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The Conrad Nashville is absolutely stunning. From the moment you walk through the door, you instantly know you’re in for a real treat. I have had my eye on this property since it opened earlier in 2022, but alas, they don’t allow pets. Ordinarily we are almost always traveling with our dog, but on this trip Maggie was staying with my parents and we seized the opportunity. My wife had her $200 Amex Platinum hotel credit to use up, and we just slid it in a couple of days before the year ended.
- Pros: A very soothing, neutral toned luxury hotel with attentive staff and gorgeous facilities.
- Cons: No pets allowed, and Blue Aster, the hotel’s main restaurant was hit and miss. Hall’s Chophouse across the courtyard was a home-run though.
Other Nashville hotel reviews:
- Kimpton Aertson ( IHG )
- The Thompson Nashville ( Hyatt )
- The Joseph Nashville ( Marriott Luxury Collection )
- The Hermitage ( Amex FHR )
- The Harpeth Hotel in Franklin, TN
- Hotel Indigo Nashville
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- When: December 2022
- Where: Nashville
- Rate: $325 + tax
- Booked with American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts Pre Paid
- Triggered the $200 Amex Platinum hotel credit
- Also receive a $125 property credit
- good for food, parking, room service
- $60 for breakfast
- 4pm check out
- Hilton Status: Diamond
- Ordinarily on Amex FHR you will not get hotel elite status, but the Conrad Nashville recognized status and gave us $25 per person per day in Food and Beverage Credits
- Valet $50
The Conrad is located on the opposite side of 40 from the Honky Tonks of Broadway and a 10 to 15 minute walk to Music Row and Vanderbilt
We were quickly greeted at Valet and escorted inside to check-in.
You’re immediately with a subtle floral scent and the grandeur of a wrap around staircase that is the focal point of your intial impression. Behind that is the main seating area of the lobby as well as the Aster bar and restaurant.
At check-in, we were, in detail, explained the litany of Amex FHR + Hilton Diamond credits. We were also told that we had been upgraded to a corner king room which I had already seen on the app. At first, I didn’t know if this would be a noticeable upgrade, but the room was more of a junior suite than a normal room.
The room really reminded me of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok and Waldorf Dubai. Automated blinds, dual vanities, soak tub, large seating area, floor to ceiling windows. This is more of a $500+ a night room than a $200 to $300 a night which you’ll regularly seen off peak in Nashville.
Each side of the bed has its own controls for blinds, lights, and charging plugs
A large mini bar, Nespresso machine, fine china, and even a french press for coffee
The room felt much more like a Junior Suite than a standard room with a better view. The light was tremendous, especially at golden hour when we checked in.
More automated blinds + lights, dual marble vanities, soaker tub, and a large walk in shower with two heads. What more could you really want?
A closer look at the vanities and tub
Blue Aster is the main restaurant in the hotel and offers a bar with a fireplace that sits just off the lobby. We had some fries and cocktails to use up some of our credits. The fries were excellent, but sadly, the drinks weren’t quite up to the price we were being charged. For two drinks and fries it was nearly $70 and we opted to pop across the courtyard to Hall’s Chophouse to check out the vibe.
Ultimately, we had some phenomenal drinks at Hall’s and wonderful food. I would HIGHLY recommend dining there. If you’re a martini drinker, as my wife is, you could practically swim in the ones they serve. I had the beet salad and scallops – both were fantastic.
We returned to blue aster for dessert. We split carrot cake and cheesecake. The carrot cake was dry, but the cheesecake was quite good!
We had $60 to spend for breakfast because of Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts which we actually went over.. we had two coffees, avocado toast with lox, and my wife had the standard breakfast. Everything was quite good, but I wouldn’t spend the money out of pocket if it wasn’t included.
Hotel Gym and Pool
The hotel has a very nice gym with the latest equipment and had additional bikes that aren’t photographed due to someone using them.
And the pool was actually closed, but I caught a snap of it from our room
I would undoubtedly return to the Conrad Nashville and was soundly impressed. I would put this hotel in the same league as the Joseph which I thought was a gorgeous hotel ( Marriott Luxury Collection ) and offers a subtle, refined luxury akin to what the Hermitage extends, but with a far more modern touch. If you’re a Hilton loyalist, or looking for a great way to use up some Amex Platinum hotel credits, and you DON’T have a pet… I would highly recommend.
The biggest advantage it has over both the Joseph and Hermitage…and I’d throw in the Thompson as well ( although it’s a far trendier hotel ) is the price point. Across a wide array of dates it was coming in a couple hundred less than those properties and I’d certainly say offers paralleled luxury.
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