The Best Hotels in Nashville
Collected by Sunshine Flint, AFAR Contributor
Ranging from a historic treasure and an old train station to some sleeker modern newcomers, Nashville’s hotel options continue to grow with the city.
1603 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
Across the Cumberland River, East Nashville got its first properly hip place to stay in 2016 when this Instagram-friendly B&B opened in a completely renovated Queen Anne mansion. The sister property to the Urban Cowboy in Brooklyn, the B&B...
2021 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
This chic, pet-friendly hotel opened in 2017 in the Vanderbilt University area (Jan Aertson was a Dutch ancestor of the Vanderbilts), one of the newest additions to the hotel scene, and just a few blocks from the city’s famed Music Row. The...
1909 Hayes St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Opened in 2017, this boutique hotel in Midtown is part of the wave of new openings all over Nashville. And while it’s in a modern building, the hotel has made every effort to bring in the local history and local makers. Nashville was once a...
310 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210, USA
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...
221 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
The red-brick Gray & Dudley Building near Printers Alley, built in 1900, was thoroughly renovated and reopened in 2017 as a boutique hotel and contemporary art gallery with 10,500 square feet of exhibition space. Guests and the...
807 Clark Pl, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
This 27-story hotel opened in the city’s SoBro District in 2016, adding much-needed guest rooms to the downtown area. Just blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium and adjacent to the Music City Center, the...
401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
This 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...
404 12th Avenue South a, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
This former auto garage in Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood was turned into a truly unique five-room boutique hotel in 2014, and it’s a real standout. No cold industrial vibes here: The high-ceilinged rooms—some have loft...
1001 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
This Romanesque revival landmark with its iconic clock tower served as Nashville’s main train station from 1900 until the 1970s when train service was discontinued. The building sat vacant for decades, but it was restored to glory and...
2506, 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Because the exterior of this Midtown hotel won’t win any design awards—it previously housed an insurance company—the art-filled, wood-accented lobby and chic and charming interior decor provide a pleasant surprise. The Hutton was...