Best Hotel near Tennessee State University

Whether you’re visiting a current student or exploring with a prospective one—or taking in a sports game, conference, or other event—any visitor to Tennessee State University will appreciate the luxury boutique accommodations close by here at The Union Station Nashville Yards!

Our historic hotel—housed in an utterly grand 1901-built former railroad terminal—is just a short stroll away from this venerable land-grant university’s downtown Avon Williams Campus, and mere minutes by car from the 500-acre main campus along the Cumberland River. 


Tennessee State University’s Rich Legacy of Higher Learning & Athletics

Tennessee State University’s story as a historically black college and university (HBCU) goes back to 1912, when it opened its doors as the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School. It grew rapidly in the subsequent decades, expanding its offerings and upgrading its status to a land-grant university in 1958.

Today, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recognizes TSU as a “high research” institution. The university awards undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, offers nearly 80 majors, and boasts a faculty-student ratio of 17:1. Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover has served as the eighth TSU President since 2013.

On the athletics front, TSU belongs to the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference. The TSU Tigers and Lady Tigers play everything from tennis, golf, and softball to football, basketball, and track-and-field, with well-packed sporting venues including Nissan and Hale stadiums and Tiger Field.


The Union Station Nashville Yards: Ideal Luxury Boutique Accommodations for Visits to Tennessee State University

From campus tours or Tigers hoops at the Gentry Center to exciting Homecoming or Commencement festivities, choose The Union Station Nashville Yards as your home base for any and all TSU visits. (And speaking of: You can find plenty of resources on visiting both of the TSU campuses right here.)

While you’re staying with us, you’ll enjoy Marriott Autograph Collection comforts within our bespoke guest rooms and suites, fantastic on-site dining at ERGO and Stationairy, and regular hotel happenings, including live acoustic music. And all the while you’ll savor the sheer resplendence of our historic Richardsonian-Romanesque building, not least the vaulting grandeur of our four-story lobby and its stained-glass ceiling.

The Union Station Nashville Yards also makes for a top-tier event venue, in case you need a convenient and well-appointed location to celebrate your TSU student or hold a university-related occasion.

We’d be honored to host you for your TSU experience, whatever form it may take. Soak up the pinnacle of Nashville hospitality at The Union Station Nashville Yards while taking in Music City’s outstanding public HBCU university!