The Home2 Suites concept is a new one for Hilton, so I was excited to try this property in Nashville. Overall, I was pretty impressed; the hotel offers a good experience, especially considering its quite reasonable price.
The hotel's location is good; it's very close to Vanderbilt University and the immediate area surrounding the hotel has several restaurants (chain and non-chain), a few of which are within easy walking distance of the property. The property is a couple of blocks off the main street, West End Avenue, and therefore a bit less convenient than one of the many properties on that street.
Service at the hotel was generally excellent. Check-in was extremely welcoming. The rooms do not come with lotion as a standard toiletry (which I find disappointing), but when I asked for a bottle at the front desk, I was provided one. The valet was always very nice and generally was pretty fast.
The hotel offers complimentary breakfast. I've certainly seen better hotel free breakfasts, but it was passable, with breads, yogurt, cereal, and the option to put a pre-made breakfast sandwich through the toaster.
The laundry area and fitness center are combined, which seems pretty smart. The fitness center was well-lit and pretty well-equipped.
The room was nice. It's a studio-suite layout, with a small sitting area, a small kitchen, and a bed. The bed was comfortable. The kitchen was modest (sink, dishwasher, and microwave, but no stove; you could rent a burner from the front desk). I really liked the desk -- it was a table on wheels and could be moved throughout the room. That flexibility was nice. The room had lots of storage. The TV was large and had a very nice selection of channels. The bathroom had a shower; instead of giving little bottles of toiletries, the shower had a dispenser for shampoo and body wash. In theory, I think that's a decent move in support of the environment, but throughout my stay the body wash container was empty, which was a bit annoying. Housekeeping does a 'refresh' service each day; I think full housekeeping would be a nice gesture, but the refresh took care of the essentials and the room was certainly clean.
Overall, I had a good stay and would not hesitate to try out the brand in other cities or return to this property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Home2 Suites by Hilton® Nashville Vanderbilt. This convenient home away from home is ideal for budget-conscious business and leisure travelers in Nashville. Whether you're here for a short-term or extended stay, corporate housing or a visit to the local campus, Home2 Suites by Hilton® Nashville Vanderbilt is perfectly suited to your needs. Our contemporary hotel sets you mere minutes from popular ‘Music City’ attractions including the world famous, Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium. You’re also within walking distance of the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Athenian Greek Temple. Corporate travelers will appreciate our close proximity to local corporations, as well as both Belmont and Vanderbilt Universities.Relax in one of spacious studio or one-bedroom suites and feel at home. Every stylish suite within this Nashville Vanderbilt hotel features movable furniture, plenty of storage, living area with sofa bed and a fully equipped kitchen. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi and an iHome clock radio. Enjoy a free breakfast at our Inspired Table™. For your convenience, we also offer wireless printing from your laptop or smart phone. Pack the leash because Home2™ is your pet’s home too. Pick up snacks and travel essentials from HOME2 MKT®, our 24/7 on-site market, or put a new spin on multitasking at Spin2 Cycle, where you can run on a treadmill while you run a load of laundry. ... more less
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