The 9 Best Hotels In Nashville For Every Traveler And Trip Style

Where to stay for every occasion, from girlfriend getaways to family vacations.

The Hermitage Hotel Nashville

Alyssa Rosenheck

Start talking about domestic vacation destinations and it’s almost impossible to leave Nashville out of the conversation. From bachelorette trips to relaxing weekends away to seeing your favorite country music star play, Nashville is the go-to city for music lovers, foodies, history buffs, and even the hard-to-please pampering types. 

No matter what kind of trip you have planned, Nashville will fill your itinerary and leave you wanting more. Here’s where to stay in Nashville for every type of trip.

01 of 09

Girls' Trip: Graduate Nashville

The Graduate Nashville

Graduate Nashville

Nashville is a popular girls' trip destination for a reason: There’s a lot to do, see, and eat—much of it within walking distance if you’re staying downtown. It’s a fun-loving city with live music galore, and it’s ready to party no matter what time of year (or what time of day). While The Graduate brand was established to craft hotels inspired by the “local history and university culture” of college towns, and this outpost undoubtedly embodies the spirit of nearby Vanderbilt, even post-grads will relish a stay at Graduate Nashville, where practically every corner presents the perfect photo op. From the onsite taco truck to the perfectly pink rooftop lounge to the animatronic karaoke bar to the nods toward Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton throughout, Graduate Nashville is the ideal home base for you and your besties. 

02 of 09

Relaxing Getaway: Margaritaville Hotel Nashville

Margaritaville Hotel Nashville

Margaritaville Hotel Nashville

Ever wanted to waste away in Margaritaville, but also be steps away from a boot-scootin’ honky tonk? At the Margaritaville Hotel Nashville, you can do both, all in the same trip. While the surrounding area is anything but tropical, inside the oasis of the property, you’ll feel as if you’ve just stepped foot on a sandy beach somewhere. The laid-back Jimmy Buffett theme is in every detail, from the decor to the "Floribbean" restaurant menus to the fourth-floor pool. You’ll be thankful for the retreat every time you come in from another stroll down Broadway.

03 of 09

Mother-Daughter Trip: Hotel Fraye Nashville, Curio Collection by Hilton

Moris Moreno hotel lobby

Moris Moreno

A mother-daughter getaway calls for comfortable accommodations, a lively scene, and amenities built for the girls. Hotel Fraye delivers on all. Gritty but glam, this 200-room Midtown hotel has a ground-floor restaurant, a swanky rooftop bar and lounge, a pool with a view (and lots of cabanas), and a massive fitness center with Peloton machines and even a yoga studio. The rooms are chic but inviting, and you’ll love catching up on the seventh-floor outdoor terrace overlooking the city. 

04 of 09

History Lovers Hideaway: The Hermitage Hotel

The Hermitage Hotel

Alyssa Rosenheck

If you love learning about all that came before what you see in front of you today, you’ll enjoy a stay at Nashville’s famous Hermitage Hotel. Now a National Historic Landmark (the only hotel in Tennessee to hold this distinction), the storied downtown pad recently wrapped up a full renovation and redesign, cementing its status as one of the most desirable places to stay in Nashville—as it has been since its 1910 debut as Nashville’s “original million-dollar hotel.” While The Hermitage sports all the modern conveniences, you won’t be able to deny the feeling that you’ve stepped back in time at this grand dame, where all staff don a wardrobe designed by Draper James exclusively for the hotel. Don’t miss a meal at Drusie & Darr, Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first restaurant in the American South, or his all-day Pink Hermit café for a meal that’s lighter on the wallet. 

05 of 09

Music Night Out: Gaylord Opryland Resort


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

If you’re a music lover heading to Nashville (and who isn’t?), there’s no better stop than the iconic Grand Ole Opry. And if you’re heading to the Grand Ole Opry, the world-famous home of country music, there’s no better hotel than the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, located less than a mile away. While the music venue is a main attraction, the hotel is a destination unto itself, with nine acres of indoor garden atriums, tons of restaurants and bars, the world-class Relâche Spa, a top-of-the-line fitness center, and nearly 3,000 rooms to choose from. You could make a vacation out of a stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort without ever leaving the property—except for a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, of course. 

06 of 09

Splurge Stay: The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville

The Joseph

Courtesy of The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville

If you’re looking to treat yourself in Nashville, splurge on a stay in SoBro with a reservation at The Joseph. Opened in August 2020, the luxury hotel has a world-class art collection with more than 1,000 pieces (including a digital art wall and large-scale interactive sculptures) as well as two elevated onsite dining options directed by James Beard Award winner and Michelin-starred chef Tony Mantuano. The spa, which sits 21 floors up, is impressive, but the gorgeous, refined rooms are just as serene.

07 of 09

Romantic Weekend: Conrad Nashville

Conrad Nashville Lobby

Conrad Nashville

At the recently opened 234-key Conrad Nashville, you’ll sleep just steps from Music Row and be treated to amenities like an oversized fitness center, three different dining options (including Blue Aster, named for the Tennessee wildflower, which offers an inventive twist on modern Southern food), and a gorgeous pool. With all the hotel has available on property, you may want to hide away with that special someone and never emerge—except to accept your room service delivery—and no one could blame you. Don’t want to leave your room even to go to the gym? Book one of the hotel’s five wellness rooms that have a dedicated in-room fitness space with state-of-the-art equipment like the Echelon fitness mirror and Peloton bike.

08 of 09

Family Vacation: Bode Nashville

Bode Nashville

Bode Nashville

If you’re traveling with a group or if your large family is the group, Bode Nashville is the ideal place to book a room. This creative property feels like a home away from home thanks to the fact that it’s a modernized motel with accommodation options ranging from hotel-style “pocket” rooms to four-bedroom apartment-style quarters with bunk beds to lofts complete with in-unit washers and dryers. It’s just like being at home—if your home is a gorgeously furnished downtown abode with on-call housekeeping and a fabulous coffee shop just outside your door.

09 of 09

Business Trip: Thompson Nashville

Thompson Nashville

Thompson Nashville

Can’t wait to hit the hay after a stressful day doing business in Nashville? Book a room at the Thompson Nashville, where Eight Sleep smart mattresses are offered in the executive suites and corner king rooms, and prepare for the best sleep of your life. These award-winning beds are unlike anything you’ve slept on before: each side can regulate temperature by warming or cooling between 55° to 110°F and there are also embedded environmental sensors that measure room temperature, humidity, and even the local weather to personalize your slumber accordingly.

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