21c Museum Hotel Nashville
What We Love
- A brand-new luxury hotel and contemporary art museum in downtown NashvilleStaying at a brand-new location of a collection Condé Nast Traveler called "the new artsy"
- Checking out the beautifully curated works in the 24-hour museum
- Dining at new Gray & Dudley restaurant, within the 117-year-old Gray & Dudley building
- Being in downtown, near music venues, boutiques and the Tennessee State Capitol
What To Know
- Guestrooms have free WiFi, Malin + Goetz bath amenities, and Nespresso coffee machines
- The fitness center is open 24/7
- Rooftop suites have outdoor terraces
You know Nashville for its music – how about its art? Let 21c Museum Hotel Nashville show you a different side of the country and blues destination, with a 24-hour museum and temporary and permanent contemporary collections. This brand-new luxury property is part of the larger 21c Museum Hotel chain, which has outposts in locations from Louisville to Oklahoma City and was called “the new artsy” by Condé Nast Traveler in 2016. These stylish downtown digs are bringing some world-class visuals to Music City and already received a mention on none other than VisitMusicCity.com, the local tourism bureau’s official website.
That writeup also highlighted 21c’s restaurant, Gray & Dudley, named for the 1900 building that the hotel occupies. With its menu of thoughtfully prepared dishes, inspired by Chef Levon Wallace’s West Coast roots and travels, this eatery invites your sense of taste along for the adventure, with your senses of sight and sound already accounted for. Get your sense of touch in on the fun at the spa, with couples treatment rooms, a fitness center and steam showers – or in your abode, where you’ll find Malin + Goetz bath amenities and luxurious bedding.
Rooms and suites
The airy, hardwood-floored accommodations were designed by Deborah Berke and have an inviting, contemporary feel. Expect warm tones and neutrals, plus
Chef Levon Wallace heads up all-new Gray & Dudley, the new restaurant that takes its name from the hotel’s building and that VisitMusicCity.com recently wrote up. This is a great spot for fresh, natural, elevated and yet unpretentious American and international eats. You can also knock back a craft cocktail here, after a busy day on the town.
Fit in some time to decompress at the spa, which holds couples treatment rooms that connect to steam showers. Should you prefer a more active approach to wellness, work out at the fitness center, which opens ‘round the clock.
Nicknamed Music City, U.S.A, Nashville is an international country capital, and you’ll want to swing by one of the famous venues – The Bluebird Café and Station Inn, for instance, along with the Grand Ole Opry – when you visit. You’ll be in downtown, which puts you close to numerous venues, as well as dining and shopping spots. Another legendary attraction is the full-sized Parthenon replica (built for the 1897 Centennial Exposition), while an assortment of parks and gardens add a bit of green to the cosmopolitan destination. For a one-of-a-kind day trip, head to the Jack Daniel’s whiskey distillery, about an hour and a half southeast.
How to Get There
We stayed at the hotel for four nights. It's close to the Ryman, Country Music Hall of fame and Broadway but the few blocks away meant quiet night. The staff was very accommodating and we enjoyed the artwork. If your allows, take the "Tipsy Tour". You get a tour of the artwork in public areas and there's cheaper drinks in the bar before the tour.
I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in April 2019, and I would definitely stay here again when in Nashville. The hotel is in a perfect location, about a 5 minute walk to the excitement on Broadway, and a 5 minute walk to Music City Central Bus Station. The staff were always friendly and welcoming and did a great job cleaning the room daily. The room was clean and quiet and had great amenities such as coffee, tea, a safe, free WIFI, Comcast cable, soaps, and a large bed. I had a great stay and would recommend staying here.
It is great concept and a wonderful hotel in Nashville.
You pay for a room
And you realize you are in a 3 floors museum.
Rooms are great, thete is a nespresso machine in each room and the staff is great!
What a great stay, with great hospitality! The first night we stayed in one of the artisan suites which was very unique to say the least. The receptionist asked how we liked the room and offered if we wanted a more traditional room we could charge. I did not care either way, but my friend preferred a more traditional room. The Entertainment did not stop there. I won’t ruin the fun, but let’s just say they strategically place items thought the hallways multiple times per day! They staff was top notch, service was better than most most Hilton’s and it JW Marriott I’ve said at. Also try out their bath products. I can honestly say unless some is providing a designer bath product I would never consider using what a hotel provides. 21c provides this amazing brand of product make sure you try the Rum shower gel. Highly recommend!
Room location and staff super. Will certainly return. The location allows easy walking to both downtown and Germantown. Being on second traffic is light and allows easy load/unload and egress onto union street.