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      10 Best Boutique Hotels in Nashville (January 2023)

      Josh Patoka
      Best Nashville Boutique Hotels

      The best boutique hotels in Nashville can make your trip more enjoyable as you can avoid the cookie-cutter hotel experience. You can enjoy a luxurious stay and also be close to the sights and scenes of Music City. You may choose a hotel that’s near most of the best things to do in Nashville so you can be within walking distance. 

      Additionally, overnight hotel parking is expensive (~$50/night) so you may consider using Uber, Lyft, or public transit when possible. You can also use our guide to the Best Nashville Airport rental car companies if you will need a car to get around the metro area during your visit.

      Bobby Hotel

      Bobby Hotel Nashville Boutique

      Photo: Bobby Hotel

      Located in Nashville’s Art District, Bobby Hotel is a seven-minute walk from the Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium, making it a perfect place to stay when attending a concert or sporting event. It’s also two miles from Vanderbilt University.

      Bobby Nashville is named after a mythical personality (there isn’t a real-life Bobby) that has marinated into the hotel’s atmosphere as an excellent place to catch live entertainment, enjoy a drink on the rooftop lounge, or relax at the spa after being out on the town.

      Iconic fixtures include a retrofitted 1956 Scenicruiser party bus, a rooftop pool and bar, plus several on-site restaurants. Many guests enjoy staying here for seasonal parties and experiences.

      The rooms feature modern and classic amenities that can create a timeless travel experience. Some of the best features include rainfall showerheads, luxurious bath amenities, and a retro-themed room design. 

      Price: From $281

      Pros: On-site spa and rooftop pool, retrofitted party bus, convenient downtown location

      Cons: Potentially expensive nightly rate, bathrooms can lack privacy, limited valet parking for large vehicles

      Audience: Couples and those enjoying social activities

      Walkable to Activities: Seven minutes from the Ryman Auditorium and Bridgestone Arena 

      Parking Fees: $52 per night

      Airport Shuttle: No

      Number of Restaurants:

      Number of Pools: 1 outdoor

      Google/Kayak Rating: 4.4/8.8

      Address: 230 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

      Phone Number: (615) 782-7100

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      The Graduate

      Graduate Hotel Nashville Boutique

      Photo: Graduate Hotel

      Graduate Nashville is located near Vanderbilt University and other Midtown Nashville attractions. The property’s design is akin to a “funky, floral jewelry box” retro design with portraits of country music legends in each room. 

      There are three restaurants on-site, including the White Limozeen rooftop restaurant. You can also unwind at its Cross-Eyed Critters animatronic karaoke bar. 

      Your stay also includes complimentary bikes to tour the town and your room offers free wifi, Malin + Goetz toiletries, a refrigerator, steeped coffee, and triple sheeting. Another neat feature is being able to hire a restored 1990 Cadillac limousine for the White Limozeen experience to ride around town.

      Price: From $134

      Pros: Karaoke bar, retro decor, convenient location to Vanderbilt University

      Cons: Seasonal pool, rooftop restaurant has limited seating

      Audience: Couples and families attending Vanderbilt events

      Walkable to Activities: Near Vanderbilt University

      Parking Fees: $45 for sedans and $55 for trucks and SUVs

      Airport Shuttle: Optional limo service only

      Restaurants: 3

      Pools: 1 outdoor

      Google/Kayak Rating: 4.4/9

      Address: 101 20th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

      Phone Number: (615) 551-2700

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      Gaylord Opryland Hotel Resort and Convention Center

      Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Nashville Boutique Hotel

      Photo: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

      The Gaylord Opryland Hotel Resort is a popular destination for convention attendees as there are many rooms and those wishing to be close to the Grand Ole Opry. This location is also across from the Opry Mills upscale shopping mall.

      There are many rooms and suites on the property which consists of nine acres. Inclement weather won’t put a damper on your plans as there are several indoor atriums with different themes that connect along a walking path. 

      There are also several restaurants that you can enjoy during your stay plus the SoundWaves indoor/outdoor aquatic attraction.   

      This property is part of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program which can be an additional reason to stay here. However, this property is a few minutes from the downtown entertainment district and you will need to drive or hire a rideshare.

