Heading to Nashville? If so, you’ll be pleased to know you won’t be short of accommodation options. With everything from budget motels to upscale boutiques, family-friendly resorts to business-orientated hotels, there truly is an option for everyone in the Music City. The only problem you’re likely to face is deciding which of its numerous options to choose. Fortunately, help in on hand with our round-up of the 20 Best Hotels in Nashville in 2019.
20. Hotel Preston
With its stunning artwork, a sublime outdoor pool, comfortable guestrooms, delectable in-house restaurant, and A+ service, the Hotel Preston is a great option for both business and leisure travelers alike.
19. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Even if you don’t spend the night at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, it’s worth the visit for the amazing range of facilities, which include a huge atrium, numerous on-site shops, 17 restaurants and eateries, an artificial river (complete with boats) and an 18-hole golf course. Guests, meanwhile, are likely to be delighted with the superbly comfortable guest rooms which come with pillow-top mattresses, coffee makers, alarm clock radios and 32-inch flat-screen TVs as standard.
18. Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Situated within striking distance of the Convention Center on Commerce Street, Renaissance Nashville Hotel is a great spot for business travelers. It’s range of amenities, meanwhile, caters equally well to leisure travelers, with comfortable rooms complete with marble bathrooms, 37-inch flat-screen TVs with movie channels, plug-in tech panels, floor to ceiling windows, a 24/7 room service, and contemporary décor.
17. Hilton Nashville Downtown
If you want to be right in the heart of the action, you can’t beat Hilton Nashville Downtown’s superb location near the Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame. You’ll also find its amenities similarly hard to fault- along with Hilton's signature Serenity Beds and flat-screen TV, guests are treated to a 24/7 business center, a fitness room, and four eateries.
16. Hotel Indigo Nashville
Voted by US News as #10 in Best Nashville Hotels, # 15 in best Tennessee hotels, and #3 in Downtown Nashville, there’s no doubting Hotel Indigo Nashville has some serious credits to its name… something that’s little wonder when you consider its prime location in the downtown, superb range of amenities, 24-hour business center, valet parking, and free WIFI.
15. Bobby Hotel
Bobby Hotel, a boutique in downtown Nashville, has everything you need to ensure a great stay. Along with its perfect situation next to the many attractions of Music City (including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Café), it offers guests a superb range of amenities (including 24-hour in-room dining, wet bars, complimentary Wi-Fi access and smart TVs) along with access to a rooftop lounge and pool, an on-site spa, a fitness center and a concierge. While the area offers some excellent dining options, you’ll probably be perfectly happy dining in thanks to the hotel’s quirky cafe and bar.
14. Noelle, Nashville, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Top-notch customer service? Check. Beautiful décor? Check. First-rate amenities? Check, Check, Check. If you’re looking for a truly exceptional base for your Nashville visit, you can’t go far wrong with the Noelle, Nashville, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel. The comfortable rooms are kitted out with a faultless range of conveniences, including flat-screen TVs, king-sized beds and free Wi-Fi access, while the 24-hour fitness center, coffee shop, two American-inspired eateries, and rooftop bar are all exceptional. The location in the downtown puts you right at the center of the action, and only moments away from such attractions as The Johnny Cash Museum, the Ryman Auditorium and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge.
13. Fairlane Hotel
Opened in 2018, the Fairlane Hotel may be one of the newest additions to the Nashville hotel scene, but it’s already made its mark. Its retro, mid-20th century inspired décor is offset by some very modern conveniences and comforts. Rooms come as standard with 55-inch TVs, minifridges and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The fitness center is a beacon to state-of-the-art gym equipment, while the on-site Ellington's Mid Way Bar & Grill, Union Teller Coffee Counter, and Mile End Delicatessen will keep you full from morn to eve. The location, meanwhile, is next to perfect, with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum within striking distance and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and numerous other live music venues just a short walk away.
12. The 404 Hotel
The 404 Hotel may only have 5 rooms to its name, but it’s a huge hitter on the Nashville restaurant scene, none the less. A celebrity favorite, it’s the ideal place for a secret rendezvous: with no central hotel space or lobby, you can spend your entire stay without seeing a single other guest. Each room is designed around a different theme, and while each is exquisite in its own right, the King Suite with Loft (and its own spiral staircase) is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown. Bathrooms are luxurious and come with a good stock of Malin + Goetz toiletries, while the minibars carry a great range of local craft beer. If you can afford the sky-high rates, The 404 is certainly worth the expense.
11. Museum Hotel Nashville
If you have even the slightest artistic bent, you’re going to love the Museum Hotel Nashville. Its rotating art exhibits are worth a trip even if you’re not overnighting, while the Gray & Dudley cocktail bar is an equally worthwhile place to spend a few hours. Each of the 124 guest rooms feature a stunning piece of art from 1c co-founder, Laura Lee Brown, as well as all the amenities and home comforts you’d expect to find in a first-class establishment. The bathrooms are showstopping and come with a fabulous stock of complementary toiletries from Malin + Goetz. Wifi is free, the ambience is just the right side of cool, and the service is exceptional. All in all, an amazing place to lay your head.
