Nashville is among the fastest growing cities in America. The “Music City” has sustained an economic boom for a number of years now and is home to not only major recording studios but also to over 300 health care companies. Many Fortune 500 companies now have offices in the city. And what is good for business tends to have positive ramifications for food and travel!
But while the city has plenty of quality restaurants (southern or not), its hotel offerings tend to be a little bit limited. Enters the Westin Nashville:
- 27 stories
- 453 guest rooms
- Opened in October 2016
- Features Nashville’s highest rooftop bar (+ cabana / pool)
In a nutshell, the Westin Nashville has the potential to change the (hotel) game for the ever-growing city.
Here are some of the reasons you may want to follow our steps:
- Location: very convient, in the heart of downtown. The hotel is literally steps from the Nashville’s Music City Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Broadway, and allows easy access by foot or cab to key attractions such as the Bridgestone Arena (home of the Predators) and the Nissan Stadium (home of the Tennessee Titans).
- Room: we were allocated room 1815, a corner room on a high floor with stunning views. The room itself is quite large and modern:
- Service: professional and helpful. In line with other Westin properties.
- Atmosphere: luxurious and sleek:
- Gym: impressive.Spacious with a lot of equipment, as well as a pool. Definitely a high point for the hotel!
- Restaurant: We had dinner at Decker & Dyer (the hotel’s “social gathering lounge and eatery”) which is by the lobby on the ground floor. Food was pretty good, but the location right by the hotel’s entrance isn’t very well thought out. It literally felt like eating in the lobby. We were surprised that the restaurant wasn’t a bit more “secluded”. Live entertainment however is quite good.
- Pool: L27 Rooftop Lounge deserves a post on its own! Located on the 27th floor, the rooftop bar offers excellent food (and great value… try the lobster rolls, fried olives or their burger!) for both lunch or dinner in an amazing surrounding. The views of Downtown Nashville are stunning, and makes the place just about perfect for late night drinks:
- Price: Nashville is expensive, and the Westin Nashville is no exception. Expect a price per night in the high $400s (visited April 2018) before taxes. The hotel is a Category 5 Starwood and prices quite high for a hotel in this category.
- Would we go again? From an experience standpoint, most definitely. from a practical standpoint, cost and value must be considered. But if price is not a constraint, we would highly recommend this property to anyone on either a business or personal trip.
- Any particular tips? The spa is excellent and offers very comprehensive services.
Our verdict: a very solid addition to the Nashville hotel landscape. A well-deserved 4 out of 5 stars.
And a couple of additional useful links:
- Official website: www.westinnashville.com/
- The Tennessean: https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/real-estate/2016/10/12/sneak-peek-westin-nashville-hotel-opening-thursday/91946402/
- Reviews on TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g55229-d10551712-Reviews-The_Westin_Nashville-Nashville_Davidson_County_Tennessee.html
- Book a table at Decker & Dyer with OpenTable: https://www.opentable.com/r/decker-and-dyer-nashville
Anything else you’d like to know? Let us know in the comments! Also interested in additional feedback from others who’ve been to the hotel.