Hutton Hotel is in the heart of Music City, with a super-central West End address that’s a short walk away from The Parthenon and Vanderbilt University; about a mile away from Bridgestone Arena; and ten minutes or less to Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Music City Center, and downtown's famous music venues. Fully renovated in 2017 by Studio 11 Design, Hutton Hotel is meant to be an immersive journey into Nashville's creative culture, With Four Star, Four-Diamond service and amenities, rooms run from $319/night to “please call hotel to book” for one of the three expansive penthouses (which comes with access to the hotel's Tesla Housecar, a personal assistant, and it’s own musician's writing room.
A 5,000 square-foot cocktail bar, entertainment venue, and writer's creative spaces for musician guests was added in 2017. Part social club, part live music and entertainment venue, Analog at Hutton Hotel hosts intimate performances, from established acts and up-and-comers, to comedians and DJs. It’s high-design interiors have the relaxed ambiance of a living room liveset. WestEnd Kitchen & Bar offers Contemporary American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Freshly baked pastries are delivered from Triple Crown Bakery and Crimson Witch Patisserie daily. For lunch, get down on an 1808 Burger. Share a punch bowl during cocktail hour, or split a short rib for dinner. Looking to get some songwriting done? Hutton Hotel has you set up with their fully-equipped Writers Studio spaces, designed for music professionals, by music professionals (Dierks Bentley and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder). You can also hold everything from a small meeting to a large conference in the hotel’s 13,600 square feet of flexible event space.
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This luxury boutique hotel, nestled in The Gulch neighborhood downtown, shares the block with beloved bluegrass music icon, The Station Inn, and is surrounded by trendy, upscale eateries. Rooms start at $290/night, with floor to-ceiling windows looking over The Gulch and downtown Nashville, and sliding barn doors (which are classy now?). There’s plenty of great places to eat nearby, but the hotel and Executive Chef Nathan Duensing have three of their own noteworthy concepts, featuring a southern style of elevated cuisine with a focus on fresh ingredients from Nashville’s bounty of farmers and artisanal producers.
LA Jackson, the hotel’s rooftop bar offers “porch sippin’ cocktails,” 20 regional brews, and spectacular views of the city. Marsh House restaurant is Thompson Hotel’s seafood-focused, “Gulf-to-Gulch” culinary experience, complete with oyster bar. The hotel’s coffee and sandwich shop, Killebrew, is open for breakfast and lunch, but we recommend walking to the southern food truck offshoot, Biscuit Love, or The Gulch’s trendy coffee shop, Milk & Honey, which is known for its housemade gelato, craft coffee, and pastry display case that will have you wiping the drool from your mouth. While you’re there, check out these eateries and drinkeries: Otaku Ramen, Yazoo Brewing Company (Nashville beers!), Burger Republic, and Bar Louie. (tag places)
Long known as the top hotel in Tennessee (and the country for that matter), the award-winning Hermitage Hotel is a cherished landmark in downtown Nashville. Consistently ranked on the "World's Best" and "Top US Hotels" lists of the nation's top travel publications, The Hermitage Hotel is on the United States National Register of Historic Places. It’s accolades include: Forbes Five Star Rating, Historic Hotels of America, and Top Hotels in Nashville - Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice in 2018.
People have been saying “Meet me at The Hermitage Hotel” since the early 1900s. Nashville’s first million-dollar hotel has hosted thousands of events and served millions of guests for over more than a century. Its Beaux-Arts style is an ornate, marble-clad old-world blend of classical Italian and French Renaissance features (and makes for a gorgeous wedding venue!).
The Hermitage Hotel’s downtown location makes it a hop, skip, and a jump to downtown’s honkey tonks and other popular Nashville attractions, like the Ryman (six-minute walk), the Country Music Hall of Fame (10-min walk), Nissan Stadium (one mile), and Vanderbilt (less than two miles). Also just blocks away is one of the country’s oldest working letterpress shops, Hatch Show Print, known for the colorful posters and handbills have produced for legendary musicians such as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley over the years.
