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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

by Katie Kelly Bell
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 So much has changed in Music City over the years — from the festive crowds of tourists that throng Broadway to the recent influx of several new luxury hotel brands. But the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel steadfastly remains one of the city’s top hotels with a reputation for service and a prime location just outside of Vanderbilt University's campus, with easy access to downtown but far enough away to enjoy the quieter side of Nashville. This 339-room hotel is always bustling, and you’re just as likely to see country music fans as you are the musicians themselves. 

What You Need to Know

The Look

It's All in the Details

Accommodations feature everything from designer suites with fireplaces to king rooms with city views. Rooms are cast in pewter and lighter shades of grey with pops of colors and feature Music City-themed design touches; the public spaces are modern and welcoming. The hot ticket is one of the Club Level suites, where you’ll enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, plus beer and wine. Club Level suite guests also have exclusive access to the Club Level Concierge Lounge. 

The Vibe

Southern hospitality with a caring spirit animates the beating heart of this hotel — and guests feel it immediately from the moment they arrive. Helpful staff are on hand to make your stay seamless. You’ll leave on a first-name basis with everyone from the bartender to the shuttle driver (they offer a complimentary car service in a luxury SUV to take you anywhere within a three-mile radius, which means free and easy access to downtown). We also recommend leaning on the expert concierge staff to help secure seats to those special Nashville venues (Grand Ole Opry or Ryman, perhaps) and glean intel on the best spots to catch the local music scene.

Who Will Love It

With 339 rooms, the hotel is generally a mix of business travelers and tourists. Families and pets are welcome, and the hotel serves as a great home base for fans during football season. Business travelers who appreciate plush sleeping conditions and good dining and drink options will love it here. Tourists who want to be close enough to downtown’s music scene but far enough away to enjoy a quiet night’s sleep will also enjoy the hotel. 

Who Might Not

This is not the best option for a quiet, romantic weekend.

Best Amenity

You won’t have to travel far to get a local taste of things, as the Loews Hotel brand recruits local elements into the drinking and dining experiences. Many guests are fond of the convenient POD Organic Market (located in the lobby) that offers pastries, salads, and flatbreads as well as pre-packaged organic snacks, Frothy Monkey Coffee, Yazoo Beer, and Kombucha on tap. The unanimous favorite among both business and leisure travelers might well be Mason Bar: a southern-style public house where you’ll sink into one of the cowhide lounge chairs and peruse the 40 or so whiskey and bourbon selections (Belle Meade Bourbon is a local fave). Be sure to try a Music City Spritz, featuring locally made Corsair Gin, Aperol, grapefruit, and prosecco. There’s also nice selection of beers on draft — all of which pair perfectly with a mini hot chicken sandwich (also a local specialty). 

Money Matters

What’s Included

Complimentary wifi around the hotel, use of the 24-hour business center, and access to the fitness center are just some of the free amenities. Rooms are complete with fitness equipment and running maps, as well. Be sure to take advantage of the chauffeured car service anywhere within a three-mile radius (based on availability at the time of request.) 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About

Valet parking is $39 per day, and you can self-park for $36 per day. Bring along your four-legged friend for a one-time fee of $50. 

How to Get a Deal

Book the "Third Night's a Charm" package to score 20% off room rates when you stay three nights or longer. (Full payment is required at time of booking and is non-refundable.) Other deals, promotions, and offers can be found here.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood 

Located in Nashville's West End neighborhood, the property sits directly across from historic Vanderbilt University. For the live music scene on downtown Broadway, you’ll have to travel about one mile. It’s also a mile away from Ryman AuditoriumThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Grand Ole Opry

Nearest Airport

Nashville International Airport (BNA) is about 20 minutes away by car.

Nearest Public Transit

The Nashville MTA Bus stops right outside of the hotel.

The Bottom Line

Stay here for a genuine taste of Nashville’s southern hospitality tucked into a bustling hotel with modern styling, amazing service, and updated amenities.

It's All in the Details