The Best Hotels to Book Near Travellers Rest Historic House Museum, Nashville

Stay in one of Nashville's best hotels before your visit to the historic Travellers Rest
Stay in one of Nashville's best hotels before your visit to the historic Travellers Rest | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
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16 September 2021
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Explore Travellers Rest – the 1799 home of Memphis founder Judge John Overton and the oldest house open to the public in Nashville – before settling into one of our recommended hotels, all bookable on Culture Trip.

Find yourself in the center of Music City, where you’ll discover the buzzing honky-tonks, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the amazing Appalachian cuisine and the brand-new National Museum of African American music. Time to get stuck in.

Caroline House Nashville Historic Inn

Caroline House Nashville Historic Inn
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​​This charming, fully-restored luxury boutique inn dating back to 1921 – located right in the heart of Nashville – will give you a truly local flavor of the famed Nashville hospitality. The four warm, homely-yet-classy, individually decorated rooms – in relaxing cream-colored hues – all offer free Wi-Fi, some have exposed stone walls and free-standing tubs and the basement room even has its own pool table. Breakfast is served off-site at three local restaurants and parking is free.

BentoLiving Chestnut Hill

BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
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​​If you want to live like a Nashville local – albeit a local living the high life in a shiny apartment building – then this is the place for you. A mile (1.6km) from Interstate 40, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the trendy Gulch neighborhood, this accommodation is a Scandinavian minimalist’s dream – with high-end finishing. There is an excellent rooftop bar, a luxury minimart and a brand new atrium dining experience.

Belmont Blvd Bed and Breakfast

Belmont Blvd Bed and Breakfast
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Homely is the first – and last – word here. Set in this gorgeous 1920s southern belle of a bungalow, typical of the architecture of the area, this quaint B&B with a garden is located in Belmont-Hillsboro: a charming, vibrant neighborhood with rolling hills and trendy restaurants. The generous and flexible breakfast offering includes locally brewed coffee, freshly baked bread and many cooked options. The excellent accommodation is all muted tones and luxury fittings.

The Hermitage Hotel

The Hermitage Hotel
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A grand and traditional hotel built in 1910 from a group effort of Nashville’s community, the Hermitage will give you the kind of epic American hotel experience that you’ve seen in the movies. The classic accommodation offers generous living and sleeping areas with excellent amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, plush robes and soft bedding, Bose docking stations and a nightly turndown service – and even a pillow menu. Amenities include an excellent spa, mini-mart and an on-site grill and bar.

Graduate Nashville

Graduate Nashville
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On the edge of the very happening Gulch district, this very funky – and sometimes deliciously camp – hotel will get you into the Nashville state of mind as soon as you enter the lobby. Eclectic, country music-themed rooms have a retro vibe and feature bright, pastel floral furnishings with very luxurious bathrooms. The rooftop restaurant and bar, White Limozeen, boasts stunning skyline views, and there’s a karaoke bar and a beautiful – and fabulously ostentatious – lobby-level café, Poindexter.

Dream Nashville

Dream Nashville
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​​A 15-minute walk from the Frist Art Museum, five minutes on foot from the Ryman Auditorium and just 9mi (14km) from the newly expanded Nashville International Airport, Dream Nashville boasts 168 incredible art deco-inspired rooms. With high ceilings and pops of color – think deep crimson and blue jewel tones – and opulent finishes, each room breathes an air of luxury. There are six dining and nightlife options, a sleek fitness center, a café, a gym and even an optional butler service. In essence, it’s a stunner.

Fairlane Hotel

Fairlane Hotel
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Set in the downtown commercial district, this stylish hotel – where timeless style meets modern sensibility and service reigns supreme – is 1mi (1.6km) from the Country Music Hall of Fame and has just the right balance of luxury and rebellious spirit. Luxurious mid-century-inspired rooms will make you think you’re in a Nashville-based episode of Mad Men, and facilities include two restaurants, a cafe and bar, plus a gym, meeting space and a vintage-style lounge.

Germantown Inn

Germantown Inn
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To be found in the cute Germantown neighborhood, this is one of Nashville’s best luxury boutique hotels. From the Italian Frette 1860 luxury linens, Turkish towels and Chadsworth and Haig bathrobes, your comfort is paramount. Named after and featuring portraits of American presidents, the six attractive and upscale suites come with free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs, a smart speaker and luxury toiletries. Our favorite room – the Jackson – has its original fireplace and hardwood floors.

Looking for somewhere different to stay? Book into one of the best historic hotels in Nashville, or treat yourself to a top luxury hotel. Inspire your itinerary with the most beautiful gardens in the city; for the adventurous, check out the best hikes nearby. Don’t miss the best restaurants in downtown Nashville.

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