The Best Luxury Hotels to Book in Nashville, Tennessee

Treat yourself to a stay at one of these luxury properties
Treat yourself to a stay at one of these luxury properties | Courtesy of Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection / Expedia.com
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23 August 2021
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Strike the right chord in America’s country music capital with these finely-tuned places to stay in Nashville, Tennessee. Some ooze period charm. Others are bang up-to-the-minute, with rooftop pools and hip drinking haunts. All provide upscale amenities and deliver a degree of service guaranteed to satisfy your every whim. Yep, you’ll feel like country-music royalty when you choose to stay at one of the best luxury hotels in Nashville. Rhinestones optional.

The Hermitage Hotel

A bright and regal-looking lobby with red and beige couches
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Whatever you wish for, the staff at the Hermitage Hotel will take care of it. For more than a century, this icon of Nashville hospitality has dealt only in top-of-the-line amenities. Nowadays, that includes 24-hour room service, pet walking, valet-only parking and on-demand spa services – all yours with a call to the front desk. One stroll through the opulent lobby – with all that original art, the roaring fireplace and the ornate ceiling – and you’ll feel like royalty. The restaurant is supplied by its own farm and cattle, so all ingredients are ranch fresh.

The Westin Nashville

A terrace bar overlooks a swimming pool and a city skyline at the Westin Nashville
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This 27-floor hotel towers over SoBro – the south of Broadway neighborhood – and the architect-designed Music City Center building, with panoramic views over the rooftops. Inside, the decor is heavy on the Nashville brand of bling: we’re talking guitar picks set into the countertops and belt buckles in the headboards. L27, the rooftop pool and bar, is a popular party spot. If you look up from the street, you can see its blue waters beckoning.

Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection

A luxurious hotel lobby with chandeliers and dark furniture at Union Station Hotel Nashville
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Thanks to a deep-pocketed renovation in 2016, the lobby of this former 1900s train station has been restored to all its gothic grandeur. Wander awhile to take in the painted walls and ceilings, dramatic arches and giant chandeliers. There are a few nods to the place’s past, such as signage for arrivals and departures, but nothing overly themed. The guest rooms vary in size and shape, due to the retrofit of the building, but all are updated and modern.

Omni Nashville Hotel

An empty restaurant with various microphones adorning the wall at Omni Nashville Hotel
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The Omni is luxurious and filled with personality, but what separates it from the other best hotels in Nashville is that it’s connected to both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Music City Center. Subtle musical themes run throughout decorative elements, strung together in a non-corny way. Inside tip: try some of the biscuits in the Kitchen Notes restaurant. They’re considered some of the city’s best, which is high praise in the South.

JW Marriott Nashville

A white and gray hotel bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the Nashville skyline at JW Marriott Nashville
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From the moment the 33-story glass JW Marriott high-rise opened, it has been the name to beat when it comes to luxury hotels in Music City. Thanks to its oval design and widescreen windows, each room has noteworthy views. Even elements you’d overlook in other hotels – the notepad on the desk, say – are high-end here (think thick card stock). The staff attend to your every need, so ask them to nab you a table at the rooftop bar or restaurant during your stay.

Thompson Nashville

The living room/dining area with green chairs and couches, and dark wooden furniture atThompson Nashville
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When Michelle Obama came to town for the last leg of her book tour, it was the Thompson she stayed at, eating here with her mother and daughter before heading out to the Ryman. So, you know that this is among the best hotels in Downtown Nashville. You too will be treated like that echelon of celebrity when you stay, even if you don’t arrive with Secret Service in tow. Guest rooms are outfitted with hardwood floors, mid-century-style furnishings, honesty bars stocked with local spirits, Bluetooth speakers and rain showers. Shoppers: nose around the adjacent retail options, home to a Frye boot shop.

Bobby Hotel

A red corner couch behind a circular brown coffee table in a hotel room at Bobby Hotel
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If you like your hotels to be somewhere to see and be seen rather than somewhere to sleep, Bobby is the place to book. Its one-of-a-kind decor includes a chandelier made out of hubcaps and a bar created out of a 1956 bus. Guest rooms feature cabinetry with art depicting its usage – for example, a diamond ring on the drawer where you store your jewelry. Maps for your next great adventure are wallpapered on the walls.

Holston House Nashville – in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

A rooftop pool, with couches in front of it and sun loungers on each side at Holston House Nashville, Unbound Collection by Hyatt
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This Art Deco beauty has the same feel as the best boutique hotels in Nashville while delivering all the benefits of the Hyatt chain. Welcome details – particularly for business travelers – include a generous number of electrical outlets in the lobby so your laptop won’t risk losing juice. When you need a nap, there’s a velvet couch in your room to stretch out on – or head up to the rooftop pool, home to fixed chaises in the shallows, where you can recline with a margarita from the bar.

For more options, discover our guide to the most romantic hotels in Nashville, boutique hotels in Nashville, or the best spa hotels in Nashville. If you crave a stay with culture and a fascinating backstory, make sure you view the best historic hotels in Nashville, and here’s where to stay in Nashville if you’re looking for something a little different, all properties bookable on Culture Trip. Alternatively, cast the net wider and embrace your fun side by staying at one of the best hotels with waterparks in Tennessee.

These recommendations were updated on August 23, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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