10. Union Station Hotel
With a unique setting (it’s built on the remains of Nashville’s original train station), a divine ambiance and stunning décor, Union Station Hotel is the kind of place you’ll never want to leave. The lobby is a thing of wonder- 65 feet high and topped with Tiffany-style stained glass from the late 19th century. Despite the historical features that run throughout the hotel, the rooms are comfortably modern and come with some delightful quirky features like cowhide headboards. To top of the list of attractions is its regular Tuesday night live music events, which feature a great range of local and national singers.
9. Thompson Nashville
The newest “so hip it hurts” boutique to hit the Nashville hotel scene is Thompson Nashville. Situated in the trendy Gulch neighborhood, the hotel offers one of the best rooftop lounges in town, a décor so stylish you’ll want to pack it up and take it home with you when you leave, a decently equipped gym, spacious, thoughtfully designed guest rooms, a well-stocked minibar, free WIFI, a handful of great restaurants, impeccable service, the option to bring your pet, and, last but most definitely not least, the option to buy seven-inch vinyls from Third Man Records.
8. Hutton Hotel
If you want one of the best deals in town, the Hutton Hotel is calling. Before the new influx of hot accommodation options sent prices skyrocketing, the luxurious Hutton was Nashville’s priciest option. Those days are long gone, but the hotel’s excellent level of service, intimate music club, vigilant staff, uber cool vibe, stunning dining options, fabulous location, and stylish décor remain as impressive as ever.
7. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Whether you’re on business or pleasure, the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel’s great location and sublime amenities are guaranteed to please. Its inviting lobby area offers plenty of comfortable seating and several impressive fireplaces, while its guestrooms are equally welcoming. As well as being open to pets, the hotel is exceptionally kid-friendly, offering a free stay to children under 18; complimentary cribs and baby bath amenity kits; night lights; child-friendly menus, and more. The true highlight, however, is the excellent Mason in-house restaurant, whose delectable range of southern bites is guaranteed to please even the most discerning gourmet.
6. The Germantown Inn
The Germantown Inn takes sophistication to the next level. Historic details combine with luxurious modern touches to achieve something way beyond the norm, while the charming service is a very welcome cherry on top. Each of the six suites is styled in a muted palette of neutrals, with just the occasional pop of neon pink to stop things becoming boring. Amenities are modern and plentiful, while the small size of the Inn guarantees a personal touch.
5. Urban Cowboy
The achingly cool Urban Cowboy is a positive blast of fresh air. Forget your generic chains where every room looks alike- this place is bursting at the seams with individuality. The 8 "experiential suites" are like nothing you’ll have seen, let alone stayed, before, while for the ultimate experience, the Cabin (a freestanding bundling in the back of the property) is more than worth the extra couple of hundred dollars for the experience. The amenities are fairly standard issue, but the in-room clawfoot tubs takes things next level.
4. The Westin Nashville
With drop chandeliers, sumptuous leather couches, and gorgeous columns, the lobby of The Westin Nashville has a unique personality all of its own. If you’ve got the budget, a few thousand dollars will get you a 2000 square foot luxury suite that screams luxury. Otherwise, expect a very decent room with a first-rate range of amenities and a more than satisfactory level of comfort. For treatments, head to the 6,000-square-foot Rhapsody Spa, while those in need of a beverage shouldn’t miss the opportunity to down a cocktail at the exquisite L27 rooftop lounge.
3. Omni Nashville Hotel
With its excellent proximity next to the Music City Centre and Bridgestone Ariana, few hotels offer as convenient a setting as the Omni Nashville Hotel for business travelers and concert goers. Neither are many as well geared up to cater to their leisure requirements. The full-service Mokara Spa is worth the visit alone, while the rooftop pool is, quite literally, the height of decadence. Rooms put the luxe in luxurious, with lots of velvet, bold decorations, and sexy color schemes.
2. The Hermitage Hotel
The historic Hermitage Hotel offers guests the chance to experience a true taste of luxury. The opulence of the lobby extends into the guestrooms, which are as comfortable and rich in modern conveniences as they are decadent. The bathrooms, meanwhile, are the true star of the story, with deep soak bathtubs, plush robes, in-mirror TVs, and a good selection of Molton Brown toiletries. If you can bear to leave your room, you’ll find a great menu of American fare and beverages at The Oak Bar (if you can’t, you’ll be pleased to know there’s 24/7 room service).
1. Kimpton Aertson Hotel
Chic, trendy and with a youthful vibe, the Kimpton Aertson Hotel stands in stark contrast to the generic chains that litter the Midtown area. It's smart, colorful décor is perfectly complemented by an exquisite collection of bold art pieces, while the front desk, which is constructed entirely from rope, is almost a work of art in itself. While rooms are on the smaller side, the high ceilings and large windows give them a light, spacious feeling none the less. Service is A+, while the range of amenities (which include all the usual plus yoga mats and complimentary access to bicycles) is exemplary.
Written by Garrett Parker
Read more posts by Garrett Parker