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Enjoy a Relaxing, Sophisticated Getaway at Nashville's Best Luxury Hotels

If you like to travel extravagantly, Nashville has plenty of posh hotels where you can rest your head at night. After all, you can't go wrong with plush bedding, extravagant towels, high-end bathrooms, on-site fitness gyms, and incredible vistas of downtown Nashville. Of course, Music City has plenty of attractions outside of its hotel lobbies, but if you're in need of a relaxing getaway, luxurious places to stay like the Hermitage Hotel, Omni Hotel, Hutton Hotel and more offer spa services, award-winning dining, incredible bars, and other high-end amenities. 

Nashville's best hotels range from historic luxury to new, sophisticated options. No matter what style suits you, these options will allow you to visit Music City in the most comfortable, stylish ways possible. During your stay, be sure to try the award-winning dining and drinking options at these fine hotels, and enjoy the ability to walk to some of Music City's most notable attractions. From many of these hotels, guests can walk to family honky tonk bars, live music venues, notable Nashville dining, and gorgeous outdoor attractions. The next time you're planning a trip to Music City, you can't go wrong by booking a room at one of these stylish, sophisticated hotels.



When you stay at the luxurious, Hilton Downtown Nashville, you will be in good company. Most visiting movie and music stars stay in the same building! The Hilton Nashville Downtown hotel is the only AAA 4-Diamond full-service all-suite luxury hotel in Nashville Tennessee, and has been named *America*s Friendliest City* by Travel - Leisure magazine. Pets are welcome to stay at this grand hotel, for a fee of $75, and as long as they do not weigh over 75 lbs.

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The Inn At Fontanel
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The Inn at Fontanel is one of Nashville's only farmhouse-inspired luxury hotels. This warm and inviting inn was created from Southern Living magazine's tradition of creating an annual Idea House in the South. In 2013, Fontanel was the magazine's chosen site, and the result is a highly acclaimed luxury boutique hotel. The inn offers six unique suites and a great room that allows guests to commune around an honor-system wet bar and complimentary breakfasts. The five-structure hotel is connected by 2,700 square feet of deck space with plush patio furniture and an overlook of stunning courtyards. The courtyard includes Porter's Pond with a bubbling fountain and waterfall.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: There's no luxury hotel in Nashville that captures the relaxing farmhouse atmosphere as well as the Inn at Fontanel.

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Renaissance Nashville Hotel
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This luxury hotel is the perfect stay for travelers who want to be near the hustle and bustle of downtown. The Renaissance Hotel is located within walking distance of The Ryman, Nashville's most renowned music venue. Plus, the hotel is just blocks away from trendy restaurants, mainstay honky tonk bars, live music, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and many outdoor attractions. Stretching 25 floors high, guest rooms offer picturesque views of the downtown Nashville skyline. Fitness buffs can enjoy an on-site gym and an indoor pool, and a Starbucks in the lobby provides morning and evening pick-ups. Best of all, this high-end hotel offers expedient check-in and check-out procedures, so you won't wait long to get into your posh room.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: With 25 rooms, the Renaissance Hotel has incredible sky-high views of Nashville's skyline.

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Hotel Indigo Nashville
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There's a reason why this unique Southern city leaves a lasting impression on the guests of the Hotel Indigo Nashville Downtown hotel. After a day at area museums, shopping, and touring Music City, travelers can spend the evening in Printer's Alley listening to the best in live music. The hotel's exquisite rooms and delightful amenities promise a terrific experience. Guests can savor an excellent meal in the 315 Bar And Grill or stop in for the nightly live entertainment and a favorite beverage. The courteous and friendly staff, inspired decor and boutique approach to hospitality offer all a warm Southern welcome!

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Enjoy live entertainment from local songwriters at Hotel Indigo's 315 Bar and Grill.

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West End Avenue

Loew's Vanderbilt Hotel has been a part of Nashville's luxury hotel scene for more than 28 years. The hotel includes 340 guest rooms, 14 chart-topping suites, a luxurious fitness center, and on-site Southern dining. Mason's restaurant combines classic French cooking with traditional southern tastes, and the restaurant bar serves up incredible craft cocktails. Located in the West End area of Nashville, Loew's Vanderbilt Hotel is near the college and downtown Nashville, and it's just a short drive away from Nashville's incredible number of downtown attractions. This location is perfect for guests who want to explore multiple sides of the city.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Loew's Vanderbilt hotel is central to dozens of attractions like Vanderbilt University, Music Row, Hillsboro Village, and live music.

