbilt Medical Center, Baptist Hospital and Centennial Medical Center are within a mile of the hotel. Lunch on 'meat and three' or a burger and shake at Rotier's or Elliston Place Soda Shop, two legendary Nashville restaurants that have served Vanderbilt students for over sixty years. Shop for out-of-print books and vintage clothes at nearby Elliston Place or take a short ride to The Mall at Green Hills, Nashville's premier shopping destination. Hear great music at historic Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, or nearby Exit/In and Bluebird Cafe. Bridgestone Area also hosts concerts. View a scale-sized replica of The Parthenon and Athena statue in Centennial Park. Tour The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, or Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art. Watch the Vanderbilt Commodores or Tennessee Titans play football. Attend a conference at Music City Center, Nashville's convention center. Whether you're visiting Nashville for business, a Vanderbilt graduation ceremony or a tournament at Centennial Sportsplex, you will enjoy our comfortable guest rooms with free high-speed internet access and 32-inch HDTVs. All rooms feature refrigerators, work desks and convenient lap desks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville
- Nashville Hampton Inn