Hotels in Nashville, TN: 5 Choices Near Broadway & Music Row

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Need recs for hotels in Nashville, TN — the neon-lit, honkey tonk-filled, country music capital of the world? We’ve got five solid options for you, plus details on the VIP hotel perks you’ll receive (at no extra cost) if you book with us. 

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What part of Nashville is best to stay in?

Ultimately, this depends on your budget and preferences. Many of the best hotels in Nashville, TN are found near Broadway in either Downtown or Music Row (which is technically just outside of Downtown). 

Both areas are super fun, but Downtown is generally where to stay in Nashville if you want uninterrupted access to the city’s best nightlife. On the other hand, Music Row offers a (mostly) quieter environment outside of its many venues. Traveling between the two areas isn't too difficult by car — it's a 30-minute walk across multiple major intersections — but parking can be costly (Uber / Lyft tend to be more convenient).

There are also options further away from Downtown (connect with us for details), but again, the best hotels in Nashville are typically found in the aforementioned areas. 

(First time in “Music City?” Check out our local’s guide to Nashville.)

The 5 best hotels in Nashville, TN near Broadway or Music Row

Read on for five of our favorite hotels in Nashville, TN. 

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1. The Hermitage Hotel Nashville: old-school luxury in the heart of Downtown Nashville

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Historic and oh-so-opulent, The Hermitage is a celebrated local favorite. For over 100 years, the Beaux Arts-themed hotel has served discerning Nashville visitors with class. And that history has bearings outside the city, too: in 1920, The Hermitage played a small role in Tennessee’s War of the Roses, where pro- and anti-suffragists both stayed while debating ratification of the 19th Amendment which protected women’s right to vote at the nearby State Capitol. (Spoiler: the pro-suffragists rightfully won.)

Today, the hotel greets guests with cozy yet elegant amenities and accommodations just a few blocks from Broadway, making The Hermitage a ritzy and convenient choice located near many of the best things to do in Nashville

Fora Perks at The Hermitage Hotel:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

2. The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville: a luxurious & artful hotel in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood

Image courtesy of The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville

Only a couple blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the SoBro neighborhood, The Joseph puts Nashville’s artistic side on full display while riffing on contemporary decor. The result is crisp and stylish but maintains the iconic charm of this fun Southern city. 

The Joseph is owned by the Pizzuti family, world-known art collectors, so you can expect to be immersed in rare and unique art here. The hotel is also home to one of the few Michelin star restaurants in Nashville, Yolan, as well as a neat speakeasy that's hidden within the walls.

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Fora Perks at The Joseph:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

3. Noelle Nashville Downtown: a gorgeous boutique hotel in Nashville with a vintage look & vibe

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One of the most unique hotels in Nashville, TN, Noelle’s vibe fits somewhere between chic contemporary and vintage Southern. If that sounds a bit like a paradox, don’t worry: it really works here. The hotel’s design is exceptionally bold, but comfy and sophisticated, too. To put it simply, the hotel has a very interesting look. 

As for the accommodations themselves, expect spacious rooms, lovely service and lavish amenities. Location-wise, Noelle is actually near The Hermitage, a couple blocks closer to Broadway. 

(Curious about Nashville’s gastronomy? Here’s how and where to eat your way through Nashville.)

Fora Perks at Noelle:

  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

4. Thompson Nashville - part of Hyatt: an endlessly stylish hotel in The Gulch, Nashville’s upscale arts district

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Back on the south side of Broadway, Thompson Nashville is a cool luxe hotel featuring world-class amenities and an intelligent decor style sourcing inspiration from The Gulch, Nashville’s industrial-center-turned-hip-and-bougie-arts-district.

Some of Nashville’s coolest sights are within walking distance of Thomson Nashville including the Frist Art Museum, the famous "What Lifts You Wings" mural by Kelsey Montague and Honky Tonk Highway (the coolest section of Broadway).

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Sidenote: if you’re ever looking for cool boutique hotels in Denver, there’s a Thompson location there, too.

Fora Perks at Thompson Nashville:

  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

5. Virgin Hotels Nashville: a bold & electric hotel in Nashville’s Music Row

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Virgin Hotels Nashville continues the brand’s commitment to building fun and engaging accommodations that capture the spirit of their respective locations (like the most unique places to stay in New Orleans or Chicago).

This uber LGBTQ+ friendly hotel features sleek contemporary decor and a youth energy, making it a great place to stay for nightlife seekers near Midtown, another nightlife hub in Nashville. That said, Music Row is still a super fun place to stay in Nashville. Here you can get a behind-the-scenes tour of country music’s top labels, see where legendary artists like Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton got their start and more.  

(Planning a Nashville girls’ trip or Nashville bachelorette party? Our guides have tons of great ideas!)

Fora Perks at Virgin Hotels Nashville:

  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Want VIP perks at the coolest hotels in Nashville, TN? Connect with Fora

Want sweet hotel perks like complimentary daily breakfast, property credits and other extras sure to level up your vacation — and all for the same price as booking online? Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip with VIP treatment.

(P.S. if you prefer the intimate experience of boutique accommodations, check out our guide to boutique hotels in Nashville, too.)

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This article has been fact-checked by Fora Advisor Joshua Lebron, an expert on travel to Nashville, Tennessee.

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