      Pros: Indoor atriums, on-site aquatic attraction, spa

      Cons: Big property, some on-site activities require advance reservations

      Audience: Couples, families, conference attendees, traveling groups

      Walkable to Activities: Can walk to Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills

      Parking Fees: $33 for self-parking and $45 for valet parking

      Airport Shuttle: Yes

      Number of Restaurants: 12

      Number of Pools: 2 outdoor and 1 indoor

      Google/Kayak Rating: 4.5/8.8

      Address: 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

      Phone Number: (615) 889-1000

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      Union Station Nashville Yards, Autograph Collection

      The Union Station Nashville Yards Boutique Hotel

      Photo: The Union Station Nashville Yards Hotel

      Union Station Nashville Yards was originally a passenger train station for the L&N Railroad from 1900 until 1979. It now provides a boutique experience through the Marriott Bonvoy Autograph Collection. 

      This site has Romanesque architecture and an original 65-foot vaulted stained glass ceiling. There are other examples of new and remastered artwork and amenities throughout.

      This facility has a prime location as you can walk to the Broadway, Downtown, and Gulch districts. Vanderbilt University and the Country Music Hall of Fame are also within one mile.

      In addition to walking to several downtown areas within several minutes, it’s a popular location for weddings.

      Price: From $238

      Pros: Historic building and design, within walking distance of downtown areas

      Cons: No pool or hot tub, hotel corridors can be noisy on busy nights

      Audience: Couples, guests wanting easy access to the downtown districts, weddings

      Walkable to Activities: Within walking distance of Downtown, Broadway, and Gulch

      Parking Fees: $48

      Airport Shuttle: No

      Number of Restaurants: 2

      Number of Pools: No

      Google/Kayak Rating: 4.6/8.0

      Address: 1001 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

      Phone Number: (615) 726-1001

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      Hutton Hotel

      Hutton Hotel Nashville Boutique

      Photo: Hutton Hotel

      The Hutton Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Music Row. It’s also convenient to the highway if you will be using a car during your stay to visit the greater Nashville area.

      Each room includes complimentary wifi and a coffee maker. You can enjoy a modern room design plus granite bathrooms and rainfall showers.

      One neat feature is the on-site Writers Studios where musicians craft new songs. Guests can also enjoy Analog which is an on-site live entertainment music venue or browse the Vinyl Library to enjoy music on an in-room record player (available upon request).

      This property is best for guests wanting to enjoy Nashville’s live music scene. There is also an on-site spa that can help provide a luxury experience. However, this may not be the best option if you want access to multiple on-site restaurants and bars. 

      Price: $119

      Pros: Live music venue and recording studios, convenient to Music Row

      Cons: Limited on-site dining amenities

      Audience: Live music fans, walking to downtown Nashville

      Walkable to Activities: 10 minutes from Music Row

      Parking Fees: $42 for self-parking and $52 for valet

      Airport Shuttle: No

      Number of Restaurants: 1

      Number of Pools: 0

      Google/Kayak Rating: 4.3/8.0

      Address: 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

      Phone Number: (615) 340-9333

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      Mint House Nashville–Music Row

      Mint House Nashville - Music Row Boutique

      Photo: Mint House Nashville – Music Row

      One downside of boutique hotels can be the smaller room size as many are in older, refurbished buildings. They can also be impractical for extended stays if you prefer a kitchen to prepare your own meals sometimes. 

      The Mint House Nashville at Music Row is an exciting option for travel families and those staying for a longer period as you can book a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom apartment. 

      Room amenities include a full kitchen, living area, and laundry. You can also enjoy free private parking which saves money as most places cost approximately $50 per night.

      As a tradeoff, there are relatively few on-site amenities such as restaurants or a pool. But you can enjoy the convenience of being in downtown Nashville with a spacious room and a below-average nightly rate.

      The Mint has three locations across Nashville including Music Row (this one), Hillsboro Village, and The Reserve. All three are in different downtown neighborhoods and make it easy to enjoy the nightlife. The Music Row location can be the most opportune for live entertainment.

      Price: From $108 

      Pros: Apartment-sized rooms, in-room kitchen and laundry, free private parking

      Cons: No on-site restaurant or pool, few additional amenities

      Audience: Couples, families, extended stay guests

      Walkable to Attractions: Located in central Music Row, 15-minute walk to Vanderbilt University

      Parking Fees: Free

      Airport Shuttle: No

      Restaurants: 0

      Pools: 0

      Google/Kayak Rating: 4.2/8.5 

      Address: 1016 18th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

      Phone Number: (855) 972-9090

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      Studio 154 Luxury Hotel

      Studio 154 Luxury Hotel Nashville Boutique

      Photo: Studio 154 Luxury Hotel

      The Studio 154 Luxury Hotel lets you stay on the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville within the Broadway area. It’s also possible to walk to the Ryman Auditorium or Bridgestone Arena within minutes. You’re also five minutes away by foot from the Johnny Cash Museum.

