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As you would expect with a vibrant, popular destination like Nashville, there are a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to booking your accommodations. For the budget conscious there are inexpensive motels and even hostels available, while others might prefer to spend their cash on a swanky Airbnb rental instead. But those looking for a more upscale, full-service option will find plenty of great hotels to choose from as well. In fact, the challenge may be deciding exactly which of those hotels to stay in considering that some are very impressive in terms of both size and grandeur.
If you're heading to the Music City soon but aren't sure exactly where to stay, there are our picks of the ten best hotels in all of Nashville.
A relative newcomer to the Nashville hotel scene, Noelle stands out thanks to its commitment to embracing the Art Deco roots of the 1930s building it inhabits. The design elements emphasize existing history and charm to create a space where people will want to linger. Noelle boasts 224 rooms, all featuring king-size beds, including the double-rooms. The hotel has a lobby, bar and restaurant, coffee shop, retail store, and print shop all on the premises,and even provides a spectacular rooftop bar that is not to be missed. And if you enjoy a work-out during your travels, be sure to check out Noelle’s selection of Peloton bikes in the second floor gym.
Another somewhat-recent addition to the Nashville hotel scene, the Fairlane Hotel is a fun and funky retreat in the downtown art district. With styling that takes cues from the 1960s and '70s, the colorful, retro lobby will leave you wondering if you've stepped back in time. The hotel has 81 rooms, a terrace restaurant on the fourth floor, a New York style delicatessen and a coffee counter in the lobby. Amongst the numerous nice touches is a vintage bar cart serving cocktails and bottled Coca-Cola that puts in an appearance at 5 o'clock each day.
The Hermitage Hotel
A stunning and historic hotel in the heart of downtown, the Hermitage offers guests classic elegance heightened by traditional Southern hospitality. When the hotel was first built in 1908 it included a spectacular painted glass skylight which still remains over the expansive lobby to this day. The Hermitage boasts 122 spacious rooms and suites, several shops, a spa, and even a pampering package for pets. Be sure to visit the on-site Capital Grille restaurant and adjoining Oak Bar, as both are fantastic. Also, no visit to the hotel would be complete without stepping into its award-winning and highly Instagram-worthy restroom.
The 404 Hotel
Described as an “Urban Oasis,” this five room hotel located in Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood offers a unique experience for lucky guests. The unassuming building flies under the radar in a bustling area of shops, restaurants, and bars, and yet has managed to crave out its own unique niche in the Music City. Room options include a King Suite, or a King Suite with Loft which comfortably sleeps three. The rooms have keyless entry and while you will not see a concierge, they are promptly on call whenever needed.
Urban Cowboy Bed & Breakfast
This eight-suite bed and breakfast embodies the creative spirit that courses through Nashville's hip and trend east side. Urban Cowboy opened in an East Nashville neighborhood in the Spring of 2016 and quickly left its mark on the landscape there. This unique B&B has several communal spaces that encourage guests to mingle, converse, and even start an impromptu jam session using the many instruments that are lying about. The large and welcoming front porch and the backyard bar foster friendly encounters and a neighborhood vibe that leave you feeling right at home. It is even located within walking distance of a number of restaurants, bars, and other attractions.
In late 2017, Hyatt’s “Unbound Collection” brought luxury to a long-neglected 10-story building located in downtown Nashville. The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1929 as a hotel but had been converted to apartments in the decades since. Hyatt has completely renovated the space, turning into an enchanting mix of modern style with a classic Art Deco influence. Holston House has 191 rooms and suites, an in-house restaurant, a rooftop pool and bar with fantastic views of the city skyline.
Originally built back in 1865, the two-story building that is home to the Germantown Inn has been renovated to provide modern amenities while retaining its historic charm. This luxury hotel has ten unique suites, an outdoor courtyard, and wonderful rooftop terrace that provides amazing views of the Nashville skyline. Each of those suites is named for a different U.S. president and each has its own unique decor that blends vintage and custom made furnishing. The Inn is also conveniently located close to an array of great restaurants, shops, and bars, giving visitors a chance to explore Nashville's Germantown neighborhood on foot.
Located not far from downtown Nashville in the trendy Gulch area of town, the Thompson Hotel is an eye-catching piece of modern architecture that stands out even in a city filled with well-designed buildings. The 12-story hotel has 224 rooms, including numerous luxury suites and a stunning penthouse that comes complete with a fully-stocked wet bar, dual state-of-the-art rain showers, and bathtub made out of titanium. Head up to the rooftop bar to enjoy one of twenty local brews or a cocktail, before heading down to the on-site restaurant for elevated southern cuisine. In a hurry? Grab a coffee and a quick snack from the coffee shop before heading out on the town, with many great attractions within easy walking distance.
If you want to immerse yourself in Nashville culture, the Omni just might be the hostel for you. This spectacular and modern hotel is fully integrated into the Country Music Hall of Fame on three levels, sharing meeting and entertainment space between the buildings. With 800 standard rooms and 54 luxury suites, the Omni has plenty of space to offer visitors to the Music City. There are two restaurants, a bar, and a coffeehouse in the hotel with a wide variety of other options just outside its doors.
Gaylord Opryland Resort
No list of great accommodations in Nashville would be complete without at least mentioning the Opryland resort. Equal parts hotel, entertainment center, shopping district, and amusement park, Opryland is a place unlike any other in the Music City. Not only does it have more than 2,800 rooms, it also has a full-service spa, a steakhouse, and Mexican, Italian, and Japanese restaurants. If that wasn't enough, there are 9 acres of indoor gardens to explore and a 4-acre indoor waterpark that is for guests only. Add in a few stores, a wine bar, tavern, and both a frozen yogurt and a gelato shop and you start to get a sense of everything that this place has to offer. Oh, it also just so happens to be conveniently located next to the Grand Ole Opry if you want to catch a show while you're in Nashville.