Vanderbilt University (affectionally called “Vandy”) may be located in urban Nashville, Tennessee, but its campus is actually a national arboretum. Its 330 acres are populated with a diversity of trees and shrubs. The highly-selective university is also home to four different undergraduate schools, six postgrad institutions, an observatory and the comprehensively large University Medical Center, which includes top-notch care facilities like the Vanderbilt University Hospital.
If you’re looking to lodge near Vanderbilt, there are plenty of options. We’ve selected three of the more attractive spaces for you to check out, at a variety of price points from affordable to luxury.
From $159/ night
Guests consistently give this property high marks for its comfort, cleanliness and the cordial staff. Homewood also makes it easy to explore the city: free shuttle service is a convenient way to get to Broadway or downtown, while Vanderbilt is close by foot or by vehicle. Guests traveling for medical reasons praise its proximity to the Medical Center, and the Music City Center is one mile away. There’s complimentary breakfast, though it closes somewhat early on weekdays (around 9 a.m.). Luckily, all rooms come with a full kitchen, so you can craft your own most important meal of the day. An outdoor pool and fitness center are also available. Here for business, not pleasure? There’s free wifi, or you can use the onsite business center.
From $155/ night
This Marriott-run hotel is a nine-minute walk from Vandy. Complimentary hot breakfast, served daily, should provide ample fuel for this short trek. Or, if you’re in Nashville to see some more intense athleticism, professional sports venues like the Ryman Auditorium and the Bridgestone Arena are a little over a mile away. Other energizing options include an indoor swimming pool and fitness center. Feeling more relaxed? That’s fine too, as the guest rooms are equipped with a sofa bed, cable TV, a coffee machine, microwave and small fridge. Need to get to downtown Nashville? The hotel provides a shuttle.
From $169/ night
Sitting opposite Vanderbilt University, the Loews is a luxurious option for a stay in Nashville. Plush-top mattresses make for a nourishing night’s sleep, while a minibar and 24-hour room service are offered for those who want to enjoy themselves throughout the night. If you’re in the mood for dinner or drinks, Loews Vanderbilt has you covered: try Mason’s or Ruth’s Chris Steak House. After enjoying locally-sourced plates at Mason’s or a prime steak, you can exercise in the onsite fitness center. Afterwards, you can rejuvenate in the spacious, cozy guest rooms, equipped with free wifi.