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
I love that this place was a train station. All of the details surrounding this were nice to look at. The hotel aspect of it wasn’t all that great though. I can appreciate the cleanliness of our room but certain things missed the mark a bit, like dingy pillow cases. The staff were all very nice especially the valet attendants. There is this really helpful app that allows you to make requests without having to dial anyone. It would have been effective if someone actually responded in a timely fashion. Otherwise, it was a decent place to stop while in Nashville.
Pretty hotel. Diego at the door was the best. Restaurant service very slow. Bar closes too early, sundries shop should sell wine/beer and have more selection. Rooms are very dark and need more mirrors for getting ready. Had problems with room keys not working several times. Staff was very friendly though.
Friendly staff and clean room! Close to lower Broadway and gulch! Diego went above and beyond what was expected of him! Overall enjoyable stay! Highly recommend for weekend getaway. Would recommend to everyone!
I am legitimately staying in one of the coolest Suites I have ever stayed in.
I am at Nashville Union Station Hotel which is part of Marriott Autograph collection (which I L❤️ve) and just found out my room used to be the old Conductors office (only suite like this in the hotel). I have 2 large windows on both sides of my room (1 over looks the lobby of the hotel and the back window over looks the train 🚂 tracks) so that he could see what was going on all the time.
Another fun fact is that the hotel is also haunted by a ghost named Abigail (see the story attached) and I did have “The Soldier” last night and it was delicious 😋 😉.
Then I got back to my room tonight to find a great big “Thank you for staying with us and being a loyal Marriott Member”. The staff here has also been amazing!
So while traveling can be a huge pain in the a$$ at times its rewards like this that make it all worth it. Only wish the Hubs was here to enjoy it with me.
Of course it is not bad quality at all, but from an hotel like that you expect more.
Rooms: too dark, several lights around the room, but none making the bright light you need when dressing up or when working (most of visitors are businessmen and they need to work in their rooms).
The bar: only one or two waiters to serve breakfast, it takes almost more than half an hour to be served and get the pancakes for instance.
Said that, the personnel is nice and friendly above all the ones at the front door.
It is a pretty nice hotel, but need to work in a couple of things.