Nashville is known for being the home of country music. It’s also well-known as a place that loves bluegrass and honky-tonk.
There are many bars, breweries, and cowboy hat shops. But there is also a few name-brand hotels. The Grand Hyatt Nashville was my recent stay and it was far better than I had expected.
Here are some things you need to know.
When it came time to book, there were a few options for Hyatt hotels. If I wanted to redeem my 60,000 points for my three-night stay at the Grand Hyatt Nashville, it is a Category 5 hotel.
NerdWallet rates World of Hyatt Points at 2.8 cents per, which would mean that I would need to redeem $1,680 worth of points in order to book this stay.
Instead, I decided to pay cash. Hyatt Leverage is a program that offers small-business owners discounts on bookings.
The result was that I was able book three nights at $296 per night. This was after taxes and fees and came out to $344 per night, and $1,033.
I am happy that I paid cash. For my stay, I was able to earn 5,785 World of Hyatt Points. This is worth $161.98.
Nashville has a population of almost 700,000. It’s hard to believe, especially as a tourist, that so much of the action is on Broadway. This pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare is brimming with bars, music, and breweries.
Although it is located right in the middle of Broadway, the Grand Hyatt Nashville is a great choice. It meant I could walk for a while to get to everything, but not have to listen to loud music all night.
This trip was part of a celebration I had with a friend. I wanted my room to be memorable.
Even though my stay was for three nights, one of these upgrades enabled me to have a suite during my stay.
Grand Hyatt Nashville welcomes pets. There are weight restrictions and a pet fee.
It was well worth the effort! The space itself was composed of a bar, sitting area, and bedroom. There was also a large bathroom off to one side.
It was dark when I arrived so I didn’t have enough light to take photos.
This made for a spectacular evening view.
Food & beverage
Globalist members get complimentary access to the club lounge. Breakfast was served here.
Breakfast consisted of fresh fruit, yogurts, smoothies and pastries, as well as a rotating assortment of hot dishes.
The lounge served snacks throughout the day.
Evening hors d’oeuvres and a variety of wine, beer, and mixed drinks were on offer. I tried all of the dishes.
The result? The result?
I was unable to try the lobby bar due to the free drinks I received in the lounge, but it was very visually appealing.
There are also a few other dining options at the Grand Hyatt Nashville.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The Nashville Grange.
Lou/na is open every evening and features live music on weekends.
The Continental (open weekends brunch and dinner on selected nights).
The Vesper Club is open Wednesday through Sunday evenings.
The Grand Hyatt Nashville is centrally located, but it is clear that this hotel caters to business travelers. Although the gym and pool were great, it does not offer a unique experience that would attract leisure or resort travelers. It can also host large-scale business conferences.
In February, I visited Grand Hyatt Nashville. I didn’t plan on bringing my bathing suit. It was a bad choice, considering the mild weather and the beautiful outdoor pool.
It was completely deserted when I visited, which was no surprise. However, it is a great way to spend a day in summer.
I also visited the gym for a quick look at the equipment.
There were a lot of choices, including a wall of treadmills.
In one corner were Peloton bikes as well as free weights.
I was not allowed to enter the Grand Hyatt Nashville meeting rooms because of a large conference.
Hyatt’s website states that the hotel has 84,000 square feet indoor and outdoor meeting space.
How do I get to Grand Hyatt Nashville
Nashville is easily accessible from almost anywhere in the United States.
Nashville International Airport (BNA), is about 15 minutes away from downtown. It’s easy to get a taxi or rideshare directly to your hotel. This was the case at the Grand Hyatt Nashville. I spent $21.90 on a rideshare to get from the airport and took 17 minutes to get there.
There are over 100 direct flights from the United States to Nashville’s airport. These flights include both low-cost and major airlines.
Looking to stay at Grand Hyatt Nashville
When you think of Music City, the Grand Hyatt Nashville won’t be the first place that pops into your mind. It’s not country, but it caters to business travellers looking for Southern charm and elegance.
Despite that, I enjoyed my stay immensely. It was centrally located so I could easily reach all the downtown amenities without any noise.
The lounge was a great place to relax and enjoy the delicious food.
(Top Photo courtesy Hyatt)
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