I stayed here while in town for a class at Vanderbilt University (right across the street). Check in was pretty easy, though there was a little hang-up with my agency prepaying for the room and me not having the credit card, but the manager was very friendly and willing to get things straightened out.
The room was very clean and comfortable. I was in a king sized bed room, it had a couch with a pull out, which was perfect because I couldn't change my room to two doubles since my friend was traveling with me. We had a balcony in the room with a view of the Parthenon and could see down the road, it was very nice!
The best thing about this hotel, for us, was the free shuttle service. Parking downtown can be a hassle (and expensive!) so being able to go downtown for free was awesome. The shuttle drivers were extremely nice. We had Larry for two nights, he was very knowledgeable and suggested things to do in the area. The shuttle will take you within a 3 mile radius, which includes the hospital. They do drop-offs downtown on the steps of the Ryman and do pick ups until 11pm (pick ups from downtown are at the same place as drop-off). The shuttle was had plenty of head room and could carry 11 people at once. I recommend taking the shuttle because you get to meet lots of great people that are staying in your hotel from all over the world!!
The hotel has a bar and dining area inside. At least Tuesday-Friday there is live music every night. There's also a small coffee bar open in the morning, I'd recommend the warm & fuzzy latte. It was definitely needed in order to get going in the mornings.
If I could afford to stay here on my own dime, I definitely would stay again, though we usually opt for a hotel out near the airport due to price difference.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover all that West End Nashville has to offer at the convenient full service Holiday Inn Vanderbilt. You are in the heart of everything, shopping, dining, entertainment, sports and the arts. You are within easy walking distance of Vanderbilt University, Centennial Park and its famed Parthenon. We are approximately 3 miles from the city center including: downtown Nashville entertainment district, Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena, Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Tennessee State Capitol, the world renown Country Music Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Titans stadium LP Field. Whether you're coming to Nashville for business or leisure, your room at the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt is your personal retreat. You'll have room to work, relax and make the most of your day. Amenities such as microwave and refrigerator, balcony with sliding glass door and high-speed Internet mean every night is a great night and every day starts right. When you arrive at the Holiday Inn Nashville, park your vehicle in our complimentary parking lot and use our complimentary shuttle to travel within a three mile radius. No pets allowed. The Holiday Inn Select Vanderbilt is a 100% non smoking hotel.otel. ... more less
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