Highly recommended A review of Millennium Maxwell House Nashville
We stayed at this hotel for a week in May 2004. It is about 2 miles from downtown. Taxis are apparently very high between downtown and the hotel (someone told us he paid $18 US one way in the evening); however, the Millennium provides a complimentary van shuttle service between the two, as well as the airport, and Opryland which is about 15 miles away (twice daily at a scheduled time). This was a greatly appreciated service and run by pleasant young men.
The hotel is very spacious in all areas. The property is situated on a huge lot with an enormous outdoor parking lot. The lobby is bright and airy with chesterfields, plants and a piano for anyone's enjoyment; it was nice chatting with Jimmy (security) for recommendations of local attractions and restaurants, etc.. The inviting outdoor pool is located on a large lawn with trees, and provides a relaxing atmosphere. The burgundy colored restaurant overlooks the pool through french-style doors; it offers breakfast buffets as well as dinner buffets on selected nights; the menu is varied; food is average; it was rather uncomfortable to sit in, given the seemingly highly set air conditioning. There is a coin-operated laundry service (2 or 3 washers and dryers), and small gift shop off the lobby.
Our guestroom, also, was very large. It consisted of huge windows with a lovely view of the green 'valley' below (the hotel sits on a small 'hill') and rolling hills in the background. The opposite side of the hotel provides spectacular views of the downtown skyline. The rather small, but clean, bathroom included a tub and shower with good drainage. Drawbacks of the guestroom included: local calls for $1.00 each (we were informed, when we made our reservations, that they were free); the tiny bathroom vanity was in the guestroom, beside the door leading to the corridor; the lighting was extremely poor; and our white socks were black within a couple of minutes of walking across the rug. We used the courtesy phone in the lobby to make local calls, although it was difficult to hear, considering the noisy location of it.
Overall, this hotel felt like we were "coming home" at the end of each day. If you prefer not to stay in the Opryland area, it is highly recommended over the higher priced downtown hotels.