I arrived at 5:15pm on a Thursday with my wife and two kids (1 and 3 yrs old). The outside rooms were the only ones that had adjoining rooms which we needed for my parents who were soon arriving later that evening. When we went through the entrance way, it looked very nice, but as soon as we entered the atrium to navigate to our room, I realized that this was not the typical Marriott quality hotel that I have grown accustomed to for business travel. When we arrived at our "motel" style room and opened the door, we were hit with the smell of what I initially thought was mildew. I immediately sniffed around, the walls, the bathroom, the bedding, but couldn't determine that the smell was coming from anywhere specific, but if I had to identify a place it might have been the floor. Anyways I turned the A/C on high assuming it would help to dehumidify the place because it really felt like the humidity was in the 80s or so, but it just got cold, still smelled funny and felt wet. Normally, I would have relocated, but we didn't have another option and we needed to get settled in. We quickly stopped noticing the smell (unless you left and re-entered the room).
I asked the front desk what it was and if the interior rooms where any different and they thought that it was the chemicals used to clean the rooms. The staff was very polite and offered to bring deodorizers, but my wife is sensitive to strong smells and we already had one smell to deal with :-)
Anyways, my assumption (just an assumption) is that the smell is simply that of an exterior room that doesn't have the A/C running all the time.
Overall, the staff was stellar. The quickly checked us in. My parents arrived around 1am and they were promptly provided extra towels and a fridge even though it was late at night. There room did not have quite as bad of a smell, but they also kept their room much cooler than our room.
Other challenges of the room were that the bathroom sink faucet handle came off, the bathroom was quite small and the shower curtain touched you as you showered (I am used to the curved shower curtains these days in hotels). Also, the sleep number beds might have been nice for us to use if it weren't for that they were loud and we didn't want to adjust them once the kids were sleeping.
I would say that this is a decent hotel, with great service, great access to restaurants and the nearby mall. Just not the standard of hotel that I look for when travelling though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel offers an ideal location on Music Valley Drive, next to Gaylord Opryland Resort and the Grand Ole Opry. This allows guests easy access to Nashville's world-famous attractions, including Nashville's premier shopping and entertainment complexes, Opry Mills Mall. Our Nashville hotel welcomes travelers with warm hospitality and modern amenities in a vibrant, music-inspired atmosphere, making our hotel perfect for vacations, events and meetings alike. On-site conveniences include restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner; our large indoor pool; a newly renovated fitness center; plus 15,000 square feet of stylish meeting and event space. Come experience all Nashville has to offer from one of its most hospitable locations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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