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The Joseph Nashville
Welcome to The Joseph Nashville, my bachelor party headquarters! Late July, my best bud Dave and my dad showed up at my doorstep to whisk me off on a surprise bachelor party weekend. I only had about 15 minutes to pack a bag and hit the road to the airport. The destination…unknown until we landed in Nashville and arrived at The Joseph. I was immediately impressed. I hadn’t been to Nashville since I was a child, and over the past year, I’ve driven through Nashville many a time and never stopped. Somehow, someway, the Joseph completely escaped my searches. As we rolled into town I thought of several Hyatt properties, the JW, but when we arrived at The Joseph I was completely surprised. I’d return in a heartbeat but let’s get into the full review.
- When: July 2021
- Where: Nashville, downtown
- Booked with: Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts
- Room: Luxury Suite + additional rooms
Booking via American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts
The list of benefits can be seen below and were extended to every room that was booked. We had a really cool courtesy extended to us at check out as well. Since we were occupying several rooms, but they weren’t all full with 2 people, we had some unused credit. We spent quite a bit of time on at the roof lounge, and they knocked off what we would have spent at breakfast from the roof tab. Pretty awesome extension of credit and something I haven’t experienced anywhere else. The hotel was fully booked so we didn’t receive any upgrades.
If you were to book with points…
Well, this is a complicated question these days since Marriott is ditching their award chart early in 2022 and going fully dynamic. But, until then, the Joseph sits at a category 8 property requiring 70k to 100k points per night. Would I drop that many Marriott points? Depends on the rack rate…The Jospeh can get pretty pricey during peak weekends with rates starting in the $600s; however, you’ll also find rates in $300s. If you carry a Chase Sapphire Reserve and have the ability to redeem at 1.5c, you’d often be better off going through Chase Travel than transferring to Marriott, even with a 50% transfer bonus. But, if you’re sitting on a stack of Marriott points and want a dope place to stay…
You could easily drive by the entrance of the hotel if you weren’t paying attention, but it’s at the corner of 4th and Korean Veterans just behind the Country Music Hall of Fame. Personally, I loved the location since its a couple of blocks from Broadway, so you’re near the action, but still far enough away to have some peace and quiet. It’s also a roughly 30 minute walk to the Gulch if you were thinking of checking it out too. The hotel feels new, fresh, and has a very contemporary vibe.
We arrived just after 1pm and My Suite wasn’t available, but all of the other rooms were, so we dropped some bags off and headed to the roof for lunch.
The Luxury Suite
The Luxury Suite measures roughly 650 sq feet, offers a separate bedroom and bathroom, and distinctly reminds me of the suites at the Delano in Vegas. Sleek, dark wall paper, and has a sexy vibe.
The bathroom is a real stunner with a walk in rain shower complete with an enclosed soaker tub.
Breakfast is served on the main level and features a la carte offerings.
We basically ordered whatever we wanted, charged it to individual rooms, and as I noted up above, had no issue with it being wiped from the bill.
I would return to the Joseph in a heartbeat. There are a lot of cool properties in Nashville, but having a private rooftop and being a coupe of a blocks away from the craziness of Broadway meant having the best of both worlds for a weekend in Nashville.
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