10 cool Nashville hotels to consider for your next trip to Music City

Nashville is known for many things — bachelorette parties, hot chicken and country bars, for starters.

And classic Nashville properties like the behemoth Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (a Marriott Bonvoy property) and The Hermitage Hotel,  open since 1910, may already be on your radar.

Among the hotel giants — including more Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors properties — eyeing the city that just keeps going and growing for future openings are 1Hotel Nashville, Four Seasons Nashville, Conrad Nashville (all slated to open in 2022) and The Ritz-Carlton, Nashville, on the books to debut here in 2025.

But if you’re after ideas for where to book a room right now for a good time in Music City, read on for a few of our picks for the coolest hotels in Nashville.

For a feel-good stay with a purpose, consider checking into The Gallatin Hotel, which opened in May 2021in the buzzing East Nashville neighborhood.

This former church served the local community since 1925 as a place of shelter and belonging. And now the hotel donates the majority of its proceeds from guest stays through its Rooms for Rooms program to organizations that provide food, shelter, showers and more to the city’s homeless population.

The boutique property’s 25 rooms and suites (including a few with two sets of twin bunks, perfect for those bachelorette parties or traveling families) are painted bright white and have colorful furnishings — setting a cheerful mood for your stay that matches the property’s noble ambitions.

The Gallatin Hotel is a great spot for solo travelers, too, with smaller rooms branded “Cozies” that have a full-sized bed and full bathroom but no other frills that would add to the rate.

Do note that this property operates a bit differently than your standard hotel. You receive a code to check-in (there’s no concierge or valet staff to greet you) and there’s also no daily housekeeping.


Written By: Terry Ward