HIGHLIGHTS: Residence Inn by Marriott Nashville at Opryland
What a pleasant stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Nashville at Opryland – with their wonderful shuttle, convenient restaurants and things to see nearby, and spacious rooms, it was a great experience. At just 50K points for two nights, it was also a good deal.
My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting.
- Hotel Space / Ambiance
- Food & Drink
LOBBY & CHECK-IN
This was a weird building, with an unclear entrance – the Lyft ended up driving around to the wrong side! The lobby is in this secluded entrance – look for the handicapped parking when you enter! It was also quite large, with plenty of leaflets advertising Nashville experiences. Breakfast and a bar, with plenty of lounge space, directly across from the check-in desks.
What a nice large suite, with separate workspace area, decently sized kitchen, and living area. Fully sized fridge, and microwave came in handy for our leftovers both days. View was interesting of the freeway that circles Nashville.
HOTEL SPACE / AMBIANCE
We didn’t see too many people at the hotel, but they did have some great amenities, with a hotel shuttle that will take you to the world famous Opryland Resort & Hotel. From there it’s just a short walk to the mall, where there’s some great shopping, entertainment, and dining to be had. I did see some tourists or groups hanging out at the bar enjoying themselves in the evening.
FOOD & DRINK
The hotel does serve breakfast in the mornings, although I was always too lagged to grab it. I assume it would be the standard hot breakfast fare of any Residence Inn.
The fitness center was on the smaller side for a hotel of this size, but more than sufficient if empty. So long as it has treadmills, bikes, and free weights I’m good. There was also a nice hotel pool that was a bit chilly to use.
Overall I enjoyed getting out of the hotel and exploring the local area, from the Thai food at Sukho Thai – fantastic Thai Iced Tea and so reasonably priced as well (ended up getting three of them!). The food was average at best, especially coming from the Asian food mecca that is the Bay Area, but passable. We also checked out the Opryland Resort – big and beautiful, with water park and indoor greenery, and the Opry Mills Mall – where Chuy’s was fantastic TexMex, with their happy hour build your own nacho bar. I would definitely go back and enjoy the food there!
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