One of Nashville's original restaurants, the hotel’s award-winning and celebrated Capitol Grille serves simple and traditional southern fare, made with fresh ingredients from its own Double H Farms and Garden. Adjacent to Capitol Grille is the Oak Bar, where voracious drinkers can taste their way through the bar's bourbon library. The prohibition-era bar boasts one of the largest collection of bourbons in Nashville at over 130 bottles!
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Set against the backdrop of Printer's Alley, just steps away from Broadway, Noelle, Nashville is a Marriott-owned Tribute Portfolio Hotel that offers modern luxury in the heart of downtown Nashville. Starting at around $400/night, Noelle’s elegant suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views.
The 4th Avenue building was constructed during the height of Nashville's cultural boom in the 1930s and brandishes beautiful furnishings and breathtaking details, with a tasteful, cohesive design and curated vignettes.
Amenities include water service stations on each floor, a 24/7 fitness room, and pet friendly accomodations. Shop handcrafted treats at Keep Shop or curl up with a book in the Trade Room. Tucked away above the bar at Trade Room is the Archives, home to historic treasures from the original hotel and Noel family. There’s on-site art gallery, and Little Prints, which brings the traditional craft of letterpress printing to life for a modern audience. Drug Store Coffee has your daily dose of caffine, while Makeready Libations & Liberation offers local fare. Ascend to the rooftop bar, Rare Bird, to enjoy a cocktail by the outdoor fireplace.
Bridgestone Arena, or Smashville as Preds fans call it, is just a short walk away from Noelle. Make your way down Honky Tonk Highway in the nearby Broadway Historic District. There’s also easy access from the hotel to Nashville Music City Center, located just over half a mile away.
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Among the tall bamboo and neon glow of Bankers Alley, is an art-filled escape from the activity on Broadway. The 21c Museum Hotel Nashville is the seventh property developed by the award-winning Louisville-based boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, and restaurant group. This historic Gray & Dudley building in downtown Nashville has been reimagined into one of the largest multi-venue contemporary art museums in the US, with curated exhibitions, cultural programming, oh, and rooms to sleep in.
With more than 10,500 square feet of exhibition space, 21c’s galleries showcase rotating exhibitions and site-specific installations is always free and open to the public. Guided docent tours are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5pm.
This art-filled hotel’s funky-yet-modern vibe is carried through to its 124 guest rooms and suites, which were designed by Deborah Berke Partners. Guest rooms boast wood floors and high ceilings, contemporary furnishings, and large windows with luxurious floor-to-ceiling drapery.
The hotel’s restaurant, Gray & Dudley, pays homage to the building’s past life as the Gray & Dudley Company, when it was constructed at the turn of the 20th century. Now, the former hardware store is a hip restaurant and lounge, serving up inspired, locally, sourced comfort food that celebrates southern sensibilities for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner in art-driven surroundings.
We’d mention that it’s close to Nissan Stadium and Bridgestone Arena if the venn diagram of art lovers and sports lovers overlapped at all.
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Just as deeply rooted in Nashville as country music, the iconic 100-year-old Union Station Hotel blends modern conveniences with warm classical elegance in the heart of Music City. Just steps from top Downtown Nashville attractions, this historic neo-Romanesque landmark was a train station before it was stunningly restored into an upmarket hotel. Even if you don’t stay there, pop in for a cocktail and gawk at the majestic lobby’s remarkable original 65-foot barrel-vaulted stained glass ceiling.
The opulency continues in the warm, refined rooms’ marble bathrooms. Some rooms have lobby views, while suites include separate living space. If you do stay in one of the 125 boutique hotel rooms or suites at this Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, you may be pleasantly surprised by its reasonable rates, which start at under $200.
