Top 5 Places to Stay in Nashville
Nashville is a popular destination for country music fans. So Travel Channel decided to team up with Great American Country (GAC) to get the 4-1-1 on some of the best places to stay when visiting the Music City. Before you go, take a look at GAC’s top 5 list below, and check out their full list, Nashville's Top 10 Places to Stay, on GACTV.com.
One of Nashville’s premiere hotels for over a century, the Hermitage Hotel is steeped in history. Six presidents have stayed there, including John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as luminaries like Bette Davis, Greta Garbo and gangster Al Capone. The lobby oozes old school luxury with its exquisite Italian marble, stained glass ceiling and Russian walnut paneling, yet the guest rooms have been upgraded to meet 21st-century desires for the finer things.
One of the top restaurants in Nashville, the Capitol Grille, is in the lower level. Believe it or not, one of the big draws to the building is a men’s bathroom, a restored Art Deco masterpiece so impressive, it compels women to sneak in and take a peek.
2. Hutton Hotel
The hotel’s 1808 Grille, serving New American cuisine, has already established itself as one of the new hot spots. One note: If you want to have a few extra calories at dinner, several of the suites are equipped with in-room cardio equipment.
3. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Take note: One of Opryland’s most impressive sites is indoors: the nine-acre botanical gardens with a four-story waterfall and 1/4 mile-long river.
Be warned: the meticulously restored lobby, with its stunning 65-foot ceilings and 100-year-old stained glass windows has a tendency to have first-time guests looking up in sheer wonder for several minutes upon arrival. So watch your step!
Convenience is a big plus, as all the downtown Nashville attractions are within walking distance. It’s also right around the corner from Printer’s Alley, an historic entertainment district where Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams and Dottie West once performed.