Here Are Our Top 10 Places to Stay When Visiting Downtown Nashville in 2023

With fall fast approaching, last minute travel plans are in abundance. ( Such as attending the Deep Tropics event that is right around the corner ). If you are still undecided on your choice of accommodation here are our top picks for where to stay if you are going to be in Downtown Nashville.

Nashville Skyline View From CMHOF
Photo Courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

Downtown Nashville is close to the best museums such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum, the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park that hosts art, nature and food events, historical areas like The District that runs along Printers Alley, and Broadway Street which is where you need to be for all the best food, drinks, and music.

Broadway Street Nashville Downtown
Photo of Broadway Street Courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

Bougie, boutique and budget, we’ve got a variety of options but the main factor in all of these selections is proximity to the happenings taking place Downtown where the festivities, music and more will be located.

Without further ado let’s begin!

1) The Hermitage

Hermitage Hotel Nashville
Hermitage Hotel Entrance Photo by Brandon Barre Courtesy of Forrest Perkins

We’ll have to get this one out of the way first since it is a Nashville staple for any visit to the music city. The Hermitage is a historical landmark with over 110 years of Nashville’s happenings taking place in its magnificent halls. It is THE Nashville luxury hotel with it’s classic decor and bright open space. They are currently running a promotion where if you stay 2 consecutive nights, you can get the third one free. Perfect for using a free day to visit their Drusie and Darr restaurant with Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and their adorable Pink Hermit Cafe.

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2) Virgin Hotels Nashville

Virgin Hotel Nashville Rooftop Pool
Photo Courtesy of Official Virgin Hotel Nashville Website

Virgin Hotel Nashville is the official partner of Deep Tropics. This pet-friendly hotel also has an amazing rooftop pool area where DJ’s will be spinning during the weekend. They also feature a must-visit speakeasy, The Late Great, for those wanting a more sultry subdued vibe. Virgin Hotel’s Nashville is currently running a promotion where you can save 20% on your third night, or even have a 4th night free.

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3) Studio 154 Hotel

Studio 154 Picture of SKYDECK
Photo of SKYDECK Courtesy of Studio 154 Official Website

Studio 154 is a little further out than our other hotel listings. However, in being so close to the river it has impeccable views from their exclusive, panoramic SKYDECK, giving guests the best view of the riverside. In addition to that and their hip decor, they also have spacious suites and offer complimentary washer and dryer, perfect for those large groups visiting Nashville.

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4) Sheraton Hotel Nashville

Sheraton Hotel Bar
Photo of Sheraton Hotel Bar Courtesy of Sheraton Hotel Nashville Official Website

While the Sheraton is a Premium level hotel, its proximity to the Bicentennial park and prices remain competitive in the downtown Nashville hotel landscape. The hotel offers free shuttle to Broadway, has an amazing dining views with their Sky Lounge, and also boasts having the “largest publicly rented vinyl record collection in Nashville.” Guests with the Sips and Sounds package can enjoy renting record players and vinyls to complete their stay in music city.

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5) The Westin Nashville

L27 Lounge The Westin Rooftop Pool
Photo of the Rooftop Pool at L27 Lounge Courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

The Westin is a little further south in the Gulch of downtown Nashville. Rooms have Nashville style touches like leather headboard and belt buckles. The Westin Nashville also has the Decker and Dryer for breakfast and dinner and the L27 rooftop lounge as well as two pools – an indoor and rooftop pool ( which also has a bar ). During the summer, the Westin Nashville is running a promotion for 15% off weekend stays until August 24th.

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6) Noelle

Noelle Rooftop Bar
Photo of Noelle's Rooftop Bar Courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

Noelle has that perfect relaxing vibe that is both luxurious, yet comforting. True to its Nashville roots, the hotel has gone through changes but has reemerged as an art focused center with gallery space for local artists and a boutique retail shop located at the street level. It also features Drug Store Coffee, a rooftop bar, and is a pet friendly hotel. Noelle is currently offering a discount of 10% off their best available rate until September 30, 2023.

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7) Germantown Inn

Adams room at the Germantown Inn
Photo of the Adams Room Courtesy of Germantown Inn Official Website

Just like the name suggests, Germantown Inn is a colonial inspired unique boutique experience. It is situated at the top of the Bicentennial Park in the historical and oldest part of Nashville, Germantown, it offers prime proximity in a charming and romantic setting. This would be a great place for a romantic getaway, or for those looking for something more subdued and separate from the more frantic festivities.

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8) Graduate Hotel

Graduate Hotel Dolly Parton Theme Hotel
Photo Courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

You can’t beat a Dolly Parton themed hotel in Nashville. Pink, bubbly and bright, Graduate Hotel is the place to stay for Barbie vibes and living in that vibrant Nashville spirit. Fuchsia pink chairs to decor your delight in their White Limozeen bar as well as a place to do karaoke with animatronic critters to be your backup band.

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9) Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown

Holiday Inn Express Nashville Lobby
Photo of Holiday Inn Express Downtown Nashville Courtesy of Holiday Inn Express Nashville Official Website

IHG’s Holiday Inn Express is your best bet for accommodations on a budget. Depending on how far you and your group would like to travel there are two locations: one further up north in Salemtown with two Queen bed rooms going for $169 ( *at the time of this article being published), and one lower than the Bicentennial Park in Downtown Nashville at around $260 a night. Either location offers complimentary breakfast which is always helpful after a night out in the music city.

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Visit Holiday Inn Express Downtown Conference Center

10) Towneplace Inn and Suites

Holiday Inn Express Nashville Lobby
Photo of Holiday Inn Express Downtown Nashville Courtesy of Holiday Inn Express Nashville Official Website

Towneplace Inn & Suites has the double benefit of being located extremely close to Bicentennial Park while also having affordable room rates for the Downtown Nashville Area. Rooms with a King bed and Sofa bed that can fit 2-3 people ( potentially 4 if you are tiny ) and can go for as low as $229 per night ( * price is from when the article was published ) with a prepay option and $260 for a flexible standard rate. Towneplace Inn and Suites also comes with a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for eating on budget or for those with selective dietary restrictions.

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All prices and promotions mentioned in this article were valid at the time of article being published and can be subjected to change by their respective hotels.

Sophia Calderone

Managing Editor

Sophia is a native Brooklynite with a deep love for food, drink and solo-travel. Previously a techie in the agency world, she has now swan-dived into more creative endeavors. She has a strong taste for whiskey with a growing spreadsheet of past affairs and can be seen eating anything from dollar pizza to Michelin star restaurants meals. Sophia is also a cat-lover holding a TNR certification and can be found taking care of community cats or professionally pet-sitting someone’s fur baby.