The ‘Country Music Capital of the World,’ Nashville is home to lots of fantastic live music venues, trendy bars, and excellent museums dedicated to greats such as Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. Tennessee’s state capital hums with life. Around town, you can find a wealth of interesting historical sights as well as fabulous shops and boutiques.
In addition to its many attractions and marvellous music shows, the city also boasts lots of brilliant hotels. While some are set in historic old buildings, others showcase modern lounges and lobbies, with most of them located just a stone’s throw away from the city’s most important sights. Whatever your preference, these Nashville hotels certainly make for a fantastic place to stay when visiting ‘Music City, USA.’
Let’s have a look at the best hotels in Nashville, TN:
1. The Hermitage
Opened all the way back in 1910, The Hermitage has been dazzling and delighting guests ever since. While its grand, gilded entrance is the undoubted highlight, everything about this five-star hotel screams luxury.
Its rooms, suites, and meeting rooms are all exquisitely decorated, while its amenities and facilities are top of the range. One of the city’s leading hotels, The Hermitage offers great value and has been visited by a number of presidents, including JFK and Richard Nixon.
Location: The Hermitage’s beautiful Beaux-Arts building lies right in the heart of downtown, just a short walk from most of the city’s main sights. The Ryman Auditorium, for instance, is just 400 metres away, while the State Capitol building is even closer.
2. Fairlane Hotel
Located just a couple of blocks from The Hermitage in a mid-century modernist building, the Fairlane Hotel is one of Nashville’s most popular and pleasant places to stay. Formerly the headquarters of a bank, the hotel’s sleek and slightly retro design is very tastefully done, with each room uniquely fitted and designed.
Besides its wonderfully welcoming lobby, delightful delicatessen, and coffee shop, there is also a fantastic terrace bar and restaurant from which you can look out over Nashville’s downtown.
Location: Located in Nashville’s downtown business and arts district, the Fairlane Hotel is just a ten-minute walk away from Broadway Avenue and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
3. Hilton Nashville Downtown
Boasting one of the best locations in town, the Hilton Nashville Downtown lies right in the heart of the action, with shops, restaurants, and nightlife options all on its doorstep. While its friendly staff are very welcoming and helpful, the hotel’s bars and restaurants serve up excellent dining experiences.
In addition to its fantastic service and facilities, its rooms also feature signature Serenity beds, which are sure to guarantee you a sound night’s sleep.
Location: The Hilton Nashville Downtown’s location couldn’t get much better; it lies right between the Bridgestone Arena, Music City Center, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
4. Holston House Nashville
One of Nashville’s best four-star hotels, Holston House is set in a beautiful old building that showcases a wonderful blend of modern and art-deco features. Besides its stylishly decorated rooms and suites, there is also a wellness centre for guests to relax at, as well as a rooftop swimming pool.
Part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, the hotel caters to high-end travellers and has a very elegant and refined touch about it.
Location: Very centrally located, Holston House is just a five-minute walk away from the Ryman Auditorium and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.
5. 21c Museum Hotel Nashville
As the name indicates, this stylish hotel is not just a place to sleep, but is a modern art museum, too. With different exhibitions on each floor, 21c Museum Hotel is a delight to visit. As the installations frequently change, there is always an excuse to come back.
While the innovative and exciting artworks are what draw most people, the rooms themselves are very well-designed, with a fitness centre and spa also on offer.
Location: Although it is set in a quiet spot, 21c Museum Hotel is actually just a ten-minute walk from many of Nashville’s most popular tourist attractions.
Another very artsy hotel, Noelle’s gorgeous interior was designed and conceptualised by local artists who wanted to show off the very best of Nashville’s art and design scene. Set in a lovely old building that dates to the 1930s, the boutique hotel boasts lots of beautiful rooms and suites, as well as a lavishly-decorated lobby and lounge.
Voted one of the best hotels in the south of the States by Conde Nast Traveler, Noelle and its exquisite decor certainly won’t disappoint.
Location: As it is set in the heart of downtown, Noelle is a great place to stay if you want Nashville’s main sights right on your doorstep.
7. Sheraton Grand National Downtown
Recently renovated in 2017, the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown veritably sparkles before your eyes. Nothing is as impressive as the arresting light installation in its open-atrium lobby. While this makes for a stunning entrance to the hotel, sophistication and style shine forth wherever you go.
In addition to its almost 500 finely decorated rooms and suites, the Sheraton has an indoor pool, fitness centre, cocktail bar, and American restaurant for visitors to enjoy. On top of this, there are lots of event spaces should you want to plan a business meeting or a beautiful rooftop wedding.
