The Best Hotels With Balconies to Book in Nashville

The Hutton Hotel offers modern furnishings and gorgeous city views
The Hutton Hotel offers modern furnishings and gorgeous city views | Courtesy of Hutton Hotel / Expedia

The capital of Tennessee and heartland of country music lies on the winding Cumberland River. Whether you’re catching a gig at the Grand Ole Opry, paying your respects to the likes of Jimmie Rodgers, Chet Atkins and Patsy Cline at the Country Music Hall of Fame, or pursuing art at The Parthenon, you’ll want a room with a view to enjoy the cityscapes during your downtime. Here is our pick of the best hotels with balconies in Nashville, all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Kimpton Aertson Hotel, for proximity to the Midtown bars and live music venues


An outside view of the Kimpton Aertson Hotel, with balcony rooms overlooking a rooftop swimming pool, sofas and sun loungers
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In Midtown, near Vanderbilt University, the Kimpton Aerston looks over the green campus grounds. The guest rooms have large windows and small balconies on which you can perch with your morning coffee to take in Nashville views all the better. The hotel also has an acclaimed restaurant downstairs and is within walking distance to many of the popular watering holes and live music venues in the city.

2. Margaritaville Hotel Nashville, for signature frozen cocktails


A living area at the Margaritaville Hotel Nashville, with sliding balcony doors, a cosy fireplace, TV, shuffleboard and sofa
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No one has nailed the vacation attitude quite like American singer-songwriter Jimmy “Margaritaville” Buffett, so it’s no surprise the suite named after him at this hotel goes all out. It includes a fireplace, a shuffleboard table, two bedrooms, and a balcony with impressive views of downtown Nashville. Yes, there is a wet bar, so you can make your own cocktail to enjoy on your private balcony, or perhaps order a signature frozen margarita from the hotel bar instead.

3. Hutton Hotel, for visiting musicians

Suite Hotel, Spa Hotel

A balcony area at the Hutton Hotel, with city views, a table and cushioned chairs
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If you’d like a private apartment in Nashville for a longer stay, but with all the hotel amenities, this is the place for you. The Penthouse West has a private fireplace, plus balcony views of the Vanderbilt University campus and West End Avenue. The Hutton is aimed at musicians, with writing rooms, in-room guitars, a music venue and, for when you need to unwind, a lobby cafe serving cocktails.

4. Holston House Nashville, for lounging by a rooftop pool


A stylish rooftop pool at the Holston House Nashville, with a pool bar, bar chairs, sun loungers and stunning city views
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The Presidential King suite at the art-deco-era Holston House will make you feel like a president or royalty (or both). The decor is plush yet understated, and its ample balcony takes in the Music City skyline from a prime downtown location. The hotel also features a rooftop pool – with more epic city views – and a pool bar that serves local whiskey. Holston House is also within walking distance to the Ryman Auditorium, Lower Broadway and the Bridgestone Arena.

5. Hotel 121, for proximity to Vanderbilt University

Hotel, Apartment, Luxury

A stylish bedroom at the 121 Hotel by AvantStay, with a four poster bed, bedside tables, plush rugs, a sofa and a TV
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If you walk past Hotel 121 on the street, you might not realize it’s a hotel, but hidden behind the subtle facade is a well-designed urban oasis. There’s no detail left unconsidered at this glam hideaway. Book one of the executive suites and enjoy plush rugs, hand-picked furniture, hi-tech controls, deep soaking tubs, plus large balconies for looking at Vanderbilt University and the Midtown neighborhood.

6. Moxy, for on-site entertainment


A vibrant lobby area at the Moxy Nashville Downtown, with orange sofas, games and a TV
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You’ll check in at the bar, and that’s a good indication of all the fun you’ll have at this hotel between the Vanderbilt and Belmont university campuses. The lobby also includes billiards and other games, while snacks and light bites are available around the clock. Some rooms, such as the junior king suites, have balconies looking out on Music Row. Bars, restaurants and shops are just outside your door.

7. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, for an on-site waterpark

Resort, Garden Hotel

An indoor area at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, with islands of hotel accommodation surrounded by trees

This Nashville resort is an oasis, with restaurants, a waterpark and impeccable service. There are also rooms with balconies that open to one of three atriums – stay in the aptly named Cascades section of the hotel and hear the roar of waterfalls. Admire the thriving indoor gardens and people watch as folks stroll through the mammoth resort, all from the comfort of your room.

8. Virgin Nashville, for all-suite comfort downtown

Chain Hotel

A stylish seating area at the Virgin Hotels Nashville, with a chandelier, sofas, a pool table, plants and large windows
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If you can pull yourself from the red bathtub in your two-bedroom suite – Sir Richard’s Flat – you can admire city views from the balcony or look over the Music Circle through floor-to-ceiling windows. This all-suite boutique hotel in downtown Nashville also has a hopping rooftop bar, a restaurant, pool, and a hip first-level coffee shop, accessed via the impressive staircase in Virgin’s signature crimson.

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