Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Onsite restaurant Carter's, which serves up Southern-inspired small plates
- Extravagant touches like gold-leaf ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and Tiffany-style stained glass
What To Know
- Valet parking with in-and-out privileges is available for $40 per night
- Guest room WiFi is available for $11.95 per day, but is free in public areas
- In-room dining is available from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Union Station Hotel’s lobby makes as grand an entrance as it did back in its days as a 1900s train station, with 65-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings, Tiffany-style stained glass, and three dramatic chandeliers. Interiors seamlessly blend the building’s original Romanesque architecture with more contemporary details, including stylish, modern chairs and commissioned art inspired by Nashville’s legendary music scene. Your first order of business: dining in a private booth (or at the large marble bar) at Carter’s, an instant neighborhood classic thanks to its Southern-inspired small plates (cajun-spiced pork skins; smoked ribs) and handcrafted cocktails. After your last sip of your Music City Manhattan (made with hickory-blended bourbon and sweet and dry vermouth), head upstairs to one of 125 rooms kitted out with walnut walls, cowhide headboards, and iron-and-wire chandeliers.
In the Area
For a tuneful introduction to Music City, swing over to the stunning Ryman Auditorium, aka the “Mother Church of Country Music,” and hit rowdy honky-tonks like Robert’s Western World along lower Broadway. You’re well-located for visual art as well, with the 24,000-square-foot Frist Center for the Visual Arts just down the street. Get a feel for hip young Nashville with a stroll through the 12South neighborhood, stopping at Imogene+Willie, an old gas station converted into a denim purveyor and hip kid hang. Dig into down-home southern fare at Arnold’s Country Kitchen, a no-fuss meat-and-three (choose a meat and three vegetables), and then sample modern takes on the theme at the James Beard award-winning Husk.