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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.
- 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.
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Best Hotels in Nashville
Stay Alfred SoBro Nashville 24 rooms from £122City Style - These stylish self-catering apartments, in the heart of Nashville, are a desirable city crash pad
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. See More
The Germantown Inn Nashville 10 rooms from £156City Style - A chic boutique set in Nashville's smart Germantown district. Perfect for accessing good restaurants and upmarket shops
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. See More
Hutton Hotel Nashville 247 rooms from £175Sights nearby - Only blocks away from Music Row, Parthenon, Vanderbilt University and so onSpa - Available in the comfort of your own bedroomLively area - In the thick of the action.Recommended by - Tablet
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. See More
Bobby Hotel Nashville 144 rooms from £187Local exploring - This hotel's location is perfect for local exploring in the city, with bars, restaurants and shopping close byCity Style - With boutique interiors and a downtown location, this hotel has lots of contemporary Nashville styleRomantic Break - The smart suites and rooftop pool make this a great choice for a romantic getawaySights nearby - Visit the The Parthenon in Centennial Park, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in AthensRecommended by - Tablet
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. See More
Union Station Hotel Nashville (Tennessee) 125 rooms from £189City - A grand stay bringing together the past with a more contemporary NashvilleFull of characterOpulentTraditional
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. See More
Thompson Nashville Nashville 224 rooms from £212City Style - An ultra hip hotel in the heart of vibrant NashvilleViews - All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows for maximising views over The Gulch and downtown Nashville
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). See More
21c Museum Hotel Nashville 124 rooms from £298Sights nearby - Head over to Nashville Zoo and be sure to see the city's full-scale replica of the ParthenonGreat walks - Meander around the city getting a feel for its unique atmosphereDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - Tablet
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! See More
The 404 Nashville (TN) 5 rooms from £273Local exploring - Conveniently situated in the Gulch neighbourhood between Music Row and downtown NashvilleFoodies - Some of the finest restaurants out the front door with local and international cuisinesCity Style - Contemporary style decor and modern comfort for the city travellerDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - Tablet
The Hermitage Hotel Nashville 122 rooms from £274City Style - An iconic hotel offering old world charm alongside contemporary luxuriesRomantic - Good for couples.Full of characterSpa
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! See More