Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 269
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TAP1 Allergen Free Environment
Having hyper-sensitive lungs and asthma, it is critical that when we travel the rooms we stay in must be allergen free. Most of the time when staying at newer or refurbished Holiday Inns where the mattress and curtains have been replaced in the refurbishing, the rooms are allergen free if the hotel staff are alerted to this medical need. In the past visit to the Holiday Inn Nashville, Vanderbilt, the room we were first assigned had a strong perfume smell and although the housekeeping staff was defensive about having not used air freshners or strong cleansers we had to change rooms. This is not normal for this hotel, but improvement in alerting all staff when medical conditions warrant special accommodations for guests should be reviewed.
February 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cherian Great place to stay
I was in Nashvill for a business meeting and stayed at Holiday inn for a week. Everything was good and no problems to report.
February 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Loys1 VUMC February Stay
Hotel staff was very accommodating and friendly. The shuttle service to Vanderbilt Medical Center and the driver were excellent! Room service and breakfast in the grill were very good.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ShannonsCrazyLife Wonderful Staff & Service
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt for 3 nights on 2/14 - 2/17. We were able to check in a bit early which was nice as we were recovering from a long travel day/flight. All staff were extremely helpful and kind. We loved the free shuttle which would take us anywhere within 3 miles of the hotel. We utilized that a lot. Just make sure to make a reservation if you have a specific time/place that you need to be. It got really busy on Friday/Saturday nights and it was then on a first come, first served basis which took a while. All in all, it saved us a lot on taxi service. Don't forget to tip the drivers!
Our room was comfortable but a little worn around the edges - though it didn't bother us a bit! Plenty of hot water, comfy beds, and quiet.
Front desk staff was helpful and went out of their way to accommodate us. Thanks again! They even gave us 3 free admission tickets to the Parthenon which was across the street.
On-site restaurant had excellent service and decent food. Loved the songwriters night. Great entertainment! Only thing I didn't like was that there was no free coffee in the lobby. You had to purchase it at their on-site coffee shop but it was hit or miss on that being open. I had requested on the housekeeping form to get more coffee and cups in our room but that didn't happen so I had to go somewhere else for coffee.
All in all - good experience. Loved Nashville!
February 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ott54 Great For Downtown
Staff was friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the free 3 mile shuttle bus service. Great for going downtown and back. Parking was easy. Small negative was the maid knocking on door at 8am asking when are we leaving.
February 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Docs very nice, affordable hotel
The hotel is very nice, convenient to Vanderbilt and the medical center. Access is easy by auto, parking is close and free. The entry, the halls, the elevators and the rooms are first class and our maid service was superb. Our reservations were made by Vanderbilt Medical Center and I was very pleased with the discounted room rate.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mm52 Great Service
We were there only one night, because we were on a college road trip with our daughter. The service, interior lobby and rooms were great! The location to the college was walking distance too. Shuttle service was available for pickup and return. Thank you!
February 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Paws579 Uncooperative Staff
My husband & I went to Nashville to tell our youngest daughter, who is a nurse at Vandy Medical Center, that her grandma had just been diagnosed with inoperable cancer. They have always been close & we didn't want to tell her ( from Florida) the sad news.
Last Sunday it was a terrible rainy day & we realized driving home from lunch that the sunroof on her car was leaking. It wasn't a small leak but water pouring in the front seats & back. We went back to the hotel & parked at the very front of the overhang in the hotel entrance. Out of the way of cars & just so the roof would be covered until the downpour passed ( from what we could see on the radar screen , probably an hour or so) My husband went to the front desk & ask the young girl if it was ok & she stated " it could not be left there long because of fire regulations etc. He said he understood & she said " as long as you check it every 15 mins or so" We went up to our room & every 15 mins "on the nose" , .my husband went down to check the roof & the rain. He did this for about 1 1/2 hrs until the last time he went down , he saw a boot had been placed on the tire of the car. Immediately, he went into the front desk to ask about it & someone else told him "you just can't park there" When he tried to explain, they said "there was nothing they could do, the girl he spoke with was no longer there & we would be charged $75 to get it off!" He ask for the hotel manager & spoke to him. He was rude & uncooperative, would offer no help. The entire staff made it seem like they had nothing to do with what happen. When the the man came to remove the boot, I approached him to ask who called him & I noticed he was wearing a Holiday Inn shirt. He is on the property all the time & was checking the car & had probably seen my husband in the parking lot & checking on the car. My impression was that a towing company is not called for this but they have the boot right there all the time to attach to cars.& It seems simple to me that the girl at the front desk just needed to tell the man what was going on with our car Or call us about it.
