The Best Luxury Hotels in Tennessee

The Gaylord Opryland hotel resort in Nashville boasts a number of restaurants for guests to choose from, and takes pride in creating extraordinary environments
The Gaylord Opryland hotel resort in Nashville boasts a number of restaurants for guests to choose from, and takes pride in creating extraordinary environments | © Images-USA / Alamy Stock Photo
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26 October 2020

Vacations are all about relaxation and enjoying time away from the daily grind, so what better way to spend your holiday than in a luxury hotel where all your needs are taken care of. Whether you’re looking to book a week in Tennessee’s Music City, Nashville, or find peace and quiet at a retreat in the Big Smoky Mountains, these are the best hotels in Tennessee for that elusive five-star experience.

Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection

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Once a bustling railway station in the 1800s, the Union Station Hotel in Nashville has 125 guest rooms and suites, designed and decorated with white oak feature walls, cowhide headboards, and wire chandeliers. Amenities include flat screen televisions, wifi access, luxury ROAM bath products, and specially curated artwork in every room.

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The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel
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With 122 pet-friendly rooms and suites, the Hermitage is often referred to as Nashville’s top hotel, and has numerous awards to prove it. The beaux arts-style architecture makes the hotel a visually stunning masterpiece: a painted glass skylight, marble floors and ornate chandeliers bring elegance to the hotel’s lobby, while amenities including a spa, famed boutique, and bar restaurant consolidate the hotel’s luxury status.

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Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

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The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is less than 10mi (16km) from Nashville International Airport, but it’s not just the location that makes this an appealing place to stay. Nine acres (4ha) of indoor gardens, two swimming pools, the Relâche Spa and Salon, and cascading waterfalls attract visitors from all around the globe. This premium hotel is also close to attractions like the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, and has plenty of places for eating and shopping on-site.

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Blackberry Farm, Walland

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Blackberry Farm, spread over 4,200 acres (1700ha) in the Great Smoky Mountain foothills, is one of the most Romantic, breathtaking hotels in the country. Much of the food and wine served here comes from the farm, and guests can enjoy everything from horseback riding to premium spa treatments. If you’re looking for a luxury wilderness retreat, look no further: Blackberry will leave you revitalised, nourished and relaxed.

Hutton Hotel, Nashville

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Southern hospitality meets artistic expression at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. This four-star establishment with 250 guest rooms and suites designed by Studio 11 has a 5,000sqft (465sqm) music venue, a restaurant, fitness center, spa, and fully equipped Writers Studios for musicians. Not far from downtown, guests can easily hit up some of Nashville’s most popular attractions, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and the astonishing Nashville Parthenon.

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  • Hilton Nashville Downtown, Nashville

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    Directly across from the Country Music Hall of Fame, in the heart of Music City, the Hilton Nashville Downtown has 330 spacious guestrooms. Each suite features a coffeemaker, refrigerator and pull-out sofa, as well as wifi. The all-important amenities include a concierge desk, fitness center, guest lounge, and gift shop. Perfectly located, functional comfort.

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    Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville

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    Not far from downtown Nashville stands the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, featuring 339 guest rooms and nine suites. Complimentary wifi, city views and flat screen televisions are available in many of the rooms, while club-level rooms and suites offer additional perks such as the personal concierge service, private access to the Concierge Lounge, and an expanded breakfast menu.

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    Omni Nashville Hotel, Nashville

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    The multistory Omni Nashville is a non-smoking destination hotel featuring 800 rooms, a full-service business center, fitness center, coffee shop, and rooftop pool deck. Thanks to the Omni Kids Crew program, children who stay here receive a backpack filled with goodies, as well as milk and cookies delivered to your door on the first night of your stay.

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    Margaritaville Island Hotel, Pigeon Forge

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    Enjoy a novelty stay in the Great Smoky Mountains by booking a night at the Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge. Inspired by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, this hotel has a laid-back atmosphere, and is perfect if you want a fun, upmarket place to hang out. Every room features a Frozen Concoction Maker, which you can use to create your own drinks, with or without following the recipes provided. A word of warning: go easy on the tequila.

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    These recommendations were updated on October 26, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.