BEST WESTERN Downtown Convention Center
711 Union Street, Nashville, TN 37219-1707
Phone: 615/242-4311 | Fax: 615/242-1654 | 100 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM | Check In: 3:00 PM | Online Reservations
Enjoy Southern hospitality at this downtown Nashville hotel.
Located in downtown Nashville this hotel is just a few minutes walk to or from the Nashville Convention Center. Hotel guests will find a variety of nearby attractions including the Tennessee State Capital, Country Music Hall of Fame and Sommet Center.
Well-appointed guest rooms feature cable satellite television with Showtime®, an oversized desk area and free high-speed Internet access. The hotel also offers a complimentary continental breakfast, an exercise facility, gift shop, valet parking and regular parking for a nominal fee per day per car and a New York style deli.
The BEST WESTERN Downtown Convention Center is only minutes from some of Nashville's most famous attractions such as LP Field, home of the Titans, the Grand Old Opry at Ryman Auditorium and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the Hermitage Golf Course and Spring House Golf Course. Nearby corporate locations include Caterpillar Financial and Centennial Medical Center.
For a great downtown Nashville location, make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Downtown Convention Center, a great hotel in Nashville!
Valet is for onsite parking only with a fee of $16.39 per day and only one vehicle. Public lots are offsite.
Attn: Renovations will be ongoing until August 1, 2014 with hours as follows:
Monday through Friday beginning at 8:30 AM
Saturdays beginning at 9:30 AM
Sundays beginning at 10:00 AM
We will try our best to keep noise to a minimum during this time.
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, biscuits and gravy.
- Complimentary breakfast
- Exercise facility open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- Exterior corridor
- Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
- Business center, 24-hour, complimentary
- Fax services
- Photocopy services
- Elevator, wheelchair accessible
- Ice/vending machines
- Gift shop or newsstand
- Valet parking, nominal fee
- Parking nominal fee
- High-speed Internet access
BEST WESTERN Downtown Convention Center
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Conveniently located, the best western downtown convention center in Nashville, Tennessee is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:
Longitude: 36.163315 / Latitude: -86.784175
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: Memphis. Take Interstate 40 to Exit 209A, Church Street, turn left. Turn left on Seventh Avenue to the The BEST WESTERN Downtown Convention Center on the left.
From: Clarksville/Louisville. Take Interstate 24 east to Exit 48, James Robertson Parkway. Take a right and go over the bridge to Third Avenue. Turn left on Union Street, turn right to the BEST WESTERN Downtown Convention Center on the left.
From: Birmingham. Take Interstate 65 north to Interstate 40 west towards Memphis. Take Exit 209, Church Street, turn right. Turn left on Seventh Avenue to the BEST WESTERN Downtown Convention Center on the left.
From: Knoxville or Chattanooga. Take Interstate 40 west. Stay on Interstate 40 to Memphis. Take Exit 209, Church Street, turn right. Turn left on Seventh Avenue to the BEST WESTERN Downtown Convention Center on the left.
BEST WESTERN Downtown Convention Center
We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
Also known as Sommet Center, Gaylord Entertainment Center, and Nashville Arena, the Bridgestone Arena is a multi-purpose facility located in downtown Nashville. Built in 1996, the distinct architecture of the Bridgestone Arena makes it an icon of central Nashville.
Nicknamed the Stone, the Bridge, and the Tire Barn, Bridgestone is a multi-surface complex ideal for hockey, basketball, concerts, and more. The Bridge can even be transformed into the 5,145-seat Music City Theater for more intimate arts performances.
Established in 1972, the CMA Music Festival is a four-day celebration of country music set in downtown Nashville. Presented by the Country Music Association, this Tennessee music festival draws more than 400 artists and over 250,000 attendees to the Nashville metropolitan area every June.
Stages for the CMA Music Festival are found at Riverfront Park, Bridgestone Arena, and LP Field – all neighboring Nashville landmarks like the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Ryman Auditorium – home stage of the Grand Ole Opry.
Located on the Cumberland River, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum is located in the entertainment district of Nashville. This museum strives to educate its visitors on the history of country music, and to promote country music traditions in Music City.
Since 1967, the museum has been home to "America's Music" – and the $37-million building opened in 2001 as a key fixture in the Nashville skyline. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum houses an impressive collection of video clips, recordings exhibits, a museum store, on-site café, and live performances.
