What do you say about this monastery like campus next to Vanderbilt University which is a conference/wedding center devoted to christian values and ending racism? How about unique? The campus is really several buildings including three dorm like buildings with very small shoebox rooms and shared bathroom. The rooms are clean, twin bed and room service every three days. Open closet, one chest of drawers, No TV. Wifi is intermittent at best. Planes fly overhead so I brought earplugs. there is a lounge on each floor with refrigerator and microwave. Price? $50 a night. Super bargain. If you can accept that, then you have found the best room deal in Nashville. This is really for single visitors. Families will have difficulty staying here.
The Gray dining hall is a majestic, medieval building right out of a movie. The food was very good served buffet style with picnic table seating.
The lobby is in Laskey Hall, a conference room and morning coffee place. Things are pretty loose and people leave their bags in a hallway while waiting to check in which is strictly open only after 3 PM. Get into the building by 9 PM or you will get locked out. I personally loved walking around the campus which are beautiful stone buildings topped by a bell tower building. There is also a big labyrinth to help clear your mind. A great place to have a conference for contemplation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scarritt-Bennett Center is an urban education, conference and retreat center that offers affordable dorm-style rooms to both individuals and groups. We're just 2 miles from downtown Nashville, in the popular Midtown, Vandy, Music Row area. Ten acres of peaceful grounds and beautiful historic architecture - Walking distance of Vanderbilt, Music Row, area shops and restaurants - Ideal location just minutes from LP Field, Bridgestone Arena and downtown - 15 minutes from Nashville International airport - Complimentary parking - Friendly, welcoming staff. Rooms include wireless Internet access. The majority are singles with shared bath. Stay with us on your next trip to Nashville! ... more less