While Nashville has been a can’t-miss music tourism destination for decades, this bustling Tennessee city has seen a boom in visitors in in recent yearsattracting bluegrass fans, whiskey aficionados, and raucous hen parties—and this ever-increasing influx of tourists has allowed the city’s hospitality scene to flourish unlike ever before, with no shortage of both new and established luxury hotels within walking distance of Broadway.
Whether you’re planning to discover your new favorite Tennessee whiskey, catch a show at the Ryman Auditorium, or simply hear your favorite Shania Twain song at late-night karaoke, these top hotels serve as the perfect home base for an unforgettable stay in Music City, the iconic Southern getaway that just keeps getting better with years.
For foodies: Four Seasons Hotel Nashville
A relatively recent addition to the Music City hospitality scene, the Four Seasons Nashville opened its doors in November 2022, serving as one of the city’s hottest new luxury travel destinations. Located steps from the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, this high-rise property is the perfect base for exploring Nashville’s iconic Broadway – although of course, there’s much more to the hotel than an ideal location. Since opening, the Four Seasons has become a particularly popular drinking and dining destination for downtown visitors, equipped with three on-site venues for guests to enjoy.
On the lobby level, Mimo brings the ultimate Mediterranean touch to Music City, offering an abundance of Southern Italian-inspired dishes made to order by Chef Nelo Turco. Caviar linguine, lobster with bacon and charred sea bass are just some of the delicious menu options available here, while the neighboring Mimo Bar has mastered the art of complex cocktails, placing whiskey-laden concoctions right next to the lobby. And of course, no stay at the Four Seasons Nashville is complete without taking full advantage of the Rivière Rooftop, an outdoor space that offers fine French cuisine right next to the property’s outdoor pool.
For musicians: Hutton Hotel
With renowned musicians such as Faith Hill, Kesha and Dolly Parton calling the city home over the years, Nashville has cemented itself as one of North America’s most renowned cities for the aural arts – the fact that Hutton Hotel has been fully accepted since 2009. In addition to spacious suites, a massive vinyl library, and a brand new restaurant concept set to debut in 2023, the sleek venue has introduced several incredible on-property amenities curated specifically for seasoned musicians and casual music lovers alike.
With a high concentration of incredible musicians in residence, you may feel inspired after a night out on the town—and to get the creativity flowing, there’s no better destination than Writers Studios at the Hutton Hotel. Both equipped with their own distinctive interior design, the West Studio and East Studio are equipped with top quality instruments for guests to use, providing the perfect space for crafting lyrics and developing harmony. And to keep the party going after a lengthy songwriting session, guests are welcome to head to Analog, a lively venue that offers regular live performances alongside craft cocktails and local beer.
For history lovers: Hotel Hermitage
As Nashville enters a new era of tourism, some of the city’s most celebrated hotels are adapting to the changes, offering plenty of modern amenities while working tirelessly to preserve their historic charm—and few places show that balance as well as Hermitage Hotel. Established in 1910, the property is home to some of Nashville’s grandest architecture, infused with Beaux Arts flourishes like stained glass windows and a soaring central staircase, while the on-site Drusie & Darr restaurant showcases the culinary expertise of celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten through a Tennessee-focused lens . Yet perhaps the Hermitage Hotel’s most interesting quality is its deep connection to Tennessee politics, with one of the country’s most revolutionary 20th-century amendments being argued precisely on property grounds.
Women’s suffrage officially became law in the United States with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 – and the fate of this hotly contested piece of legislation was ultimately decided by the state of Tennessee. In the weeks leading up to the final vote, the Hermitage became a hotbed of debate, with suffragettes and their opponents descending on Nashville’s most opulent lodgings in hopes of swaying the vote. In the end, the decision was made by a single vote of state senator Harry T. Burn, who made a last-minute decision to accept women’s suffrage thanks to a letter from his mother—and without the Hermitage Hotel serving as a political battleground, there’s no telling how this historic decision could end.
Forbes – Lifestyle