Established in 2001, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an art museum located in downtown Nashville. The museum is set in Nashville’s historic U.S. Post Office building – constructed in 1932 and found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Covering 2.5 acres across the Marr and Holman buildings, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts also encompasses 24,000 square feet of gallery space. Visitors are also encouraged to drop by the Frist Center Café, or take something home from the Frist Center Gift Shop.
Set on Highway 100, the Loveless Café is an iconic eatery located in southwestern Nashville. Famous for its southern cooking menu, Loveless Café attracts celebrities, the media, and food-lovers from around the world to the Nashville metro area.
Established in 1951, this award-winning restaurant is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. – and offers plenty of take-home goodies. Patrons can also check out the 4,800-square-foot Loveless Café Barn, home to the weekly, Wednesday-night Music City Roots Festival.
Opened in 1999, LP Field is home field advantage for the National Football League's Tennessee Titans and the Division-I Tennessee State Tigers. Scenically placed along the Cumberland River in Nashville, the acclaimed football stadium can seat over 69,000 fans on game day.
While serving primarily as a venue for action-packed, American football during the fall, LP Field also regularly hosts soccer matches featuring the United States men and women's national teams. For the music fans, large festivals and concerts such as the CMA Music Festival are frequently hosted at the stadium.
Plan your next trip for Tennessee and head for Nashville. You'll find a wide range of exciting and historic places to visit in the Nashville area – be sure to make visiting the Music City Center a top priority. Opened in 2013, the Music City Center is a premier convention center in the state, and one of the best ways to experience the music of Tennessee.
With an advantageous location – it's found adjacent to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Bridgestone Arena – the Music City Center is 16 total acres of exhibit space. You'll find 2.1 million total square feet, 60 meeting rooms, 1,800 parking spaces, and 350,000 square feet of actual exhibit space.
A staple of Music City, Music Row is a must-see when visiting the Nashville metro area. Set in central Nashville just southwest of downtown, Music Row is a business district focusing on the country, rock, gospel, and Christian music industry.
Found along 16th and 17th avenues south, Music Row features several famous recording studios – including Studio B. Several eateries, bars, boutiques, and photo opportunities are also found throughout Music Row.
Featuring a 118,000-square-foot exhibitor floor, the Nashville Convention Center is a multi-use complex located in downtown Nashville. Also offering 25 meeting rooms, the NCC facility is an icon of the Nashville metro area skyline.
Located conveniently near the Nashville International Airport, the Nashville Convention Center plays host to Music City events like Nashville Fashion Focus, Comfortech, Sports, Inc. Tradeshow, and much more.
Also known as the Fairgrounds Expo Center, the Nashville Expo Center is located in south-central Nashville metro area at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Covering 177 acres, the expo center is easily found by I-65, I-440, and I-24.
Tennessee State Fairgrounds Expo Center features a 120,000-square-foot floorspace, and is known for hosting the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Flea Market – happening year-round on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Capital city residents and visitors have a wonderful resource for aviation services, located southeast of downtown Nashville. The Nashville International Airport has serviced the Nashville area since 1937, after smaller airports provided air travel from the 1910s through the 1930s. The airport was originally named Berry Field, in honor of Col. Harry S. Berry. The 4th Ferrying Command of the United States Army Air Force Transport Command, used the airport as its headquarters, during World War II.
The Robert C. H. Mathews Jr. Terminal features four terminals with a variety of services for commercial passengers, including ground transportation, dining, shopping, a retail and health clinic and rental car agencies. While waiting for a flight to one of the several major cities in the country, be sure to browse the art exhibits at the Arts at the Airport. Local, regional and national art is on display, in addition to live music exhibitions.
Nashville Shores Waterpark features eight waterslides, the more level Kowabunga Beach, the Breaker Bay Wave Pool, and the Castaway Creek Lazy River – plus much more. If you’re looking to stay dry at Nashville Shores, try rides on the Nashville Shoreliner, or swing by the Treetop Adventure Park.
Set on the Cumberland River, Opry Mills is a shopping and entertainment district found in the northeastern Nashville metro area. Known as a super-regional shopping mall, the Mills features over 200 stores.
