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Make your trip to ‘Music City’ unforgettable with the best hotels in Nashville

Get a taste of Southern hospitality with the best hotels in Nashville.

Published Jun 10, 2024
5 min. reading time
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When it comes to cities, there aren’t many like Nashville. 

Whether you’re visiting one of the many iconic country music landmarks like the Johnny Cash Museum, seeing the Nashville Predators hit the ice, or even visiting an iconic monument to Taylor Swift, you’ll need somewhere to stay. 

We’ve rounded up our favorite seven hotels in Nashville, offering you luxury to budget stays, and even the opportunity to contribute to helping the local community.

Read on to discover your next favorite hotel in the Tennessee capital. 

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Top Nashville hotels

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Best overall
JW Marriott Nashville
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Best luxury
The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel
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Best budget
Placemakr Music Row
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Best for families
Kimpton Aertson Hotel

Best overall

No matter your reason for visiting Nashville, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed with a stay at the JW Marriott. 

The hotel offers extensive views of the stunning city, and the rooms themselves are stylish and contemporary with floor-to-ceiling windows. One of our favorite parts of this hotel is the 24-hour room service (whoever said 3am was too late for their delicious Caesar salad?). 

There are a ton of onsite amenities, such as three restaurants, an outdoor pool and a spa and business center, so you can even get some work done. 

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Located in downtown Nashville, you’ll be close to a plethora of restaurants, bars and clubs that play host to rising stars in the music scene almost every night — we don’t think you’ll find yourselves without a full belly or entertainment at any point during your trip. 

Even better? The JW Marriott Nashville is within a 10-minute walking distance from top attractions like Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum.

For those seeking a luxury getaway in Nashville, our top choice would have to be The Joseph. 

Offering a sophisticated blend of Southern charm and contemporary elegance, we don’t think those looking for a touch of the high life will be disappointed. With bespoke modern furnishings, great city views and all the amenities you could possibly need, this is perfect for both work and leisure. 

Enjoy a romantic dinner at the hotel's signature restaurant, offering the perfect mix of American and Italian cuisine, and then head to the rooftop bar for a delicious handcrafted cocktail and a beautiful view over the city. 

the joseph hotel room

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, this swanky hotel is within walking distance of top attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville Music Garden and Music City Walk of Fame Park.  

Even better, pets are allowed, so you won’t be forced to leave your precious pooch back home.

On a stricter budget? Then we highly suggest staying at the Placemakr Music Row Hotel. 

With a unique combination of hotel and apartment-style rooms, this is sure to be the perfect hotel for every kind of traveler. The stylish rooms are spacious, and some come with full kitchens and in-unit laundry, making it ideal for families or those who prefer to save some money by cooking for themselves. 

The hotel even offers BBQ facilities with a sundeck and picnic area (how perfect would a Fourth of July getaway be here?). They even allow pets, meaning your dog can join in on all the fun! 

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And with rooms with features like lowered sinks, toilets with grab rails and wheelchair accessibility, this hotel is ideal for guests with disabilities.

Located in Music Row, this hotel is just a 15-minute walk from Vanderbilt University, so it's a great option for families who are visiting students.

Best for families

When traveling with family, the one thing we always want is space. And at the Kimpton Aertson, you’re sure to have all the space you need. 

The hotel has an outdoor, rooftop pool, which means that during your summer vacation in Nashville, you’ll never be too far from a refreshing dip. Activities like bicycle renting are also available, perfect for those who like to stay active while exploring a new city. 

kimpton aertson hotel lobby

Want a break from the kids? The Kimpton Aertson offers a babysitting service, so you can enjoy a specialty cocktail or local craft beer in the bar. Even better, a complimentary evening wine reception is available daily. 

And for the Swifties out there, the Kimpton Aertson Hotel is only half a mile from Centennial Park, where you can grab a picture at the Taylor Swift bench.

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If you’re looking for a more unique place to lay your head at the end of the day, then The Russell tops our list. 

Housed in a beautifully restored church, The Russell perfectly blends historical architectural features with bold contemporary decor, making for a truly special stay. 

While we love the look of all the rooms, we would recommend opting for one of the skylight rooms — because who doesn’t like seeing the stars from the comfort of their bed?

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This is also one of our top hotel choices for golfers, with it being located less than a mile away from Naval Hill Disc Golf Course. 

Our favorite thing about this hotel is how dedicated they are to serving the community — a percentage of each night’s stay is donated to local charities dedicated to helping the homeless in Nashville.

Best for couples

For couples visiting Nashville, our top pick is the Noelle Hotel. 

The rooms are decorated with a swanky blend of art-deco and contemporary features, making it the perfect escape for any couple (and their furbaby) looking for a romantic getaway. 

The on-site restaurant offers a delicious selection of American cuisine and a bar that is perfect for grabbing a glass of wine with your partner after a long day of exploring the local area. 

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You won't be bored for even a second during your stay, as the hotel regularly hosts temporary art galleries, and they offer bicycle rentals, so you can cruise the streets of Nashville in style. 

Located close to the West Riverfront Park and the Patsy Cline Museum, the Noelle is ideal for any couple looking to stay in the heart of the city.

If location is your priority and you really want to treat yourself to a luxurious vacation, then The Hermitage Hotel is not one to miss. 

Not only are the rooms lavishly furnished, but both hypoallergenic, accessible and soundproof rooms are available too, making them ideal for couples and those who need a few extra add-ons for their accommodation. 

Fancy a bite? You’ll have plenty of options at The Hermitage Hotel, with two on-site restaurants, which offer everything from high tea to cocktail hour. 

hermitage hotel lounge area

Even better, The Hermitage Hotel has a full spa, offering services from full-body massages to spa and wellness packages, so you’ll leave feeling more relaxed than ever. 

Set in the heart of downtown Nashville, we can’t think of a better place to stay if you want everything Nashville has to offer at your fingertips. 

Our verdict: What are the best hotels in Nashville?

We’re sure no matter what hotel you pick, you’ll have a rootin’ tootin’ great time in Nashville. 

Whether you opt for a stay close to the action at the JW Marriott, a romantic getaway at the Noelle, or want your trip to help the community by staying at The Russell, we think we’ve found the perfect hotel in Nashville for you. 

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Prices updated on 06/10/2024. We are not responsible for any changes to the prices mentioned above.

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