The Sheraton Downtown hotel is located right across the street from the Nasville Public Library, which has to be the coolest library I’ve ever seen and I haven’t even been inside. It is also located near Morton’s Steakhouse, which had a line out the door, so I have to assume that it is good and also a little pricey.
The hotel itself is rather tricky to park at. The one inconvenience of a downtown hotel is definitely the parking. It’s hardly ever free and it’s always inconvenient. You have to actually access the parking garage off of 7th street, although your GPS will likely tell you to turn down 9th street and then you’ll drive around the entire hotel trying to find the parking garage exit. Once you get to the parking garage, you have two parking options. Valet for $24 per night or self-park for $20 a night. We went with self-park, but after driving up to level 5, we decided that next time it would be worth it to just pay the extra $4 and have valet park the car for you.
Our room was a king on the Starwood Preferred Guest floor, floor 21. The room was fairly large and offered a small sofa in addition to the king size bed. The sofa was actually the perfect size for our son to sleep on, so our decision to go with a king worked out for us in this case. The room also has a small desk and office chair and a flat screen television. It unfortunately did not have a refrigerator, but it does have a coffee maker. We usually get club lounge access, but this particular hotel only offered it to Platinum members and we are Gold members. I’m not sure if this is true for all SPG hotels now or not, but it didn’t really matter in our case because it was also sold out.
The bathroom was actually somewhat smaller than most Sheraton hotel bathrooms I’ve seen, but it does have a real hair dryer, which is always a plus in my book as well as a marble countertop. I did like that they gave you shower gel and loofah though, you rarely see that.
The hotel also features an indoor swimming pool and gym, but with our late check-in and only spending one night before heading to Lexington, Kentucky, we didn’t have the opportunity to take advantage of those amenities.