Best Hotels in Nashville

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With the popularity of Nashville, it’s becoming hard to sift through all of the hotels popping up around town, but Nashville Guru’s got you covered. Here is a list of the best hotels including reasonable, trendy, cheap, and boutique options in Nashville.

The best hotels in Nashville require walkability, so check out the nearby recommendations under each hotel, too. When traveling to new cities, it’s nice to know where to get coffee in the morning, lunch in the afternoon, and dinner at night. Most places listed are local joints, so while you may see a chain restaurant or coffee shop nearby, try some of these locally-owned hotspots for a true taste of Nashville.

This Nashville Hotels Guide Includes:

  • Reasonably-Priced, Nice Hotels in Nashville: $200 to $299 per night
  • High-End, Trendy Hotels in Nashville: $299+ per night
  • 4-Star Rated, Cheap Hotels in Nashville: $100 to $199 per night
  • Unique, Boutique Hotels and Inns in Nashville: $259+ per night

Also, be sure to check out our Where to Stay in Nashville Guide to learn more about the neighborhoods and see the best hotels and vacation rentals in each area.


Reasonably Priced, Nice Hotels in Nashville

$200 – $299 Per Night

People always want to know which hotels are nice, reasonably-priced, and near downtown Nashville. While pricing is relative to each individual, nice hotels in Nashville generally range from $200-$299 per night. Obviously, on really busy weekends, these hotels may be more than $299 per night. You really can’t go wrong with any of these options.


Fairfield Inn & Suites – Nashville / Gulch

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Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you want to see a bustling local neighborhood in Nashville and are okay being a 20-minute walk from downtown Nashville.
  • Prices starting at: $269
  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • Address: 901 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

The Fairfield Inn & Suites in the Gulch is in a great location. You’re still in a bustling, busy neighborhood in Nashville, but you aren’t right in the thick of things in downtown Nashville. There are dozens of restaurants and shops within walking distance. Also, the Fairfield Inn & Suites has a great rooftop bar called UP, as well as a complimentary breakfast.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at the Fairfield Inn & Suites.


Hilton Nashville

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Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you want to be right downtown in the action and walk to a lot of activities and restaurants that draw more tourists.
  • Prices starting at: $287
  • Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown
  • Address: 121 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, 37201
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

The Hilton Nashville is located in one of the best locations if you want to stay in SoBro / Downtown Nashville. This hotel is located one block south of Broadway, which is home to the famous honky tonks you’ve heard about. The Hilton Nashville is also very close to museums, Bridgestone Arena, and a lot of high-end restaurants. You can really get the best of both worlds in this location — the party scene and the calmer side of Nashville.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at the Hilton Nashville.


Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

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Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you want to be outside of the action but still close enough to take a cheap LYFT ride to downtown and other fun areas in Nashville.
  • Prices starting at: $219
  • Neighborhood: West End / Midtown
  • Address: 2100 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37203
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is considered a very nice and reasonable hotel in Nashville. This hotel is located on West End Avenue near Centennial Park and The Parthenon, which is about a mile from what you may think of as downtown Nashville (where all the neon-lights and honky tonks are located). Shops and restaurants won’t be right outside the hotel doors like they are in other areas, but you can still walk to establishments on West End Avenue, Midtown, and Elliston Place.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.


High-End, Trendy Hotels in Nashville

$299+ Per Night

There are a couple of super high-end, trendy hotels in Nashville that are worth checking out. The Thompson Nashville is located in the Gulch and the Omni Nashville is located in downtown Nashville. Both are incredible places to stay, but you will drop $299+ per night to experience them.


Thompson Nashville

Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you enjoy doing what the locals do and don’t mind being a mile or 20-minute walk from downtown Nashville.
  • Prices starting at: $349
  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • Address: 401 11th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

The Thompson Nashville in the Gulch is the talk-of-the-town right now. With an incredible rooftop bar, coffee shop, and high-end eatery all within the hotel, you don’t even have to leave. But you should definitely leave because it’s located in the Gulch, which is a vibrant neighborhood filled with local restaurants and great shopping. It’s also home to one of the oldest music venues in Nashville, Station Inn.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at the Thompson Nashville.


Omni Nashville

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Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you want to be right downtown in a really nice hotel within walking distance to a lot of restaurants and bars.
  • Prices starting at: $299
  • Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown
  • Address: 250 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, 37203
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

The Omni Nashville is one of the nicest and trendiest hotels in Nashville. This hotel has an amazing pool and pool bar as well as a full-service spa. There are also several restaurants within the hotel including a coffee shop, bar, steakhouse, and nice restaurant.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at the Omni Nashville.


