Looking for a unique place to stay in Nashville? One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the city’s charm and culture is by staying at a boutique hotel. These spots are brimming with personality and offer a memorable experience. Plus, their smaller size creates a welcoming atmosphere with a strong sense of place.
Today, we’re traveling around the city to find the best boutique hotels in Nashville, Tennessee. So whether you just need a place to lay your head between adventures or want a home away from home, we have a place for you.
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For Trendy Travelers: Bobby Hotel
The Bobby Hotel checks off all the boxes for trendy travelers: a great location, Instagram-worthy details, and an eclectic rooftop bar. A stay here brings you steps away from the city’s best nightlife and sightseeing, though you’ll also love what you’ll find within its walls.
There’s a quaint cafe downstairs, and the common spaces are adorned with deep, rich colors and details. And if that’s not enough to make this place memorable, head up to the vintage Greyhound bus that anchors its rooftop bar.
From the front entrance to the smallest detail in each room, Bobby conjures days when traveling was a luxury – when you’d collect postcards and glimpses of moments on Super 8s. I’m here for it. I don’t travel often, so when I do, I want a place like Bobby: fun, unique, and eclectic.
Location: Printers Alley
What You’ll Love: It’s walking distance to Lower Broadway and steps away from the many nightclubs and bars of Printers Ally.
Stay Here: The Bobby Hotel
For Girls’ Trips and Bachelorette Parties: Graduate Nashville
If you’ve been researching activities for a Nashville Girls trip, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the White Limozeen. This pink-clad rooftop bar honors Dolly Parton and is the go-to place for bachelorette parties.
But there’s more to this place than its distinct bar. The White Limozeen is located inside the Graduate Nashville, a feminine, funky boutique hotel that’s as adorable as it is luxe.
My best friend took me for drinks at the White Limozeen, and I’ve been aching to stay at this property ever since. When we entered the lobby, we went straight to the check-in agent posted under an oversized Minnie Pearl painting.
“We’re looking for the Dolly Parton Bar,” we told them, something I’m sure they hear repeatedly. We were directed to the elevator, though we made a detour to plop down on the lobby’s vintage couches. They’re arranged as theater-style seating – a theater for people watching (mostly boot-clad party girls circling through the revolving doors).
Inside, the rooms are adorable, featuring floral patterns, mid-century detailing, and homages to country music’s most notable women. If you’re considering staying at the Graduate, just go for it! A fun, unique place created for women who love Nashville.
What You’ll Love: The Graduate is feminine and distinct, with endless spots for unique Instagram photos.
Stay Here: Graduate Nashville
For Families: Kimpton Aertson Hotel
Many kid-friendly hotels sacrifice the adults’ experience in order to entertain kids, but the Aertson has kept it simple in their approach. Create a stay that feels homey for kids and comfortable for parents, so the entire family can feel rejuvenated and cared for.
I’m obsessed with their 4Moms partnership, which brings bassinets, infant tubs, and play yards to your room at no cost. They also welcome children at their restaurant and can set up a babysitting service for you. And the seasonal rooftop pool makes it a hit for any kid.
It’s also pet-friendly, so your four-legged family members are welcome here too.
Located near Music Row and Vanderbilt University, The Aertson boasts clean, calm interiors that allow you to relax between sightseeing, meetings, or whatever brings you to Nashville.
What You’ll Love: The hotel is clean, bright, and calming, perfect for travelers who need a low-key yet comfortable place to stay.
Stay Here: Kimpton Aertson Hotel
For Chic Millennials: 21c Museum
It’s an art museum and a hotel. It’s fine dining and late-night drinks. 21c is a line of concept hotels centered around art, allowing visitors to enjoy a comfortable, urban experience with lots of culture and intrigue.
Nashville’s 21c has a public gallery with 10,500 square feet of exhibition space, and its onsite restaurant, Gray & Dudley, has craft cocktails and chef-created meals.
The guest rooms are clean, lofted, bright, and modern. Curated, understated art graces the walls. It’s the kind of aesthetic that rich, single men have in the movies: slightly unattainable, comfortable yet barely lived in.
