For luxurious accommodations near Vanderbilt, choose Loews Vanderbilt Plaza (2100 West End Ave., 615/320-1700, $260–310), a 340-room hotel on West End Avenue close to Centennial Park and Hillsboro Village. Loews boasts 24-hour room service, luxurious sheets, towels, and robes, natural soaps, and spacious bathrooms. Guests enjoy top-of-the-line coffee and tea kettles, evening turn-down service, and free high-speed Internet access. Many rooms have views of the Nashville skyline; premium rooms provide guests with access to the concierge lounge, with continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. All guests can enjoy a fine fitness room, spa, art gallery, and gift shop.
You can’t get closer to Vanderbilt University than the Marriott Nashville Vanderbilt (2555 West End Ave., 615/321-1300, $180–300). Set on the northern end of the university campus, the Marriott has 301 guest rooms, six suites, and meeting space. It is located across West End Avenue from Centennial Park, home of the Parthenon, and a few steps from Vanderbilt’s football stadium. There is an indoor pool, full-service restaurant, deli, concierge lounge, ATM, and business center.
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