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Best Nashville Hotels - Our Top 5 Choices

Best Nashville Hotels
Published on December 21, 2015


One of the best ways to see all that Nashville has to offer is to spend some time there. Many people know Nashville as the Music City because of the country crooning sound made famous at the Grand Ole Opry. But, as many seniors can confess, this culturally rich city is also a thriving metropolis for Baby Boomers and retirees. It is probably why the Music City is among the top choices as best places to live in Nashville

There is no better way to experience the sights, the sounds, the shopping and much more in Nashville than to plan a trip there. And what better place to stay than at one of the best hotels in downtown Nashville? Here’s a look at a few of our top hotels choices.

#1 HERMITAGE HOTEL - 231 Sixth Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 Toll Free 888-888-9414

Visitors to the Hermitage Hotel may not want to leave after spending a night in luxury. This landmark hotel, which dates back to 1908, is located in the heart of the downtown area and is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in downtown Nashville. The hotel’s architecture, a mix of classic Italian and French Renaissance, can bee seen throughout the structure. It’s southern charm with sophistication all in one.

The Hermitage Hotel is a favorite among residents and visitors. Several United States Presidents including former presidents Carter, Clinton and Bush have graced this hotel. 

Hotel visitors have an array of options to spend their pastime. They can take in one of the traditional tourist sights like the Grand Ole Opry. But many may find their way to what’s been dubbed as Nashville’s greatest urban hotspot area that houses the Icon in the Gulch. This growing community is quickly becoming one of the most attractive places to live in Nashville. There are a host of restaurants and entertainment venues located near this apartment downtown Nashville that will keep visitors busy from night to day. 

The twenty-two-story condominium offers floor to ceiling windows that reveal breathtaking views of the city. The features, which include open bathroom suites, walk in closets and spacious balconies, offered at the Icon in the Gulch may have some looking to move into an apartment downtown Nashville.

#2 HUTTON HOTEL - 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 – Phone 615-340-9333

Centered in the heart of Nashville, the Hutton Hotel offers Southern Hospitality at its best. Guests who have stayed here describe this hotel as clean, classy and comfortable.  

The goal of the staff at the Hutton is to meet each guest’s individual needs. The rooms are equipped with hi-tech amenities and custom-design furnishings that create a welcoming environment that feels like home. Four-legged visitors get the red carpet treatment here too. And even those who aren’t staying at the hotel can enjoy the hotel’s features.  There is a Spa on the premises, too. 

#3 GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER - 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 Phone 615-889-1000

Visitors hoping to see and experience the richness of Nashville may want to consider booking a stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Located along the Cumberland River, guests will be captivated as soon as they enter into the main lobby and gaze upon the garden palms and waterfalls inside the hotel. The family friendly hotel offers numerous activities for all ages, including specific fun features for children, an award golf course and a relaxing spa. Guests can enjoy complementary wireless internet, mini refrigerators and cable television in their room. 

#4 OMNI NASHVILLE HOTEL - 250 Fifth Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203 Toll Free 800-578-2900

A one-of-a-kind Nashville Experience is what the staff at the Omni Nashville Hotel wants their guests to walk away with. The downtown Nashville hotel is conveniently located across from the Music City Center. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is also integrated in the hotel’s scheme, so it makes it easy to visit some of the city’s most popular spots. But even a day inside can be full of fun. Live music, restaurants, shops, a spa and a fitness center are all housed at the hotel.

#5 HOTEL PRESTON - 733 Briley Parkway, Nashville, TN 37217 Phone 615-673-4716

Vacationers and business travelers find the accommodations at the Hotel Preston perfect for their needs. So much so that guests return  often. The hotel is centrally located near the airport and Downtown Nashville and its many sightseeing attractions. The friendly staff is more than willing to assist guests with their tourism plans. While the atmosphere may speak luxury, guests say it’s affordable and you get a lot for that price tag. Checkout one of the hotel’s various packages or enjoy one of the hotel’s signature amenities like its Pillow Menu, that allows guests to choose from pillows customized to their sleep pattern. And four-legged family members are also welcome here.

Whether it’s work or play, the Music City offers it all, along with some of the best hotels in downtown Nashville. The holidays are a good time to visit and explore some of the hottest places to live in Nashville.