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Nashville is known for its rich musical history and impact on the world of the arts, but that is not all it has to offer. While live music, especially country, is always there to be enjoyed, Nashville stands out through its warmth and welcoming nature.
This soulful city has many boutique hotels to offer comfort and luxury to travelers.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Nashville
21c Museum Hotel Nashville
Price: From $169
21c Museum Hotel Nashville is not only a fashionable hotel — it is also a cultural events space and a contemporary art museum. The museum is free and opens every day, with rotating exhibitions and installations that reflect the nature of the location.
The 21c Museum Hotel Nashville can be found in a stylish redbrick building that was built in 1900 and has been known since as the Gray & Dudley. Rooms at the 21c Museum Hotel Nashville are as vibrant and full of art as the rest of the building.
All rooms include high ceilings, premium wood floors, and contemporary furniture. Large windows allow plenty of natural light in the spacious accommodations. Malin + Goetz provides luxury bathroom amenities.
Guest rooms and suites have Nespresso coffee machines, original artworks, and premium bed linens. All guests have 24-hour access to the fitness center and the business center.
Price: From $233
This trendy, vibrant hotel can be found in the heart of downtown Nashville, on the historic Printers Alley. Bobby Hotel provides an intimate luxury experience for the discerning traveler, offering some of the most spacious guest rooms in the city.
Other premium amenities available at Bobby Hotel include valet parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room dining, and a wonderful poolside rooftop lounge with gorgeous views over Nashville. A retrofitted Scenicruiser bus from 1956 will take party-loving guests to their favored nighttime locations in style.
All rooms at Bobby Hotel have many treasures and trinkets strewn around the space to delight all guests. There are rainfall showerheads, luxurious bedding, and deluxe bathroom amenities available in each room. Standard, Deluxe, and Suite room options offer variety to guests.
24/7 gym access is available to those looking for a workout while on the premises.
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The Germantown Inn
Price: From $212
This Select Registry inn can be found in one of the most premium locations in town, a Federal-style of historical significance that was built in 1865. The charming Germantown Inn is ideal for those looking for a more intimate, cozier experience than what one would normally find in Nashville.
This elegant inn has many luxury amenities, including Turkish cotton towels, Italian Frette 1860 bed linens, and fashionable Andra Eggleston curtains. The interior design was created by Nashville local McLean Barbieri, who preserved many original features now enhanced by modern details like custom wallpaper.
Every part of the Germantown Inn is photogenic, including the Caitlin Mello artwork featuring playful takes on past U.S. presidents. The 10 suites are also named after presidents and offer numerous pampering details to all guests.
Price: From $195
Located in Midtown Nashville in a trendy area full of cafes and bars, the Graduate Nashville is only 3 minutes away from Vanderbilt University. Tennessee native Dolly Parton inspired the décor, and each room has a little Dolly in it.
There are various room options available — from the Graduate King, Queen, and Premium, to the Graduate Suites — and each of them feels part of Nashville. Each room has comfortable beds, workstations, lounge chairs, hardwood floors, and stylish floral patterns.
Upgrading to a suite allows you to luxuriate in extra space and separate living and sleeping areas. Comfortable triple sheeting, in-room safes, and deluxe bathroom amenities from Malin + Goetz are available in each room.
Enjoy this authentic taste of Nashville, where the history of the city is written in every detail of the Graduate.
Price: From $395
This 5-star boutique hotel provides indulgent luxury in all aspects. It has been open since 1910 in a beaux-arts building that is found next to the Tennessee State Museum. A location infused with the essence of Nashville, The Hermitage is a landmark in the city.
The quality it offers to guests is of the highest level — luxurious amenities like Italian linens, deep soaking tubs, custom hand-tufted mattresses, and the softest robes. The Hermitage is conveniently located in downtown Nashville, with many attractions within walking distance.
There are Grand King Deluxe and Deluxe guest rooms and Junior and Executive suites. The most luxurious accommodation offered by the hotel is the Presidential Suite, while the City Suite offers unbeatable views over Nashville.
Enjoy a lavish experience of the Music City in one of its most prestigious locations.
Price: From $279
This 4-star Tribute Portfolio hotel is a stylish gathering place in downtown Nashville that provides a haven of creativity… an immersive hotel that is ideal for adventurers or those seeking to understand the very heart of the city and what makes it tick.
The rooms and suites reflect this artistic drive that inspires Noelle. Guests can enjoy premium amenities such as custom curated artwork, hickory floors, and hand-crafted pottery. Deluxe bathroom amenities made by Red Flower are provided and tasteful furnishings and curated décor.
All robes for guests are handwoven and add even more comfort to the stay. There are Classic and Superior room options, along with Studio, Designer, and Signature suites. The Penthouse provides the pinnacle of luxury, with floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the views.
Price: From $176
The Russell provides its guests with one of the most unique boutique hotel experiences. It can be found in East Nashville, in a reconverted building that used to house a church dating back to 1904. This unmissable location includes a social program that helps the homeless.
The design at The Russell includes many of the original features leftovers from the church and has been repurposed to add sophistication to the rooms. Stained glass windows and brick walls are full of character and history, while the church pews are now used as bed headboards.
History is preserved at The Russell, but always with a modern twist. Guests will be inspired by the spacious rooms full of light and splashes of color. There are Penthouse, Suite, Classic, Skylight, and Interior rooms available to cater to the needs of any traveler.
The Union Station
Price: From $218
Located in the iconic landmark of the neo-Romanesque reconverted Union Station building, this boutique hotel (part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection) provides a custom one-of-a-kind experience to all travelers seeking accommodation.
The upscale Union Station Hotel has an impressive lobby featuring an intricate historic stained glass ceiling. It is within walking distance of Nashville attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Each room and suite at The Union Station has a bespoke design. There are Deluxe and Signature options and Train Station Suites that emulate the history of the building. All rooms include unique layouts and architectural accents.
ROAM provides luxury bathroom amenities to enjoy in the deluxe marble bathrooms with a choice of soaking tubs or walk-in showers. Plush bathrobes add to the comfort, as do the premium beds.
VanDyke Bed + Beverage
Price: From $209
Set in the trendy area of East Nashville, VanDyke Bed + Beverage is constantly surrounded by cultural and artistic events and some of the trendiest eateries in the city. The unique aspect of the VanDyke is that it is popular with locals and tourists alike, which allows for a deeper connection with Nashville for its guests.
The hip courtyard has a bar that provides delectable craft cocktails and top-rated cuisine, while the serene rooftop patio is reserved for guests staying at the VanDyke only. The guest rooms are named after alcoholic drinks that have their matching signature offering at the bar.
All the rooms have a different theme for guests to explore, and they include luxury amenities such as curated art, deluxe Beekman bathroom amenities, white noise machines, and premium Brooklinen sheets.
Visitors can explore a great selection of museums, honky-tonks, and shopping opportunities in Nashville. Numerous cultural landmarks are also on offer, from the Tennessee State Museum to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Grand Ole Opry. Whatever your reasons for travel, one of these great boutique hotels will provide a great base for you to explore from.
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