We review the top 10 best luxury hotels in Nashville. These include Thompson Nashville, Noelle Nashville Downtown, Fairlane Hotel, JW Marriott Nashville, Kimpton Aertson Hotel, The Hermitage Hotel, The Joseph, Thompson Nashville, Union Station, and Westin Nashville.
There’s no place like Nashville, the perennial Southern crossroads that refuses to be typecast. Discover a dazzling collection of downtown attractions, including 5th and Broadway, Bridgestone Arena, and the Music City Center.
Wherever you decide to stay around the world, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental, and more.
Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. Thompson Nashville
At the heart of Nashville’s explosive growth is a phenomenal luxury boutique hotel in The Gulch. Thompson Nashville shares the block with beloved bluegrass and roots music icon, The Station Inn. The hotel is ideally located between Music Row and the downtown honky-tonks that line Broadway. One of the best walkable areas in the city, The Gulch is the destination for locals and travelers alike, with restaurants, bars, breweries, and nightlife.
Thompson Nashville is set in Nashville’s own Hastings Architecture Associates and offers a stellar homegrown culinary team, weaving an energetic new neighborhood luxury hotel destination into the local fabric.
Highlights include the rooftop bar at L.A. Jackson, which serves up craft cocktails, twenty regional brews, and spectacular views from downtown Nashville to SoBro. Then head down to Marsh House restaurant for a seafood-focused take on Southern cooking, which uses locally sourced produce.
All luxury hotel rooms and suites at Thompson Nashville have floor-to-ceiling windows looking over The Gulch and downtown Nashville. You will find sleek surroundings befitting luxury boutique lodging accommodations, inspired by the spirit of Nashville and infused with the warmth of hardwood floors and a sliding barn door. Bathrooms use natural wood and traditional white tiles and offer huge walk-in rainforest showers.
Finally, Thompson Nashville is part of the Hyatt brand, which means you can collect and spend World of Hyatt points at this gorgeous hotel. This is an additional incentive to stay at our favorite luxury hotel in Nashville.
2. Noelle Nashville Downtown
Designed with a curator’s touch, Noelle, Nashville, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel offers historic luxury, just steps from Nashville’s infamous honky-tonk row and historic Printers Alley. Designed with a curator’s touch, this 224-room concept hotel plays off its art deco heritage (elegant marble walls, massive arched windows, and original terrazzo flooring) with low-slung custom furnishings and peacock-blue accents.
Toast or sip in the communal Trade Room or people-watch from the brass-accented mezzanine. Soak in downtown views while enjoying on-draft cocktails at the rooftop bar, or savor the farm-to-table dishes at Makeready L&L, all crafted from locally sourced ingredients. This hotel can also be booked on Marriott.com as it sits within Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio Hotel.
3. The Hermitage Hotel
Located at 231 Sixth Avenue North in the heart of downtown Nashville, The Hermitage Hotel is brilliantly located across the street from the State Capitol and Legislative Plaza. It is within walking distance of the Nashville Convention Center, the financial district, and the nightlife of historic 2nd Avenue. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is located across the street. The Ryman Auditorium, Printer’s Alley, the NFL Tennessee Titans’ Coliseum, and the NHL Predators Hockey Arena are only a few blocks away.
Each of the 122 spacious guest rooms and suites presents a rich tapestry of elegant furnishings and appointments. Many of them offer spectacular views of the State Capitol and the Nashville skyline. The hotel also features a sun-lit fitness room featuring treadmills, cross-trainer, and stationary bike, each with personal televisions and individual strength equipment and massage therapy suites with locker rooms.
Voted one of the best new restaurants in the U.S. by Esquire magazine, the Capitol Grille is a celebrated and award-winning venue. Adjacent to the Capitol Grille, the Oak Bar has been lovingly restored to its original beauty and continues to offer a private and relaxing ambiance to nourish the senses and the spirit. The extensive wine list and unique environment have often earned it the title of “best bar in Nashville.”
4. Fairlane Hotel
The Fairlane Hotel is another superb luxury boutique hotel located next to the covered historic Arcade shopping area, and just a few blocks from Printers Alley, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and Ryman Auditorium. It is also a few blocks from Broadway.
The hotel is situated in 401 Union, a landmark building built in 1972 and was originally the Nashville headquarters of Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan. Many of the mid-century architectural details of this modernist building, like terrazzo flooring, brass details, and wood paneling, have been preserved and enhanced.
Behind the mid-century modernist facade, savvy travelers experience impeccable service with the timeless appeal of classic style. Retro modern rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows and modern bathrooms.
5. The Joseph, Luxury Collection
The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville is a hotel of Southern origin and Southern heart. It brings the full story of Nashville to life, defined by the unique combination of cultural and artistic diversity, Southern hospitality, and meaningful experiences.
Authentic and comfortable, yet impeccably designed, this downtown hotel’s unique spaces invite the discerning traveler into a world of warm sophistication that delights and surprises while remaining decidedly Tennessean. From the arrival experience in the porte-cochere to the handmade cocktails crafted on the 21st-floor bar, to the view of the skyline from the fitness center, to the select fine artwork on display throughout the hotel—every detail at The Joseph is carefully orchestrated to convey a city of compelling beauty, intriguing complexity and substantive moments. In every sense, the hotel is an embodiment of Nashville at its most refined. This hotel can also be booked on Marriott.com as it sits within Marriott’s Luxury Collection portfolio.
