Radisson Hotel at Opryland
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Day 18 Got up early as Leddya's hubby needed to get into his office. HAd some coffee and went to look around at a few places that were free of charge. I had been told to go see the Opryland Hotel so I took that advice. It is a huge hotel with almost 3000 rooms and lots of gardens indoors. It has several levels and plenty to look at. Google it to …
I apologize for the delay in updating the travelogue. The Comfort Inn in Nashville offers wireless Internet, but it does not work. The desk clerks have no clue. Luckily I stumbled upon a FedEx/Kinko's so I write this update on Tuesday afternoon. Monday Ate a muffin and danish at the Quality Inn for breakfast. Out on the road at 8:00. Arrived …
... He started each song by recording a verse on the bass strings of his 10-string guitar, and then a simple rhythm. Then he sang the song with fills and solos. We finished the night by strolling along Beale. Listening and looking. The next day we drove around looking at (mostly just) the outside of some of the tourist traps. The Gibson factory, the Rock and ...
... from the bar maid and the guy on stage strumming his guitar. He immediately asked us if we had any requests. I asked for a Queen or Elton John number, which was greeted with possibly one of the dirtiest looks i have ever received. "Don't you know any Country songs" the guy on the stage asked. Leslie who is our country music expert in the group, was all of a sudden very quiet. This guy was not going to rest until we requested a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Hotel at Opryland Nashville
Not the typical Raddison
Our room was on the outside and noise from traffic was awful, even with the fan running to help mask the noise. Talked with other folks who said that while indoor rooms were quieter, they reaked of chlorine smell from the pool. Morning front desk person was very nice, but afternoon and evening person had a terrible attitude. Hotel was full so finding parking late at night was a challenge. Room is decorated nicely, but bathroom is no bigger than a postage stamp. There is a Cracker Barrel right accross the street, and Opryland Hotel and Opry Mills Mall is walking distance.
Stayed here one night August 2004. Staff was very friendly. Room was a little pricey for the size, but was very clean. Room was a bit overcrowded with furniture..but nicely decorated. Bathroom was really small...but very clean. Interior room was by pool and was loud until pool closed. Alarm clock went off at 5:30 a.m. ...but you can't blame that on the Radisson...but on the previous guest.
The smell of chlorine from the indoor swimming pool permeates the hotel, and the noise from the pool can be heard till 10 at night. It was so bad, some of the people in our group moved to rooms facing the outdoor walkways, where they heard traffic noise instead. The room was clean and spacious, and there is a free shuttle to Opryland Mills, a huge outlet shopping center with restaurants and a food court. You can't get coffee in the morning in the hotel unless you make it yourself or pay for a full buffet breakfast at Applebee's. I expected more from a Radisson.
We book at the Radisson for five nights, as were attending a conference "across the street "(i.e. 1.2 miles away) at the Gaylord Opryland. Upon arrival we discovered a horde of wanna-be Jon Benet mothers gathered around the pool, attending a seminar on putting their daughters into beauty pageants. Ugh. Even with the door shut, the tv on, and the fan going, we couldn't hear ourselves think as the seminar leader with her microphone blathered on at high volume. We called the front desk and all they said was "Oh is it a problem?" Duh. The bathroom was so small we couldn't even lay a washcloth down between the toilet and tub. And the place reeked of chlorine. We checked out the next day and went to the nearby Guest House Int'l Inn and Suites, where for $10 more we had a 2-room suite with fridge, microwave, free breakfast, lounge with entertainment, and peace and quiet! They also have a free shuttle bus to the Gaylord Opryland. The Radisson is a dump.
We stayed at the Radisson Opryland last week for a few nights, and the location was very convenient for the Grand Ole Opry and Opryland, but the hotel was just average for the cost. The rooms were more basic motel-type than I was expecting for a Radisson. Overall the room was more basic than I expected. It was certainly clean enough, (except for the bedspread which needed a good cleaning)and the indoor pool area was very nice. I guess I was paying more for the location than the room type. I think there are probably better rooms at this hotel for more money, mine was probably the lowest at $89/night.
We stayed 1 night on April 9, 2004. We have 4 children under age 13.
Less expensive than Opryland
Have stayed at Opryland Hotel 3 times for various conventions and although the interior is lovely the rooms are very average. Decided to try the Radisson this time and the rooms are just as nice at 1/2 the price of Opryland. The Radisson is associated with Gaylord enterprises so a shuttle runs every hour to Opryland Hotel. I enjoy walking and found the walk across the road to be very easy and take about 5 minutes.
At least we could keep an eye on the car!
On our yearly trip together, my mother and I opted for the Radisson Opryland. The staff seemed disinterested in us, and the room was definitely not what we expect from a Radisson. The parking close to the entrance was all reserved for the restaurant, making unloading very difficult. We had a 2nd floor outside room where the noise level from traffic, parking lot, and othere guests was horrible. At least we could keep an eye on the car!It was a 'bare-bones' room - one of the bedspreads was stained, there was no radio, the television remote was bad, there was no coffee maker, towels were thin and worn. Comparable hotels would have had all we needed and offered a Continental Breakfast for the price we paid. Will definitely scratch this one off the list.
Having just retired, my wife and I decided to take in the Grand Ole Opry on a trip North. We signed up on the Internet. We arrived early and found a rather slow check-in procedure in the nicely appointed lobby. We opted for a no-smoking room when we registered more than a month early. It turned out to be an outside hallway on the second floor. The traffic noise was most unacceptable and a large convention group talked loudly on the balcony area until the wee hours. When I mentioned the noise at check-out, the only response I got was, "sorry!" We enjoyed the show, but if we choose to return to Nashville, the Radisson would not be an option.
We spent 3 nights at the Radisson by Opryland on our recent visit to Nashville 3/26/03 - 3/30/03. Room was clean, shower very small, narrow and bed was comfortable. Our room did not face the interior. Ours faced to the parking lot facing Shoney's. Biggest complaint we had was the door was paper thin and every person walking by you could hear them talking, heels clicking on cement, kids yelling, etc. All 3 mornings we woke up to other guests outside getting ready to leave around 6:30 yelling back and forth at each other. Did you check the room, did you get such and such, did you check under the bed, etc. Applebees rest. is located inside the hotel which was nice. Pool area was indoors and looked nice also. Only other complaint was the first day after being waken up several times by the noise through the nonexistant door was the maid staff beating on the door at 7:30 wanting to clean it. Next 2 days we put out the do not disturb sign until we got dressed and left for the day, then turned it around to the please make up room side. Check for specials around the web. We paid half the street rate by shopping around. For what we paid it was well worth the $. If we paid full price we would of been very unhappy.