      The building has exposed brick walls from the 19th century, 22-foot tall ceilings, and 10-foot tall windows to place you back into yesteryear. Simultaneously, its modern interior decor helps you enjoy the best of today’s world.

      Guests can enjoy the SKYDECK rooftop venue to soak in the city skyline and waterfront. It’s possible to enjoy Nissan Stadium, CMA Fest, and other outdoor concerts and events.

      There is also a complimentary coffee and tea bar, a complimentary washer and dryer plus each room has a full kitchen or kitchenette. The check-in experience is also unique as it’s fully digital with keyless entry.

      This hotel doesn’t have any on-site restaurants but there are many dining locations nearby when you’re not preparing food with your in-room kitchen or kitchenette.

      Price: From $164

      Pros: Convenient location, in-room kitchen/kitchenette, complimentary coffee and tea bar

      Cons: No on-site restaurant or pool, no valet parking

      Audience: Couples, guests wanting a rooftop experience, being close to Broadway

      Walkable to Activities: Steps away from the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, and other spots

      Parking Fees: $40

      Airport Shuttle: No

      Restaurants: 0

      Pools: 0

      Google/Kayak Rating: 4.1/9.0

      Address: 154 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

      Phone Number: (615) 891-0154

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      The Hermitage Hotel

      Hermitage Hotel Nashville Boutique

      Photo: The Hermitage Hotel

      Consider The Hermitage Hotel if you want to stay in a classic Nashville hotel that’s also designated as a National Historic Landmark. This beautiful property originally opened in 1910 and features Italian and French Renaissance marble themes inside and out.

      This hotel has been an eyewitness to plenty of city and state history as it’s near the state capital building. It’s also a six-minute walk to the Ryman Auditorium and eight minutes to the Bridgestone Arena.

      Room amenities include marble bathrooms, complimentary wifi, a safety deposit box, and sitting areas. Two on-site restaurants can make grabbing a meal easy.

      While this is one of the best-rated boutique hotels in Nashville, it’s also more expensive than average. 

      Price: From $399

      Pros: Historic building, Renaissance decor, luxury suites

      Cons: No pool, some rooms are potentially small

      Audience: Luxury travelers, business travelers, staying close to downtown

      Walkable to Activities: Six minutes from the Ryman Auditorium

      Parking Fees: $55

      Airport Shuttle: Optional concierge service

      Number of Restaurants: 2

      Number of Pools: 0

      Google/Kayak Rating: 4.7/9.3

      Address: 231 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

      Phone Number: (615) 244-3121

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      The Germantown Inn

      The Germantown Inn Hotel Nashville Boutique

      Photo: The Germantown Inn

      Dating back to 1846, the two-story Germantown Inn consists of 10 boutique suites at a historic home in the North Capital district. Along with the original architectural features, guests can enjoy custom-made wallpaper and artwork of notable U.S. presidents. 

      This hotel borrows its name from the oldest Nashville neighborhood that it happens to be part of. In fact, exploring this neighborhood is one of the best activities as there are many restaurants, shops, and events. 

      Locally sourced pastries are available for breakfast each morning but you will need to visit off-site restaurants for your remaining meals.

      In addition to being in a historic area, the Ryman Auditorium is two miles away. You can also reach the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in eight minutes and the Nashville Farmers’ Market in nine minutes.

      Price: From $246

      Pros: In Nashville’s oldest neighborhood (Germantown), has 10 suites, historic architecture  

      Cons: No on-site restaurants, other hotels are closer to the live music scene

      Audience: Travelers wanting a quiet neighborhood

      Walkable to Activities: 8 minutes from the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

      Parking Fees: Free

      Airport Shuttle: None

      Restaurants: 0

      Pools: 0

      Google/Kayak Rating: 4.8/9.6

      Address: 1218 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

      Phone Number: (615) 581-1218

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      The Gallatin

      The Gallatin Inn Hotel Nashville Boutique

      Photo: The Gallatin

      The Gallatin can be an excellent option if you’re visiting East Nashville. It also has high guest ratings and is worth considering if you don’t want to be within walking distance to many downtown Nashville highlights such as the Ryman Auditorium which is four miles away.

