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The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel
Ranked #73 of 155 Hotels in Nashville
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Similar To A Motel”
Reviewed April 22, 2007

My one and only real complaint about this hotel is that it's so similar to a MOTEL. Each room's door and sole window open off a passageway. Some rooms are interior and some exterior, but they are all like this. We're in an exterior room, so at least we get some daylight, although I still need the room lights on during the day. The interior rooms must experience a constant state of twilight. Not that there are any views to be had here in the suburbs of Nashville...we're facing the expressway, the other sides face parking lots and fast food restaurants. No wonder the Gaylord Opryland Resort across the street maintains an elaborate atrium, and the rooms which face it cost more.

Other than this, it's about average as hotels go. The rooms are well-decorated and clean. The front desk staff smile and are helpful. The restaurant downstairs is an Applebee's. There's a pool and jacuzzi in the atrium. And they offer shuttle service to various activities (for a fee). Pick this place for the location if being near Opryland is important. Otherwise, pick a downtown hotel. That's where the action...and views are.

Stayed April 2007
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New Richmond, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2007

I stayed at the Radisson Opryland from 3/16/07 through 3/21/07, 2007.

After flying in I used the shuttle for this hotel and the Opryland (both properties are owned by the same management company) and in some places it is called the overflow hotel for The Opryland. The shuttle (large, nice commercial bus) was comfortable with knowledgable drivers.

Check in and check out were quick and painless.

The hotel features a rooms on exterior corridors and interior corridors overlooking the atrium and pool. I stayed in an outdoor Sleep Number room and found it to be comfortable. There was one issue of someone else's hair on the floor in the bathroom, which was never fully cleaned up even after it was brought to the attention of the front desk. Otherwise the room seemed to be clean and they only replaced what was used which is nice and environmentally friendly.

The workout room is small and opens at 0530. Not sure what time it closes. There are 2 ellipticals, 2 treadmills, 1 recumbent bike, and a small weight machine. The pool was reasonably sized and looked clean, but I did not get in. There are also 2 whirlpools in the pool area.

It is a short walk to the Opryland (5 minutes) and about 10 to the mall. As this is a partner with Opryland you can use facilities there according to the literature in the room although I was comfortable with the workout equipment at the Radisson and did not try to use this feature at the Opryland and there did not seem to be any other things that would have been useful.

This hotel provides a great way to see the Opryland at a reduced price.

High speed internet is available in the rooms both via cable and wireless (the wireless signal was a little weak in the room so I use the cable which worked fine) and was free. There is a single cup coffee maker in the room.

The room temperature was comfortable without using the heat or air, so I cannot determine how they worked. The doors provided adequate security for an outside corridor although I had to double check the door each time as it did not always fully close.

Overall not a bad stay and the room was comfortable enough for the time I spent in it, which was sleep time otherwise my time was spent with friends who were staying at the Opryland usually from 0800 until late in the evening.

  • Liked — Location near Opryland.
  • Disliked — Too far away from anything else in Nashville.
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2007

I was very disappointed in the Radisson Opryland. Had a decent rate ($79/night), but will pay more to stay elsewhere in the future.

The property itself is somewhat rundown, though the lobby area is nice. Our room was very dirty, with mold on the bathroom walls, and dirty "things" left behind the bathroom door by previous occupants were not removed by housekeeping.

We had an exterior room, which was fine, just dirty. And the bathroom (tub/shower combo & stool) was very very tiny!

The shuttle is convenient, but you don't need to be a guest here to buy a ticket to use it. Drivers were very nice and talkative.

Too many other nicer places in the area to stay here again!

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  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Dirty room
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
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Nashville, Tennessee
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140 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2006

We stayed here twice through priceline. The first time, we had an outside access room. It was ok. The second time, we had an inside room and it was wonderful. The quality of the beds was a huge difference. I wondered if the first time was a typical priceline room. The second time, we checked in very late and had the exceptionally nice room. I'm not sure how that worked. I would definitely stay here again if I could have an inside room. The staff was very nice.

  • Liked — The beds in the inside room.
  • Disliked — The outside room on the first stay.
  • Tips/Secrets — Call ahead and request an inside room.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Long Island
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2006

When you drive in prepare for shock--this "hotel" appears to be a motel. It's quite disturbing. Non of the rooms that look into the gym like iterior "atrium" have a window--so each one is like a cave with no natural light.

I was travelling in a group and was the first to arrive, so I tried to arrange for my party to all get interior rooms. Two people did not and as the hotel was sold out for a conference they opted to check out and check in at the Opryland complex across the street.

The pool area, with a cute kiddy pool and hot hot tub, is amazing and well maintained, but you are on display the entire time as it is right in the main lobby.

The food is laughable--Applebees is not an acceptable food place to have in a Radisson.

The shuttle bus to the main and scary Opryland complex is easy and terrific, and it also goes to the mall. And the fre parking is a good plus.

If you must go to Opryland I reccomend this hotel over the ones thre for the better price and the chance to actually get fresh air.

But if you can stay slightly father away, use the Preston Hotel or Holiday Inn off the highway as they will have fewer people and are actually real hotels.
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  • Liked — pool
  • Disliked — the motel like layout
  • Tips/Secrets — only good as an alterative to the main Opryland beast of a complex
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
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Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 19, 2006

Across the street from a gorgeous hotel, this Radisson, unlike any Radisson I've ever stayed in, is more like a Ramada or Motel 6. The room, with an external door that was battered and shaky, was minimal and not worth the price, and housekeeping has been poor. The other staff is terrific, though! Thank goodness! My six-day stay got increasingly worse. Thursday and Friday had parking lot resurfacing that started LOUDLY at 7:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday REEKED of the strongest glue I've ever smelled for recarpeting an atrium. Sunday night, before many of my party had to fly out early, the Applebee's on the first floor did a high-powered carpet cleaning with a huge machine outside that pounded until almost 2:00 in the morning. I travel a lot and have NEVER had such a consistently awful stay. The southern hospitality of the staff was not enough to make up for the lost sleep and unnecessary stress and frustration.

  • Liked — nice staff
  • Disliked — noisy, smelling, inconsiderate of travelers' needs
  • Tips/Secrets — go to AmeriSuites or Fiddlers Inn just a half-block up the street.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
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lelewillis
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2006

The hotel has rooms that face the center of the building. The center of the buildnig holds events during the day and the pool is also there. The people at the front desk were not very knowledgeable when I asked to check out the night before I was leaving. One day I got back to my room and the heater had been turned on high, so I had to leave my door open for an hour to let out all the heat. Lastly, every night before I went to bed, my eyes would itch and I would sneeze because of all of the dust or mold in the room. The shuttles to Opryland are convienent, and the drivers are very entertaining and friendly.

  • Liked — the shuttle to Opryland
  • Disliked — the room and service
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
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Property: The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel
Address: 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 (Formerly Radisson Hotel at Opryland)
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Davidson County > Nashville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Nashville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 303
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel offers an ideal location on Music Valley Drive, next to Gaylord Opryland Resort and the Grand Ole Opry. This allows guests easy access to Nashville's world-famous attractions, including Nashville's premier shopping and entertainment complexes, Opry Mills Mall. Our Nashville hotel welcomes travelers with warm hospitality and modern amenities in a vibrant, music-inspired atmosphere, making our hotel perfect for vacations, events and meetings alike. On-site conveniences include restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner; our large indoor pool; a newly renovated fitness center; plus 15,000 square feet of stylish meeting and event space. Come experience all Nashville has to offer from one of its most hospitable locations. ... more   less 
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Radisson At Opryland
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