If you like country music then Nashville is a pilgrimage waiting to happen. But in addition to the cowboy boots, line dancing and the honky tonk, Nashville is a culturally rich city, booming commercially and with a young, vibrant atmosphere. Nashville is the kind of city where new things are opening up all the time, from art galleries to innovative restaurants and hip micro-breweries and coffeehouses. Some of the best places to stay in Nashville still have a country music theme about them, which can be a lot of fun.
Our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay in Nashville are centred around Music Row, which is where you’ll find a strip of live music venues, plus pubs, bars and restaurants - in fact everything you need for a lively nightlife scene.
If you’re here for the music then by day you’ll probably want to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Ryman Auditorium, RCA Studio B, the Grand Ole Opry House, the Johnny Cash Museum and Musica, the 38 foot high sculpture.
Beyond the music, Nashville’s architecture is pretty impressive as well, some of it historic and some of it modern, and they even have a full scale replica of the Parthenon which you can find in Centennial Park
Tennessee’s great marble State Capitol is also visit worthy, with its steep steps which lead down to the Bicentennial Mall which is where you’ll find the wonderful daily farmer’s market. The Sate Park which surrounds the Capitol has a giant map of the state along with monuments recounting Tennessee’s history - since pre-historic time - and numerous fountains and a carillon. Tennessee also has a number of plantation houses, Fort Negley, a civil-war era fort and The Hermitage, the home of former president Andrew Jackson.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Nashville is a contemporary design hotel ideally placed for exploring the city.
Located in the heart of Midtown Nashville, this modern contemporary design provides a comfortable stay. It is well known for committing to an extensive green programme. Hutton's famous and signature 1808 Grille mixes traditional Southern dishes with worldwide flavours, ensuring a tasteful meal.
A small, hip hotel located close to downtown Nashville with sleek, vintage, custom-built furniture and original art-works on the walls. Next-door to the well-known restaurant The 404 Kitchen. Cozy and comfortable. Simple and stylish.