The Best Hotels in Nashville
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
They don’t call it Music City for nothing. A testament to its country music heritage and indie spirit, Nashville is a place best experienced through its honky-tonk bars and live music venues. But the city is also becoming something of a hipster's paradise, with a thriving food scene, increased cultural offerings, and hotels that embrace the city’s newfound cool factor while continuing to pay homage to its homegrown past. From a converted train station to sleek skyscrapers, here are Nashville’s best places to stay.
1603 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
Across the Cumberland River from downtown, residential East Nashville got its first taste of hipster cool in 2016 when this Instagram-friendly bed-and-breakfast opened in a renovated Queen Anne mansion. Like its sister property in Brooklyn, Urban...
2021 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Just a few blocks from Music Row and Vanderbilt University, the chic Kimpton Aertson (named for a Dutch ancestor of the Vanderbilts) feels like a little piece of South Beach here in Nashville. The lobby features conceptual wall sculptures and...
1909 Hayes St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Opened in 2017, Hayes Street Hotel may occupy a modern building in Midtown, but the boutique lodging has made every effort to highlight the area’s historic past and the local makers who adhere to its traditions. A nod to the...
310 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210, USA
When Nashville natives Ann and Jack Waddey decided to open a hotel within walking distance of downtown, they went all out to make guests feel at home. In lieu of a traditional reception area, visitors check in using their mobile device at the...
221 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
Housed in a historic turn-of-the-20th-century building renovated to include nearly 10,500 square feet of exhibition space, 21c Museum Hotel is equal parts art gallery and modern lodging. Guests and the public will find a range of programs, from...
807 Clark Pl, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Just blocks from Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame and adjacent to Music City Center, the 27-story Westin Nashville is a winner for both leisure and business travelers looking to be in the heart of the action. Even the smallest...
401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
If you’re looking for the city’s hippest stay, you’ll find it at Thompson Nashville. The 12-story hotel has brought a whole new level of urban chic to The Gulch—a LEED-certified city-within-a-city between Music Row and...
404 12th Ave S a, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Built in a former auto garage in Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood, this five-room boutique hotel replaces industrial vibes with low-key sophistication: The whitewashed rooms—some with loft-style living spaces—feature high...
1001 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
This Romanesque Revival landmark has become Nashville’s crown jewel. The city’s main train station from 1900 until the 1970s, when railway service was discontinued, the building sat vacant for decades until it was restored to its former glory and...
2506, 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
The exterior of this Midtown lodging won’t win any design awards—the building previously housed an insurance company—but that’s what makes the art-filled, wood-accented lobby such a pleasant surprise upon arrival. With its plush leather sofas and...
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