Offering 1,200,000 square feet of retail space – plus restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and dessert stops – Opry Mills is located on the former site of Opryland USA. Open in 2,000, Opry Mills is a must for those looking to get some shopping done in Nashville.
Standing in Centennial Park since 1897, the Parthenon is Nashville’s own replica of the Greek temple honoring the goddess Athena.
The Parthenon replica was originally built as part of Nashville’s Centennial Exposition. It stands today with its own replica of Athena inside as well as replicas of sculptures that were found in the Athenian Parthenon. The building also houses the Nashville art museum with a collection of 63 paintings.
Visitors to Nashville will enjoy the urban setting of Centennial Park and the views offered of the Parthenon upon the grassy hill on which it sits. The shade of the trees that surround the Parthenon is the perfect place to have a picnic or take a walk after touring the inside of the Parthenon.
Covering 14,000 acres, Percy Priest Lake stretches for 42 miles in central Tennessee within the Nashville metro area. Percy Priest Lake is just east of downtown Nashville and accessed easily from Interstate 40.
Completed in 1968 by the Corps of Engineers, Percy Priest Lake was created by the J. Percy Priest Dam. Water recreation includes boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, and water skiing – plus land fun like horseback riding, picnicking, hiking, and biking.
Constructed in 1891, Ryman Auditorium is a historic performing arts venue set in downtown Nashville near the Cumberland River.
A staple venue for Music City, Ryman is better known as the Grand Ole Opry House.
This 2,362-seat iconic theater is a U.S. National Historic Landmark listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Formerly the Union Gospel Tabernacle as well, Ryman Auditorium now hosts live music, comedy, arts, and the Grand Ole Opry from November to February – a must-do when visiting Music City.
The number-one attraction in Music City, the Grand Ole Opry is set in Nashville, and honors country music's history.
"Country's most famous stage" is now a live-entertainment sensation with beginnings in 1925, from humble roots as a radio broadcast. Each week, Ryman is packed with fans enjoying the live show – in addition to the millions of people watching on TV and listening to the radio.
Western legends, as well as new country stars, step on the stage to perform a variety of country, gospel, bluegrass, and comedy. The Opry celebrates it all. While in Nashville, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Opry House. Don't forgot your camera for a memorable photograph on stage.
A must for country music fans, the Johnny Cash Museum is set in downtown Nashville on the Cumberland River. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the museum is a comprehensive collection of memorabilia all dedicated to the Man in Black.
Established in 2013, the Johnny Cash Museum is authorized by the Estate of Johnny Cash. Nashville visitors may browse artifacts of Cash and June Carter, check out the gift shop, or even rent the space for private events.
Established in 1873, Vanderbilt University is a private research institute set in the Nashville metro area.
Found just southeast of downtown Nashville, Vandy has an enrollment of nearly 13,000 students.
Vanderbilt University features four undergraduate and six graduate programs across its 330-acre campus.
Vandy is also home to the NCAA Division I Vanderbilt Commodores, found in Memorial Gymnasium and other venues.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 0.10 mile(s) from City center
- 0.10 mile(s) from Tennessee State Museum and State Capitol
- 0.10 mile(s) from Tennessee Performing Arts Center
- 0.10 mile(s) from Tennessee Archives
- 0.20 mile(s) from Nashville Convention Center
- 0.25 mile(s) from Printers Alley
- 0.25 mile(s) from Cumberland Science Museum
- 0.25 mile(s) from Broadway
- 0.25 mile(s) from Bicentennial State Park
- 0.30 mile(s) from Grand Old Opry, Ryman Auditorium
- 0.40 mile(s) from Gaylord Entertainment Center, home of the Predators, ice hockey
- 0.40 mile(s) from Frist Center of the Visual Arts
- 0.50 mile(s) from Country Music Hall of Fame
- 0.50 mile(s) from Tootsies Bar
- 0.60 mile(s) from Fort Nashborough
- 0.75 mile(s) from The Coliseum, home of the Titans
