Welcome to Part 2 of my Nashville Travel Guide! Yesterday, I offered suggestions for area restaurants. Today, I am focusing on some great places to stay! With the growing number of tourists flocking to Music City, the number of hotels popping up around town is increasing, as well. Below is a run-down of my favorite places to stay while visiting NashVegas.
On my most recent visit, we stayed at the newly opened Omni Nashville Hotel. Located just two blocks from Broadway in downtown Nashville, the location cannot be beat. It is also directly connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and next to the Convention Center, so the proximity for tourists and professionals alike is second-to-none. I just loved the modern and well-decorated lobby, as well as spacious guest rooms. Everything was new, clean, and modern.
The Omni is large, with 800 guest rooms, and features a number of restaurants and a coffee shop, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a rooftop urban pool deck with spectacular views.
My absolute favorite hotel in Nashville, and one of the best hotels in which I have ever stayed, is The Hermitage Hotel, located in downtown Nashville, directly across from the Capital Building. Open since 1910, The Hermitage Hotel is committed to preserving the region’s heritage and practicing the traditions that make hospitality synonymous with The South. It is a grand and elegant hotel, with graciously appointed rooms that make you feel like a Southern Belle – especially the spacious and glorious bathrooms.
The Hermitage Hotel is perfect for business people in town for meetings in the downtown area, or families looking for luxurious accommodations and away from the hustle and bustle of the bars and live music on Broadway.
The Hermitage Hotel is also home to Capital Grille, not to be confused with the similarly named chain of steakhouses. This one is relaxed and well-known to Nashvillians in the know, and is a great spot for a relaxed cocktail in the bar, or even an afternoon ice cream sundae!
I also enjoyed my stay at the Hutton Hotel, located near Vanderbilt’s campus and close to many of Nashville’s recording studios and record companies, as well as some fantastic restaurants. The Hutton is a boutique hotel with a small lobby, and it is also a pet friendly hotel. Because the Hutton Hotel is a bit further from downtown Nashville, though still walking distance of about a mile, the hotel offers free shuttle service to the surrounding areas.
The rooms offer contemporary design, with stylish granite bathrooms and rain showers, as well as my favorite Molton Brown bath products. The Hutton caters to a wide demographic of visitors, from families, to groups of friends, to the business traveler.
Other options abound around Nashville that cater to all price points, tastes, and preferences. Feel free to reach out if you need additional suggestions! Where do you like to stay in Nashville?