401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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Thompson NashvilleThis 2016 addition to the city’s hotel boom has brought a whole new level of urban chic to the Gulch. The rooms in the 12-story hotel have intricately tiled bathroom floors, claw-foot tubs, barnwood doors, and graphic artworks from local artists, plus city views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can also enjoy those views from the rooftop bar, L.A. Jackson, where on occasional evenings DJs from Jack White’s label, Third Man Records, spin records. Vinyl from the same can also be found in the lobby library, as Music City’s legacy is always present. Chef John Besh, the reigning king of new Southern cuisine, has fashioned a seafood-centered menu at Marsh House, where guests will find everything from shrimp and grits, lobster, and oysters to clams from Florida’s Cedar Key.