Franklin, Tennessee, is like the cool younger sister of Nashville. Just south of the city, Franklin has become known in its own right as a destination for live music, restaurants, history and outdoor adventure on the Harpeth River. Booking a stay in Franklin with Culture Trip puts you in close proximity to big-city Nashville while providing that small-town Southern charm. Oh, and did we mention Justin Timberlake lives nearby in neighboring Leiper’s Fork?
If you want a location that’s convenient to it all, the Hilton Franklin Cool Springs is in the heart of the city’s business district, making it a great choice for corporate travelers. It’s also just a short drive to the CoolSprings Galleria, a popular shopping destination. The modern rooms feel high-end chic, with mid-century modern furniture, matte gold accents and large tiled showers. Suites and executive rooms on higher floors upgrade your stay.
Many people come to Franklin to learn about Tennessee’s Civil War history, and the Best Western Franklin is conveniently located to many of the historic spots in town. The hotel prides itself in having staff that can recommend dining or shopping destinations in nearby downtown (just 2mi/3.2km from the hotel). But, if you’re looking to just take it easy, the hotel has an outdoor pool, where you can lounge the day away.
Aloft was one of the first hotel chains to offer a fun, trendy boutique feel at an affordable price. Today, it still carries that focus, with a stay geared toward those looking to enjoy their accommodations. Aiming to foster community between guests, the large WXYZ Lounge includes a bar, games, a pool table and a double-sided indoor and outdoor fireplace. Minimalist guest rooms include all the necessities – flat-screen TVs, work desks and double vanity bathrooms – with none of the clutter.
Shop all day at CoolSprings Galleria, and, then, crash in a large suite at the Hyatt House, located just a few minutes from the popular shopping mall. The hotel has 125 rooms, 67 of which are suites for those looking for a longer stay – or just room to spread out. All of the studio suites, which have one king bed or two queens, include a fully equipped kitchen, a work area and a sofa sleeper.
Remote workers, rejoice! The newly opened Residence Inn has modern studio or one-bedroom suites with kitchenettes and designated workspaces. The hotel offers complimentary grocery delivery so you can fill your fridge with any cravings. Cook on the outdoor grills near the heated saltwater pool, and work it all off at the full-range fitness center. It’s like living in an amenity-filled apartment complex, but better because you have a daily cleaning service!
The warm and inviting vibes of the Hilton Garden Inn make it perfect for a romantic getaway to Tennessee. As it’s located within walking distance of neighborhood dining and just 1mi (1km) to CoolSprings Galleria, you won’t have to venture out too far to find things to do. An indoor pool can be enjoyed year-round, and outdoor fire pits are perfect to cozy up to on a chilly evening. Dine at onsite restaurant Season’s Local Fare.
The suites at Homewood Suites are some of the largest you’ll find in town. With kitchenettes, living areas and spacious bedrooms, they’re great for long-term stays or business travelers. Located in the business district, Homewood Suites is convenient to many of the headquarters of the large employers in the area. After a busy day of work, relax in the indoor pool, on the hotel’s putting green or by the fire pits and outdoor grill area.
For more places to stay in Tennessee, check out the best hotels in Knoxville, Tennessee, bookable on Culture Trip.
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