Coolest Places to Stay Nashville

There are plenty of stylish lodging options in Nashville; choose from rooftop hangouts, unique dining options, and gorgeous interiors.

Union Station Hotel

This gorgeous building is more than 100 years old and once housed one of the South’s most bustling train stations. With a 65-foot barrel-vaulted lobby ceiling, huge stone fireplaces, stained-glass windows, crystal chandeliers, and even their own blend of Jack Daniels whiskey, a stay here includes a unique peek into local history. The rooms were recently renovated, and each sports a modern look. Rooms from: $209 1001 Broadway, Downtown 615/726–1001 125 rooms No meals.

Urban Cowboy B&B

This intimate, revamped Victorian bed-and-breakfast in the famously hip East Nashville neighborhood provides refuge from the crowds. Each room has a claw-foot tub and bold patterns and textures. The on-site bar hosts live music and is a hit with the locals. Rooms from: $250 1603 Woodland St., East Nashville 347/840–0525 8 rooms No meals.

The Germantown Inn

Situated in a gorgeous late-1800s brick home that was recently renovated, this six-room inn is the epitome of cozy and upscale. The Germantown neighborhood is a real gem for foodies, and the inn is close to some of the best restaurants in town like City House, 5th and Taylor, Monell’s, and Rolf and Daughters. Rooms from: $230 1218 6th Ave. N., Germantown 615/581–1218 10 rooms Free breakfast.

Noelle Hotel

Simple, modern rooms with art deco touches can be found at Noelle. Perch atop the roof for a drink at Rare Bird, head back in time to the 1930s and have a cocktail in the Trade Room, or have a leisurely meal at the main restaurant, which offers upscale American tavern food. They also offer a complimentary morning coffee delivery. Rooms from: $270 200 4th Ave. N, Downtown 615/649–5000 224 rooms No meals.

Thompson Hotel

Award-winning for its architecture, this luxury boutique hotel is one of the best spots to stay in the city. A grab-and-go coffee shop and an upscale seafood restaurant are on the first floor, but the trendy rooftop bar known as the L.A. Jackson is where this hotel really shines. Rooms from: $315 401 11th Ave. S, The Gulch 615/262–6000 224 rooms No meals.

The Fairlane

Just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Batman building and three blocks from the hustle and bustle of the honky-tonks sits this new boutique hotel resplendent with ’70s retro-modern flair. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide natural light in each room and views of the Nashville skyline. Rooms from: $269 401 Union St., Downtown 615/933–2186 81 rooms No meals.

The Inn at Opryland

About 20 minutes from the center of the city, the Inn at Opryland took the place of the Opryland amusement park. An opulent and innovative 1977 building with stunning atriums and extensive indoor gardens, the hotel has retained some of the amusement park kitsch (for example, you can take a boat ride down their indoor river). On-site are numerous bars, restaurants, spas, retailers, and more. Rooms from: $129 2401 Music Valley Dr., Opryland 615/889–1000 303 rooms No meals.

Omni Nashville Hotel

Right next to the expansive new convention center, the modern Omni hotel has stellar views, luxe modern interior filled with wood and marble, a restaurant with a seriously good (and seriously Southern) biscuit bar, and a coffee shop serving locally roasted Bongo Java coffee. The city’s largest music venues and sports arenas are all within walking distance. Rooms from: $221 250 5th Ave. S, Downtown 800/444–6664 800 rooms No meals.

21c Museum Hotel

Perhaps one of Nashville’s most avant garde hotels, this pick boasts a specially curated collection of modern art in common spaces and funky, eclectic rooms. The on-site restaurant, Gray & Dudley, offers hearty comfort food, and the clean and sparse interior showcases a rotating exhibition. The museum portions of the hotel are free and open to the public every day of the year, and you can get a special guided docent tour on Wednesday and Friday at 5 pm. Rooms from: $227 221 2nd Ave. N., Downtown 615/610–6400 124 rooms No meals.

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