We were very upset about it. $75 was charged to our account & the whole ordeal made the trip more miserable.
We will be back to Nashville in the future as will all of my children & family and NONE of us WILL EVER stay there again!!!!! Believe me, I made a point of telling friends her in Daytona Bch not to stay there either. It is a shame because the hotel was convenient for us, clean etc but the incident soured our experience there completely!
Ps. When we moved the car, my daughter noticed that the girl we had talked to about it originally , WAS in fact still there but ignoring us!
February 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VandyMom great location!
Great location - one block from Vanderbilt University, The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the front desk staff is very helpful. Free parking is a great value.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lineman Great service
I was at the Holiday Inn at Vanderbuilt for 4 days in January due to a business trip. The staff at your desk was exceptional, especially the afternoon and evening staff. They were very friendly and helpful. They even helped me with some printing issues on the computer. The room service was excellent also. The rooms were extremely clean and beds were very comfortable.
a great experience!
February 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MSLM Great Desk Personnel
Convenient to Vanderbilt Medical Center and University
February 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by VandyvsAuburn Waste of my points
While on business recently I decided to stay an extra night and used my Priority Club points to do so. I have stayed here many times and have always found the country music hopefuls very entertaining. However the bartender and her manager decided to ruin my evening that night. This started when the bartender apparently got irritated at another customer. Then she decided to get her manager who came out to the bar and proceeded to accuse and threaten all of us within close proximity of this guy. I did not think she was all that friendly to begin with, but after this happened the atmosphere was intolerable. I would have left immediately with the exception I had already ordered food, and I was starving. I spoke with the manager of the bar after he made the other patron leave. He apologized for including me with someone I had never met before. But it's not enough. The rooms here are not all that great anyway, so all this place had going for it is the ATMOSPHERE. Apparently that is on the decline as well. FYI-To be fair. The food was very good, and the rest of the staff was outstanding.
February 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jfs1976 Excellent accommodations and service
An excellent location to get the full appreciation for how Nashville is an upscale city full of charm and hospitality . The hotel is close to major attractions and great restaurants as well as has a competent friendly staff and excellent accommodations.
February 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oogah Great Getaway
Points stay. Looking for a weekend away from Kentucky Home. Took in a show at Zanies Comedy Club and dinner at Tin Angel. Hotel courtesy van provided transport to any REASONABLE destination. Best two days my wife and I have had together in a couple of years. We wil be back...
February 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sally50 not for night shift workers
The hotel is comfortable and the staff very pleasant. However, if you expect to rest and sleep during the day because you work at night it won't happen easily. The housekeepers are very noisy-calling to each other up and down the halls, banging their carts, and making a lot of commotion. I stayed recently and was woke up with workmen drilling in the hall outside my room. No cable TV while they are running new cable and conduit. They have arrangement with several local hospitals that allow staff to stay at the hotel. However it is not a good enviroment for the guests that need day sleep.
February 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Harvey13 Clean Rooms
We have stayed at this Holiday Inn twice for conferences in Nashville. We were able to get the conference price which was great. Those that we spoke with on the phone and at the check in desk were very nice. Most importantly the rooms were clean and updated. We had no problems at all during our stay.
February 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SVN39 Comfortable and accessible
I enjoyed and made use of the hotel shuttle which will happily transport you for free for up to 3 miles away from the hotel.
I enjoyed the fitness center, but wished the pool was indoor and heated instead of outdoor and cold!
The music in the restaurant was funny....err, nothing to write home about.
The room was very comfortable. Thanks!
