The 7 Best Hotels for Experiencing Nashville Neighborhoods

Mary Margaret Harris | April 25, 2018

Nashville is neither the most walkable city nor does it have an advanced public transportation system; however, the city's sprawl has given it a number of chic neighborhoods to explore. From the widely recognized Gulch, in part because of its famous murals, to the increasingly popular Germantown, each neighborhood has its own character. A stay at one of these hotels will make visiting and jumping between communities all the easier thanks to their location or immersion into the neighborhoods themselves.


The 404 Hotel

Why it made the list

Located in the Gulch, this hotel is placed in one of the best locations Nashville offers for accessibility to its neighborhoods without staying outside of the city. Travelers can readily walk to Sobro, Pie Town, Rutledge Hill, and downtown. Slightly further, an Uber can have guests in Midtown, Music Row, or Edgehill in a matter of minutes.

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Aertson Hotel by Kimpton

Why it made the list

Convenient to Music Row, Midtown, and its neighbor, Vanderbilt University, this hotel allows guests easy access to the surrounding neighborhoods. Though the area is walkable, the health- and wellness-conscious hotel maintains a fleet of cruiser bikes -- which have baskets for impulse buys -- for its guests to borrow. Pedaling through several neighborhoods or Midtown's Centennial Park is a faster method of slow travel, maximizing traveler's time.

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Germantown Inn

Why it made the list

While located in Germantown, no other hotel more thoroughly integrates its neighborhood. From a locally-sourced breakfast to the hotel's frame, a renovated pre-Civil War home, the inn truly immerses and helps guests to experience Germantown. Other neighborhoods nearby include downtown, the capitol, and the North Gulch. Others such as the Gulch, Sobro, and Rutledge Hill can be reached by Uber.

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Hotel Indigo Nashville

Why it made the list

Hotel Indigo takes on the neighborhood and culture of its destinations, and the chain's downtown Nashville location remains true to that sentiment. Sitting among other historic buildings in Printer's Alley, the hotel subtly nods to its heritage through its preservation of the building and interior design. In addition to the capitol and downtown districts, Hotel Indigo is within walking distance of Germantown and the North Gulch.

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The Westin Nashville

Why it made the list

This hotel is located on the southside of downtown in the Gulch, which means its guests have walkable access to a different set of neighborhoods than the Nashville Downtown Hostel. Apart from the hotel's own trendy neighborhood, the Gulch, travelers can easily reach Sobro, Pie Town and notable Pinewood Social in Rutledge Hill.

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Nashville Downtown Hostel

Why it made the list

This hostel serves as a great point-of-access to the downtown area and the neighborhoods north of the city center. The river-facing former 1880s warehouse is situated between Broadway and the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The midway point means that guests can easily walk downtown as well as to Germantown. The Gulch and other neighborhoods can just as easily be reached by Uber.

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The Inn at Fontanel

Why it made the list

Set 15 minutes apart from downtown Nashville, this hotel is perfect for a luxurious stay outside of the city with accessibility to the best neighborhoods for travelers. By driving to into the city and to each of the specific neighborhoods, visitors can maximize their time. Nashville is sprawling and not very walkable for those hoping to explore more than one area. That is why the Inn at Fontanel provides the best of a comfortable and quiet stay while the excitement of the city is never out of reach.

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