- 1.00 mile(s) from The Parthenon
- 1.00 mile(s) from Belomont Mansion
- 1.50 mile(s) from Centennial Park
- 1.50 mile(s) from The Imaginarium Children's Adventure Museum of Nashville
- 0.80 mile(s) from Nashville Roller Girls, ameteur sports teams
- 1.50 mile(s) from The Parthenon in Centennial Park
- 1.50 mile(s) from The Upper Room Chapel and Museum
- 2.00 mile(s) from Tennessee Central Railway Museum
- 4.00 mile(s) from Belle Meade Plantation
- 0.40 mile(s) from Fire Finch Boutique, accoutrement, jewelry, clothing, and other treasures
- 0.40 mile(s) from Abernathy Road, clothing and furniture
- 0.60 mile(s) from Savannah's Candy Kitchen, kitchenware and candy
- 0.60 mile(s) from Legends Gift Shop, souvenirs
- 0.60 mile(s) from Ernest Tubb Record Shop, souvenirs and records
- 0.60 mile(s) from Grunn Guitars, instrument shop
- 0.60 mile(s) from American Apparel, retail clothing
- 0.70 mile(s) from Boot Country, retail clothing
- 0.70 mile(s) from Farmers Markets, local business merchant, food and fresh veggies
- 0.90 mile(s) from Dolly Parton's Trinket, souvenirs
- 0.90 mile(s) from Nashville Cowboy, shoe store
- 1.00 mile(s) from Downtown Antique Mall, antiques and souvenirs
- 1.40 mile(s) from Urban Outfitters, fashion and clothing
- 2.30 mile(s) from Tweed Baby Outfitters, baby gear and furniture and children's clothing
- 4.60 mile(s) from The Mall at Green Hills, shopping center
- 4.60 mile(s) from Curious Heart Emporium, home decor, flowers and gifts
- 4.60 mile(s) from Jamie Inc, women clothing and accessories
- 4.90 mile(s) from The Cotton Mills, women clothing
- 5.00 mile(s) from Levi's® Inc, women's and men's clothing
- 6.80 mile(s) from Walmart®, department store
- 9.50 mile(s) from Opry Mills, shopping center
- 13.00 mile(s) from Rivergate Mall, shopping center
- 15.80 mile(s) from Cool Springs Galleria, shopping center
- 17.10 mile(s) from Providence Market, shopping center
- 29.00 mile(s) from Lebanon Premium Outlet, shopping center
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 10.60 mile(s) from Brentwood
- 14.40 mile(s) from Goodlettsville
- 18.70 mile(s) from Hendersonville
- 19.10 mile(s) from Mount Juliet
- 19.20 mile(s) from LaVergne
- 20.00 mile(s) from Franklin
- 22.60 mile(s) from Smyrna
- 29.40 mile(s) from Gallatin
- 29.60 mile(s) from Springfield
- 30.60 mile(s) from Lebanon
- 33.00 mile(s) from Murfreesboro
- 36.90 mile(s) from Spring Hill
- 40.40 mile(s) from Portland
- 41.80 mile(s) from Dickson
- 46.10 mile(s) from Columbia
- 48.70 mile(s) from Clarksville
- 64.00 mile(s) from Manchester
- 73.90 mile(s) from Tullahoma
- 73.90 mile(s) from Fayetteville
- 79.20 mile(s) from Cookeville
- 111 mile(s) from Paris
- 130 mile(s) from Jackson
- 132 mile(s) from Chattanooga
- 179 mile(s) from Knoxville
- 212 mile(s) from Memphis
- 0.50 Riverfront Park
- 1.00 mile(s) from Caterpillar Financial , Center
- 1.50 mile(s) from HCA Hospital Group, Centennial Medical Center
- 1.30 mile(s) from Bethal University, private four year christian college
- 1.70 mile(s) from Vanderbuilt University, private medical center/methodist college
- 1.70 mile(s) from Fisk University, private historic four year college
- 1.80 mile(s) from Meharry Medical University, private medical center, historic college
- 3.40 mile(s) from Belmount University, private law, business, four year college
- 3.60 mile(s) from Nashville Auto Deisel College, two year auto vehicle technical school
- 4.00 mile(s) from American Baptist College, private baptist college
- 4.30 mile(s) from Tennessee State University, four year university, law, nursing and business school
- 4.40 mile(s) from Daymar, two year program, business, law, paralegal, healthcare and engineer school
- 4.60 mile(s) from David Liscomb University, private four year college
- 5.30 mile(s) from Nashville State Community College, two year medical and law school
- 6.10 mile(s) from International Academy of Design, fashion design, graphic design, interior design and audio production school
- 7.50 mile(s) from University of Phoenix, private, for profit, business, nursing and social science school
- 10.00 mile(s) from The Art Insitute of Tennessee, private four year audio design, culinary arts, fashion design, filming making and interior design school
- 24.40 mile(s) from O'More College of Design, private fashion design, interior design and culinary arts school
