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
- 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
We really like autograph properties based on their unique vibes. Location a short walk to both the Gulch and Broadway.
Staff was nice , hotel is paperless so no daily newspaper. The free breakfast options for Plat rewards guests were good.
Hotel never gets too loud like those down closer to tourist areas
Union Station is a beautiful hotel, set in a remodeled train station about three blocks from downtown Nashville. My 15 year old daughter and I shared a room, which was on the level just above the lobby--we had lots of noise from a small conference room that was right outside our room (in a very odd place, I thought). Our room overlooked the train tracks--surprisingly, the noise from the trains did not bother us, so that was a plus (they do not blow their horns). There is a ice bucket in the room, but you have to call room service to bring you ice. We ordered room service one morning, and returned 9 hours later to find that our room had not been cleaned or room service tray picked up. The front desk attendant was quick to bring us clean towels but it would have been nice to return to a clean hotel room after a long day of sight seeing. The bedroom seemed pretty clean, but the bathroom tub/shower tiles had stained grout. There is a large public parking lot directly behind the hotel ($26/day, as opposed to $42/day for valet parking). The hotel is within easy walking distance to Bridgestone Arena and all the highlights of downtown Nashville, particularly "Whiskey Row". For the price, I will stay elsewhere next time. It just did not perform as an expensive, boutique hotel should.
My wife & I were celebrating our 3rd anniversary and decided to stay at Union Station and get the romance package on July 5th. Fortunately, I checked the bill because we were charged for the champagne, even though it should have been included in the bill. Also, I got to kill 3 roaches in the bathroom and there were more dead ones under the dresser. For $300 for the night, you expect better. Should have and will stay elsewhere next time.
Recently had a wonderful visit at Union Station. Our guest service representative, Grace, was friendly and professional. Each day, I stopped by the front desk to ask a question and she called me by name. Breakfast was delicious each day. Our friendly and efficient server, Matt, recommended shrimp and grits which was a winner. Housekeeping and the bellmen were also top exnotch. The hotel is beautiful and full of interesting design details. Highly recommend this hotel for business and vacation travel.
Restored Train station that was turned into a Hotel .
The entrance hall is amazing with the high ceiling and all the gold accents.
Most rooms are lower then entree hall.
Roms are very modern and contemporary with interesting artwork displayed.So it’s kind of a interesting mix of old and new.
Our room was very large with a extra sitting area. Since our room faced away from the train tracks it was quiet.
The Hotel is a good walk away from the attractions downtown, which we didn’t mind.