Courtyard By Marriott Nashville Downtown
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... I had a bit of a dance. Much braver when the bar is empty! Justin was 'encouraged' to buy a tequila shot and have it with one of the dancers.
We finished in Printer's Alley, an alleyway near our hotel filled with bars. We stayed at the Bourbon Street Bar for a while where there were plenty of people - finally! Listened to a decent band with an old, overconfident singer. The guys sitting next to us knew him so introduced us.
... advance scouting report. We started at the Grand Ole Opry House, just down the road from the campground. The Opry is really the home of country music as we know it. Our backstage tour took us past the artist entrance and through dressing rooms graced by the likes of Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatt, Minnie Pearl, and all the other great acts of country music. We ...
Made the mistake of getting up for breakfast at the same time as everyone else in the hotel. I know what pigs feeding at a trough feel like now. Got seated next to a couple of loud speaking women discussing their childbirth experiences. Moved as soon as we could. Val discovered the pancake making machine and pigged out on pancakes and maple syrup. After breakfast we took advantage of the hotel courtesy shuttle bus and got to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Spent 3/4 hours there. ...
... me with delight, the smile wouldn't leave my face for some time, so much so that we overstayed and thus missed the shuttle bus back to the museum meaning once our guide had finally realised, they turned around to come collect us...oopsies!
That afternoon, after the studio and after the museum, we hit a couple of clubs to catch our last bit of live country music before departing the following day. We didn't visit all the sights in Nashville, we opted out ...
A little recap
Since I've fallen behind on the blog here, I feel like a
little review including some additional pictures would be nice.
First, the town of Oxford received short shrift. This is
where Faulkner wrote and where his family had roots. I think I mentioned that
the University of Mississippi is there; this is interesting because Faulkner's
writings focus on rural life in Mississippi and so one might have the
impression that ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard By Marriott Nashville Downtown
We loved this hotel!
My husband and I stayed here in October of 2005 and had a great time. The hotel was modern and clean and the bed was the most comfortable hotel bed we've ever slept in. We normally miss our bed while on vacation, but for the first time ever - we were in no hurry to get home to it. All staff members were friendly, courteous and helpful. The parking ramp adjacent to the hotel made it easy and safe to park and access our car. We will definitely be staying here again. I'm actually looking forward to lounging around in that bed again!
We had reservations to stay 7 nights at Courtyard but the service was HORRIBLE. We (my husband, mother and I) got to Nashville yesterday and checked in around 3. We were kind of shocked at ALL THE CONSTUCTION downtown. What a mess! Anyway, we pulled up on the curb (valet parking only) and checked in. As many posts as I read I don't remember anyone mentioning how slow the valet parking was. We were told to call 15-20 min. ahead for our car. Well, we called down to get car in the early morning (to pick mom up from casino trip) only to find out they don't have valet through the night. So after we were outside looking for the car we went in to ask the desk clerk where our car was she told us she would have to call maintenance to go get it. I don't undertand why she didn't call maintenance to retrieve car as soon as we requested it. And this was after we didn't get our wake up call (alarm clock didn't work). They had no explination for not giving the wake up call. And sure didn't act like they cared.
We stayed at this hotel for the CMA festival and found it excellent. The room was large and spotless. The staff friendly and helpfull. The breakfasts good value. Overall no complaints.
Best birthday yet!
I rented 2 rooms for a weekend of partying in Nashville and not having to get home, and I LOVE THIS HOTEL...they catered to us like we were the only customers, and they were so sweet- I will be staying there every trip I take to Nashville.
Lebanon , TN
I know that this review will seem a little blunt, and I usally try and write nice things about these hotels when I am doing a review, but I had just a horrible stay at the Courtyard Nashville Downtown, that I have to just get it out. I was there from a Wednesday through Saturday, and I think I got the two worst nights of sleep in my life on Thursday and Friday nights. Across the street from the hotel, facing the side of the building that my room was on, is a dark alley filled with nightclubs and bars. From between 2am and 3:30am the entire street and alley was full, and I mean packed, with loud, drunk, screaming people, and a couple hundred cars and taxis picking them up, each basting their car horn.
We recently stayed at the Courtyard by Marriot in Nashville and could not have been treated any better! The service was excellent from bellboy to reservations to housekeeping. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They even brought us four extra pillows to watch the game in our room. The hotel is very convenient to Printers Alley as well as the Broadway clubs. Parking is a little pricey ($15/day) but all in all a great place totay in Nashville!
We stayed here for five days while attending a Convention in August 2004. The room was in need of remodeling - very dingy. Maid service was poor, they forgot something every day we were there. The desk personnel on the weekend were very helpful and nice, but during the week they were "just there". The breakfast was very good and the attendants were also friendly and nice, but the girl in the bar at night was awful. She "closed" the bar at 9:00 p.m. even though it was supposed to be open until 11 p.m. and people were still there.
There was also some service person who hung out around the bar and then appeared behind the desk to tell us we could not have late check-out the day we left. When we called the desk later, we were given late check out by someone else.
Downtown Nashville is a blast and this hotel is great!
In early July of 2004 i was in downtown Nashvillle for business and pleasure. The Marriott Courtyard is a wonderful hotel. Valet parking was fast, front desk very courtious (I waited for two minutes to check in and the guy aplogized for having to wait). I was put on a higher floor and went into my spacious, clean and perfect room. Being downtown, you normall have noise from the streets, however they have sound proof glass over the windows. Awesome!! I slept like a rock. In the morning I worked out and took a hot tub and both were way above par. Great place. Also, I got this place for $45.00 / night through priceline.com
Final words, excellent hotel! Good job Marriott.
This hotel is typical of the Courtyard chain. It is clean and functional, but far from luxurious. By far, its best characteristic is its location. It is conveniently located to Second Street, the GEC, and other downtown Nashville attractions. If you are looking for value and good location, stay here. If you are looking for luxury, or anything close to it, stay elsewhere.