Fairlane Hotel

401 Union Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37219, United States

Why We Like It

Fairlane Hotel is one of the newest in the city. Its attention to detail, design, and quality make this luxury hotel just that, luxurious. From thoughtful rooms to tasty menus, this hotel takes care of its guests in a way we had forgotten was possible.

Fodor's Expert Review

As one of Nashville's newest hotels, the Fairlane Hotel is quickly becoming one of the most stylish places to see and be seen. From its 1970s decor to its 5 o'clock bar cart tradition, the hotel bring both charm and sophistication to its guests at the door. Guests can expect a trendy yet comfortable stay without sacrificing quality -- no matter the service -- at the hotel.

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The 81-room hotel is topped by two penthouse suites. All rooms are stylishly minimalist with statement pieces for a trendy atmosphere. Wifi is free to guests, who can browse and update from their neutral rooms accented with touches of navy, teal, green, and gold. Upgraded suites, such as the Cherry and Boss suites, include a wet bar waiting for travelers to pour a nightcap.

Divided into east and west, the both penthouses feature floor-to-ceiling windows. Penthouse East is complete with a guest powder room, wet bar, kitchenette, suspended fireplace, and a 1,250 square foot terrace with fire pits. Penthouse West includes a living room, bathtub, and a 1,000 square foot terrace with a fireplace.

Tip The beds feature a pull-down custom arm rest; the perfect resting place for your drink if the bedside is stacked with books or electronics.


Each room's bathroom stands apart from other digs with "peek-a-boo" marble showers. Wood frames the glass shower like a massive slatted crate. Bath products are in large containers adhered to the wall to eliminate waste and minimize the hotel's environmental impact.


Home to the only Mile End Delicatessen outside of New York, the lobby featuring retro, 1970s accents is a gathering place for guests and locals alike to enjoy. Each day, Fairlane at Five occurs. The end of the work day at 5 p.m. is marked by the ritual of the resident Governor making the rounds in the lobby with a vintage bar cart in tow. Listen to fitting music and order a drink made with local spirits or a bottled Coca-Cola to ring in the weekend.

Tip Guests can receive expert advice from the concierge service available anytime of the day.


Fairlane Hotel does have a fitness studio with the essential equipment and gear to stay in shape while on the road.


The hotel features two restaurants. Ellington's Bar and Grill serves American favorites indoors or on the terrace daily, and brunch on the weekends. Mile End Delicatessen hails from New York, but makes sandwiches and bagels the Montreal way. Open daily, stop by between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m..

You Should Know Ellington's Bar and Grill will open in May 2018.


Union Teller Coffee Counter brews Stumptown coffee and serves handmade pastries for breakfast on the go, or a leisurely indulgence. Ellington's Bar and Grill also pours drinks and hosts a happy hour each afternoon.

What's Nearby

Getting Around

Located three blocks north of the Ryman Theatre, walk or Uber to any downtown destination.


Though the hotel offers some of the best hotel dining experiences in the city, other options are close at hand. 404 Kitchen (8-minute drive), Husk (8-minute drive), and Rolf & Daughters (7-minute drive) all offer fine dining in trendy settings.


Start at the suite's wet bar, then move to Bluebird Cafe (14-minute drive) or Robert's Western World (7-minute walk) for Nashville classics. For something new and chic, head north to Geist (5-minute drive) for inventive cocktails.

Quick Facts


Phones: 615-988-8511