The Best Hotels to Book in Downtown Nashville

Enjoy a stay at a classic hotel right in the heart of Music City
Enjoy a stay at a classic hotel right in the heart of Music City | Courtesy of Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center /
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28 October 2020

Downtown Nashville is a cultural epicenter with historical sites, lively restaurants and unending live music. These hotels – right in the center of downtown – put you at the forefront of the action.

Hermitage Hotel

The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville
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Hermitage Hotel is a five-star spot with an illustrious history of notable guests including John F Kennedy and Franklin D Roosevelt. The Hermitage has been around for over a century and has mastered the art of Southern hospitality. In the heart of downtown Nashville, the Hermitage offers traditionally styled rooms alongside the buoyancy of Nashville’s nightlife.

Hutton Hotel

Hutton Hotel, Nashville
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The Hutton Hotel is one of Nashville’s most contemporary hotels. With an eco-friendly sentiment, the Hutton is dedicated to the environment. Keeping up with the times, the Hutton’s rooms offer modern decor and features like flatscreen TVs and lavish bathroom amenities. Located near Vanderbilt University and the city’s famed music hubs, the Hutton is the place to stay when you want to be close to historical and nightlife activities.

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Indoor gardens, waterways and buildings at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
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The Opryland Resort is one of the best places to stay and one of the finest sights to see while in Nashville. It’s a massive place accommodating a constant flood of guests, but there’s also an abundance of activities. Located right next to the Grand Ole Opry, the Opryland Resort has authentic flair.

Omni Nashville Hotel

Omni Nashville Hotel, Nashville
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Omni Nashville sits in the middle of downtown, and its decor mirrors the modern, downtown attitude. This hotel is one of the newer additions to the Nashville scene, and it possesses a lavish Southern sensibility. With three restaurants, a spa, a fitness center and a pool, Omni Nashville offers a luxury stay in one of America’s greatest cities. Directly opposite the Music City Center, there is also a cultural and authentic historical presence at this hotel.

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville
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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel combines the past and the present through its exterior and interior decor. Mixing both traditionalism and modernity, Loews Vanderbilt is a sleek hotel reflecting Nashville’s musical history. The hotel includes Southern dining, a spa and fitness center, and state-of-the-art guest rooms. Walking distance to downtown and Vanderbilt’s campus, Loews Vanderbilt is an ideal destination for relaxing and seeing the sights.

Union Station Hotel

Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection
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Union Station Hotel is a historic landmark that has a vibrant history as an old railroad station. Remodeled in the late ’80s, the railroad station became one of downtown Nashville’s most unique and splendid hotels. The outer Gothic architecture is juxtaposed by the modern (yet cozy) interior. The surrounding restaurants and shops comprise Nashville’s trendy community.

Hotel Indigo – Downtown

Hotel Indigo Nashville
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A boutique spot, Hotel Indigo is uniquely decorated, with each room done up differently. Hotel Indigo sits in the historic district of Printer’s Alley where there’s an abundance of bars, restaurants and shops. It occupies a former bank, and remnants of the past are infused into the modern design.

Not quite what you had in mind? Here’s where to stay in Nashville if you’re looking for something a little different, all properties bookable on Culture Trip.

These recommendations were updated on October 28, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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