The Best Hotels to Book in Tennessee for Every Traveler

Get a flavor of Nashville with a stay at the Dream Nashville in Tennessee
Get a flavor of Nashville with a stay at the Dream Nashville in Tennessee | Courtesy of Dream Nashville / Expedia
Amanda Ogle

Whether you choose to ride the Blues Highway in Memphis, visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge or hike through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Volunteer State is full of fun for every type of escape. Here are our favorite places to stay in Tennessee – bookable on Culture Trip – for food, nature, design, history, luxury, art and more.

1. The Ramsey

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The indoor pool with large garage-style doors, tables and chairs and a movie screen at the Ramsey
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On-the-go travelers appreciate the Ramsey for its convenient location in Pigeon Forge and amenities that cater to busy guests. It’s less than 10 minutes from popular attractions – plus the Pigeon Forge Trolley has a stop on the property, allowing visitors to hop on and not worry about driving. The inn offers discounted tickets to local shows and attractions, and the complimentary, boxed to-go breakfasts are perfect for grabbing on your way out. Return at night for free nightly popcorn and a movie on the movie screen, and 24-hour access to a heated pool and hot tub.

2. Germantown Inn

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An outdoor patio with blue cushioned seating, tables, a fire pit and lots of greenery at Germantown Inn
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Immerse yourself in luxury at the Germantown Inn, a historic Federal-style home dating back to 1865. Here, 10 suites bathe travelers in luxury, with Italian Frette linens, Turkish towels and Chadsworth and Haig bathrobes. The elegant ambience of the inn was created by Nashville interior designer McLean Barbieri. The home’s original architecture is showcased, while modern touches such as custom wallpaper, Andra Eggleston curtains and artworks of notable US presidents by Caitlin Mello add a refined yet playful feel.

3. Christopher Place

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The colonial-style red-brick, colonnaded exterior of Christopher Place, with a sprawling lawn, rocking chairs and lots of trees
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On a large wooded tract of land, Christopher Place is an intimate bed and breakfast and a romantic place to stay in Tennessee overlooking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nature lovers find solace here with the sweeping Smoky Mountain views, plus outdoor activities such as swimming, tennis and hiking on the numerous trails that cross the property. Inside the colonial-style mansion, you’ll find a sauna, a fitness room, billiards and board games. You can even ask the staff to create a picnic lunch for you and venture out for an al fresco meal.

4. Omni Nashville Hotel

Serviced Apartment, Hotel

A luxurious one-bed guest room with city views, a four-poster bed, navy sofa and a deep soaking tub at the Omni Nashville Hotel
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Design aficionados appreciate this hotel in Tennessee for its modern take on hotel design, as exposed steel, local limestone and natural materials create a stylish yet functional environment. Four floors connect directly to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the on-site coffee house is a welcoming space for both locals and visitors. Don’t miss the Biscuit Bar, which serves home-made biscuits all day long.

5. Dream Nashville

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A spacious blue one-bed guest room with large windows and deep-blue carpet, red sofa and curtains at Dream Nashville
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With six dining options, Dream Nashville is a foodie’s paradise. The Stateside Kitchen eatery is brasserie-style and features seasonal dishes served under a glass atrium. Natura Nashville offers indoor and outdoor dining with veggie-forward dishes using fresh, local ingredients. It also has an oat-milk latte on tap and uses a custom blend of coffee from La Colombe Coffee Roasters. Vatos Tacos is the spot for late-night tacos and mezcal, while the Parlour Bar cranks out creative cocktails such as a smoked peach old-fashioned.

6. 21c Museum Hotel Nashville

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A twin-bed guest room with purple carpet, a fun design features including a blue penguin statue at 21c Museum Hotel Nashville
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Art lovers flock to this museum-hotel as it’s one of the largest multi-venue contemporary art museums in the USA – and it’s the first museum solely dedicated to 21st-century art in North America. There’s a huge area of rotating exhibition space plus pieces spread throughout the guest rooms. Past exhibitions have included sculptures, drawings, mixed-media pieces and photography.

7. Hu Hotel

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A lounge area with a cream leather couch, brown leather chairs, a plant, a painting and a marble coffee table at Hu Hotel
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New to the Memphis hotel scene, Hu Hotel impresses those with an eye for style, as it perfectly weaves together comfort and class. The sleek rooms have a contemporary feel with brass, copper and marble, and the private bar is an excellent touch. Larger rooms come with wet bars, and the bustling rooftop bar is a great place to unwind and take in views of the Mississippi River and Hernando de Soto Bridge.

8. The James Lee House

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The majestic late-Victorian exterior, with lots of greenery, a tower, of the James Lee House at twilight
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History fans will adore this mid-19th-century mansion along the Mississippi River in Memphis, as it’s a nod to the Victorian era with its marble mantels, plaster ceiling medallions, shaped moldings and elegant decor. Originally built as a two-story farmhouse in 1848, the house got the tower and the third floor in 1853, later became the Memphis College of Arts, and then lay vacant for decades from 1959 when the college moved. After a renovation, it reopened in 2014 as a boutique bed and breakfast. Don’t miss details such as the original clawfoot tub, antique sconces and pedestal sinks.

For that bit more indulgence, check out the best luxury hotels in Tennessee, bookable with Culture Trip.

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