4-Star Rated, Cheap Hotels in Nashville

$100 to $199 per night

Sometimes you just need a getaway that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. If you plan to only sleep in your hotel room because you’ll be out on the town the rest of your visit to Nashville, here are some amazing, cheap hotels in Nashville. Remember, they all have at least a 4-star rating, so these are solid options based on past visitors’ experiences. These “cheap” hotels range from $100 to $200 per night.


Best Western Plus – Music Row

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Hotel Overview

Guru Insight & Recommendations

The Best Western Plus – Music Row is conveniently located a few blocks from the Gulch, one of the hottest areas in Nashville. You can easily walk to the Gulch (0.3 miles), Demonbreun (0.3 miles), Midtown (0.4 miles) and downtown Nashville (1.0 miles). If you asked for an affordable place to stay, this would be a top recommendation. Obviously, pricing will depend on the week you come to Nashville, but they seem to keep the rates consistently reasonable for how popular the city is right now.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at the Best Western Music Row. 


Holiday Inn Express Nashville – Downtown

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Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you plan to be a super tourist and spend most of your visit in downtown Nashville.
  • Prices starting at: $172
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Address: 920 Broadway, Nashville, TN, 37203
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

The Holiday Inn Express Nashville – Downtown is in the perfect location if you want to spend a lot of time in downtown Nashville (0.3 miles). It’s located right on Broadway, which is also the street all of the “honky tonk” bars are located. You could also easily walk to the Gulch (0.3-0.6 miles) and Demonbreun (0.6 miles) areas from this hotel. While this hotel has raised rates as Nashville has grown, it still has a lot to offer and is cheaper than staying at one of the fancier hotels that require zero walking. Rates will fluctuate depending on your travel dates.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance: 

Check dates and prices at the Holiday Inn Express Nashville – Downtown. 


Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt

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Hotel Overview

Guru Insight & Recommendations

Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt is located in Midtown, which is an area with a lot of late-night bars but also some really nice restaurants. From this hotel, you can easily walk to Demonbreun (0.3 miles) and the Gulch (0.6 miles). Downtown Nashville is about a mile away or a 20-minute walk. This is a smaller hotel, but it’s also a newer hotel, so the amenities and rooms are pretty nice.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at Home2 Suites. 


Other Cheap Hotels

Other cheap hotels that have questionable reviews, but are worth checking out if you’re on a really tight budget:


Unique, Boutique Hotels & Inns in Nashville

$259+ per night

You’re probably visiting Nashville because you already know it’s a town that’s growing like crazy. Part of that growth has included creatives opening incredible small, boutique hotels and bed and breakfast concepts. We couldn’t write a guide to the Best Hotels in Nashville without mentioning four of these properties. If you want a super local and personal feel, check out SoBro Guest House, Germantown Inn, The 404 Hotel, and Urban Cowboy.


SoBro Guest House

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Hotel Overview

  • Best if: You want a more personal experience in the heart of the bustling SoBro area of Downtown
  • Prices starting at: $259
  • Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown
  • Address: 310 Peabody St, Nashville, TN, 37210
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

SoBro Guest House is located in the SoBro area of downtown Nashville and has been getting rave reviews. There are 24 rooms and each one is impeccably designed. You’ll feel right at home in this cozy independent hotel.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at SoBro Guest House.


Germantown Inn

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Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you want a true neighborhood vibe, walkability to nearby dining and shopping, and an easy ride to Downtown
  • Prices starting at: $289
  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Address: 1218 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37208
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

Germantown Inn is located in one of the best neighborhoods in Nashville — Germantown! If you truly want to live like the locals live while you visit, this might be the spot for you. There are only six suites in this quaint inn, so be sure to book early.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at Germantown Inn.


The 404 Hotel

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Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you like a luxurious atmosphere located in the heart of one of Nashville’s most popular areas.
  • Prices starting at: $300+
  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • Address: 404 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability

Guru Insight & Recommendations

The 404 Hotel is hidden away in the Gulch. This boutique hotel only has five suites, but they are all very nice. The 404 restaurant is what you will see from the street, so the hotel portion of the establishment is often overlooked.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at The 404 Hotel.


Urban Cowboy

Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you love a music and arts scene and mingling with fellow travelers and locals.
  • Prices starting at: $295
  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Address: 1603 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

The Urban Cowboy is a bed and breakfast in East Nashville that is a very special place to stay. There are a total of seven suites at the Urban Cowboy. This is a particularly great place to stay if you’re a musician. The common rooms downstairs often fill with talented musicians jamming together. There is also the Public House behind the Urban Cowboy that is open for dinner nightly.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at Urban Cowboy.

Did you have a great experience at another Nashville hotel? Let us know in the comments! 

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