Pros

  • Newly renovated hotel with modern, Nashville-inspired decor
  • Located across the street from Vanderbilt University
  • Spacious rooms with stylish contemporary decor and modern amenities
  • Fine-dining restaurant and attached upscale steakhouse, plus 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour fitness center with modern equipment and fresh fruit
  • Meeting rooms and event space, plus business center
  • Concierge Lounge with free breakfast and evening reception (for some rooms)
  • Free Wi-Fi and area shuttle within three-mile radius
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Cons

  • Rates are pricey for a hotel outside of downtown
  • Expensive parking
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Bottom Line

The upper-middle-range Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville is a classy hotel that’s fresh from an extensive 2013 renovation. Its 340 rooms are spacious and feature stylish decor that's sophisticated, while still paying homage to the city’s country music roots. With a fine-dining restaurant and attached steakhouse, upscale dining is possible without leaving the property, plus there's a modern fitness center as well as ample meeting facilities and event space. It’s a great choice for anyone visiting adjacent Vanderbilt University, and the hotel's free shuttle takes guests to most attractions downtown. Rates are expensive, however, especially for a hotel outside of the downtown area. Travelers seeking something near the convention center or music scene might want to check out the Hilton Nashville Downtown.

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed

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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Scene

Classy, modern hotel bustling with university-affiliated groups and events

This Loews hotel may not be located in the midst of Nashville’s exciting music scene downtown, but there’s no mistaking that it’s in the country music capital from the moment guests enter its sleek, spacious lobby. An immense mural of Hank Williams graces one wall, while other memorabilia is showcased in tasteful fashion throughout, including hand-written lyrics from Johnny Cash hits and even an old-style jukebox. This hotel often hosts Vanderbilt homecoming and reunion events so it can get busy, but the large, two-story lobby and expansive event space handles the action with ease. Designer-quality furnishings create many different gathering places around a gas fireplace or lovely, rough-hewn wood tables. The polished tan tile, large columns, and upscale, modern furniture in rich colors create a sophisticated space that’s a great place to relax or catch up with friends. The fine-dining restaurant and lounge are equally opulent and attractive. 

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Location

On a busy street adjacent to Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is directly across the street from this hotel, with the admissions office only a few blocks away and several restaurants within walking distance. Two major medical complexes -- Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Centennial Medical Center -- are also nearby, about a three- to five-minute drive or a 10- to 12-minute walk. Many of Nashville’s top attractions are within a brief drive as well, including Nissan Stadium (12 minutes away), Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center (20 minutes), and the Parthenon (seven minutes). Several other attractions are all about a 10-minute drive away, including Tennessee State Capitol, Bridgestone Arena, Music City Center, Printer’s Alley, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and Music City Walk of Fame Park. The Riverfront Station train station downtown is a 12-minute drive or 22 minutes by bus. Bus service is available between Vanderbilt and points downtown, and the hotel also offers a complimentary area shuttle. Nashville International Airport is a 16-minute drive away.

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Rooms

Spacious, stylish rooms fresh from a recent renovation

All of the Loews' guest rooms are fresh and clean thanks to a renovation in 2013. Their stylish contemporary decor features a sophisticated gray-and cream color scheme, and -- like the hotel’s public spaces -- walls are accented with country music-themed art. Guests rave about the comfort of the Stearns & Foster Tivoli Plush pillow-top mattress and 300-thread-count, Egyptian cotton linens. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, work desks with media plug-ins and gray leather ergonomic chairs, iPod docks, minibars, coffeemakers, electronic safes, magnifying mirrors, robes and slippers, and free Wi-Fi, plus Premium Rooms come with upgraded Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are a bit small, but feel upscale with chic travertine floors and walls as well as colorful, graphic accent walls. Sleek black vanities offer plenty of storage space and there are walk-in showers. The hotel has several different room categories, ranging in size from Superior and Deluxe Rooms (330 square feet) to Luxury (400 square feet) and Grand King (425 square feet) that have expanded sitting areas with armchairs. Suites range from 750 to 1,500 square feet and typically have a second bathroom and a separate living room with a sofa bed. Some suites have kitchenettes, wet bars, and dining areas. Premium and Club Level Rooms have access to the Concierge Lounge that serves a free breakfast buffet and afternoon appetizers with beverages. 

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Features

Restaurant, fitness center, event space, and freebies including area shuttle and Wi-Fi

Mason's, the on-site restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers children’s menus. Breakfast is not included in room rates, but Club Level Rooms have access to the private Concierge Lounge, which serves a free breakfast buffet as well as appetizers and beverages (including alcohol) in the evening. Another dining option is the attached Ruth’s Chris Steak House. 

