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
Stayed here for a few days while wanting to see a few sites in Nashville. Beautiful hotel building. It is downtown by railroad tracks. We had a room with a view of the rail yard as requested. The auto valet is the inside luggage valet. Keys are not very secure in outside box while valet takes luggage upstairs. Now the reason for the 3 star review:
Upon arrival check in was good. After going to room on the sixth floor, we found missing drinking water glasses. Had to call and get blanket that was requested before arriving in room. The refrigerator was unplugged in the room. The main lamp in entry way room was out and they could not repair until the next day. The next morning we had no condiments for coffee. The first day experience was not what we usually get at premium Marriott Properties. Talk to the front desk about a cold breakfast and other issues and they indicated they had change a lot of team members. Sounds like they need to do some training badly at this place. They staff at the desk offered no compensation for the problems we experienced just excuses. The desk staff is not knowledgeable about tours Marriott offers it guest in the area. Again the property is great but the service is below a premium Marriott Hotel. We were disappointed as you can imagine.
Holly you are my favorite, I love this place and excellent service. This restaurant is a hidden gem in Nashville, the atmosphere is wonderful here with free valet parking, please remember to have your ticket validated
Great old building. Previously a railroad station now a hotel. The lobby is beautiful. My wife really appreciates old buildings and she fell in love with this one. Great sculptures as well. Nice diversion while visiting Music City.