The Union Station Hotel is an elegant option for historic accommodations in downtown Nashville. The rooms boast stunning Romanesque Romanesque architecture and superb design, and in addition to this historic Nashville hotel being something of an attraction in its own right, it’s also conveniently located downtown and offers easy access to the best restaurants, nightclubs and attractions in Nashville, such as shows at the Ryman Auditorium.
The Union Station, also referred to as the Union Station Wyndham Historic Hotel, is a castle-like building that was once a railroad station. In the early 1900s, train stations such as this one were huge structures and often ornate ones. Union Station boasted exquisitely designed Victorian decorations including ornate wood carvings and adorned with Italian marble. There are still beautiful bas-relief panels featuring a steam locomotive, and the barrel-vaulted lobby has 100-year-old prism stained glass, marbled floors, and oak-wood doors.
The station was opened in October 1900 and it used to house up to ten trains at once. The hotel lobby even had two alligator ponds on the track level at one time. Celebrities such as Mae West and Al Capone passed through, the latter en route to prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Union Station was declared a National Historic landmark in 1977 and was opened as a luxury hotel in December 1986. In 2005, it was purchased by a anew owner who invested more than $10 million in renovating the Union Station Hotel, which reopened in 2007 once the redesign was complete.
Today, this Wyndham Hotel Nashville blends its historic elegance with modern convenience. The ornate designs in the lobby complement the top-notch amenities in the guest rooms. There are 125 guest rooms, including 12 suites, and each has its own distinct architecture and feel. Regardless of the individual design, each room boasts a high-definition flat-screen television, wireless internet access, WebTV, premium linens, a cordless telephone, and ergonomic work chairs. The bathroom amenities include brand-name toiletries and plus bathrobes. The hotel’s ability to combine the past and the present ensures a unique experience for guests, who can revel in the fascinating history of Nashville without sacrificing any modern comforts.
The facilities at the Wyndham Hotel Nashville are also top-notch. Business travelers will find the full-service business center and professional event-planning staff to be helpful in making sure conferences and other meetings run smoothly. The on-site restaurant, Prime 108, offers excellent cuisine and prides itself on the hotel’s dedication to Southern hospitality. There is also a 24-hour fitness center, should you need to fit in a late-night workout after a nice meal. Other guest services include an airport shuttle, car rental desk, a concierge, video billing, and a kids’ program.
Best of all, Union Station Hotel is located in close proximity to a wide range of downtown attractions. The hotel is minutes away from the Country Music Hall of Fame and is adjacent to the Center for the Visual Arts. Music Row and the Vanderbilt University campus are also easily accessible, and the Nashville International Airport is just eight miles away from this historic Nashville hotel.