Rooms for MWSWIP have been reserved at Home2 Suites ($209/night) and the Hilton Garden Inn ($199/night)—both are located in midtown, about a mile walk to campus. The Home2 Suites rooms feature a queen bed and a fold-out sofa, so it’s possible to double up with another attendee to make the cost more affordable. See links below to reserve rooms by October 13th.

Other, slightly more affordable options:

  • The Scarritt Bennet Center does not allow organizations to block rooms, but they do allow individuals to reserve rooms independently. With modest accommodations and shared bathrooms, they are by far the closest and most affordable option at $80-$100 a night. These rooms may go quickly as there are very few affordable options near Vanderbilt’s campus, so you will want to book a room ASAP.
  • Vanderbilt graduate students are updating a spread sheet with accommodations; attendees can sign-up for that here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vRfI1UfMbgNvIkyNOzvUF4j2ii8jUc84zyhX-IGOEZ4/edit#gid=0
  • Use the link above to organize shared rooms at Home2 Suites.


Travel from Airport

Nashville BNA is roughly 8.5 miles from Vanderbilt; by Lyft or Uber, it is roughly a 15-20 minute ride, depending on traffic.

Nashville MTA offers a bus service from the airport to downtown Nashville ($1.70), where you can connect with a number of other buses that will take you to the midtown area. Bus services in Nashville can be unreliable at times, as Nashville does not have a well-organized public transport system, but they can get the job done.


Reserving Rooms


  • Home2 Suites: https://home2suites.hilton.com/en/ht/groups/personalized/B/BNAHTHT-SWP-20181102/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG; Group Code: SWP; 1 Queen, 1 Foldout; $209 a night
  • Hilton Garden Inn: https://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/B/BNANVGI-MSWIP-20181102/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG; Group Code: MSWIP; 1 King; $199 a night
  • Scarritt Bennett: http://www.scarrittbennett.org/accomodations/rooms-rates/; $80-$100/night, shared bathrooms