My family & I stayed here while in Nashville for a college graduation because -- due to the city's flooding -- the original hotel we had booked oversold. At first, I was a little dismayed that we could only find locations by the airport since many times airport hotels tend to be rather simple or located far from city attractions or decent restaurants. That's why this hotel surprised me, because it had more appeal to us than a typical airport locations where I would end up staying on business!
Although the lobby's decor isn't anything overly elaborate, it's still elegant & cozy enough to adequately represent the Marriott name well. Although the lobby is a little compact, I liked the large tables in the center for laptops, and all the ample seating is never far from an electrical outlet to plug up various devices. Like most hotels in its price range: they charge for personal internet in the rooms, but Wifi is free in the lobby. I also like how the focal point centers on the indoor-portion of the pool, while off to each side of the lobby is a large balcony overlooking the grounds outside. This arrangement seems to make the lobby feel larger and more comfortable.
The one thing that struck me most was the spacious section for meetings or ballrooms. I wouldn't have really expected that in an airport location, more like something you'd see in a commercial area or downtown place. And the bar also is a decent size with lots of seating. The restaurant didn't disappoint me either. They had a very decent selection of breakfast buffet items, and we even enjoyed a delicious dinner one night at the hotel because it was raining and we didn't want to venture far away. It definitely lives up to what I have come to expect with Marriott food service.
One thing which surprises me most about the hotel is it has some lower-level poolside rooms featuring patios, not something someone normally finds at an airport hotel which obviously caters more to business clientèle than leisure travelers.
The rooms themselves have the common Marriott style, and ours was very clean with the plush Marriott bedding.
This is definitely a place I will gladly stay at again when visiting my family in the area, even though at first it wouldn't have been my original choice because overall I enjoyed the quality and service I experienced while there. Way to go again, Marriott, & please one of your guests. Keep up the good work!!!
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