Review: Marriott Hotel – Vanderbilt University

After arriving in Nashville, it took some time for my luggage to arrive at baggage claim. With my luggage in hand, I caught an Uber to begin the 25 ride to the Marriott at Vanderbilt.

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Booking

I booked the room through Marriott’s website for $250/night. I paid for the room with my Marriott Rewards credit card to earn approximately 5,000 points/night. The price for the room was more than I would have like to pay, but I made the decision based on location.

Arrival

The hotel is located on the campus of Vanderbilt University. This location offers many entertainment options within walking distance. I arrived at hotel after 8pm and the hotel’s bar was bustling with people.

Check-in

The check in desk is located the right as you walk in.

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There was barely any seating in the lobby, which I appreciated because it encourages guests to enjoy the bar or leave to explore the city.

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During check in, I was offered lounge access and complimentary Wi-Fi. I headed to my room to freshen up since it had been a long day.

Room

I took the elevator up to the 8th floor, made a left and my room was on the right.

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I was in shock to find an industrial blower in the room. I do not know why the carpet flooded, but I would think that management and housekeeping would alert the front desk about the inhabitable room. This is an embarrassment to the Marriott brand as a whole.

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I made my way back downstairs to request another room. There were not any rooms available, so I waited in the bar for two hours while one was prepared.

I gathered my things and made my way to the 10th floor. I exited the elevator, made a right and the room was there on the left.

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The room was not the biggest, but it was more than enough room for me after the long day that I had.

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The bathroom was on the right.

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The coffee machine and mini fridge were right past the bathroom.

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There was a closet on the left.

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As I entered the main area of the room, the bed was on the right, the television and desk were on the left, and the was a chaise at the far wall. If you notice on the desk below is a dirty cleaning towel. C’mon Marriott! Two rooms and two service items left!

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There was a great view of the Parthenon.

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Dining

There were a few dining options on the property. The first is the Market located in the lobby. Small snacks and sundries were available for purchase. Pro tip: if you really need those items, walk to the Rite Aid located across the street.

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There was the aforementioned bar/restaurant, Park25 Bistro. I did not eat there, but it was a great place to chill and have some drinks with friends.

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The last option on the property was the Concierge Lounge which was located on the 11th floor. The lounge had breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. Refreshments were offered throughout the day. Alcohol was not complimentary. There was a drink ticket above the beer fridge that the attendant completed with every purchase. The lounge offered a great view of Vanderbilt’s football stadium.

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Fitness

The fitness center was located on the 3rd floor. It was a great option to relieve some stress while on the road.

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Final Word

The property is really nice and in the perfect location. The only issue that I had was the air blower and dirty cleaning towels in my rooms. I would ask the staff be mindful of these things in the future. Clear communication could have prevented it. Overall, I would visit the property again.

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