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Fodor's Expert Review Courtyard Nashville Downtown

170 4th Ave. N., Nashville, Tennessee 37219, United States See on Map

Mary Margaret Harris

Housed in a converted historic office building built in 1904 in Printer's Alley, this hotel occupies a prime piece of real estate in downtown Nashville. The lobby retains charming echoes of the building's former life as a bank, while the rooms have ergonomic desk chairs, luxurious bedding, and Paul Mitchell toiletries.


The 12-story hotel holds 181 standard rooms and 11 suites. Guests can book a room with a king or two doubles. Suites include a king as well as a sofa bed, which is an ideal option for families. All rooms include complimentary wifi, television, in-room coffee or tea, and a fridge. Suites allow travelers the most room with a separate living space. A workspace is provided in every room as is a sitting area.

Guests will enjoy clean, simple yet modern furnishings and white linens. Cool gray and soft blue tones are soothing and will relax travelers after a busy day in the city.

Book an "Extended King" or "Extended Double" for added space.

Photo: Courtyard by Marriott
Photo: Courtyard by Marriott
Photo: Courtyard by Marriott


Average bathrooms provide adequate space for travelers to place their grooming items. A combination shower-bathtub is in every bathroom; however, mobility accessible rooms and bathrooms are available.


The lobby is warm and welcoming with dark woods and rich reds. The front desk, which can assist two parties at a time, is sleek with crown molding overhead.

With ample seating, there is a lounge-like spaces with couches, chairs, and coffee tables as well as a more open area that can accommodate larger groups. Some booths have private televisions, while high table seating provides outlets for charging while working over breakfast or dinner.

Photo: Courtyard by Marriott
Photo: Courtyard by Marriott
Photo: Courtyard by Marriott


The fitness center, open 24 hours per day to all guests, provides cardio equipment, free weights, and exercise balls.


Breakfast and dinner options are available within the hotel. Apart from the full service Starbucks, open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. inside the hotel, The Bistro serves two meals per day. Guests can also order delivery from local restaurants.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Breakfast is not complimentary and costs roughly $13.

Photo: Courtyard by Marriott
Photo: Courtyard by Marriott
Photo: Courtyard by Marriott


Though the hotel does not have a separate bar, there is a bar within The Bistro, which offers beer, wine, and cocktails with dinner service in the evening.


Getting Around

Centrally located, the hotel is within walking distance to almost all points of interest within the downtown Nashville area. Guests wishing to neighborhood hop may need a car, but Uber is an alternative option as well.

Valet parking is available for $34 per day, although guests can self-park in nearby public decks for slightly cheaper fares.


A Nashville favorite, Puckett's Grocery (3-minute walk), is nearby with Southern classics. Demo's Restaurant (3-minute walk) is another casual option for Italian food for something other than Southern comfort foods. For a wide range of options and flavors that burst, stop by Etch (9-minute walk), which serves an eclectic menu of modern cuisine.


For a quality cocktail, head to Skull's Rainbow Room (1-minute walk). Kick off a night on Broadway at Robert's Western World (5-minute walk) before moving on to other honky tonks. Visit the Oak Bar at The Hermitage Hotel (6-minute walk) for an elegant evening in a historical building.


This hotel is located well within the city center and offers all the comforts and essentials for travelers to rest easy each night. The on-location Starbucks makes for an easy start to the day with a caffeinated jolt, but local restaurants are nearby to truly experience Nashville. Guests will find the stay cozy and restful without compromising an easy walk to all major destinations.


Green, Historical
Breakfast Yes
Lunch No
Dinner Yes
Bar Yes
Cafe Yes
Room Service Local restaurant delivery
Complimentary to guests
Valet Parking


Phones: 615-256–0900;888-687–9377

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