      While you will need to drive or snag a rideshare to quickly reach most landmarks as Broadway is a 10-minute drive, the East Nashville neighborhood has many places to eat, grab a drink, and have fun. You can also enjoy the Lucky Duck Lounge downstairs.

      Guests can book traditional guest rooms or bunk rooms. Suites for either bedding situation are available too. There are also rooms especially for solo travelers.

      As a side note, there isn’t an elevator for guests but you can use a luggage lift to lighten the load. Additionally, registered guests can receive one free parking spot.

      Price: From $145

      Pros: Bunk rooms, free parking, luxury rooms for solo travelers

      Cons: No public elevator, 10-minute drive from Broadway

      Audience: Solo travelers, families, friends trips, guests wanting a quiet stay

      Walkable to Attractions: Can walk around East Nashville but must drive 10 minutes to reach Broadway live music area

      Parking Fees: Free

      Airport Shuttle: No

      Restaurants: 1

      Pools: 0

      Google/Kayak Rating: 4.9/9.3

      Address: 2510 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

      Phone Number: (615) 861-1634

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      A Quick Glance at the Boutique Nashville Hotels

      PropertyProsConsAudience
      Bobby HotelOn-site spa and rooftop pool, retrofitted party bus, convenient downtown locationPotentially expensive nightly rate, bathrooms can lack privacy, limited valet parking for large vehiclesCouples and those enjoying social activities
      The GraduateKaraoke bar, retro decor, convenient to Vanderbilt UniversitySeasonal pool, rooftop restaurant has limited seatingCouples, families, attending Vanderbilt events
      Gaylord Opryland Hotel ResortIndoor atriums, on-site aquatic attraction, spaBig property, some on-site activities require advance reservationsCouples, families, conference attendees, traveling groups
      Union Station Nashville YardsHistoric building and design, within walking distance of downtown areasNo pool or hot tub, hotel corridors can be noisy on busy nightsCouples, guests wanting easy access to the downtown districts, weddings
      Hutton HotelLive music venue and recording studios, convenient to Music RowLimited on-site dining amenitiesLive music fans, walking to downtown Nashville
      Mint House Music RowApartment sized rooms, in-room kitchen and laundry, free private parkingNo on-site restaurant or pool, few additional amenitiesCouples, families, extended stay guests
      Studio 154Convenient location, in-room kitchen or kitchenette, complimentary coffee and tea barNo on-site restaurant or pool, no valet parkingCouples, guests wanting a rooftop experience, being close to Broadway
      The Hermitage HotelHistoric building, Renaissance decor, luxury suitesNo pool, some rooms are potentially smallLuxury travelers, business travelers, staying close to downtown
      The Germantown HotelIn Nashville’s oldest neighborhood (Germantown), has 10 suites, historic architectureNo on-site restaurants, other hotels are closer to live music sceneTravelers wanting a quiet neighborhood
      The GallatinBunk rooms, free parking, luxury rooms for solo travelersNo public elevator, 10-minute drive from BroadwaySolo travelers, families, friends trips, guests wanting a quiet stay

      FAQs

      Do Nashville boutique hotels have free airport shuttles?

      Most of Nashville’s boutique hotels don’t offer any airport shuttle service as it’s easier to arrive by rideshare or rental car. However, a few offer a luxury concierge service that starts at $150 per hour but you might be able to arrive by limousine.

      Do Nashville boutique hotels have free parking?

      Most hotels charge for guest parking with an average overnight rate of $50. This charge can be between $30 and $45 when self-parking is available. Additionally, a few places offer free overnight parking including Studio 154, The Germantown Inn, The Gallatin, and Mint House.

      Do most Nashville boutique hotels have on-site restaurants and pools?

      Yes, many have full-service restaurants although some offer bars and taprooms with drinks and light snacks.

      On-site pools are hit or miss as newer properties tend to have seasonal pools open during the summer months. But older establishments don’t offer this amenity.

      The Vacationer’s Final Thoughts

      Whether you’re coming to Nashville to attend a concert, game, visit family, or see the big city sights, a boutique hotel can be the way to go. The on-site amenities and unique experience can help you rest easy and have fun.

      Most locations are in the heart of Nashville’s live music and bar scene which makes it easy to explore by foot and avoid costly parking fees. However, staying a little bit further away can also have its benefits if you want to stay in a quiet neighborhood, for instance.

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      Josh Patoka writes about maximizing travel rewards for The Vacationer. As well, he contributes to several personal finance sites specializing in making money, paying off debt, and investing.