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.
How to Get There
The Union Station Hotel is a stunner. The lobby beautifully preserves the stained glass windows and architecture while the lounge area and restaurant are inviting to hang out. In fact, that’s mostly what I did, in between exploring restaurants and music venues, all of which are convenient to get to from this hotel right in downtown. My room, with 2 queen beds was ample and comfortable. And, best of all, the staff is a pleasure to interact with. Everyone was so very warm and friendly.
The Marriott Union Station is a jewel. The Libby is stunning and the hospitality gives a sense of warmth. It has a quaint quality and the location is perfect.
If you can the fifth floor is preferable. The rooms have vaulted ceilings and makes the room feel mire roomy.
This property is special!
We selected this hotel initially based upon rating, location, and its being part of the Marriott system. What a great choice! It delivered on every level. First of all, the hotel, which at one time was a railroad station, is gorgeous and has lots of architectural character. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, starting with Seth at the desk. He checked us in early (lucky us, we arrived on a Wednesday so there was availability, because our flight landed at 8:30 am!), gave us the history behind our room, and then proceeded to provide us with recommendations and directions to every restaurant and attraction we could imagine. When we were leaving, our taxi--that Seth had arranged for us earlier in the day--had a bad tire, and a member of the valet staff, Diego (I apologize that I forgot the other valet's name, but he also was super helpful!) jumped in his car and drove us to the airport so that we would not miss our flight. The bar/restaurant was terrific, too--we didn't eat dinner there, but the breakfast was excellent, offering some nice healthy choices. Our room was immaculate, a very comfy bed, lovely decor, and a large bathroom with excellent robes and large bath towels (one of my pet peeves is that hotels often only offer those small bath towels!). In addition to all of that, this hotel was in a perfect location: within easy walking distance of every Gulch destination, every major attraction, and all of the honky tonks on Broadway. Ask for rooms on the opposite side from whatever construction is happening, as there is a lot of construction going on everywhere in Nashville--the hotel also automatically provides earplugs in case the noise bothers you, but I honestly did not notice it in our room, and I am pretty picky.
This hotel is GORGEOUS!! The rooms were comfortable and stylish. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly! Diego and Joe with the valet service were the BEST!! I will definitely be returning to this hotel in the future!!
I didn't get to stay as long as I wanted, but it was lovely while I was there for a best friend's gal-pal night and to see Nashville Fashion Week at Oz. Chris is a wonderful front desk agent and Diego made me and my best friend feel welcomed from the moment we entered. I loved Flying Saucer next door. The room's ceiling was spectacular. I loved the Basquiat art, too. Because my husband and I are train fans, I loved seeing the train moving slowly outside my window. Just knowing it was an old train station was a thrill. You are my favorite brand. PS Loved the car you hired to take me back to the airport.