- 26.00 mile(s) from Voluteer State Community College, four year mathematics, science, business and nursing school
- 30.50 mile(s) from Cumberland University, private four year school of law
- 35.70 mile(s) from Middle Tennessee State University, four year law, nursing, social science and business school
- 48.40 mile(s) from Austin Peay, four year social science, law and fashion design school
- 79.80 mile(s) from Tennessee Technical University, State founded science, law and military science school
- 112 mile(s) from Columbia State, two year business and law school
- 134 mile(s) from University of Chattanooga, four year law, business and sports school
- 180 mile(s) from Unviversity of Tennessee, four year business, sports, nursing and social science school
- 203 mile(s) from Unviversity of Memphis, four year history, arts, science and literature school
- 278 mile(s) from East Tennessee State University, four year sports, arts, business, law school
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- 0.20 mile(s) from YMCA
- 1.50 mile(s) from East Park Community Center
- 1.50 mile(s) from Knock Out Fitness, kick boxing
- 1.50 mile(s) from Karisma Fitness, martial arts
- 1.50 mile(s) from Hot Yoga Plus, yoga
- 2.10 mile(s) from Sports Plex, swiming, tennis & ice skating
- 2.10 mile(s) from Gym 5
- 2.20 mile(s) from Centennial Park
- 2.20 mile(s) from ES Rose Park
- 2.80 mile(s) from Get Fit Anytime, gym
- 3.00 mile(s) from Hooprama, fitness
- 3.30 mile(s) from Climb Nashville, rock climbing
- 3.50 mile(s) from Shelby Golf Course
- 4.80 mile(s) from Jacks Golf Shop
- 5.70 mile(s) from Richland Creek Greenway, hiking park
- 7.20 mile(s) from Hillwood Country Club
- 7.30 mile(s) from Belle Meade Country Club
- 8.30 mile(s) from Nashville Gun Club, skeet-trap & gun range
- 8.50 mile(s) from Two Rivers Golf Course
- 10.40 mile(s) from Valley Park Go Carts
- 11.90 mile(s) from Kis Country Club
- 12.90 mile(s) from Old Natchez Country Club
- 12.90 mile(s) from Global Golf Design
- 17.50 mile(s) from A-Game Sportsplex
- Cafe Fuzion, on premises
- Convenience Store with New York Style Deli, on premises
- 0.10 mile(s) from Morton's of Chicago, Steakhouse, Monday through Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- 0.20 mile(s) from Monell's Dining, southern
- 0.50 mile(s) from Hard Rock Café, Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
- 0.50 mile(s) from Demos' Steak and Spaghetti House, Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
- 0.50 mile(s) from Jack's Bar B Que,
- 0.50 mile(s) from Arthur's, continental, Monday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- 0.60 mile(s) from 2nd and Goal Sports Café, southern, Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Friday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
- 0.60 mile(s) from Crab House, Seafood, Sunday through Thursday 11:30 to 10:00 p.m. and Friday though Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- 1.00 mile(s) from Logan's Roadhouse, Steakhouse, Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
BEST WESTERN Downtown Convention Center
Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Nashville. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
April - December, 2014
Southern Style Food Tour Get a tour of local restaurants and their food as you enjoy this walking tour around downtown Franklin. Tours begin at 2 p.m.
Bluegrass Along the Harpeth Downtown Franklin fills with music as competitions begin in mandolin, guitar, banjo, and fiddle playing. Event times vary.
76th Anniversary Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration®
The big show – a culmination of the year's preview events, complete with competions and exhibitions throughout the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.
SSHBEA Fall Championship Show
The Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association presents competitions and exhibitions at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.
Celebration City Car Club Swap Meet
Traditional swap meet fun presented by the Celebration City Car Club at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.
2014 Walking For Angels Horse Show
Competitions and exhibitions, along with vendors and entertainment, at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.
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