Fodor's Expert Review The 404 Hotel
507 12th Ave.S., Nashville, Tennessee 37203, United States See on Map
For exploring one of Nashville's most popular neighborhoods, the Gulch, The 404 Hotel is a fitting choice. This small boutique hotel offers contemporary comfort and optimal accessibility to all that awaits in the city. From handcrafted cocktails and elegant platings at the 404 Kitchen to unwinding in the rooms' loft, the hotel is a seamless transition from home to living like a local.
The 404 consists of 4 sleek, modern non-smoking rooms. All rooms are king suites, and therefore include separate sitting areas, but some suites are additionally outfitted with a loft for added space that can provide a sleeping area for one more guest. Living areas feature custom as well as vintage furnishings which are complemented by the work of local photographer Caroline Allison.
White-tile brick and marble bathrooms are simple and clean with the essentials. Guests will find Malin + Goetz bath products, glass-bottled spring water, and a touch of greenery bring tranquility to the space.
There is not a front desk as the hotel utilizes self-check-in and keyless, individualized access codes to each room.
The 404 Kitchen, a 2014 James Beard nominee for Best New Restaurant, is set in a shipping container and serves European fare from a local and seasonal approach. With Chef Matt Bolus, formerly of Charleston's FIG, at the helm, inventive menus offers guests and locals alike dinner, desserts, and cocktails.
The modern restaurant is also available for private dining.
Though spirits can be ordered at 404 Kitchen, its accompanying bar, Gertie's, boasts a wide selection of wines and whiskeys.
The hotel does offer guests access to computers and printers as well as signature "invisible service." The hands-off approach to hospitality gives guests added privacy so they may feel at home or as though they are renting an apartment during their stay.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The 404 does not maintain traditional amenities such as a pool, spa, or fitness center.
The hotel and kitchen are half a mile from the interstate as well as one mile from the city center. If staying at the hotel, walk or Uber and leave the car behind in 404's complimentary guest parking. Email the hotel to register your car, and note that large vehicles may have more difficulty fitting into the small spaces.
No trip to Nashville's Gulch is complete without a stop at nearby Biscuit Love (2-minute walk). For a casual meal and classic Southern "meat and three," stop in Arnold's Country Kitchen (8-minute walk), a local staple for 30 years. An alternative to the hotel's elevated dining, Flyte (9-minute walk) focuses on locavore dining.
Start the day with a fresh cup of Chemex brewed coffee and a locally made pastry at Barista Parlor (6-minute walk). Brews are never more than a few steps away at Yazoo (5-minute walk) or Jackalope (9-minute walk) Brewing Companies. Visit Station Inn (less than 1-minute walk) for drinks followed by nightly live bluegrass. Just steps from Cumberland River and a several blocks farther than Arnold's Country Kitchen is a Nashville staple: Pinewood Social (8-minute drive).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Gulch is iconic Nashville, and there is no better way to experience the city or its neighborhoods than by staying in them. The 404 allows guests to feel as though they are at home in their own apartment while exploring Music City like a local.
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