I had stayed here a few years before for a conference and loved the hotel. So once my two grandchildren came to be, I told my daughter and daughter-in-law that we had to take the girls to Nashville in December when the Christmas stuff is going on. We were not disappointed and plan to go back in a couple of years. We love this hotel and what they do at Christmas time. I had to mark that we traveled in December of 2016 because it wouldn't go back any further but it was actually 2015.
"Very Large With Many On-Site Restaurant Options"
Very impressed with the attractiveness of the property and it's many choices of restaurants. I was however very much disappointed when I got to the room. Small in every way and outdated. Our thermostat was actually broken. We need to use a pen to activate the select button. Other notes- 20 minutes from Broadway and directly next door to the Opry Mills mall.
This place always meets expectations. Stayed the newly renovated garden section with an atrium room. Good restaurants and shopping on site. Wonderful place to relax. Short walk to Grand Ole Opry and Mills Shopping mall.
"Beautiful Hotel and Grounds, terribly expensive"
I just recently spent a few days at this hotel with my wife, who was there for a convention. First of all, I was there as my wife's guest, so the atrium-view room didn't cost me anything. I arrived after a 5.5 hour drive to find that the hotel charges $26 a night to park there. I had no intention of paying $104 for 4 nights to park. I found that I could park at the nearby Inn at Opryland (also a Gaylord Hotel) for free. It was a short 10 minute walk to our hotel on nice small-stone surfaced sidewalks. There is a shuttle service that runs all over the resort properties that I could have used, but guess what' It was $10 per person. That makes the parking price of $26 a night look like a bargain. Everything about the hotel itself that I experienced was amazing, if the cost factor was ignored. Our room was spotless, although very basic, and had a really nice view of the atrium from the balcony, which had two comfortable chairs and a small marble table. The grounds are immaculately kept. Our room could have been quieter at night due to having the balcony overlooking the atrium. The music, waterfalls, and people talking could be heard while we were trying to fall sleep. As far as food, I did splurge for a cup of their gelato and it was almost $8 for two scoops. The portion was generous and the gelato was delicious. The only meal we ate as a couple there was STAX, a burger joint. With soda fountain drinks, burger, and fries was $12 each, which for a resort, wasn't too bad. The food was really good ans well prepared. If you want to see the entire property, you should probably make sure you're in decent physical shape, as it is massive, and very easy to get turned around and lost. There are 9 acres of atriums under roof. However, it is laid out in sections that are divided, so you can only see about 25% of it at any given time. There are waterfalls, fountains that 'dance" to music, and twinkling lights and musically themed memorabilia hanging from the 6 story tall atrium ceiling, There are enough restaurants and bars/lounges there to partake in and not have to hit the same one twice in a week, but they are about 50% more expensive than you would find elsewhere off property. If one had the income to support it (which I don't) it would be a beautiful choice of a place to stay. However, the the average Joe, every aspect of this hotel is cost-prohibitive. In review, this is a beautiful, immaculately kept, massive property that one should at least visit, whether you stay there or not. The public areas are astoundingly impressive, but the rooms, although iextremely clean, are only average. A balcony room, for us anyway, would almost be a must for those with the income to support it. The limited food we experienced here was very good, but pricey. If I ever hit the lottery, we'd gladly come back and stay.
"Christmas Family Gathering "
Beautiful Hotel with Southern Charm. Very long lines to check in hotel!! Christmas packages are very expensive. Beautiful Indoor atrium gardens and was a Great place for Scavenger hunt. Cascades restaurant was good but pricey! Service should have been better after what you pay to sit & eat! Great Grouper, moderate beer selection. Parking fee of $24 is ridiculous! Park at Oprymills Mall or Theater and walk over for free!!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: American Express - Visa - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM