Nashville’s appeal as a vacation destination is clear. However, no trip is complete without the perfect home base! Here are a few hotels we recommend as ideal for visitors and special events.
The Top Hotels in Downtown Nashville
Known for stylish picks and curated experiences, the StyleBlueprint team has visited each of these hotels, read through countless reviews, and invited only a handful of hotels to join this list. Below is a list of our partnering hotels ready to welcome you and exceed your expectations.
Four Seasons Nashville
Located in the social hub of downtown Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood, Four Seasons Nashville is complete with a warm and inviting atmosphere, sweeping riverfront views, and a prime location that is just steps from music, sports, and entertainment.
Guests can savor a Southern Italian breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the flagship restaurant, Mimo Restaurant and Bar, with signature dishes like freshly baked focaccia with rosemary, sea salt, and Italian olive oil. Or, dine on the seventh-floor pool deck at Riviére Rooftop, a restaurant and bar inspired by the French Riviera.
For a relaxation experience, don’t miss The Spa, which offers massages, facials, hair care, and nail care. They even have a Nashville-inspired option, The Tennessee Honey and Whiskey treatment, which uses local ingredients to exfoliate and moisturize your skin.
The Four Seasons signature service elevates all the excitement that Music City has to offer.
The Westin Nashville is in a prime location in downtown Nashville near both the convention center, the Gulch, and all the entertainment options in town. One of Nashville’s best restaurants, Oak Steakhouse is mere steps from the front door of The Westin, while Decker & Dyer provides casual American fare on the ground floor.
Nashville is known for a lively atmosphere, but The Westin Nashville provides a place where visitors can relax and unwind after a long day out and about, including the calm oasis that is the Rhapsody Spa. You can also keep up with your fitness goals at the 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio.
One of the prettiest views of the Nashville skyline is found at the rooftop bar of The Westin, L27. With live music, a pool, craft cocktails, a summer music series, and seasonal pop-ups, L27 appeals to both tourists and Nashville locals.
Find expansive rooms and suites and incredible on-site amenities at The Westin Nashville.
The Hermitage Hotel
A stay at the landmark The Hermitage Hotel offers glamour, comfort, and a stay steeped in history as Nashville’s grand dame and 5-star hotel.
After a multi-year, complete renovation to the Hotel, including all 122 guest rooms and suites (which average at 500 square feet), the ballroom, restaurants, and lobby, The Hermitage is set to shine for its next 100 years. First opened in 1910, The Hermitage has been a part of Nashville’s history, including serving as a backdrop for the historic 19th Amendment vote in 1920.
Incredible dining options include acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges’ Drusie & Darr, two beautiful bar settings, and the more casual (but equally charming) The Pink Hermit.
Known for hosting stunning weddings and events, as well as the most refined staycation available in town,The Hermitage Hotel is simply an amazing place to stay.
Nashville’s only JW Marriott offers guests both spectacular skyline views and a central downtown location, just seven miles from the Nashville International Airport and an easy walk to the live music and entertainment of lower Broadway.
For those searching for a memorable meal, JW Marriott is home to Nashville’s top-rated restaurant and steakhouse, Bourbon Steak by Michelin-star chef Michael Mina. Savor high-quality cuts of American beef, Kobe beef, and wagyu. Choose from their award-winning wine program, which features over 800 selections from around the world.
Additional amenities include Nashville’s largest rooftop pool deck that is open year-round, a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center complete with Peloton bikes, a gourmet café, an artisan bakery, and artfully crafted cocktail lounges purposefully placed throughout the hotel. For conference and event-goers, JW Marriott features spacious indoor and outdoor meeting facilities, including Nashville’s only private outdoor event lawn, the “Green at JW.”
Uncover a truly remarkable hospitality experience at JW Marriott.
Authentic in spirit and sophisticated in aesthetic, The Joseph provides a thoughtfully designed experience for its guests. From the world-class spa to the rare artwork on display, every detail at The Joseph is carefully orchestrated to convey the beauty and complexity of Nashville.
More than 1,100 pieces of art are curated at The Joseph, including exclusive works from the acclaimed, private Pizzuti Collection and the Joseph Editions Tennessee Portfolio.
Outside of the wonderful art, an array of culinary experiences await, led by James Beard Award winner Chef Tony Mantuano and wine expert Cathy Mantuano. The Joseph’s signature restaurant, Yolan, delivers exceptional Italian cuisine to Music City — from the spectacular tasting menu to expert wine pairings.
Four Walls is the hotel’s intimate cocktail lounge, offering handcrafted cocktails and creative, shareable snacks. And don’t miss the poolside bar and restaurant, Denim, which serves elevated Americana cuisine from its 21st-floor locale.
In every sense, The Joseph embodies Nashville at its most refined.
Having been voted “#1 Best Hotel in the South” and “#41 Best Hotel in the World” in the 2022 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, the trendy Thompson Nashville embodies both country soul and modern design, setting the stage for an unforgettable visit.
Thompson Nashville has 224 guestrooms and suites, spacious meeting venues, and three food and beverage concepts from QED Hospitality — including Marsh House, known for its exceptional Southern-style seafood; Killebrew, an upscale café with a variety of coffee drinks and pastries; and L.A. Jackson, the hotel’s much-loved indoor-outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant known for its jaw-dropping views of the Nashville skyline.
