Hotels South of Nashville, Tennessee

by Nicole Harms

South of Nashville, Tennessee, visitors find towns like Smyrna, Brentwood, Franklin and LaVergne. Steeped in Civil War history and filled with thriving businesses, these communities can be destinations in and of themselves, or they can provide a more affordable base for those visiting Music City. A variety of chain hotels in these cities provide predictable accommodations for Nashville-area travelers.

Brentwood Hotels

Brentwood sits 10 miles directly south of Nashville along I-65 near the Radnor Lake Natural Area and Wildlife Refuge. Its Candlewood Suites offers suites with full kitchens including all of the cookware and dishes you need to feed your family. Separate sleeping and living areas make these rooms comfortable for an extended stay, and pullout sofas provide sleeping space for additional guests. This hotel welcomes pets for an additional $15 per night, and the hotel has a fitness center. If you are visiting Brentwood for business in the Maryland Farms Office Park, consider staying in the Courtyard by Marriott. Free Wi-Fi throughout the building and a Starbuck’s coffee shop in the lobby also accommodate the needs of business travelers. The hotel has a fitness center and pool with children’s pool. At Hampton Inn, a AAA three diamond hotel, you may also enjoy a fitness center and outdoor pool. Hampton Inn serves a complimentary continental breakfast, and guests stay in rooms with spacious work desks and Wi-Fi access.

Franklin Hotels

Franklin, Tennessee, sits just 17 miles south of the National International Airport and near the region’s universities, including Vanderbilt and Tennessee State. If your travels bring you to Franklin, consider the Comfort Inn sitting along Natchez Trace. Here you will dine on a complementary hot breakfast, while crossing the parking lot for other meals at the nearby Cracker Barrel. Comfort Inn has an outdoor pool, and some rooms are equipped with extra amenities such as microwaves, refrigerators and whirlpool tubs. Franklin also has an Embassy Suites, an all-suite AAA three-diamond hotel that serves a made to order breakfast to each guests. These suites have wet bars with refrigerators and microwaves, and separate living and sleeping areas. Bring your pets to the Embassy Suites for an additional $50 non-refundable deposit. Franklin’s La Quinta, a AAA two-diamond hotel, sits four miles away form the Legends golf course. It also serves a complimentary hot breakfast, and guests can relax around an indoor swimming pool with whirlpool facility. Rooms here have complimentary Wi-Fi.

LaVergne Hotels

LaVergne sits 17 miles to the southeast of Nashville near the Smyrna Airport. The Super 8 LaVergne Smyrna sits conveniently off I-24, providing a base for exploring the southern Nashville area or simply a place to stop for the night while traveling through. All rooms at this budget-friendly hotel have refrigerators, and it serves a complimentary breakfast and has an indoor pool and fitness center. For your dining needs, you will find several restaurants within a two-mile radius, including fast food options, Cracker Barrel, Famous Dave’s and Waffle House. Rooms at the Ramada LaVergne Smyrna feature modern furnishings and colors with a refrigerator and microwave in each one, while the hotel itself offers amenities like an outdoor pool, free hot breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi

Smyrna Hotels

Smyrna houses the Sewart Air Force Base and Smyrna Airport. If your travels bring you to this military town, consider staying at the Holiday Inn Express off of I-24, providing fast access to Nashville and Murfreesboro. This hotel has a full business center, indoor swimming pool and small fitness center. Each day starts with the complimentary Express Start hot breakfast. For more budget-conscious travelers, the pet-friendly Rodeway Inn offers traditional hotel rooms, a complimentary breakfast and an indoor pool for an affordable price. This hotel is just a mile from the airport, and it provides complimentary Wi-Fi Internet. Sleep Inn and Suites near the Nashville Superspeedway gives each guest a refrigerator and microwave in their room, and it has an indoor pool and exercise room. Like the others, it serves a hot breakfast. The hotel’s suites give guests additional space for a sitting area complete with sofa sleeper.

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