Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University
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... car to Alamo so were now without transport and there is no shuttle between Dulles & Reagan Airports - naturally on opposite sides of the city! So into a cab we get and $70 later arrive at Reagan - luckily we did have a midday flight so time wasn't a factor. One funny thing that did happen in the cab - I decided to get out a map of Washington just to see the distance between the two airports and after studying it for a couple ...
Nashville is great. We listened to music in the bars, visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Grand Ole Opry. Its so much fun bar hopping and listening to really great music. The Hall of Fame was good too, but we did not know many of the artists that it highlighted. Going to the Grand Ole Opry rates right up there like when we went to the Royal Albert Hall to hear Eric Clapton, the Calgary Stampede and to the Woodstock Museum in Bethel, NY. ...
... and eventually decided to visit the Parthenon. "The Parthenon? You mean like in Greece? I thought this was Tennessee?" I thought to myself as I looked at the huge structure before me. Apparently, the people of Tennessee thought it would be cool to build a replica of the historical building. You can take a tour of it for $10 (the inside is a museum) but if you want to partake in the free lifestyle like us college folk, you can walk around the building and take pictures of ...
... people, and all were beautiful. I can say without hesitation that Nashville has the best looking people of anywhere I’ve been, US or otherwise. When I’d finished staring at everyone we bought some beers and went back to a house party/social gathering where I was known as ‘The Megabus guy’. The tenants of the house didn’t seem to care one bit that I had just sort of wandered in off ...
... that area bringing breezy cooler weather-but sunny.
We spent 2 full days in Nashville doing the kinds of things you would expect – sightseeing and listening to music. It’s very easy to do the latter as there are many bars and restaurants that have live music all day and night and most do not have any cover charge in the daytime. Although neither of us are big country music fans you can hear all kinds ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University
An Outstanding Experience
What a great hotel! My bathroom was wonderful, large, marble, lots and lots of towels, as well as BodyWorks products. The buffet breakfast was excellent--anything on the menu, basically, along with the usual buffet fare, all for $11.95. The bed was fantastic; if there weren't so much to do, I would have slept the whole weekend. The front desk people were also very cordial and efficient. The only problem was the flushing mechanism on the toilet: it has some type of conservation device that requires frequent flushing and at one point (at 5:30 AM!) it wouldn't flush. They sent someone up within a half-hour and everything was taken care of. Finally, as a Priceline find--the room cost a total of $75 per night!
Need to find a reason for business to take me back here!
Stayed here in mid-June for work. Thought it was a really nice property. Room looked out over Vanderbilt. Everything clean and new. Only complaint might be parking. You have to have a valet park your car in the garage and as I remember it wasn't cheap. I would definitely stay here again, though. Enjoyed the stay.
A pleasant hotel with nice up to date rooms.
This is a bustling busy hotel property with many business meetings and Vanderbilt related activities. You can see the Vandy football arena from the rooms! Valet parking costs @$19 per night--lots of congestion in parking area but also lots of valet help to get your bags. Web internet on TV($9.95 for 24 hours) and pay per view movies available in all rooms. Hotel restaurant is ordinary but right out the door is an excellent Chinese restaurant and Wendy's. Room service is available.The rooms could use some updating especially in bathrooms. Our shower was leaking and only 2 towels were left per night. Located on very busy road so avoid at rush hours if possible.
Service not up to scratch for a business hotel
I've stayed here on a couple of occasions now & feel that although the location & fitness facilities are quite good (the pool is a bonus in Nashville), the service really isn't up to scratch. Laundry left with the front desk was not done (I had to take home dirty clothes when they finally located them) and room service trays left the night before were still in the corridor the morning after.
This was our first time in Nashville and I'm happy to say the Mariott at Vanderbilt turned out to be the perfect place to stay. The hotel is great and the location is wonderul. Centinenial Park is across the street (great for jogging or walking); lots of restaurants around.... Starbucks, Bread and Company, PF Changs, Flemnigs Steak house, all within the same complex. It also easy access to other areas of Nashville. Will stay here again should we return to Nashville. **Also try the hotel restaurant -- the food was great -- but very few diners the night we were there --made for a very quiet and enjoyable dinner!
State-of-the-art, in prime location
New, modern hotel in a prime Nashville location -- on the Vanderbilt campus, across from beautiful Centennial Park, adjacent to nice restaurants and shopping, and a short 5-min taxi ride to downtown and fun night spots. An excellent Marriott property.
Super Hotel, great location!
Great hotel, very convienent location, very close to Vanderbilt hospital. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Loved the indoor pool, very relaxing. Will stay there again next time in Nashville.
Awesome Hotel, great location!
Stayed over the weekend at the Marriott by Vanderbilt, went to the UK/Vandy BB game. Great location, right next door to the arena. Staff was friendly, rooms were very clean. Did not eat at the restuarant, it looked very nice though, had dinner at the PF Changs Chinese place next door to the hotel, great! Will stay there again next time I'm in Nashville.
Great place to stay!:)
When my friend and I decided to attend Fan Fair in June 03, we decided to stay at this hotel. When we first arrived, we were immediatly impressed with the hotel lobby- very nice. The customer service was excellent, and they offered shuttle services into town to help us in getting around to the fan fair events. Our room had a gorgeous view of the Parthanon, and there was a Wendy's right across the street which cured late night hunger! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Nashville- and especcially Fan Fair. Having it been our first time to the city, the hotel staff was very helpful and we will definately be returning for future Fan Fair vacations!
Very Nice Property
Well appointed hotel with an excellent staff. Rooms are very new. Excellent experience on the club floor. Great location.