There is an old world-style restaurant that serves modern American cuisine, but there’s no point in trying it when the hotel is surrounded by restaurants like Whiskey Kitchen, Adele's, The Mockingbird, Kayne Prime Steakhouse, and Saint Añejo.
Amenities include a fitness room and event space. Union Station hotel is a gorgeous venue for events--from nuptials to Nashville Fashion Week.
The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Ryman Auditorium are only a short ride away!
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Located in the locally loved neighborhood of Midtown, this boutique hotel is the centerpiece of the much-anticipated Aertson Midtown mixed-use destination. Stay at the Kimpton Aertson Hotel if you want to be surrounded by open spaces and original artwork that reflects the creative spirit of this city.
The hotel’s industrial details are elevated by warm, organic design and refined finishes. The entrance features a live green wall, which ushers you to the eccentric, bright blue front desk, a commissioned creation of hand-knotted, painted rope by artist Orly Genger. The industrial-meets-organic details keep coming, with poured concrete floors, a curtain made of river stones, and a double-sided fireplace wrapped in floating ceramic.
There are 180 guestrooms and suites, which are flooded in natural light and views of downtown or the Vanderbilt. During the warmer months, head up to the eighth-floor outdoor living room, grab a cabana and a drink, and dip your toes into the seasonal rooftop pool overlooking the beautiful Vanderbilt University campus. Head to the gorgeous 4,000-square-foot spa to treat yo'self to a Woodhouse Four-Handed Massage.
Henley Modern American Brasserie offers sociable southern dining and impeccably crafted cocktails. Go all out and get a seat at The Chef’s Table for a front-row view of Henley's Culinary Team’s classical French technique as they turn the finest local ingredients into inventive small plates and entrées. The Henley bar boasts seasonal hand-crafted cocktails, thoughtfully chosen wines, and locally brewed beers, but you can grab a whiskey at Catbird Seat or the famed listening room, The Bluebird Cafe. Lower Broadway and 2nd Street’s storied honky tonks and neon lights are a neighborhood away. Other attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ascend Amphitheater, Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park, Vanderbilt University, Centennial Park, Nissan Stadium, Ryman Auditorium, and Bridgestone Arena are all within a 15 minute drive of the hotel.
Finally, from executive off-sites or black-tie galas, the LEED-designed Kimpton Aertson Hotel offers over 6,500 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space on the eighth floor, including the hotel’s elegant 3,600-square-foot ballroom, complete with a wrap-around terrace and windows that span floor to ceiling, overlooking downtown.
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It’s hard to go wrong at a Westin, and the Westin situated in the epicenter of downtown Nashville is no exception. The exterior portico will impress you from the moment you arrive. State-of-the-art amenities, luxury touches, and impeccable service will keep you impressed. The spacious, elegant, and contemporary lobby features unique design elements like a living wall and the luxury vibes keep coming through the gleaming marble floors. Contemporary guestrooms and suites reflect the unique energy of Nashville. You can even get a suite with a pool table!
Stop by L27 rooftop lounge for sweeping city views, inventive light bites, and craft cocktails.
Linger on a rooftop terrace for light bites and or go HAM and jump in the glass-enclosed dipping pool. The casual, all-day restaurant, Decker & Dyer, has been described as “lively” and convivial and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner casual. The L28 Lounge’s chic, contemporary atmosphere is highlighted with upholstered furniture and unique metallic wicker chairs, with chaises that line the covered deck. Oak Steakhouse is a classic steakhouse, offering seasonal, farm-fresh dishes and expansive Italian and Spanish wines at lunch and dinner in 7,000 sq ft of contemporary, sophisticated, yet authentic space filled with Oak design elements like exposed light bulbs, reclaimed wood, and leather banquettes.
Amenities include an upscale spa, fitness studio, and the signature Westin Heavenly® Bed.
If you’re hosting an event downtown, there’s 20,000 square feet of exquisitely appointed meeting and venue space at your disposal.
The Westin is also close to notable attractions like Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena, and Music Row.
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