February 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JayT Comfort and clean
Stayed there to be near by Vanderbilt Hospital and this really helped. The room was very comfortable and clean. All the staff was very courteous and helpful. Beds were comfortable and enjoyed the different pillows.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lkorac10 Good location, nice stay
Very good spot if you want to get away from downtown but not too far away from it and for a smaller price. Nice atmosphere around the Vanderbilt campus and I was glad to have found it.
January 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by IHGforlife Unsatisfied Platinum Member
A week prior to my reservation being made, I had an understanding of room accommodations for a priority reward platinum member. All amenities were discussed and I thought granted. Upon arrival and at check in, I was told my upgrade and executive floor amenities could not be granted, but I would be placed on the 14th floor (which was remodeled in 2009). I was staying three days, and the only amenities I received for those three days was free breakfast each morning, and a drink ticket. I was given a standard room on the top floor (executive floor was the 10th). I traveled with my laptop each morning to the 10th floor to print out my necessary paperwork. My room did not even have a work desk phone. I could not enjoy the great coffee and cookies on the executive floor. I would not recommend this hotel for Prior Platinum Members!
The excuse I was given was a member stayed over an extra day!
Unsatisfied Platinum Member
January 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TAP1 Very accommodating and comfortable
Room was request to be allergen free and except for the air freshner or perfume of the housekeeping staff which was too strong, the room was fragrant free. Had excellent view.
January 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Holiday Inn-Vanderbilt...West End's Gem
I'm an employee at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Holiday Inn Vanderbilt treated me very well for the past two times I had to stay in the Vanderbilt area due to bad weather. Great Service...Great Room...Perfect!
January 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hards Great time
Our family spent New Year's Eve there and very much enjoyed Nashville. We appreciated the shuttle service and the great guys driving that the hotel provided to the downtown activities.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marge93 Great experience and value
The Holiday Inn Vanderbilt is everything we value most about a hotel - comfortable beds, easy (and free!) parking, and windows that open (in this case, sliding glass doors). The elevators are fast, the housekeeping is thorough, and the front desk staff are extremely helpful. We chose to stay here even when a 4-star is very close in price. The in-room refrigerators are another big plus to us because we always have leftovers from eating out.
January 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FayeW33 Great stay
We stayed her for New Years weekend. It was a great location to downtown and the complimentary shuttle to downtown was a great perk! Everyone at the front desk was always very nice and helpful. The rooms were clean, nice and very comfortable.
January 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TNDanny Convenient location
We enjoyed being close to the Vanderbuilt campus. The hotel is also close to museums in Nashville.
January 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by andriaj2005 Accomadations
The staff here are always making sure everything is right for your stay. The shuttle to downtown is awesome. Very helpful. One time our tv was not working right, so they moved us next door and gave us 2 free buffets for our trouble. They just want to make sure your comfortable and happy. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vandy31 Good value and location
I stayed at this hotel while visiting my son over the Holidays. It was very convenient and well kept. I stayed here years before and it has been re-modeled and made more modern. The restaurant was very neat and the food was very good. The rooms were clean and nice.
January 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mrsironman Wonderful breakfast staff
We stayed only overnight so really did not get to use all am entities. Got up at 530am for quick breakfast and the breakfast lady was fabulous! She was helpful and very pleasant for that early. Great personality. Also encountered the opposite with the coffee guy. Read other reviews about him, they are true. He was rude and abrupt. No personality and my latte was straight syrup. Tasted so bad could not drink. Waste of 6 bucks. Front desk help also very warm and personable.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jackie37 Perfect location and nice rooms
We were visiting Vanderbilt University, and this hotel was perfectly located. The rooms were clean and well-appointed with mini-fridge, microwave, etc. Only two concerns: the sound carried through the door of the adjoining room and we could hear everything our neighbors said, but fortunately they went to bed (or out) early and did not disturb us. Also, housekeeping knocked on the door before 8 am(!); we were up, but barely, and that is just too early, unless they know the guest has already checked out. Overall, though, the hotel was satisfactory and I would stay there again.
January 3, 2013