The 8 Best Boutique Hotels in Nashville

Mary Margaret Harris | April 26, 2018

Boutique hotels offer guests an elevated stay set apart from other nearby hotels in part because it is locally owned, curated to uplift its surroundings, or features a legacy or history of sorts in addition to appealing to various specialized clienteles. At these hotels, travelers will find their accommodations serve to more fully immerse guests into the area and its culture while providing a comfortable stay.


Germantown Inn

Why it made the list

Named for the neighborhood in which it is located, the Germantown Inn is set in a beautifully restored pre-Civil War home and seamlessly blends the past with the present through its style and decor. The hotel offers a locally-sourced breakfast, but remains true to the area by encouraging its guests to explore one of Nashville's most popular neighborhoods. With picturesque shops, restaurants, cafés, and bars just steps from the gated courtyard, travelers will be ready to explore upon arrival.

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The Inn at Fontanel

Why it made the list

This bed and breakfast gives guests a flexibility and privacy often missing from inns. With access to the lobby's concierge and kitchen any hour of the day as well as rooms with private entrances -- or detached from the main house altogether, whatever visitors may need is always within reach. The Inn at Fontanel does, however, off much more than a room and breakfast. The 186-acre estate formerly owned by Barbara Mandrell is also home to a zipline, distillery, winery, and several music venues for entertainment.

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Fairlane Hotel

Why it made the list

Though Fairlane Hotel is effortlessly cool, its easy, elevated style will undoubtedly draw the young and affluent. The hotel's attention to quality, however, is what sets it apart as a boutique hotel. Some hotels do restaurants and bars well, but Fairlane has flipped the script by partnering with quality restaurants rather than chains. For example, Mile End Delicatessen serving Montreal-style staples hails from New York City and could only be found there until the new Nashville location opened with the hotel.

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SoBro Guest House

Why it made the list

The pinnacle of the millennial hotel experience, the Sobro Guest House offers everything the generation may ask for. Trendy rooms with Instagram-worthy accents such as millennial pink throw pillows and succulent vases offer its guests an apartment-style stay with extra room for friends. The rooms' record player and full kitchen complete with a French Press combined with invisible service -- a remote staff which runs the check-in and -out process as well as the concierge service -- and keyless access make this the perfect hotel for travelers hoping for a seamless Nashville experience.

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Aertson Hotel by Kimpton

Why it made the list

Combining a boutique atmosphere with experience, the Aertson Hotel brings a trendy air to guests' stay. The industrial-chic interior and access to collegetown surroundings due to its proximity to Vanderbilt University certainly contribute to the hotel's allure. The health and wellness opportunities presented to guests by way of in-room yoga mats and cruiser bikes for exploring the local area are what set the hotel above others.

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Hotel Indigo Nashville

Why it made the list

Though Hotel Indigo is a chain, the company makes an effort to take on the city it inhabits in earnest. For Indigo Nashville in historical Printer's Alley, that means the hotel utilizes much of the original building and its themes with regard to its redesign as a hotel and interior decor. Printing press symbols and photos throughout the hotel serve as a persistent reminder that distinguishes Nashville.

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Hotel Preston

Why it made the list

This hotel may be farther from the city center, but it is close to the airport and offers a free shuttle to its guests for destinations within a three-mile radius of the hotel as well as to the airport, making nearby transportation a breeze. Apart from its logistical perk, Hotel Preston features its own curated art collection by national artists, including a sculpture of pink dress slip made of crayons as a subtle nod to the hotel's bar, Pink Slip. Among other off-beat amenities, guests can borrow board games or a pet Betta fish from the front desk.

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