SoBro Guest House
When Nashville natives Ann and Jack Waddey decided to open a hotel near downtown, they went as local as they possibly could. They hired a Tennessee design studio, and everyone involved—from sign painter to furniture maker—is Nashville
-based. The property's 24 suites are stylish and comfortable: The kitchens feature stainless-steel appliances and white penny-tile backsplashes and are stocked with hyperlocal goods like Bongo Java coffee; the bedrooms and separate living rooms are decorated in dramatic tropical greens and black, offset by white furniture; and a variety of C.O. Bigelow products and velvety-soft bathrobes add an extra level of comfort to the bathrooms. Guests check in using a phone or mobile device and can even place an order for groceries to be delivered and stocked by the “virtual” front desk. There is hotel staff on-site until the evening and housekeeping services daily.