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Picturesquely situated on the banks of the Cumberland River, this landmark Nashville hotel is just a short jaunt from downtown Nashville. With their riverboat cruises aboard the General Jackson, patrons have the opportunity to see a view of the city most miss, on their ride into downtown. Inside the spatial hotel, are nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls, indoor river with its very own boat, and their renowned cascades. Inside the resort are recently remodeled, luxuriant guest rooms and suites, upgraded fine-dining, decadent shopping, and a 20,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. Events, attractions and unique experiences make Opryland the perfect destination year-round.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: This spacious resort has nine acres of indoor gardens, waterfalls, cascades, and an indoor river.

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This restored 1900s railway station has been renovated into a 125-room boutique hotel. While guests can stay in the height of luxury in rooms decked out with pillow-top mattresses, triple sheets, walk-in showers, garden tubs, and marble bathrooms, many visitors find themselves wanting to spend hours in the lobby. The 65-foot stained glass barrel-vaulted ceiling, second-floor balcony, fireplaces, and cozy seating are reminiscent of an old railway station. Grab a glass of wine at the hotel bar, and enjoy the luxurious surroundings. If you slip out of the hotel's side door, you'll find yourself just blocks away from the Frist Art Museum, local dining at Cummins Station, honky tonk bars on Lower Broadway, and other Nashville attractions. This locally-owned hotel is now a part of the Marriot group--a bonus for frequent travelers who want to earn points and other perks while enjoying a luxurious stay in Nashville.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: This boutique hotel used to be a 1900s railway station. The renovations are reminiscent of an early 20th century piece of history.

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Hillsboro Village

Located in the cozy West End neighborhood, the Hutton Hotel is a sophisticated, stylish addition to Nashville's list of hotel offerings. At the Hutton Hotel, rooms are all about comfort and relaxed elegance. Many rooms offer granite bathrooms, rain showers, plush bedding, flat screen televisions, gourmet coffee and tea options, and wireless Internet access. On the forefront of the green movement, the Hutton has green recycling programs for glass, paper, and plastics, as well as LED lighting. While the Hutton Hotel is within walking distance of attractions like Vanderbilt University, The Parthenon, and Music Row, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to downtown. If guests are looking for a night in, the locally beloved 1808 Grille offers incredible dining and drinks, and the on-site spa offers services ranging from massages to body scrubs to body wraps.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Your high-end hotel experience can get even more luxurious with a visit to the Hutton Hotel spa. Try a body scrub or deep tissue massage.

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This luxury hotel is situated right in the heart of Music City. The Omni Nashville is located adjacent to the Music City Convention Center, and it's an expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Located on 5th Avenue and Korean Veterans Boulevard, the Omni is just blocks away from the sights and sounds of Lower Broadway. Visitors can enjoy clean, spacious rooms at the hotel, as well as signature dining and bars, and a specialty spa at the hotel. But when twilight falls, guests are just blocks away from local dining, honky tonk bars, live music, and historic Nashville attractions like The Ryman.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: A stay at the Omni Nashville gives you access to a rooftop pool with a lounge deck, cabanas, and gorgeous views of downtown.

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From the moment you step inside this five-star hotel, you'll be greeted with beautiful vaulted ceilings, gourmet coffee and treats, and a cozy chair in front of a fireplace. This historic hotel was constructed in 1908, named after Andrew Jackson's Hermitage estate. In short, a stay at the Hermitage is an experience of luxurious history. As one of the South's top rated hotels, rooms the Hermitage offer plush bedding, towels, and robes, marble bathrooms, Molton Brown bath gels and soaps, and complimentary WiFi. Don't miss the chance to eat at the hotel's Capitol Grille restaurant--one of the top rated restaurants in the south. The hotel's Oak Bar is also a can't-miss experience, with elegant cocktails and a warm atmosphere.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: You'll stay in luxurious comfort, and the on-site restaurant, The Capitol Grille, offers an award-winning brunch on weekend mornings.

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