Fodor's Expert Review
The Hermitage Hotel is a quintessential Nashville experience for both guests and all Nashville travelers alike. With former guests ranging from Babe Ruth and John F. Kennedy to Pasty Cline and Johnny Cash, quality service and an elevated experience are a given. The 1910 building welcomes guests to take a step back in time without compromising modern comforts.
Everything at the hotel is luxurious, from the large rooms to the plush robes and the public restrooms. This hotel offers a pampering package for pets, so it should come as no surprise that the concierge service here promises to address any request.
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The hotel's 117 rooms start at a roomy 490 square feet, while the five suites are even more spacious -- up to 1,500 square feet in the Presidential Suite. Outfitted in the finest linens, comfortable sitting areas, and classic Southern decor, the rooms are formal but very livable. Guests will particularly enjoy the locally- and custom-made cashmere and cotton mattresses. Nightly turndown and a pillow menu will send guests off for a perfect night's rest after a full day in Music City.
Those in suites will find a welcome bottle of wine as well as a stocked wet bar and butler's pantry. The Executive and Presidential Suites also include complimentary valet as well as bath concierge service for ultimate in-room pampering.
All rooms have large, marble bathrooms with an in-mirror television as well as a bathtub and shower. Bring a book and enjoy a leisurely soak thanks to a well-stocked bath caddy.
The Executive and Presidential suites include a Jacuzzi jet tub as well as double vanities.
Tip Those who love a rain shower will find it in the Presidential suite.
A unique combination of Italian and French Renaissance architecture inside the beaux art 1910 building, the hotel lobby exudes a timeless depiction of Old World luxury. From its painted skylight and elegant staircase to the sheer grandeur of the marble lobby and its grand chandeliers, the hotel relates its place in history to guests by way of decor and design as well as its staff knowledge of the hotel's heritage such as its part in the Women's Suffrage Movement to the fact that robber John Dillinger was once a guest.
Guest will find plenty of seating space to gather in groups or meet with friends. The 24-7 concierge awaits in the lobby, and guests can make recreational plans at the front desk. Settle into a fireside armchair for a digestif at the end of the day and take in the grandeur of the hotel's atmospheric lobby.
Tip Travel in style with the hotel's on-call limousine service.
The Spa at The Hermitage Hotel is a full-service center for relaxation. From wraps and facials to reflexology and aromatherapy, the staff will release guests' stress with any single service or a combination of treatments.
Tip Call to make an appointment, and ask about the seasonal scrubs currently available.
The gym offers standard fitness equipment such as stationary bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights.
You Should Know This converted space is carpeted. Though guests can stay in shape with a quick routine in the gym, consider hitting the sidewalks or parks for a run.
The on-site restaurant is the much-heralded Capitol Grille, which now includes farm-to-table items from a hotel–affiliated farm.
Off from Capitol Grille, the Oak Bar offers cocktails and small plates with signature service in jazz bar setting to match the hotel's Old World atmosphere.
The hotel's on-site shop, Rachel's Boutique at The Hermitage Hotel, offers guests some of the hotel's bets products like robes, toiletries, and linens as well as locally-made artisan gifts.
On the north side of Broadway, guests can easily walk to any downtown destination. Uber is another easy option for faster, more direct transportation, though public transportation stops nearby at the corner of 7th St and Union St or at Church Street Park.
Valet parking is available to guests for $35 per night, though self-parking can be found in nearby decks for slightly less.
Though one of the city's most classic restaurants, Capitol Grille, is on location at The Hermitage, travelers can appreciate a pastry and espresso just down 6th St from the hotel at Provence Breads and Café (2-minute walk). Another classic, Puckett's (3-minute walk) is nearby as a lunch option. For something other than Southern food, try Demos' Restaurant (8-minute walk) for Italian.
For an upscale night out, drop by Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars (3-minute walk). To hit the honky tonks, a Nashville must, head to Broadway for Tootsie's Orchid Lounge (8-minute walk). Catch a burlesque show at Skull's Rainbow Room (5-minute walk), a speakeasy themed bar with an impressive showing of quality cocktail.