Other features include 24,000-square-feet of event space, plus there's a 24-hour business center with Internet access and free printing. The 24-hour fitness center is especially upscale with a full range of Lifecycle equipment and free weights as well as fresh fruit. Guests are offered the PressReader mobile app with free access to local and national newspapers during their stays. Teens can access a lending library with DVD players, Gameboys, and board games. Concierge services include pet sitting/walking and babysitting arrangements, appointments at a nearby preferred spa, and children’s activities. Free overnight shoe shines, free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and laundry/dry-cleaning services are offered. A gift shop is on-site as well. Both self and valet parking are available, but they are expensive. Guests can also make use of the hotel's free shuttle, which operates within a three-mile radius.

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Things You Should Know About Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Also Known As

  • Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Address

2100 W End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-5200, United States

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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Scene

Classy, modern hotel bustling with university-affiliated groups and events

This Loews hotel may not be located in the midst of Nashville’s exciting music scene downtown, but there’s no mistaking that it’s in the country music capital from the moment guests enter its sleek, spacious lobby. An immense mural of Hank Williams graces one wall, while other memorabilia is showcased in tasteful fashion throughout, including hand-written lyrics from Johnny Cash hits and even an old-style jukebox. This hotel often hosts Vanderbilt homecoming and reunion events so it can get busy, but the large, two-story lobby and expansive event space handles the action with ease. Designer-quality furnishings create many different gathering places around a gas fireplace or lovely, rough-hewn wood tables. The polished tan tile, large columns, and upscale, modern furniture in rich colors create a sophisticated space that’s a great place to relax or catch up with friends. The fine-dining restaurant and lounge are equally opulent and attractive. 

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Location

On a busy street adjacent to Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is directly across the street from this hotel, with the admissions office only a few blocks away and several restaurants within walking distance. Two major medical complexes -- Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Centennial Medical Center -- are also nearby, about a three- to five-minute drive or a 10- to 12-minute walk. Many of Nashville’s top attractions are within a brief drive as well, including Nissan Stadium (12 minutes away), Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center (20 minutes), and the Parthenon (seven minutes). Several other attractions are all about a 10-minute drive away, including Tennessee State Capitol, Bridgestone Arena, Music City Center, Printer’s Alley, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and Music City Walk of Fame Park. The Riverfront Station train station downtown is a 12-minute drive or 22 minutes by bus. Bus service is available between Vanderbilt and points downtown, and the hotel also offers a complimentary area shuttle. Nashville International Airport is a 16-minute drive away.

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Rooms

Spacious, stylish rooms fresh from a recent renovation

All of the Loews' guest rooms are fresh and clean thanks to a renovation in 2013. Their stylish contemporary decor features a sophisticated gray-and cream color scheme, and -- like the hotel’s public spaces -- walls are accented with country music-themed art. Guests rave about the comfort of the Stearns & Foster Tivoli Plush pillow-top mattress and 300-thread-count, Egyptian cotton linens. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, work desks with media plug-ins and gray leather ergonomic chairs, iPod docks, minibars, coffeemakers, electronic safes, magnifying mirrors, robes and slippers, and free Wi-Fi, plus Premium Rooms come with upgraded Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are a bit small, but feel upscale with chic travertine floors and walls as well as colorful, graphic accent walls. Sleek black vanities offer plenty of storage space and there are walk-in showers. The hotel has several different room categories, ranging in size from Superior and Deluxe Rooms (330 square feet) to Luxury (400 square feet) and Grand King (425 square feet) that have expanded sitting areas with armchairs. Suites range from 750 to 1,500 square feet and typically have a second bathroom and a separate living room with a sofa bed. Some suites have kitchenettes, wet bars, and dining areas. Premium and Club Level Rooms have access to the Concierge Lounge that serves a free breakfast buffet and afternoon appetizers with beverages. 

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Features

Restaurant, fitness center, event space, and freebies including area shuttle and Wi-Fi

Mason's, the on-site restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers children’s menus. Breakfast is not included in room rates, but Club Level Rooms have access to the private Concierge Lounge, which serves a free breakfast buffet as well as appetizers and beverages (including alcohol) in the evening. Another dining option is the attached Ruth’s Chris Steak House. 

Other features include 24,000-square-feet of event space, plus there's a 24-hour business center with Internet access and free printing. The 24-hour fitness center is especially upscale with a full range of Lifecycle equipment and free weights as well as fresh fruit. Guests are offered the PressReader mobile app with free access to local and national newspapers during their stays. Teens can access a lending library with DVD players, Gameboys, and board games. Concierge services include pet sitting/walking and babysitting arrangements, appointments at a nearby preferred spa, and children’s activities. Free overnight shoe shines, free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and laundry/dry-cleaning services are offered. A gift shop is on-site as well. Both self and valet parking are available, but they are expensive. Guests can also make use of the hotel's free shuttle, which operates within a three-mile radius.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Babysitting Services

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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