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The Hilton In Music City Usa

Reviewing: Hilton Nashville Tn Location  |  Rating:
rogue34 By rogue34 on
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It's not often that my job requires business travel, but one year I had to travel every week for three months - to and from Nashville TN. There were about 15 of us in the work group, so we needed a hotel that could accomodate our group every week. We tried a couple of nice places, but we all fell in love with the Nashville Hilton.

Nothing is ever a comfortable as your own bed and home, but these accomodations were very nice and as close a substitute I think we could get. We each had a suite with a separate sitting room and bedroom. The bathrooms were spacious and included a hair dryer so I did not have to lug mine back and forth every week. The toiletries were Crabtree and Evelyn. The suites also included a small fridge, a microwave and an iron (not that I needed one - I hate to iron!) There was also Cable TV with HBO. And of course, an alarm clock - bleh - and a wakeup call service! USA today was delivered to each room every morning, but since I slept as late as possible, I hardly ever had time to read it until I returned in the evening. I have to give great credit to the housekeeping staff as well, since my room was always spotless when I got back each evening.

My group stayed there so much that it seemed like everyone in the hotel knew us. The valet parking crew even knew what time we would be ready to leave and always had our cars waiting for us before we even stepped outside! And believe me, during the cold winter months we were there, having the car warmed up before we got in was wonderful!

The hotel features a few restaurants in house. There was a full buffet breakfast every morning (included with our stay). When we got "home" in the evening, if we were tired and did not want to go out, we took advantage of the in hotel grill. The wait staff knew us pretty well there, too. Also, every evening in the hotel bar was happy hour! We could get two free glasses of wine - and we took advantage of it most nights.

If we did want to go out in the evening, we were already in the heart of downtown Nashville. The Country Music Hall of Fame was directly across from the hotel, but we got home so late in the afternoon, most of us did not get to visit. A few people stayed over the weekend once to be able to visit. The Ryman Auditorium was within walking distance as well as other well known country music bars (one that sold wonderful Elvis belt buckles). Walking everywhere was easy, but we took a horse and carriage ride one night down to the Hard Rock Cafe. Other restaurants I remember were Planet Hollywood, The Old Spaghetti Factory, and a local pub.

We were there for work, so pleasure time was minimal. I think if we had not stayed at the Downtown Hilton, we would not have had so many places to visit each night.

Since everything was paid for by the company, I don't really know what the prices were, but I'm sure they were fairly reasonable for a luxury hotel (after all - the company was paying LOL). If you are going to Nashville, TN, I highly recommend the Downtown Hilton!

(since there were no children in our group I rated that one a zero because I have no idea about that aspect of staying at the Hilton)