Very Good 248 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Downtown panoramas from the top-of-the-line gym
  • Brewed-in-Nashville ales at the hotel’s Cumberland Bar
  • The scented candles and chocolates that often accompany turndown service
  • The hotel’s sexy elliptical-shaped exterior

What To Know

  • The hotel’s 33rd-floor steakhouse serves all-natural, hormone-free cuts of beef
  • The property holds Vinyasa Yoga classes every Saturday morning
  • Complimentary cribs are offered
  • In addition to massages and pedicures, the spa services here also include in-room hair blow-dries


  •  Bar
  •  Concierge
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Curvaceous 33-story skyscraper dressed in leather and velvet, just across the street from the Music City Center convention complex

The Lowdown

Nashville’s industrial roots get the cosmopolitan treatment at this 533-room high-rise where, inside, you’ll find 100 pieces of contemporary art—odes to the city’s musical history. Public spaces are glossy but minimalistic (leather upholstery shares the stage with steel and bronze frames) and rooms are just as regal with their deep blues and pale wood paneling. No other spot harnesses the hotel’s sophisticated Southern soul better than chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, an innovative, all-American, Adam Tihany–designed steakhouse with a striking indoor-outdoor terrace that looks out onto Nashville’s many landmarks. Here, diners (who might be dressed in anything from cowboy boots to Louboutins) can feast on a parade of decadent plates like foie gras donuts, French fries “flights,” and other delights often prepped table-side. Keep the evening going at the adjacent lounge, where bourbon cocktails often mirror the sunset views you’re soaking in.

In the Area

Though the hotel’s immediate surroundings aren’t especially noteworthy, short walks will lead you to Nashville’s energetic hub including the honkytonk bars of Broadway along with The Gulch, a former railroad terminal turned trendy community now home to some of the city’s best restaurants including Adele’s, where chef Jonathan Waxman focuses on seasonal New American fare, and Biscuit Love, the brick-and-mortar version of a popular food truck. The Gulch is also the site of the Frist Art Museum, an eye-catching Art Deco building that showcases a rotating collection of temporary exhibits. The city’s other hot neighborhood, 12South—a leafy stretch lined with bungalow-style homes and designer boutiques—is a 10-minute Uber ride away.

How to Get There

JW Marriott Nashville
201 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203 United States


4.5 Very Good 248 Reviews
Beyond Exceptional Experience

A must if you are in Nashville. The absolute best massage and facial package I have ever experienced in my life!
Booked for my friends 50th Birthday and it did not disappoint.
Lyndsey, Amanda and Lily were incredible. I We have been to a great deal of spas in my many years of travel and this by far was my favorite. I cannot even put into words how incredible the massage was.
Thank you ladies for making this as one of our favorite highlights of our trip!

New hotel needs to work out some kinks
Melissa S

I stayed here with 10 of my bffs to celebrate our collective milestone birthdays. The hotel is beautiful. The rooms were reasonably-sized. The bathroom had lots of counter space and good lighting. Nice shower. Good closet space. But there were a lot of things that could have been approved upon. There were 6 elevators, but clearly that was not enough. There were often lines for the elevators. The elevators were also key operated and it was really glitchy and took several tries to work. We had 4 rooms (3 nights each) and one never got cleaned. They requested clean towels and were told no one was available to bring them.

The pool was nice and the pool deck had many chairs. but it was difficult to get chairs, with people "saving" chairs with towels and such for hours at a time. We rented a cabana one day, which was lovely. The service was good and the cabana comfortable, but the cabana "roof" is not opaque and thus does not provide sun protection. Pale girls like cabanas too!

Superficial: Neither the gift shop nor the coffee shop sell diet coke (only pepsi) and the froze' machine at the pool was broken the whole weekend.

Housekeeping let a strange man into our room. He thought is card was not working and she opened the door for him. He was possibly more surprised than we were, so I don't think he had nefarious intent, just got confused, but that is completely unacceptable - he should have been sent to the front desk. There were no chain or bar locks on the doors that could have prevented the door from being opened even if the key card lock was opened. We brought this issue to the front desk and with corporate customer service and we were comped breakfast in the cafe and points and we're satisfied. I stay at Marriott and Starwood properties because I feel safe when I travel alone so this is very worrisome. For the amount this hotel costs, I shouldn't have to worry about strangers walking into our room.

Place not good

The hotel is like a modern cylinder. There’s too much noise from the hallway and especially from outside the building

The pool and gym are adequate at best and the night front staff are rude and arrogant

There are better places to stay in Nashville than this place.