Location: Located not far from the Tennessee State Capitol building, the Sheraton Grand National Downtown lies around a five-minute walk from the Ryman Auditorium.
8. Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown
With a very modern look and feel, everything in the Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown is geared towards providing guests with a great experience. For instance, its comfy rooms are all equipped with high-tech amenities, such as fast and free WiFi, a TV for streaming, a Spa-like bathroom, and a Recharge Beautyrest Mattress.
Besides its outdoor pool, fitness centre, and Nashville-inspired bar and restaurant, visitors can enjoy some live music at the hotel’s own theatre venue.
Location: Just one block south of Broadway and all its bars and music venues, Cambria Hotel Nashville is a great place to stay if you want to explore the city’s famous nightlife.
As cliché as it sounds, staying in this fabulous hotel really is a dream as each of its 168 rooms are decorated in a delightful Art Deco style. Of these, the undoubted highlight is the suave and swanky Guest House presidential suite, which sprawls over 1,400-square-feet.
While this is ideal for hosting gatherings and events, the Dream also has six other dining and nightlife options for visitors to explore. Located in two historic landmarked buildings, the Dream is one of Nashville’s most enticing and exciting upmarket hotels.
Location: As it is located next to Printer’s Alley, the Dream lies right next to lots of bars, restaurants, and music venues. Most other tourist attractions are around a ten-minute walk away.
10. JW Marriott Downtown
An oasis of calm in ‘Music City, USA’, the JW Marriott Downtown is located in one of the city’s most recognisable and standout buildings. The 33-story glass skyscraper towers over its surroundings, and from its floors, guests can enjoy breathtaking views out over the city.
Sleek and sophisticated, the Marriott has everything you could ever want, with a gym, spa, and pool on offer alongside six different dining experiences and a rooftop bar.
Location: The JW Marriott Downtown is within walking distance of many of Nashville’s main sights, such as the Bridgestone Arena and the Music City Center.
11. Kimpton Aertson Hotel
Located right next to Vanderbilt University in Midtown, the Kimpton Aertson Hotel is a peaceful and pleasant place to stay, with lots of stylish and trendy rooms on offer. The hotel also boasts a magnificent spa and restaurant, as well as a relaxing rooftop pool.
With a number of perks – such as a complimentary evening wine reception – for visitors to enjoy, the Kimpton Aertson is excellent value for such a warm and welcoming hotel.
Location: Although it is located a bit further out than most of the other hotels on this list, the Kimpton Aerston is still only a 10 or 15-minute bus or taxi journey from many of the city’s major tourist attractions.
12. Moxy Nashville Downtown
A very fun and funky hotel, the Moxy Nashville Downtown couldn’t be better located; it lies right on Honky Tonk Row. Its rooms are decorated in a very cool urban-chic style, while there is a very laidback vibe about the place.
Before or after exploring the city’s nightlife, there are fitness and business centres for visitors to check out, as well as a communal lounge and bar.
Location: As it is the only hotel on Honky Tonk Row, the Moxy Nashville Downtown is the best place to stay if you want to explore Nashville’s nightlife. Most of the other main sights also lie just a short walk away.
13. Omni Nashville Hotel
One of Nashville’s smartest and chicest – not to mention largest – hotels, the Omni has everything you could ever want and more. The four-star hotel has over 800 rooms, each tastefully decorated and kitted with the necessary amenities, with 54 suites on top of that.
Besides its endless rooms, the Omni also has restaurants and bars on offer, as well as a fitness centre, spa, and rooftop pool. From its higher rooms and rooftop, guests can enjoy stunning views out over the city.
Location: You can’t get closer than the Omni to Nashville’s main tourist attractions. The hotel is located right next to Music City Center and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
14. Union Station Hotel Nashville
Built in 1900 to serve as the city’s train station, this gorgeous old historic building is now the grand Union Station Hotel. While its tower and turrets certainly make for a fine sight, its interior is even more arresting, with its elegant lobby the star of the show.
Despite its age, the hotel’s rooms are very trendy and modern, as are its fitness centre and business meeting spaces.
Location: Union Station Hotel is located around a 10 or 15-minute walk from most of Nashville’s main attractions.
15. The Westin Nashville
Ideal for those looking for a relaxing and peaceful stay, The Westin Nashville is a lavishly and luxuriously decorated four-star hotel that comes with a wonderful spa, sauna, and infinity pool. Its rooms are just as divine and are equipped with all the amenities you could need.
Besides its beautiful lobbies and lounges, the hotel also offers a fitness centre and business centre, as well as a number of restaurants and a fabulous rooftop bar.
Location: The Westin Nashville lies just a stone’s throw away from the Music City Center and Bridgestone Arena.