With a prime location in The Gulch, Thompson Nashville is within steps of the fabulous art and culture Nashville is famous for — including the Frist Art Museum, Music Row, Honky Tonk Highway, and local boutiques.
From the guest rooms and suites to the restaurants, event spaces, and more, Thompson Nashville provides a memorable boutique hotel experience.
Grand Hyatt Nashville
Grand Hyatt Nashville is a luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown at Nashville Yards. Relax and recharge at the R+R Wellness Spa, or break a sweat at the 24-hour fitness center, both located on the Lifestyle 5th floor level. Take in panoramic views from the rooftop pool, and indulge in local fare at the hotel’s seven incredible dining establishments.
A good night’s rest is expected in one of their 591 rooms, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, blackout curtains, and BALMAIN® bath amenities. Craving more space? Opt for a suite with a spacious living area for you to spread out.
During your stay, make a reservation at James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock’s The Continental. Tableside cart service, innovative, seasonal cuisine, and the highest standard of hospitality is what awaits you for a unique dining experience for Nashville locals and visitors alike.
Grand Hyatt Nashville is the ideal spot for those looking to enjoy a sophisticated retreat in the heart of downtown.
Studio 154 Luxury Hotel
Studio 154 Luxury Hotel showcases the finest attributes of a boutique hotel with 16 suites, five-star amenities including luxury linens, towels, and a lovely location overlooking the Cumberland River, on 2nd Avenue, in downtown Nashville. Originally built in the mid-1800s, the beautifully transformed space exudes a warm, contemporary feel, combining the building’s exposed original brick with modern art and furnishings.
On 2nd Avenue, just steps away from Lower Broadway, the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, and the Ascend Amphitheater, the hotel beckons visitors to escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Nashville. In-suite highlights include complimentary coffee and tea, premium wifi, luxury bath products, fully equipped kitchenettes, and a stocked mini-bar.
The SKYDECK is a private rooftop space that guarantees the perfect backdrop for any special occasion, featuring panoramic scenes of the city skyline, the Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium, and the Cumberland River.
Book your stay in one of Studio 154 Luxury Hotel’s opulent suites and lofts, and make your trip to Nashville truly unforgettable.
W Nashville is located in the heart of The Gulch, one of Nashville’s trendiest neighborhoods. Guests can expect modern-luxe rooms, Nashville’s largest hotel pool area, a state-of-the-art gym, multiple meeting and event spaces, and a variety of dining and drinking venues, including two fabulous restaurants from James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini: Carne Mare and The Dutch.
Coffee lovers rejoice as Nashville’s local coffee shop, Barista Parlor, has a location at W Nashville and offers a “Coffee Courier” service for guest rooms, and The Secret Garden, where you can lounge among vibrant foliage, accesses an exclusive specialty menu only available at Barista Parlor W Nashville.
If you’re looking for a great view of the city, Proof is the hotel’s sleek rooftop bar and is a must for catching the sunset. Be sure to also visit the glamorous Living Room lounge — the perfect place for a well-deserved nightcap after a day of exploring all the fun Nashville has to offer.
W Nashville is the kind of hotel you’ll find yourself never wanting to leave.
The Union Station Nashville Yards
Nashville’s beautiful historic hotel, The Union Station Nashville Yards, is a gorgeous place to stay for visitors seeking an authentic Music City experience.
Established in 1900, the former train terminal exhibits grand architectural elements and original art, transporting guests back to the gilded era of train travel. Upon arrival, note the Gothic design, original luminous prism stained glass, marble floors, oak-accented doors and walls, and barrel-vaulted lobby ceiling.
A historic landmark, The Union Station Nashville Yards’ modern boutique accommodations and amenities include bespoke guest rooms and suites, the acclaimed all-day restaurant Stationery — serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner — and elevated spaces that provide an inspired backdrop for meetings, events, and wedding celebrations.
Experience live music, museums, restaurants, retail, and more, thanks to the hotel’s location that’s just a short walk to Midtown, The Gulch, and all the signature sights and sounds of downtown Nashville.
Be transported to the golden era of train travel at The Union Station Nashville Yards.
Steps from Nashville’s historic Printers Alley, Noelle pays attention to all the details, with 224 rooms featuring 1930s-inspired accents, a reflection of when the property was originally built. Thoughtful amenities include handwoven robes, custom embroidered linens, and hand-crafted porcelain accessories by local artisan Salt Ceramics.
Noelle is an experiential hotel that doubles as an immersive creative experience. Local makers and artists designed the space and contributed artwork, drawing inspiration from the hospitality, vibrancy, and talent that makes Nashville unique. You will notice this immediately as the hotel’s art-deco-style lobby functions as a co-working space, bar, and art gallery.
Noelle is home to several noteworthy food and drink spots. Enjoy a cocktail at the hotel’s colorful rooftop bar Rare Bird, get your caffeine fix at Drug Store Coffee, snack on Tennessee-inspired bites at Trade Room, head to Makeready L&L for an Italian-influenced meal, or slip down to the hotel’s best-kept secret, Hidden Bar.
Experience all Noelle has to offer.
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