6. Kimpton Aertson Hotel
Probably the best IHG hotel in Nashville is Kimpton Aertson Hotel. We are major fans of the Kimpton brand ever since we stayed in Kimpton Fitzroy in London. Kimpton hotels feel boutique and personal with all sorts of unique touches, yet they offer a reliable and consistent level of luxury.
Off the tourist path in the Midtown Aertson mixed-use project, Kimpton Aertson Hotel uses industrial-chic design to celebrate Nashville’s innovation. Steel and stone mix with concrete and Carrara and commissioned artwork is placed everywhere you turn. Relax by the double-sided ceramic fireplace or at the seasonal rooftop pool as you toast the Nashville night with a handcrafted whiskey cocktail. The hotel is positioned in a walkable neighborhood where locals live, work, dine, and play.
7. JW Marriott Nashville
JW Marriott Nashville is located in downtown Nashville, adjacent to the Music City Center, the city’s new state-of-the-art convention center, and is only blocks away from Bridgestone Arena, the Ryman Auditorium and the “Honky Tonk Highway” on Lower Broadway.
The luxuriously modern design of this Marriott hotel makes its mark in the Nashville skyline on one of the city’s highest elevation points. This sparkling 33-story glass tower offers stunning skyline views from all 533 guest rooms and suites.
Discover fresh, locally-inspired cuisine within 3 distinctive culinary experiences, including the award-winning Bourbon Steak by Michelin-starred and celebrity Chef Michael Mina, featuring deeply satisfying dishes and breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Located on the 33rd floor with panoramic views of Nashville, the expansive rooftop lounge is the hotel’s crown jewel, offering exceptional service in a warmly authentic, convivial atmosphere that transitions seamlessly from sunset cocktails to late-night live music.
Additional standout amenities include a 10,000 square-foot outdoor pool oasis and the Spa by JW. The pool’s understated elegance is complemented by a full outdoor bar where guests are invited to soak up the sun and enjoy the breathtaking Nashville sunset.
The executive club lounge at JW Marriott Nashville is open Monday to Thursday from 6:00 am – 10:00 pm, Friday from 6:00 am – 11:00 am, and on Sunday, it is open 5:00 – 10:00 pm. This private access floor also offers an honor bar and complimentary business services. The evening food and drink are not available on Friday and Saturday evenings within the lounge, and there is no breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. On weekends, breakfast is instead offered to club guests as a full buffet (although entres are extra) in the restaurant.
The breakfast within the lounge is good and includes hot scrambled eggs and bacon as well as delicious muffins and pastries, cut fruit, cheeses, and smoked salmon, and cereal. The lounge’s look is smart in grey tones, and there are plenty of soft drinks and tea and coffee-making facilities. The view from the lounge is fairly spectacular and looks out to the Westin, which is located next door to the JW.
8. Westin Nashville
Right across the street from the JW Marriott, is the Westin Nashville another modern construction with a total of 27 stories. It’s just behind the convention center and just 5 minutes walk from Broadway for guests who want to experience Nashville nightlife.
The crowd here is young and fun, and many hang out at the rooftop pool. The hotel attracts bachelorette parties, and there is a train line is right next door, which means this hotel can be noisy. Hence they provide earplugs on your bedside table.
The club lounge here is great, on the top floor by the nightclub. Unfortunately, guests congregate around the breakfast buffet in the lounge like a horde of locusts. The same happens during the evening happy hour. The lounge itself is wonderful with an amazing view and friendly staff as long as you are aware that it can, at times, be quite an effort to battle the crowds and to get to the free food and drinks.
9. Union Station, Autograph Collection
Union Station Hotel is as deeply rooted in Nashville as country music. Ths stunningly restored, 100-year-old historic hotel is a historic place to stay when visiting Nashville.
Steps from all the Downtown Nashville attractions, this hotel offers luxurious accommodations, award-winning dining, and knowledgeable staff. Marvel at the Romanesque architecture featuring the original 65-foot barrel-vaulted stained glass ceiling and beautiful new artwork throughout the lobby.
Boasting 125 boutique hotel rooms & suites in the heart of Music City, this historic hotel’s newly refreshed vibe is worth experiencing. This hotel can also be booked on Marriott.com as it sits within Marriott’s Autograph Collection portfolio.
10. Sheraton Grand Downtown
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown is located nearby the Nashville Historic District, Nissan Stadium, Music City Center, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Nashville Convention Center. It’s only a 10-minute walk to Wild Horse Saloon, Ryan Auditorium, and there are several museums nearby. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city when you retreat to elegantly redesigned rooms featuring luxury bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs.
This hotel has a lovely renovated lobby that has a nice scent. During downtime, this is a great place to relax or socialize, or you can take a swim in the indoor pool and stay on top of your exercise routine at the 24-hour, fully-equipped fitness center. In the evening, enjoy delicious, locally sourced cuisine at Library Bar, serving lunch and dinner and offering over 50 varieties of bourbon.
If you are looking for a hotel in Nashville with a club lounge, breakfast in this lounge is decent with 5 different hot items, in addition to several cold items like fruit, cereal, bread, bagels, etc.
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