Downtown Nashville Hotels

by Mark Heidelberger Google

Nashville, Tennessee, features a number of well-appointed hotels throughout its downtown area that combine refined elegance with an energy and sophistication that has become the city’s hallmark. These properties offer a number of select amenities and services that make the above-average nightly room rates all the more worthwhile. In addition, the hotels provide easy access to many of Music City USA's best restaurants and attractions as well as local highways like routes 40 and 65.

Doubletree Hotel Nashville-Downtown

The Doubletree Hotel Nashville-Downtown is within walking distance of area attractions such as the Frist Art Center, Ryman Auditorium and Nashville Convention Center. The oversized lobby features a lounge area with floor-to-ceiling windows and a front desk with safety deposit boxes and a multilingual staff. Guests have access to an on-site convenience store, newsstand, indoor pool and fitness room, while guest services can provide activities for young children. Additionally, corporate travelers can utilize a business center, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and several different meeting rooms. Numerous dining options range from a steak and seafood restaurant with business-casual dress code to a plaza cafe with al fresco dining to a Starbucks coffeehouse, while room service is an option for those who'd rather stay in.

The Hermitage Hotel

The Hermitage Hotel first opened its doors in 1910, was completely renovated in 2003, and was thereafter bestowed with the AAA Five Diamond Award six years straight. Guests can enjoy a first-class fitness facility with stationary bikes and treadmills that each have their own personal TVs, while an on-call limousine service helps out-of-towners navigate the city in style. Overnight shoe shine, valet parking and massage therapy suites are available along with a concierge desk that can assist with a range of tasks. In addition, complimentary morning coffee, afternoon tea and cider and evening cocktails are served in the lobby. The hotel's gourmet restaurant offers a menu full of creative southern dishes made from black angus beef, wild game and market fresh seafood. Luxuriously appointed guest rooms feature plush bedding with refined linens and down-filled duvets, marble baths with double vanities and soaking tubs, bathrobes, 27-inch satellite TVs and DVD/CD players. Also, custom pet beds, dog walkers and a pet-centered room service menu cater to four-legged guests.

Wyndham Union Station

The Wyndham Union Station is a Historic Hotels of America property offering convenient access to many local points of interest like the Country Music Hall of Fame, Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Nashville Zoo. The hotel features a main atrium with stone-stacked fireplaces and a 65-foot vaulted barrel ceiling fitted with stained glass windows. Extensive amenities include an airport shuttle, car rental desk, same-day dry cleaning and 24-hour exercise room with cardio equipment and free weights, as well as a welcome gift upon arrival. Business travelers have access to a range of secretarial services, while a youth activity program and child-care services are ideal for those traveling with kids. A hip on-site restaurant serves cuisines made from organic vegetables, hormone free meats and sustainable seafood, while a grocery shopping service and in-room dining menu are available for those who are room-bound. And no two of the hotel's 125 rooms are exactly alike. Accommodations include custom-made furnishings, pure cotton premium bedding, HDTVs, walk-in showers and Gilchrist & Soames® bath products.

Best Western Music Row

The 102-room Best Western Music Row offers more affordable room rates than many surrounding area hotels while still maintaining close proximity to local music venues, riverfront district shops and restaurants like The Palm and Hard Rock Cafe. Additionally, hotel staff can help out-of-towners coordinate activities ranging from Nashville city tours to Tennessee Titans football games. The pet-friendly property features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, guest laundry facility, free parking and safety deposit boxes, while business-friendly services include copies, faxing and high-speed wireless Internet access in both public and private areas. A complimentary continental breakfast with both hot and cold items is served each morning, and a cocktail lounge offers live entertainment in the evenings. Microwaves, personal refrigerators and baby cribs are available upon request, as are handicapped accessible rooms.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.