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Which Hotel: Holiday Inn Express vs Kimpton Hotel Aertson?

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Which Hotel: Holiday Inn Express vs Kimpton Hotel Aertson?

We will be visiting Nashville in late September for an NFL game at the Nissan Stadium. We arrive Sunday (The Day of the game) and have a free night at either the Hotel Aertson or Holiday Inn Express downtown. The holiday inn looks closer to the stadium and an easier walk but the Hotel Aertson looks like a nicer more updated hotel. This hotel will just be for Sunday night.

We will be switching hotels to the Hyatt Place downtown for the following few nights. This is locked and I don't plan to change it.

Holiday Inn Express: Closer to stadium, downtown location isn't as needed since I will be staying following nights in downtown.

Hotel Aertson: Further from stadium but would give us a different area to explore for the day. Also looks to be the nicer hotel.

Thoughts?

Also are hotel pools still open in late Sept or first week of October?

Thanks

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1. Re: Which Hotel: Holiday Inn Express vs Kimpton Hotel Aertson?

Read reviews of Holiday Inn Express before you book. Noisy and lots of construction and complaints about parking.

New Jersey
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2. Re: Which Hotel: Holiday Inn Express vs Kimpton Hotel Aertson?

Leaning heavy towards the Kimpton.

Nashville, Tennessee
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3. Re: Which Hotel: Holiday Inn Express vs Kimpton Hotel Aertson?

No comparison, the Kimpton. It's brand new, and really nice. While it may be just a few minutes further from the stadium, the two hotels are not even in the same league. Don't waste a free night on the Holiday Inn.

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4. Re: Which Hotel: Holiday Inn Express vs Kimpton Hotel Aertson?

Take the Aertson. It's a cheap Uber/Lyft or a nice walk from downtown if the weather's good.

The pool will almost certainly be open. It's open seasonally from April- October. It's possible, but highly unlikely, that we'll get some cold weather in late September. I can't remember the last time we got cooled down before October.

Nashville, Tennessee
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5. Re: Which Hotel: Holiday Inn Express vs Kimpton Hotel Aertson?

There are also golf cart shuttles, if you're inclined to ride in a vehicle that you won't likely survive in the oft-chance of a collision. They operate based on a "recommended" tip schedule. The most common providers are Cruzzin' Nashville and Joy Ride. The laws applying to golf cart "taxis" seems to be inconsistently applied, so it may be that these services may or may not be able to provide you with service all the way to the Aertson at 21st & Broadway, it's a fairly easy walk to 13th Ave where they could pick you up.

Nashville, Tennessee
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6. Re: Which Hotel: Holiday Inn Express vs Kimpton Hotel Aertson?

Within easy walking distance of the Kimpton is a row of about a dozen bars including Winners, Losers, the Stiller, reBar. They tend to draw Vanderbilt University students and Midtown (20- and 30-something upscale) residents and several have live music and/or DJs. A longtime favorite casual restaurant, San Antonio Taco Co., is also a few blocks away. You're only about 10 blocks from Centennial Park and our replica of the Parthenon.

Nashville, Tennessee
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7. Re: Which Hotel: Holiday Inn Express vs Kimpton Hotel Aertson?

Should have been the Stillery. Sorry 'bout that.

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8. Re: Which Hotel: Holiday Inn Express vs Kimpton Hotel Aertson?

Holiday Inn is nice, and it’s convenient to downtown but the construction is killer right now. It won’t be finished by September.

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