Discount Nashville Hotels

by Andrea Whyte
Nashville at night

Nashville at night

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There are several discount Nashville hotels that allow the traveler on a budget to explore the music capital. From family-owned music-themed motels to national chains to historic bed and breakfasts, these discount accommodations reflect the spirit and character of the city and are conveniently located near notable Nashville attractions.

Fiddlers Inn

Notable both for its prime location on Music Valley Drive and its status as one of the few independently-owned-and-operated discount Nashville hotels, Fiddlers Inn provides convenient and affordable accommodation for travelers interested in visiting the Grand Ole Opry and surrounding attractions. Fiddlers Inn features 204 modestly-furnished rooms for travelers on a budget, including two suites with whirlpool tubs. Amenities include an outdoor pool, some smoking and pet-friendly rooms, a gift shop, and complimentary coffee and pastries each morning. A large neon guitar on the front of the building marks the Inn for those driving down Music Valley. Beyond the Opry, local attractions include the General Jackson River Boat, Opry Mills Shopping and Entertainment Complex, Willie Nelson and Friends Museum, and the Cooters Dukes of Hazard Store and Museum. Several restaurants within walking distance -- including a Cracker Barrel next door -- provide convenient dining options for guests.

Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville

The Comfort Inn comes with a slightly higher price tag than some other budget Nashville hotels but remains affordable despite its central downtown location 10 minutes from the Nashville International Airport and blocks away from the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Comfort Inn offers a variety of room options, from standard doubles to suites. All 144 rooms feature complimentary wireless Internet, coffeemaker, refrigerator and microwave. Hotel amenities include pet-friendly rooms, complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool and business center. Besides the Country Music Hall of Fame, area attractions include Titan Stadium, the Nashville Convention Center, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and the Nashville Zoo. The hotel also offers a variety of packages including a sports package and a Grand Ole Opry show package. Photos of notable past guests line the lobby, including several country music musicians.

Best Western Music Row

The Best Western Music Row offers discount accommodation to visitors wanting to explore downtown Nashville. Overlooking the Tennessee Titans Stadium, the Best Western Music Row may particularly appeal to sports fans. A variety of guest rooms include four suites, and all rooms feature complimentary wireless Internet, cable television and a work area. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, complimentary breakfast and fitness center. The Best Western also brings a little of Nashville's rich music scene right to its guests, featuring nightly live music in the hotel's Picks Bar Lounge. Music Row is less than a mile away, and other nearby area attractions include the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Convention Center.

East Park Inn

For a slightly higher price tag but a far more intimate experience, discount travelers may wish to try one of Nashville's affordable bed and breakfasts like the East Park Inn. The East Park Inn is a family-owned B&B set in a 19th-century restored home on a quiet residential street. This is accommodation for those who want to visit Nashville but stay out of the action. The East Park Inn features three suites, two designed for couples and one that can accommodate up to six people. Each suite has a private bathroom with tub. Common areas include a large sitting room, foyer, dining room and backyard English garden. A homemade breakfast is included in the room rate.

About the Author

Andrea Whyte has worked as an academic and commercial writer since 2005. She has contributed to the "Canadian Film Encyclopedia" and written informative articles as a copywriter for a major Internet-marketing firm. Whyte holds a Master of Arts in cinema studies from the University of Toronto.

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