The Best Cheap Hotels in Nashville, Tennessee

Thanks to Nashville's best affordable hotels, you don’t need to be a rock star to experience the best of Music City
Thanks to Nashville's best affordable hotels, you don’t need to be a rock star to experience the best of Music City | Courtesy of Millennium Maxwell House Nashville / Expedia
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2 December 2020

You don’t need the budget of a chart-topping superstar to experience the best of Nashville, the state capitol of Tennessee. These affordable hotels offer modest digs in some of the city’s most convenient locations, with lots of amenities to boot.

Hotel Preston

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.1/5 (2122 Reviews)
Hotel Preston
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If the boutique Hotel Preston were located downtown, room rates could easily be twice as much and you’d still think you’d bagged a bargain. Thanks to its location not far from the Interstate and the airport, this boutique hotel is an absolute budget find. Rooms are decorated with youthful energy and modern decor, and if you don’t want to hang out with the sweaty regulars in the gym, you can have fitness equipment delivered to your room.
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Best Western Plus Music Row

Hotel
4.2/5 (1296 Reviews)
Best Western Plus Music Row
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Music Row is where Nashville’s real work takes place; you might see a star walking in or out of a studio, but for the most part, this isn’t a tourist-centric strip. Even so, the cross streets are chockablock with bars and restaurants, and from this central location you can easily get to sample them all. Rooms are nice to return to, with funky wallpaper designs with images of the city skyline plus guitar art. There’s affordable parking available, a rarity for a property this close to downtown.
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Millennium Maxwell House Nashville

Hotel
3.7/5 (1381 Reviews)
Millennium Maxwell House Nashville
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Located in MetroCenter, just off the Interstate and north of downtown, the Maxwell House is a large high-rise hotel with convention and meeting space – it’s a popular budget hotel for government workers. The common areas are light and bright, with lots of guitar- and Nashville-themed art, but there’s nothing fancy here, and the elevators have a reputation for being slow. Grab a seat on the free shuttle to get downtown.
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  • Moxy Nashville Downtown

    Hotel
    4.5/5 (210 Reviews)
    Moxy Nashville Downtown
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    It would be hard to be more in the center of all of Nashville’s honky tonk action than at this hotel, with its friendly, corporate-hip vibe. The check-in clerk doubles as the bartender, and you’ll be given a drink to get you started when you arrive. Expect some noise and music from the surrounding buildings in your room – you might want to take one without windows, which will also be good for sleeping in after a late night. Less lovely, of course, if you want natural light.
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    Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Green Hills

    Hotel
    4.6/5 (727 Reviews)
    Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Green Hills
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    The Green Hills neighborhood is known for shopping, restaurants, more shopping and the world-famous Bluebird Cafe. Staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Green Hills puts you slap-bang in the center of all that urban hubbub. Carpeted guest rooms are of ample size. The spacious lobby is characterful enough for a chain hotel: you can gather around a fireplace or drift into space, gazing out of full-height windows. It even opens out to a courtyard with a fire pit.
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    Nashville Downtown Hostel

    Hostel
    5/5 (3 Reviews)
    Nashville Downtown Hostel
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    Thanks to its location just one block north of Broadway, this hostel is within walking distance of honky tonks, the riverfront, live-music venue Ryman Auditorium and the rest of downtown’s attractions. You have a choice of dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds, and private rooms, with shared bathrooms in the hallway. Choose from co-ed, male-only or female-only. They’ll let you leave your luggage after you check out so you can explore the city unencumbered.
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