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Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
Ranked #34 of 155 Hotels in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice, but not perfect”
Reviewed August 11, 2008

Stayed at the Mariott Vanderbilt for one Saturday night. We did not have a reservation but were able to get a room immediately. They give a 5 percent AAA discount too, which helps when all the taxes add up.

Our room faced the Vanderbilt football field, which was cool. Beds were comfy, bathroom roomy, everything clean.

Location is great -- try a salad a Calypso across West End or venture to PM Cafe for tasty Asian fare. Cabs were waiting out front if you needed them and they also have a "drunk bus" which will take guests around town within a two mile radius.

For $149/night, I was disappointed that you still had to pay for Internet. (This is not the case at the Courtyard by Marriot down the street.) Also, parking is expensive. The indoor pool looked okay and the fitness room is open 24 hours. Ample cardio equipment but no ab machines or mats to lay on the floor for stretching.

This property is nice but on the expensive side, if you ask me. It IS Nashville, after all.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Internet Fee; Expensive parking
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2008

I was in Nashville on business in July, and was very pleased with my stay at the Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University hotel. The hotel was located next to the Vanderbilt campus and football stadium, and right across the street from the park and the replica of the Parthenon. The rooms were quite comfortable and very clean. I was also very happy with service at the hotel. While I was trying to get a taxi back to the airport, the hotel staffed informed me that an airport shuttle picks guests up from the back entrance every thirty minutes for only $12. The hotel also offers a guest van that is happy to drive and pick up guests from various destinations around Nashville. All in all I was very happy with my stay, and the Marriott Nashville would be my first choice next time I return to the city.

  • Liked — The proximity to the Vanderbilt University campus.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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Texas
1 review
Reviewed July 31, 2008

We were so pleasantly surprised by the quality.....it was really great. The rooms are beautiful, we were given an end room as it was quiet that night and it was spacious. Beds are top notch...could not be better. But it was the food and the flexiblity of the chef, even for a late night carry out that wowed us. I said I liked a healthy approach to cooking and she created a veggie dish to go with my salmon sandwich which included asparagus, green beans and brocolli done in garlic and olive oil. This was instead of fries. And the salmon sandwich was unreal, made from scratch with the freshest salmon and on great wheat bread. I know this sounds like I am going crazy over simple things but try to get this quality and service with a great attitude and no extra money other places. They really were like this in every respect, even working on mapquest directions for different routes home. I will only stay there next time in town!!!

  • Liked — location, comfort, quality, FOOD
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 28, 2008

My family stayed here a number of times while daughter was a student at Vanderbilt. The best thing about the hotel is its location. The hotel is attractive, rooms comfortable, but nothing special. Valet parking fee ($14) is steep. Service was good and the fitness center better than some. The rooms were always pricey for the amenities, but the rate for graduation was nearly $400 per night, 3-night minimum. We chose the Holiday Inn Select less than a block away for less than half the price, and were very pleased. Not as nice as the Marriott, as expected, but it served our purposes well.

Stayed March 2008
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fort smith
1 review
Reviewed June 25, 2008

Overall the hotel is nice and has good location. The biggest problem is that you do not have an option to self-park. They know most people are going to have to park so why add another $19 a day to their bill. I am sure most people do not even realize this situation until they are already having to pay it.

Stayed June 2008
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Livingston, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2008

Stayed during May graduation. Perfect location for visiting the university and only a 7 minute drive to downtown. Rooms were much nicer than an average Marriott

  • Stayed May 2008
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2008

My family stayed at this hotel while attending the graduation festivities at Vanderbilt, and it couldn't have been more convenient. We were able to walk out the door and be at all of the various events within minutes. (And, for football games, the stadium literally is out the hotel's back door and across the alley.)
Our room was very comfortable, clean, and attractive. We had access to the concierge level, which gave us (there were nine family members, staying in four rooms) a place to congregate. The drinks and hors d'oeuvres available in the evening on the concierge level were very nice.
The hotel is pricey, especially during big events--like graduation--at Vanderbilt, but the comfort, level of service, and convenience made the cost tolerable.

  • Liked — Convenience to Vanderbilt
  • Disliked — A bit pricey
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
Address: 2555 W End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-1423
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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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Nashville
#24 Business Hotel in Nashville
#30 Romantic Hotel in Nashville
#42 Family Hotel in Nashville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University 4*
Number of rooms: 311
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Vanderbilt University campus, Marriott Hotel Nashville/Vanderbilt University is one of the area's premier West End Nashville hotels. We are a top choice for those looking for a convenient hotel near Vanderbilt University and we offer a great location close to other preferred destinations in Nashville, Tennessee. Our hotel overlooks the historic Vanderbilt University stadium, Centennial Park, and the famed Parthenon. In addition, our top-rated Nashville hotel offers a free downtown shuttle to check out all Music City has to offer. Park25 Bistro, featuring Chef Kimo Akana, serves an eclectic American menu that is comfy, local, and creative. Other amenities at our hotel include Marriott's new Entertainment Package to stream from personal Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora accounts. Marriott Hotel Nashville/Vanderbilt University also provides a renovated fitness center, self/valet parking, and a concierge level. ... more   less 
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