Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown / Convention Center
Nashville hotels are expensive when they are in high demand. During my visit, rooms in the downtown area started at $350 per night. The exact basic, standard room I stayed in for this upcoming weekend is $549. And if I was to book it for next weekend, it would be $436.
For those of you who book hotels after booking your flight like myself, there are better rates if you look through the calendar. Of course, Vanderbilt and near the airport are cheaper, but if you want to stay downtown so you can walk to everything, find the weekends that hotels aren’t in high demand and then plan the rest your trip. Fortunately, I had enough Hilton points to cover the cost of the room, but had to use so many of them that I bid goodbye to the near-future upgrade I had been strategically working on all year.
I kept careful watch on the HotelsTonight app, but downtown rooms were still over $300. Price-wise, renting an Airbnb is the way to go, but I prefer to stay in hotels so I don’t have to think about cooking and cleaning and can throw my bath towel on the floor if I want to. Hotels also have blackout curtains, which is the only way I can sleep past 5:30 a.m.
The hotel was in an excellent location, newly remodeled and clean. The lobby was bright and spacious, and there was fresh coffee, water and afternoon cookies set out every day. They were generous with supplying and replenishing my room with water bottles which was an unexpected surprise. The room had a microwave and small refrigerator which always comes in handy, even if you think you don’t need them. The staff was very friendly and I would definitely stay there again, when I am able to save up enough points.
Lobby at Hilton Garden Inn
Water and cookies in lobby at Hilton Garden Inn
Lobby bar at Hilton Garden Inn
Food and drinks available for purchase, 24/7 in lobby
Items available for purchase in lobby, 24/7.
Small refrigerator and microwave inside room.