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 trendy, reasonable, cheap, and boutique hotel 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:

  • High-End, Trendy Hotels in Nashville: $299+ per night
  • Reasonably-Priced, Nice Hotels in Nashville: $200 to $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.


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. Noelle, Bobby Hotel, Fairlane, and Dream are all located in downtown Nashville in what’s now known as “boutique row.” The Thompson Nashville is located in the Gulch, the Omni Nashville and JW are located in downtown Nashville, and the Graduate Nashville is located on West End. All of them are incredible places to stay, but you will drop $299+ per night to experience them.


Noelle

Photo Credit: Noelle

Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you like convenience to downtown Nashville as well as a hotel with a beautiful rooftop bar, coffee shop, restaurant, and two bars
  • Prices starting at: $299
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Address: 200 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

Noelle has quickly become one of the most well-known hotels in Nashville. It’s built within the former home of Noel Place, a luxury hotel that dated back to the 1930s. The hotel has 224 rooms as well as a lobby bar, hidden bar, rooftop bar, coffee shop, and restaurant. Not to mention, it’s located within walking distance to some of the best spots in the city.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at Noelle.


Fairlane

Hotel Overview

Guru Insight & Recommendations

The Fairlane Hotel is a retro-modern, 81-room boutique hotel, located in an incredible location in Downtown Nashville. The mid-century design takes guests back to the 1960s and 70s with terrazzo flooring, wood paneling, brass accents, and a nostalgic color scheme. The hotel’s restaurant, Ellington’s, is a must-try while you’re visiting.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at Fairlane.


Bobby Hotel

Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you want to be conveniently located in Downtown Nashville with a spacious hotel room and love being greeted by a hotel dog named Sasha
  • Prices starting at: $299
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Address: 230 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

Bobby Hotel opened in 2018 in Downtown Nashville and is home to four dining concepts (Tavern at Bobby, Bobby’s Garage, Bobby’s Rooftop Lounge, and Café at Bobby). From the 1956 Scenicruiser bus on the rooftop to the various city murals within each guest room, this is truly a unique hotel in Nashville. The rooms are spacious and you’ll be greeted by the hotel dog named Sasha each time you enter the lobby.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at the Bobby Hotel.


Thompson Nashville

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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 has become a staple in Nashville. 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.


Dream Nashville

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Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you want to be conveniently located in downtown Nashville with a lot of dining options on-site and right outside the hotel doors
  • Prices starting at: $299
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Address: 210 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

Dream Nashville is located off Printer’s Alley in Downtown Nashville. The 168-room hotel has a total of six dining concepts including a fabulous restaurant, café, late-night eats spot, and three bar concepts.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at the Dream Nashville.


JW Marriott Nashville

Hotel Overview

Guru Insight & Recommendations

JW Marriott Nashville is one of the newer hotel options in SoBro / Downtown. Locals and tourists alike find themselves dining and enjoying skyline views at Bourbon Steak (pictured above), the hotel’s celebrated restaurant. JW’s rooms are spacious, and if your budget permits, consider one of the 37 high-end suites, including two Presidential Suites.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at the JW Marriott 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 a high-end hotel located right in the thick of things in SoBro/Downtown Nashville. This hotel has an amazing pool and pool bar as well as a full-service spa. You can walk out of the hotel to everything Nashville has to offer, from live music venues on Broadway to nice restaurants to stadiums to museums.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at the Omni Nashville.


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.


Graduate Nashville

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Hotel Overview

  • Best if: you want to stay at a brand new, colorful hotel located a short drive to Downtown Nashville
  • Prices starting at: $202
  • Neighborhood: West End / Midtown
  • Address:101 20th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203
  • See Rates, Photos & Availability 

Guru Insight & Recommendations

Graduate Nashville is a brand new hotel located in the Midtown area. This bright and colorful hotel has a downstairs café, a karaoke bar, and a soon-to-be-open rooftop pool and restaurant. There is also a 24-hour fitness center.

Where To Go Within Walking Distance:

Check dates and prices at Graduate Nashville.


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 neighborhood in Nashville, but you’re away from the commotion downtown. There are dozens of restaurants and shops within walking distance. Also, the Fairfield Inn & Suites has a rooftop bar called UP with amazing views, 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: $208
  • 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.


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: $95
  • 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.


Stay Alfred SoBro

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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

Stay Alfred SoBro 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 Stay Alfred SoBro.


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 four suites, paying close attention to quality over quantity. Guests receive two complimentary drink tickets to the The 404 Kitchen across the street, which previously occupied the lower section of The 404 Hotel.

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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