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West End, TN
Nashville

West End showing signage and a city

The tranquility of Nashville’s biggest urban park is the perfect contrast for the boisterous rock clubs and late-night bars of this lively neighborhood.

West End is a popular nightlife and entertainment district of Nashville. It’s also a lively student area and the location of one of the city’s most-loved urban parks. Browse excellent art exhibitions, attend a college football game, sample the live music scene and dine on food from around the world when you visit West End.

Leafy Centennial Park is the heart of the neighborhood’s daytime activities. Follow the Centennial Park Walking Trail, a 1-mile-long (1.6-kilometer) route that winds around the grassy lawns, sunken garden and willow-shaded lake. The Parthenon, a full-scale re-creation of its namesake Athenian temple, is a highlight of the park. See a copy of the Athena statue and admire a collection of works by national artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Visit the park’s Musicians Corner for free summertime concerts by both established and up-and-coming musicians. Live music productions take place at the Centennial Park Bandshell. Get acquainted with the work of local artists and take part in workshops at the Centennial Art Center.

Head along Elliston Place to find concert venues that show why Nashville’s nickname is Music City. Exit/In and The End host everything from rock and roll to punk, metal and rap gigs. Feast on cuisine inspired by flavors from as far away as Brazil, Italy and Japan at laid-back restaurants. Church Street beckons with its alternative bars, cabaret nights and drag shows.

A stroll around the campus of Vanderbilt University offers an insight into college life in the city. Renaissance paintings by Andrea di Bartolo and Jacopo di Paolo are among the impressive collection held at the university’s Fine Arts Gallery. Join the 40,000-capacity crowd that meet at Vanderbilt Stadium to cheer on the Vanderbilt Commodores football team.

Find West End just west of Downtown Nashville. Public buses stop at intervals on West End Avenue. Centennial Park and Vanderbilt University are two of the 15 stops on the Old Town Trolley hop-on, hop-off city tour.


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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Nashville Midtown
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Nashville Midtown
2.5 out of 5
1500 CHARLOTTE AVENUE, Nashville, TN
The price is $127 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nashville Broadway and Marathon Music Works. Vanderbilt University and Nashville Municipal ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)
"It was just super nice!!! I can not complain about anything except the cost of the car staying there 3 days. $32.00 per day is a bit steep. They did provide Lyft service for us to our destination conference."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Nashville Midtown
The Hayes Street Hotel Nashville
The Hayes Street Hotel Nashville
3.5 out of 5
1909 Hayes Street, Nashville, TN
The price is $145 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in West End, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Vanderbilt University, Bridgestone Arena, and Ryman Auditorium. Belmont University and Country Music ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,184 reviews)
"The room was great. $6 for a bottle of water, $34 parking, and mediocre coffee and tea deserve some attention."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

The Hayes Street Hotel Nashville
Graduate Nashville
Graduate Nashville
4 out of 5
101 20th Avenue North, Nashville, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $212 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in West End, this hotel is steps from Nashville Broadway and Vanderbilt University. Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (168 reviews)
"Super cute and everyone was so nice"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Graduate Nashville
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
4 out of 5
2100 W End Ave, Nashville, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
This family-friendly Nashville hotel is located in the business district, just steps from Vanderbilt University and Nashville Broadway. Bridgestone Arena and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (961 reviews)
"Very nice hotel. We really enjoyed our time here and the service was amazing. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay near Vanderbilt or close to downtown."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Holiday Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt - Dwtn, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt - Dwtn, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
2613 W End Ave, Nashville, TN
Free Cancellation
The price is $135 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in West End, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vanderbilt University, Parthenon, and Centennial Park. Nashville Broadway and Vanderbilt Hospital ...
4.3/5Excellent! (938 reviews)
"We stayed with our 2 young kids. I worried the room would be small and while it was on the min side of size it was just right for us. Just be mindful to pack compactly especially for the bathroom. Over all it was a great stay. Rooms were clean, staff was helpful. The highlights were breakfast at ..."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Holiday Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt - Dwtn, an IHG Hotel
Courtyard By Marriott Vanderbilt-West End
Courtyard By Marriott Vanderbilt-West End
3 out of 5
1901 W End Ave, Nashville, TN
The price is $151 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Music Row, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, and Music City Center. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ...
4/5Very Good! (973 reviews)
"Nice clean room"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Courtyard By Marriott Vanderbilt-West End
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