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Bethpage, New York
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Hotel dilemma

I am coming to Nashville for a conference at the Gaylord at the end of April. I will be alone for the first two days and joined by a friend the last two. I booked a room at the Gaylord, but after reading the many terrible reviews on TA, I am having serious second thoughts. I need easy access to the conference center, since I will be attending the conference for 3 days. I was considering the Hampton Inn as an alternative. TA has never steered me wrong. Any comments and/or suggestions?

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1. Re: Hotel dilemma

Staying elsewhere will be cheaper, no doubt. Gaylord is a resort property, and charges thusly. I just popped over and read some of those bad reviews ... I've been to many events at the hotel and have never seen anything remotely as bad as described. Then again, I haven't stayed in the rooms.

The problem with staying elsewhere is going to be in how it eats up your time to travel to/from. If the Hampton offers free shuttle service that will take you to and from the conference, then that's good. If you have to drive and park, though, you'll have to pay for parking each day.

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2. Re: Hotel dilemma

Hi postcardNewYork,

If you're a walker, and they don't have a shuttle, it would be a quick wank from the Hampton to Gaylord. It's approximately 3/4 mile, so about 20 minutes or less. Here's a link to Google Maps with the walking map and info:


I agree with TFerrell about the parking. If you have a car, you could park at the Opry Mills Mall and walk the pathway to the hotel. But heck, by the time you do all that, you could have walked there from the hotel. :)

One last thing to think about is to ask when you check in if they know of others staying there for the conference at Gaylord. A few years ago in another city, a coworker and I found attendees AND training teachers staying at the same hotel we were. We didn't rent a car, but most all the others did (or had company cars and drove there.) We politely asked for rides back in forth for the three day training. It only cost us a few pitchers of cold beverages in the hotel bar later those evenings.


Edited: 18 February 2010, 05:56
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