Our top hotel finds in Nashville include:
Union Station Hotel: This is a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel that has transformed the former Union Station into a stunning historic hotel. It has lovely rooms, a health club, bar and restaurant and lobby under the beautiful ceiling. The station opened in October 1900 and has a gothic design with lofty turrets and towers. The station saw Mae West, Al Capone and Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Warren Harding during its glory years. It became a hotel in 1986 and re-opened in October 2007 after an $11 million dollar renovation.
Aloft Hotel: A short drive from downtown, this is a hip, contemporary hotel at 1719 West End Ave. I like the concept and recommend this property. It has a very colorful lobby and bar.
Hutton Hotel: For those wanting a design, boutique hotel near downtown, this is the place for you. It is located at 1808 West End Ave.
The 404 Hotel and Kitchen: This is a small contemporary designed restaurant with an attached boutique hotel with five king rooms. 404 12th St. Ave. S. in the Gulch neighborhood. Their restaurant has just moved across the street to 507 12th Ave. S. with four times the seats.
For the more traditional, the Hermitage Hotel downtown is the place for you. It is located at 213 Sixth Ave. North and is known for its restaurant, The Capitol Grille. It opened in September, 1910 and was recently renovated.
I read about the hip Urban Cowboy B&B located in an historic Victorian mansion in East Nashville, so I had to check it out. Located in this emerging neighborhood, this is a small property with a fun, southwestern theme and eight unique suites. The former stable house in the back, is now their popular Public House Bar & Kitchen, which features craft cocktails and a wood fired, locally sourced food menu. I loved the atmosphere. Light sleepers should ask for rooms in the front of the property. 1603 Woodland St.
21c Museum Hotel: Opened in May 2017, this is the Nashville branch of the hip, art museum hotel. They have sleek, contemporary rooms, a large gallery space featuring contemporary works and a stylish restaurant/bar Called Gray and Dudley. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I stayed there just after it opened and highly recommend it. It is in a good location downtown, so you can walk everywhere. 21c has become one of my favorite hotels to try.
Thompson Hotel: This is a luxury, boutique hotel, located in the Gulch at 401 11th Ave. S. It is a great place to stay in one of the most fun neighborhoods in the city to explore. Make sure to eat at the Marsh House Restaurant,where Chefs John Besh and John Cameron have teamed up to cook great seafood. I stopped in for coffee and dessert and loved the atmosphere. There is also the L.A. Jackson, Killebrew Coffee shop just off the lobby, Thompson Hotel Coffee shop and a sleek Frye Boot Store.