The 10 Best Hotels Near Nashville's Honky Tonks and Ryman Theatre

Mary Margaret Harris | April 26, 2018

There is a lot more to Nashville, Tennessee than the honky tonks, but a show at the Ryman Theatre, a trip to the Johnny Cash Museum, and a stroll down Printer's Alley are all essential to any visit to the city. A central stay at one of these temporary bases allows travelers to stop in for an afternoon nap or change of clothes before a night out. A hotel's location can help make a vacation epic, and these choices, nestled throughout Nashville's sprawling city center, do not disappoint.


The Westin Nashville

Why it made the list

The Westin has it all, from location and service to luxury rooms and sophisticated style. The city's entertainment centre is a short five blocks from the hotel; however, a bus station is easily accessed at the roundabout on eighth avenue. Though plenty of sightseeing, restaurants, and bars are within a five-minute walk, guests are removed enough from the nightlife scene to enjoy a restful night of sleep.

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Hotel Indigo Nashville

Why it made the list

Less than half a mile to the north, Hotel Indigo is located within Printer's Alley, a historic district, and only three blocks from Broadway. Though the former artists that once frequented and played the alley clubs like Jimi Hendrix and The Supremes won't be found there today, the bars and restaurants that have replaced them are reminiscent of the former clubs and Prohibition speakeasies that once stood there. Hotel Indigo takes its location to heart and has incorporated Printer's Alley into its interior design. Maintaining much of the original building, guests will find mail drops from the former U.S. mail post along the hallways among other themed nods.

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Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown

Why it made the list

Across the street from this hotel, guests can easily pop into the Country Music Hall of Fame on their way to Broadway, a three-block walk. Nestled between other hotels and popular restaurants serving locally-sourced Southern cuisine, Hyatt Place is in a position to offer travelers easy access to an even array of attractions. With the Bridgestone Arena, Nashville Music City Center, and the Ryman Theatre all within walking distance, this hotel is ideal for bookings based on events, conventions, or shows on the itinerary.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown

Why it made the list

Five blocks and less than half a mile from the main drag, the DoubleTree is due north of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Guests will find the Tennessee State Museum and the Riverfront Park are both within two blocks. The celebrated deli, coffee counter, and grill at Fairlane Hotel are just across the street, though the hotel has plenty of dining options both indoors and outdoors for its guests.

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Nashville Downtown Hostel

Why it made the list

Nashville's first hostel added its downtown location in 2012, giving travelers an affordable place to rest at night without having to leave the heart of the city. Less than half a mile, or six blocks, to Broadway, guests can easily store their belongings in a locker at the hostel and set off to catch an event, see a show, or tour a museum. Alcohol is not allowed in the guest rooms, which are divided into gendered and co-ed corridors, but bars, cafés, and restaurants are easily within walking distance.

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Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown

Why it made the list

Half a mile from the city centre, this Sheraton's downtown Nashville location is also near Victory Park, but closer to all the events and shows just five blocks away. Across Union street from Legislative Plaza and two blocks from the Tennessee State Museum, the urban landscape surrounding the hotel is more municipal than trendy, but travelers can count on the hotel being surrounded by a tidy space.

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Fairlane Hotel

Why it made the list

Settled to the north of Broadway, this hotel is also just over half a mile, or four blocks, from Honky Tonk Row. Though slightly farther away, guests will enjoy a quieter setting than the downtown bustle amid bars and nightlife. Additionally, travelers can venture three blocks to the northwest of the hotel to enjoy some green space in Victory Park.

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SoBro Guest House

Why it made the list

Four blocks or three-quarters of a mile from the Ryman Theatre, guests of the Sobro Guest House will also find the hotel to be well within walking distance of many bars and restaurants to stop in for a pre-show drink or bite. Located to the south of Broadway, a leisurely urban walk may pass the city's Willie Nelson mural, local shops tucked away from the street, or re-route through the Music City Walk of Fame Park.

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The 404 Hotel

Why it made the list

The 404 Hotel is just under one mile from the center of Honky Tonk Row, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Though it maybe a longer walk, exploring the city on foot allows travelers to slow down long enough to absorb all that surrounds them. Not to mention, the hotel also hosts one of the Gulch's best restaurants. A few extra steps may be good for keeping in shape while vacationing and dining at the award-winning bistro on location. Alternatively, an Uber can whisk guests to Broadway in six minutes.

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