Nashville Staycation Guide

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Need a break from reality but can’t make an actual vacation happen? Cue the staycation. Whether you’re a couple celebrating an anniversary, parents with a rare kid-free night, or a group of friends craving a weekend of pampering, here’s where to get away without leaving Nashville.

Top Spots for a Nashville Staycation


The Joseph

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Marble tile floors, red oak doors and casings, Biodynamic in-room products, curated artwork, and Frette Italian bed linens are just a handful of the perks at Nashville’s luxury hotel, The Joseph. Enjoy listening to the selection of vinyls in your suite while you get ready for a nice dinner at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Yolan.

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Gaylord Opryland

Why not escape to somewhere that’s always 84 degrees? Gaylord Opryland has everything you need for a well-rounded staycation. From Soundwaves (the indoor/outdoor water attraction that’s open year-round and always 84 degrees inside) to numerous restaurants to ever-changing resort activities, you’ll never have a dull moment at this Nashville staple.

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JW Marriott Nashville

Enjoy incredible cuisine, cocktails, and skyline views at Bourbon Steak before lounging in one of JW Marriott Nashville’s numerous rooms, including 37 high-end suites and two Presidential Suites.

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Noelle

From the captivating character of the Trade Room to the experimental cocktails at Hidden Bar, Noelle manages to offer a variety of experiences without leaving the building. The rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows (with a blackout shade option), 24-hour room service, complimentary coffee delivery, and bathrobes by local designer Han Starnes. If your pup needs to tag along, Noelle is also pet-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about boarding. For an elevated experience, snag Noelle’s two-bedroom penthouse—it has its own wet bar, soaking tub, and walk-in shower.

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Union Station Hotel

Equal parts glamorous and historically significant, Union Station Hotel will have you feeling regal the minute you step inside. Though it’s tempting to just set up camp in the famed grand lobby, spring for one of the former train station’s 17 suites, which have 18-foot vaulted ceilings and lush separate sitting areas.

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Grand Hyatt Nashville

Grand Hyatt Nashville offers multiple on-site options for dining and drinking, including Aurum (the elevated lobby bar pictured above), The Nashville Grange (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lou/na (the rooftop bar), The Continental (from James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock), Hummingbird (coffee and market), and Solstice (the poolside bar). You don’t have to leave, but if you want to, it’s an easy walk to all the fun spots in The Gulch and on Broadway.

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The Westin

Even if you have a pool in your backyard or at your apartment complex, there’s no way it beats the Westin’s picturesque rooftop infinity pool—the highest in the city. The hotel’s in-house Rhapsody Spa offers a couples massage package as well as luxe mani-pedi services for groups of friends.

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Bobby Hotel

Bobby Hotel is a vibe from the time you enter the lobby. Venture up to the popular rooftop to drink a cocktail and scope out the 1956 Scenicruiser bus, then grab dinner at Tavern at Bobby before enjoying your spacious room.

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Urban Cowboy

Have you ever wanted to live in a gorgeous Queen Anne Victorian mansion on the east side of town? Play pretend at Urban Cowboy, which originated in Brooklyn and brings some of that hipster funkiness to each suite in its Nashville location. Enjoy creative cocktails and a Roberta’s Pizza pop-up at Urban Cowboy’s Public House Bar and Restaurant!

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21c Museum Hotel

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While the underbelly of Nashville’s 21c Museum Hotel comprises 10,500-square-feet of thought-provoking art exhibitions, upstairs you’ll find a fully immersive artsy experience. Three of the hotel’s suites double as dreamy site-specific installations—painter Sebastiaan Bremer’s Sanctuary 21c, for example, is outfitted with both recording studio and visual arts studio (the other two suites were designed by actor Adrian Grenier and digital artist Yung Jake). Meanwhile, the Spa at 21c offers individual and made-for-two treatments that can also be done in the privacy of your room.

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Germantown Inn

This historic house is a true B&B, with ten cozy suites named after (and inspired by) historic figures. Make sure to venture downstairs for a locally sourced breakfast spread with muffins, parfaits, and fresh coffee. The Germantown Inn’s amenities are five-stars.

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Thompson

Yes, there’s a serene way to experience the exploding Gulch neighborhood—from high above, through the Thompson’s floor-to-ceiling windows, while wearing a plush oversized robe. Downstairs, Killebrew Coffee serves up delicious baked treats and fresh coffee daily from 6:30am to 3:00pm. Head up to the swanky rooftop bar, L.A. Jackson, for large-batch cocktails which are perfect for groups looking to kick back.

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Kimpton Aertson

A nightly wine hour, seasonal rooftop pool, and complimentary cruiser bikes are just the beginning of the Kimpton Aertson’s fun perks. The attached Henley restaurant is well equipped for all kinds of staycationers: enjoy an anniversary dinner in the intimate Snooker Room, share brunch with friends, or have an extravagant dessert delivered straight to your room. Reserve about three-and-a-half hours for the Digital Detox at the Woodhouse Spa which includes the Woodhouse Signature Holistic Minkyti Facial, Woodhouse Signature Holistic Body Detox, and the Woodhouse Signature Restorative Sleep Massage. 

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SoBro Guest House

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Don’t want to interact with other human beings at any point during your stay? Thanks to the SoBro Guest House virtual check-in and concierge, everything you need is communicated via email and text. Each photo-worthy suite has a full-size kitchen, Apple TVs, and the outdoor deck area encourages relaxation and sunbathing. Check out the hotel’s website before booking, as they often offer discounts for locals.

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Dive Motel

If you really want to change things up, look no further than the Dive Motel. The Dive Motel has 23 retro motel rooms, a swim club, and a dive bar. If shag rugs, party switches, and disco balls are your thing, this is your staycation destination.

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Cambria

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Staycationers at the Cambria can expect Bluetooth-equipped bathrooms, suites with spacious sitting areas, and one of the few heated outdoor pools in town. On the ground floor you’ll find a 9,400-square-foot restaurant called NashHouse Southern Spoon and Saloon which features a large tap wall, a giant whiskey collection, private dining, and great local entertainment.

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