Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Indigo Nashville
301 Union St., Nashville, Tennessee 37201, United States See on Map
Hotel Indigo has a reputation for remaining true to local color, and the Nashville location is no exception. Utilizing much of the building's original framework and materials, guests will find travertine floors in their rooms and U.S. Post mail drops along the hallways.
Large, modern rooms with comfortable and thoughtful furnishings welcome guests to unwind. Colorful accents and statement walls stay true to the hotel's location within Printer's Alley. All rooms have a sitting space, but others also include a work area. Suites range from a separate sitting area to another living room complete with a fireplace and beamed ceilings. Pets are allowed with a fee, and will be provided with a bed.
Spacious white bathrooms with Aveda bath products, white tiled walk-in showers, and a wooden vanity allow travelers plenty of room for toiletries without feeling cramped.
With nods to the history of its location, the lobby's decor takes after the printing press. Check-in at the front desk backed by letters and numbers resembling moveable type, then visit the red library, open to guests to browse, borrow, and read. A speakeasy-themed lobby lounge hosts local musicians daily.
Hotel Indigo offers two options for fitness centers, an on-site and an off-site gym. The center located at the hotel is free and includes basic equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, yoga mats, and exercise balls. Guests can visit anytime between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. during their stay.
YOU SHOULD KNOW A more comprehensive gym off-site can be accessed with a $15 fee.
District Bar and Kitchen serves American favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In a clean and open setting, guests can dine in leather chairs or choose a booth along the walls.
Local musicians play in-house.
Hotel Indigo offers valet parking on Union street for $38 per day. Guests can also find self-parking at other public decks around Nashville. Nearby decks include NCB deck, the Wells Fargo deck, and Printer's Alley deck, which range from $21 for 12 hours to $20 per day.
To get around the city, walk or Uber from the hotel unless traveling outside of the downtown area.
Take a break from barbecue, and make a reservation at Sea Salt Nashville (2-minute walk), which is also home to an excellent bar program created by James Beard-nominee Jeret Peña. Casual fare and pints can be found at Fleet Street Pub (2-minute walk). 417 Union (2-minute walk) fills breakfast orders in a two-story space filled with war memorabilia.
Black Rabbit (2-minute walk) is a must for spirit enthusiasts.The menu lists select classic cocktails paired with creatively re-envisioned takes for the adventurous. Small plates are available as well. Visit Skull's Rainbow Room (1-minute walk) for specialty cocktails. Brewsters should actually venture down an otherwise intimidating alley to Alley Taps (2-minute walk) for a wide selection of pours.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Hotel Indigo Nashville embraces local heritage more effectively than most hotels and is wonderfully situated for travelers looking to spend time downtown. With so many landmarks, museums, sights, restaurants, and bars nearby, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the city from this prime location.
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