You’ll also get access to their 24-7 business center and gym, which has peloton bikes. Plus, the 21c is steps away from Nissan Stadium and Lower Broadway.
Location: Printers Alley
What You’ll Love: Clean, artistic style with excellent customer service.
Stay Here: 21c Museum Hotel Nashville
For When You Want Something Different: The Russell
The Russell is a renovated church that honors East Nashville’s past while welcoming visitors into its new era.
Original stained glass windows set the lobby aglow, and the rooms’ headboards are made of old church pews. Each space is filled with color, inviting a sense of joy and adventure. And the hotel donates portions of its profits to local charities that assist Nashville’s unhoused residents.
The entire space is super photo-ready. And its quiet residential location is close to trendy shops, bars, and restaurants. Plus parking is free.
However, I’m in East Nashville often, and I’m not sure it’s where I’d want to stay if I were vacationing in Nashville. You’ll have to drive or Uber downtown (it’s under two miles away, but not a walk I’d want to make at night).
But it could be great for a repeat visitor looking for a unique stay, especially if you plan to drive around a lot while you’re here anyway.
Location: East Nashville
What You’ll Love: This place is vibrant, colorful, and ready for a spot on your Instagram grid.
Stay Here: The Russell
For Couples: Noelle
The Noelle is distinct in both its architecture and spirit. It’s reminiscent of a 1920s New York hotel, with small rooms, bespoke detailing, understated luxury, and a creative edge. In fact, artists designed the hotel, and artwork graces most open spaces.
I’m crowning Noelle Nashville’s best boutique hotel for couples because it’s so distinct and engaging. There’s something romantic about traveling in time and place, and the Noelle offers an experience that will awaken a new spirit in couples.
There’s an onsite restaurant, a rooftop bar, a speakeasy, and a craft coffee shop inside the Noelle.
Location: Near Printers Alley
What You’ll Love: An immersive, Gatsby-inspired experience with a moody, romantic vibe.
Stay Here: Noelle Nashville
Most Splurge-Worthy Stay: The Hermitage Hotel
While many of Nashville’s boutique hotels aim to provide a sense of history, The Hermitage Hotel actually lives and breathes it. The Hermitage has been drawing in Nashville’s visitors with the utmost service and style for over a century. And it shows no signs of slowing down, though you should definitely slow down and take in this amazing spot.
The glistening Hermitage Hotel is dreamy and ornately adorned, a pinnacle of luxury. The type of place old-school socialites would saunter into during their travels.
The two onsite restaurants match the hotel’s overall vibe, but you’ll lose some of your sense of place in the minimalist, uninspired guest rooms. Comfortable? Absolutely. But you’ll find me in the lobby or chic cafe, living all my old-world, upscale fantasies.
Location: Downtown near Capitol Hill
What You’ll Love: Classic, historic luxury with amazing architecture and ritzy vibes.
Stay Here: The Hermitage Hotel
For Traveling Professional: Thompson
One of the things that sets Thompson apart is its location: an upscale, sleek part of Music City with modern restaurants and high-end boutiques. And the hotel aims to hold all that distinct, elevated energy throughout your stay.
This place will appeal to travelers who aren’t a big fan of the in-your-face trendiness of many boutique hotels but still want a more intimate, attentive getaway. The rooms are comfortable and well-appointed, holding a sense of place without being overtly trendy.
You’ll find a great rooftop bar onsite and be steps away from some of the city’s best restaurants.
Location: The Gulch
What You’ll Love: A great urban feel without being in the rowdy, bustling part of downtown.
Stay Here: Thompson Nashville
For Partiers: Dream
Dream’s prime location makes it Nashville’s go-to hotel for partiers. This trendy spot is in the heart of Printers Alley, where you’ll find the city’s most lively clubs and bars. Dream even has its own nightclub and speakeasy, meaning you can “stay in” while going out.
The hotel’s design is fun and funky, though a little cramped. Large groups, families, and low-key travelers might want to look elsewhere. But if you’re coming downtown to party and want to stay in the middle of the action, Dream is the place to do it.
