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About Nashville

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 to 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 hotels 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.

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. Slightly out of town you'll find a number of plantation houses, Fort Negley, a civil-war era fort, and The Hermitage, the home of former president Andrew Jackson.

What not to miss

  • 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, a 38-foot high sculpture.
  • Head around the Belle Meade Plantation to learn all about Nashville's history, and you can also taste a variety of the wines that they grow onsite.
  • Tennessee’s great marble State Capitol is also worthy of a visit. Its steep steps lead down to the Bicentennial Mall, which is where you’ll find the wonderful daily farmer’s market.
  • The State 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.

If you're coming in the busy summer months then be sure to plan well ahead as the best places to stay in Nashville get quickly booked up!

The best places to stay in Nashville

For the centre of town

  • The Hutton Hotel is an environmentally-friendly contemporary design hotel in the heart of Nashville with 250 rooms and a well-known restaurant, the 1808 Grille, which specialises in traditional Southern dishes with an international edge. Only blocks away from Music Row.
  • Set in an historic building, the 21C Museum Hotel boasts chic accommodation with a top-notch restaurant to boot. An incredibly smart spot for a city break.
  • The 404 is a hip 5-room hotel located close to downtown Nashville. With custom-built furniture and artwork on the walls, it's a stylish stay that's bound to please.

For an apartment or villa

If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering apartment then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • If you're coming from far away then fly into Nashville International Airport before taking a taxi or bus into the centre of town.
  • Weather-wise, the best time to visit is in the summer - the average temperature rises to 27°C in June and July.
  • However, this is the busiest time of the year. If you're looking for a quieter and cheaper alternative, consider coming in the shoulder-seasons (spring or autumn).
  • If you fancy the freedom of having a car with you then search through the options with Rentalcars.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Nashville for you?

Best Hotels in Nashville

  • Stay Alfred SoBro Nashville 24 rooms from £122

    A very central guesthouse comprising of 24 self-catering suites. Accommodation is bright and contemporary with minimalist furniture, expansive windows, large seating areas and a well-equipped kitchenette. With the Music City's nightlife and attractions nearby, this is the perfect city crash pad.

    City Style  -  These stylish self-catering apartments, in the heart of Nashville, are a desirable city crash pad
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  • The Germantown Inn Nashville 10 rooms from £156

    A chic boutique hotel the upscale Germantown district. The ten suites all differ slightly in size and shape but they are all light and airy with a bright colour palette, spacious contemporary bathrooms and irreverent artworks. Boasting a quiet setting yet with easy access to the city.

    City Style  -  A chic boutique set in Nashville's smart Germantown district. Perfect for accessing good restaurants and upmarket shops
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  • Hutton Hotel Nashville 247 rooms from £175

    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.

    Sights nearby  -  Only blocks away from Music Row, Parthenon, Vanderbilt University and so on
    Spa  -  Available in the comfort of your own bedroom
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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  • Bobby Hotel Nashville 144 rooms from £187

    This dynamic lifestyle hotel sits on historic Printers Alley in Downtown Nashville. The bold guestrooms feature statement carpets, leather headboards and feature wallpaper reflecting the hotel's world travel theme. Head to the Garage Bar for lively karaoke or unwind with a massage at the onsite spa.

    Local exploring  -  This hotel's location is perfect for local exploring in the city, with bars, restaurants and shopping close by
    City Style  -  With boutique interiors and a downtown location, this hotel has lots of contemporary Nashville style
    Romantic Break  -  The smart suites and rooftop pool make this a great choice for a romantic getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the The Parthenon in Centennial Park, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens
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  • Union Station Hotel Nashville (Tennessee) 125 rooms from £189

    An iconic 1930s Nashville landmark turned hotel, this is a unique stay offering both a good dose of history alongside modern amenities including original works from local artists. Rooms are grand and spacious and the best benefit from the building's large arched windows. An elegant choice.

    City  -  A grand stay bringing together the past with a more contemporary Nashville
    Full of character
    Opulent
    Traditional
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  • Thompson Nashville Nashville 224 rooms from £212

    An ultra-chic contemporary hotel right in the beating heart of the Music City. Smart rooms boast fabulous city views from the floor to ceiling windows. The rooftop bar offers a mean cocktail and the restaurant serves up superb Southern dishes; there's a hipster coffee outlet too (naturally).

    City Style  -  An ultra hip hotel in the heart of vibrant Nashville
    Views  -  All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows for maximising views over The Gulch and downtown Nashville
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  • 21c Museum Hotel Nashville 124 rooms from £298

    21c Museum Hotel is set in the historic Gray and Dudley building, downtown Nashville, referencing this with their splendid namesake of a restaurant. You'll find this spot elegantly modern with smatterings of art on the walls, stylish accommodation and open, well-lit common spaces. A top city break!

    Sights nearby  -  Head over to Nashville Zoo and be sure to see the city's full-scale replica of the Parthenon
    Great walks  -  Meander around the city getting a feel for its unique atmosphere
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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  • The 404 Nashville (TN) 5 rooms from £273

    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.

    Local exploring  -  Conveniently situated in the Gulch neighbourhood between Music Row and downtown Nashville
    Foodies  -  Some of the finest restaurants out the front door with local and international cuisines
    City Style  -  Contemporary style decor and modern comfort for the city traveller
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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  • The Hermitage Hotel Nashville 122 rooms from £274

    A grand hotel which has been in service since 1910. The elegant reception rooms and restaurant with their wood-panelled walls and gilded ceilings scream of old-world glamour and the top-notch service matches the surrounds. Rooms are equally decadent yet have all the modern trappings. Superb!

    City Style  -  An iconic hotel offering old world charm alongside contemporary luxuries
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Full of character
    Spa
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