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Nashville may be known as the country music mecca, but guitars and southern drawls aren’t the only thing you’ll find in this central Tennessee city. The capital city is equally rich in history, southern charm, and is on its way to becoming a foodie paradise.
You’ll find plenty of Nashville attractions to keep you busy when visiting the city, but if your goal is to brush shoulders with the who’s who in the country music scene, in addition to the Nashville Airport and the Grand Ole Opry you may want to stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in Nashville.
I’m sharing our picks below but you’re welcome to click to learn about these luxury accommodations in Nashville, TN and more.
Our Pick for the Best Luxury Hotels in Nashville
A 5-minute walk to the famed Ryman Auditorium, the Hermitage Hotel is currently Nashville’s only 5-star hotel. You may not see a star in this hotel, but you’re guaranteed to feel like one in this opulent setting steeped in Country Music and Nashville history.
The first million-dollar hotel in Nashville, the Hermitage has welcomed presidents, military heroes, governors, sports legends and even a bank robber. The Country Music Association was even formed there!
The Hermitage Hotel is also home to the infamous Oak Bar which opened in 1910 as a private gentleman’s club and made history when it was caught serving teapots full of bourbon during the Prohibition. Today, the Oak Bar is recognized as one of the best bars in Nashville displaying the city’s largest collection of bourbons in Nashville.
The largest hotel in Nashville, this property is a destination in and of itself! You’ll find plenty of dining and shopping options, along with themed atriums to explore. You’ll also find an adult only pool, FlowRider, lazy river, tube slides, activity pools and holiday features such as the famed ICE! and horse-drawn carriage rides. There is truly never a bad time to visit.
Simply hop on the shuttle from the airport and relax in this unique hotel.
Even if you opt to stay in a different hotel, you’ll want to take time to tour the Gaylord Opryland and enjoy a Delta Riverboat Cruise in the Delta Atrium while your guide tells you about the hotel and answers questions about Nashville. I promise it will be worth the $32 parking fee to park your vehicle and explore for a few hours.
The 21c is not just a hotel. This unique property also doubles as a gallery for modern art with exhibits that change periodically throughout the year.
Housed in the former Gray and Dudley building, the hotel now boasts 10,500 square feet of curated exhibition space. The large contemporary rooms are both luxurious and welcoming and standard amenities include plush bath robes and Malin + Goetz bath amenities. Those who are looking for more pampering may opt for a massage in the on-site spa.
Grab a bit to eat at the Gray & Dudley restaurant and if you can afford it, splurge on one of the terrace suites and enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail while taking in the view of the city from the 8th floor.
Don’t forget to take a selfie with one of the teal Penguins before your stay draws to a close.
Another elegantly decorated property in downtown Nashville, Union Station Hotel is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. You’ll love the stunning interior and abundant architectural features that transport you back in time while welcoming you with modern amenities and special touches found throughout this boutique hotel.
As one of the most beautiful buildings in Nashville, this refurbished train station beckons history and architecture lovers and even if you’re not staying on-site, a quick walk through the lobby to see the gorgeous Tiffany stained glass ceiling is warranted.
The property is conveniently located within minutes of both downtown and the Gulch allowing you to park your car and easily explore on foot.
JW Marriott Nashville
A truly modern luxurious hotel, the 33-story JW Marriott is located across from the Music City Center and two blocks from the Honky Tonk Highway. With large floor to ceiling windows and corner rooms available, you can be assured the view from the rooms is spectacular.
In addition to comfortable, beautifully appointed rooms, a spa, rooftop pool and restaurant await for you to explore.
Guests to the JW Marriott can expect clean rooms, impeccable service and a relaxing getaway in one of Nashville’s most sought after districts with plenty of entertainment options within minutes of stepping out the door.
Whether you’re looking for a fun destination for a girl’s getaway, somewhere to take the family, or a romantic weekend away (this gets my vote!), you’ll find options to fit all these possibilities in Nashville.
Have you been to Nashville and stayed at any of these hotels? Leave a comment below and tell us all about it.