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Fodor's Expert Review Germantown Inn

1218 6th Ave. N., Nashville, Tennessee 37208, United States See on Map

Mary Margaret Harris

Nestled into the neighborhood it is named for, Germantown Inn is provides travelers with a local, boutique experience. Though its history is uncertain, the brick house that now holds the inn dates to pre-Civil War times, as early as 1844. Blending old and new, Colonial and modern, the hotel was renovated and opened again in December 2016. Guests can now enjoy a historical stay with contemporary influence and local touches.


Down a window-lined, exposed-brick hall, there are six rooms, each named for a former U.S. president. From large, light king rooms to a queen room featuring the original fireplace, each room boasts Colonial-inspired charm with modern flare. Guests will enjoy the rooms' sitting areas, television, and pops of bright color.

The Buchanan
Photo: The Buchanan / the germantown inn
The Buchanan
Photo: The Buchanan / the germantown inn
The Madison
Photo: The Madison / the germantown inn


Each room has its own private bathroom with Lather bath products, a hairdryer, and plush robes and slippers. Each bath includes a white brick-tiled, walk-in shower with a ceiling-to-floor glass door.

Photo: Hallway / the germantown inn


Guests are greeted with a galvanized metal sign along a wrought iron fence that contains the hotel's courtyard. Through the front door, the lobby is flooded with light and filled with a leather couches and teal high back chairs that overlook the courtyard. Perched in front of an exposed brick wall, the navy front desk is minimalist with fresh flowers on the counter and a modern light fixture overhead.

Photo: Hallway / the germantown inn


A complimentary breakfast is served each morning. The offerings -- including the coffee -- are locally sourced from the neighborhood.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There is not a restaurant at the hotel. Guests will find the inn is comfortably located within Germantown and that there are plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops nearby.

The outdoor courtyard
Photo: The outdoor courtyard / the germantown inn


Join the staff from 5-6 p.m. as well for a complimentary wine hour with light hors d'oeuvres.

The outdoor courtyard
Photo: The outdoor courtyard / the germantown inn


Though the hotel does not have a pool or gym, the shady courtyard and sunny rooftop terrace are perfect for enjoying nice weather.

Take breakfast or a glass of wine to the courtyard or rooftop to soak in the sun or a sultry evening.


Getting Around

The inn is close to the interstate, but only one mile from the Ryman Theatre and downtown Nashville. Walking or taking an Uber are the best options for getting around. Visitors can park behind the inn.


City House (5-minute walk), Butchertown Hall (8-minute walk), and Rolf and Daughters (5-minute walk) are all within walking distance of the hotel. From inventive pastas to pizza, City House is known throughout Germantown for its Sunday night supper. Rolf and Daughters brings seasonal ingredients together with international influence and and extensive cocktail list. For something more casual, try Butchertown Hall which serves up tacos and barbeque in a minimalist setting.


Germantown Cafe (3-minute walk), SILO Germantown (2-minute walk), and Tempered Café and Chocolate (3-minute walk) are very close within the neighborhood. Though most restaurants also have an extensive cocktail, beer, wine, or liquor list, Tempered Café and Chocolate brings the best delicacies together: drinks and dessert. Order a wine flight with paired truffles in the Green Room, which is 21 and up only. Germantown Cafe holds the neighborhood's best happy hour, which takes place from 3-7 p.m., daily. Wine and bourbon are best ordered from SILO Germantown.


Nashville is known for its varied neighborhoods, and Germantown Inn gives guests the perfect perch from which to explore this neighborhood as well as other Nashville highlights. In addition to being close to cool local restaurants, bars, and cafés, the inn also has nearby shopping such as Alexis + Bolt. Though outside of the city center, guests still have easy access to attractions such the Grand Ole Opry, which is less than six miles away, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Johnny Cash Museum, both less than one and a half miles from the hotel.


Free for all guests
Free Parking,Parking Lot


Phones: 615-581-1218

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