Nashville’s recent recognition as a top city to visit in 2017 is only increasing folks’ desire to travel to Music City. Whether it be for the music, food, friendly residents or bars on Broadway, people are heading to Nashville to experience it for themselves. The Hermitage Hotel, The 404 Hotel, Hotel Indigo and The Inn at Fontanel all continue to be favorites among those looking to stay for a long weekend. With the surge of boutique hotels and unique overnight options, people are also looking to test out new spots. Today, we showcase five boutique hotels and overnight options that opened in 2016 that are worth checking out if you’re local and recommending to your out-of-town friends.
Thompson Nashville | Opened: October 2016
401 11th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 262-6000
Since the Thompson’s opening last fall, it has been the talk of the town. Located in the heart of The Gulch, this 12-story, 224-room hotel offers more than just a place to catch a few hours of sleep. With a rooftop bar and restaurant (L.A. Jackson), a first-floor seafood restaurant (Marsh House) and coffee shop with a pastry counter and sandwiches (Killebrew), there are dining and drinking options aplenty. The rooms themselves are just as expertly designed as the rest of the hotel, with creative tile and woodwork and breathtaking views making each room one-of-a-kind. The hotel offers six types of rooms, including the penthouse with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, a dining room table, custom bar, 400-thread-count linens and more.
SoBro Guest House | Opened: September 2016
310 Peabody St., Nashville, TN 37210 • (615) 965-4545
If you want the comforts of home while away from home, SoBro Guest House offers just that. With a full kitchen, grocery services (groceries delivered right to your door), king bed, living room and full bathroom, each of the 24 suites will make you feel right at home. The virtual front desk alleviates the hassle of traditional check in but thanks to your cell phone, you can reach the staff at any time. Find this home away from home just three blocks from Broadway.
The Westin Nashville | Opened: October 2016
(615) 248-2800 • 807 Clark Place, Nashville, TN 37203
The Westin has garnered attention for its rooftop pool bar and lounge, L27. But the resort-style Rhapsody Spa, 452 rooms, convenient location and lobby bar and restaurant are all just as attractive. Even if you don’t plan to spend the night, definitely check out these additional amenities. If you do plan to spend the night, book one of eight room styles that range in size from 404 to 2,045 square feet.
the germantown inn | Opened: October 2016
1218 6th Ave. N.,Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 581-1218
The Germantown community is welcoming the germantown inn with open arms. With six rooms and playful décor, it is definitely worth a staycation. From the presidential posters and custom-made wall paper to the Andra Eggleston curtains, every corner has a photo-worthy backdrop. We especially adore the walls of the historic home turned hotel, which showcase original architectural features — interior designer McLean Barbieri expertly paired the new with the old. Each suite is dedicated to a president and features a presidential portrait by Caitlin Mello. The largest room is 376 square feet, and the smallest is 255 square feet, each with charm and character all their own.
Urban Cowboy B&B | Opened March 2016
The Brooklyn-based Urban Cowboy was opened by Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks in May of 2014. Two years later, the pair expanded their bed and breakfast to Nashville — East Nashville to be exact. They found a Queen Anne Victorian mansion on the east side of town and converted it to an eight-suite bed and breakfast. The décor has a Southwestern spin and vintage flair, and each suite has its own clawfoot tub. In early November, Urban Cowboy opened Public House, an on-property restaurant and bar. With the intention of being a neighborhood spot, the owners welcome anyone and everyone to pull up a chair.
Even more hotel options are headed for Nashville in the coming months, including a 100- to 200-room 21C Hotel. Le Meridien will open at Noel Place, on the corner of Fourth Avenue North and Commerce Street, with 80 rooms. And, for those of you wondering about The Ace Hotel venture in Printer’s Alley, it will have 160 rooms, and the restaurant will be run by none other than the brilliant minds at Strategic Hospitality.
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