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. These are Nashville Guru’s top spots for a Nashville staycation.

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. Listen to a selection of vinyl in your suite while you get ready for a nice dinner at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Yolan.


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—two Presidential Suites, six Griffin Suites, and twenty-nine Executive Suites. If you have time for a spa treatment make sure to book an appointment at the Spa by JW.

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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, 24-hour room service, and complimentary coffee delivery. 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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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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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 125 guest rooms and suites. If you’re needing a place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, book a reservation at the hotel restaurant, Stationairy.

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Bobby Hotel

From the decor to the ambiance, Bobby Hotel is a vibe from the time you enter the lobby. Venture up to the popular rooftop for refreshing cocktails and photo opportunities with a 1956 Scenicruiser bus, then grab dinner at Tavern at Bobby before relaxing in your spacious guest room.


1 Hotel Nashville

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1 Hotel Nashville is the latest hotel to open in Music City. It is also the city’s first mission-driven and sustainable luxury hotel. Guests can expect note-worthy perks such as skyline views, farm-to-table food, Audi E-Trons available for use, and more. For the entire month of February, book the “Together at 1” room package which includes 35% off the room stay, $200 credit to Valentine’s Day dining on-property, and $200 credit towards a Bamford Wellness Spa service.

Neighborhood: SoBro

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Virgin Hotels Nashville

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Virgin Hotels Nashville, located in Midtown, is a great option for a staycation. No matter what time of year you book your stay, there’s always something fun happening or an event taking place, mostly like at the rooftop bar, The Pool Club. For the month of February, Virgin Hotels Nashville is offering a “Month of Love” special which includes handcrafted dessert delivered to your room, a bottle of bubbly, and 2:00pm late check-out.

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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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For a serene way to experience the Gulch neighborhood from high above, book a stay at the Thompson. On the first floor, you’ll find Killebrew Coffee which serves up delicious baked treats and fresh coffee daily. For dinner, Marsh House is a must-try, and then head up to the swanky rooftop bar, L.A. Jackson, for creative cocktails and a fun atmosphere.

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A nightly wine hour, seasonal rooftop pool, and complimentary cruiser bikes are just the beginning of Aertson’s fun perks. The attached Henley restaurant is well-equipped for all kinds of guests looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or drinks. Indulge in self-care by booking yourself a facial or massage at the Woodhouse Spa which is open daily.

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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.

Neighborhood: Northeast Nashville


W Nashville

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Book a staycation at W Nashville, the newest hotel to open in the Gulch neighborhood. While you’re there, get a delicious meal at the two highly rated in-house restaurants, The Dutch and Carne Mare. Make sure to check out the rooftop bar PROOF for pre-dinner or post-dinner drinks.

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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. Be sure to order some creative cocktails at Urban Cowboy’s Public House Bar and Restaurant.


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 a recording studio and visual arts studio. 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

The historic Germantown Inn 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. This quaint hideaway offers guests five-star amenities.

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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.


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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Guests 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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