Arrival in Nashville:


I spent a week in Nashville at the Hilton Downtown which is right in the center of all the action.

Out front of the hotel across the lawn is the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Convention Center and the Bridgestone Arena where the Nashville Predators hockey team play, and where I got to see Alice Cooper play during my trip there.

Behind the Hotel is Broadway, the live music area of Nashville. There are lots of bars and clubs and restaurants on the street, almost all of whom have some sort of live music going.

Many music stars like Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kid Rock, Glen Campbell and Luke Bryan own music venues on Broadway.

a building with many windows

The Hilton has an impressive entrance with a large green park out front.

Valet parking is available for $50.

a reception desk with rope barriers

The hotel has a very nice atrium with hotel rooms on all 4 sides. There are rooms on 2 sides that have inside views and the rest of the rooms on all 4 sides have outside views of the city.

a high angle view of a large room with tables and chairs

There are big lounge areas at the base of the atrium with a bar area, the breakfast area and even a piano player in the evenings. The glass backed elevators give you views of the atrium as you go up to your room.


My room with Country Music Hall of Fame views:

a large building with a green lawn and trees

The view from the rooms at the front of the hotel are really special. You can see from the picture that the Hall of Fame looking like a piano is directly across the grass, the Convention Center with its curvy architecture is across the road and the Bridgestone Arena is on the right side. Very pleasant view to wake up to.


The room is divided up into 3 sections.

The sitting room:

a couch and a lamp in a room

Comfy sofa, chairs and a small table.

a desk with a telephone and a chair

The desk with nice comfortable chair and lamp.

The wall unit in the sitting room has a tv, fridge, safe and coffee machine. It is a large space with lots of room.

a tv on a shelf

a small refrigerator with two bottles inside

Refrigerator with 2 bottles of water for Gold status emebers.

a group of empty glasses with white caps on them

The bathing room:

The next room is the bathroom which has a large counter with basin and then a separate walk-in shower.

a sink with a towel and a towel rack

a bottle of body lotion

There is a walk-in shower with shampoo, conditioner and body wash and there is body lotion and soap, all supplied by Crabtree and Evelyn.

The sleeping room:

The third room is the bedroom. A large bed with full cupboard, iron and ironing board, another wall unit with drawers and a second tv.

a bed with white sheets and pillows a ironing board and ironing board

a tv on a wall

There are lots of plug points all over the rooms, it has a comfortable bed, nice big lounge space, nice spacious bathroom, a really nice place to spend a week.


Other hotel facilities:

The hotel has a good gym,

a room with exercise equipment

a coffee shop and a store selling mementos.

a coffee shop with a sign

a store with a sign

The Gold loyalty members lounge is rather spiffy. It supplies a breakfast in the morning, happy hour or 2 in the evening and is open most of the day and night for drinks and snacks and a getaway space.

a room with a table and chairs a coffee machine and a refrigerator a room with a fireplace and chairs

The atrium is rather large with many seating areas, a bar and piano supplied with player.

a large room with a large staircase and chairs

Bonus !!:

I even got to see Alice Cooper perform at the Bridgestone Arena across from the hotel.

a group of men on a stage


Reflections on my stay:

All in all a really great stay at a great hotel. It was a really good week in Nashville at the Hilton Downtown and I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking to stay and party in Nashville.