Location: Printers Alley
What You’ll Love: It has an in-house nightclub and is steps away from some of the best nightlife in the city.
Stay Here: Dream Nashville
For Anyone Looking For A Unique Stay: Urban Cowboy
Tennessee offers an assortment of unique stays and charming bed and breakfasts, but most are in rural areas, away from Nashville’s incredible culture and entertainment scene. That’s where Urban Cowboy comes in.
This eclectic guest house has eight suites, each with a private bathroom and clawfoot tub. And each one presents a distinct personality. Overall, the Urban Cowboy holds a country-western sensibility and a maximalist aesthetic that will draw in hipster travelers and anyone wanting something unique yet comfortable.
This East Nashville boutique hotel accepts guests 21 and up. The baths have no privacy, so the rooms are best for couples or lone travelers.
Location: East Nashville
What You’ll Love: Stay somewhere incredibly unique while still being close to Downtown.
Stay Here: Urban Cowboy Nashville
For A One-Night Stay: The Dive Motel & Swim Club
The Dive Motel is gimmicky in the best way: an old motel renovated like something out of a movie, embracing a funky, 70s vibe from the broad exterior to the smallest details in the room.
It’s got a party atmosphere that you’ll either love or hate. Press a button in your room to dim the lights and cue the disco ball. In the summer, the poolside is hopping, and there’s a fun disco bar onsite.
At the end of the day, it’s still a renovated old motel with thin walls and a casual atmosphere. And it’s not in a real sought-after part of town – you’ll need to drive to get anywhere worth seeing. And for the price point, you could find a more comfy place closer to attractions.
But if you’re looking for a fun, unique place to stay for a night, the Dive Motel could satisfy that itch for a photo-worthy place with a great party vibe.
Stay Here: The Dive Motel & Swim Club
Best For Older Travelers: The Germantown Inn
The Germantown Inn is a classic Bed & Breakfast located near all the best entertainment and culture of downtown. And don’t let its location deter you – if you haven’t been to Nashville lately, you may be surprised by today’s Germantown neighborhood.
You’ll find the Nashville Sounds’ new ballfield, a glistening Tennessee State Museum (that’s free to visit), a revamped farmers market, and some of the most inspired restaurants and bars in the city.
Breakfast and happy hour are included in your stay at the Germantown Inn, and the beds are incredibly comfortable. Plus, you’ll have a private bath and a thoughtfully designed room based around a US president.
This is the kind of place my Dad would love staying at (he loves history, museums, and thoughtful details), so I’m naming the Germantown Inn Nashville’s best boutique hotel for older travelers.
What You’ll Love: Every detail has been thought of in this small-scale, expertly-kept hotel in a quaint downtown neighborhood.
Stay Here: The Germantown Inn
When You’re On A Budget: SoBro Guest House
If you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing in Downtown Nashville, you want certain things in a hotel: a great location, convenient parking, and a comfortable place to sleep. The SoBro provides all that at a price point many budget travelers will love.
Its South-of-Broadway location is super handy to Lower Broadway, Bridgestone Arena, and Printers Alley. Parking is included, and its suites have full kitchens, so you can save money on eating out while you’re in town.
The hotel is run more like an Airbnb, with contactless check-in and no regular cleaning. But if you strive for simple, small-scale accommodations with some comforts of home, the SoBro Guest House could be just the place, without breaking the bank.
Location: South of Broadway
What You’ll Love: You get a full kitchen and more space for less than what you’d pay for more cramped hotel rooms.
Stay Here: SoBro Guest House
To Feel Pampered: The Joseph
The Joseph aims to establish itself as a luxury boutique hotel, and it’s where you want to go to feel cared for, relaxed, and absolutely pampered.
In your room, you’ll be a call away from room service or a luxury spa reservation. Then kick back in their rooftop heated pool.
Don’t miss their in-house restaurant presented by James Beard Award winner Chef Tony Mantuano.
Its understated, inspired design draws classy travelers, so this isn’t the boutique hotel for influencers or penny-pinching guests. But it’s the perfect destination for a rejuvenating staycation, a chic girls’ getaway, or a luxe couples vacation.
Stay Here: The Joseph
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