The Russell donates a large portion of its profits to local homeless charities.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
June 07, 2019
The Russell East Nashville Interior
Credit: Schuyler Anderson

Love staying in unique places on vacation? Well, if you've knocked vacationing in a houseboat and treehouse, do we have something for you: The Russell in East Nashville.

Housed inside a church erected in 1904, the 23-room boutique hotel opened its doors to guests on June 5th. The hotel's designers took meticulous care to preserve several elements from the original structure, like giant stained glass windows, exposed beams, and a soaring 40-foot-tall ceiling.

Once you're done enjoying Nashville for the day, have some fun in the property's "smile booth" before you rest your head beneath a headboard that is fashioned from the church's pews. For your accommodations, rooms range from suites to skylight rooms, with each room featuring unique flourishes and decor.

A recent search for a reservation in June yielded nightly rates from $155 for a room to $260 a night for the penthouse suite. A substantial portion of each night's stay at the hotel goes to local organizations helping the homeless.

The Russell East Nashville Exterior
Credit: Ryan McLemore
The Russell Interior Room
Credit: Ryan McLemore

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You can learn more about the property or book your stay at

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