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
When you first arrive at this hotel you’re greeted by a warm staff member who helps you get settled. The artwork is such a nice change from your average hotel and every time we arrived or left the hotel we found ourselves pausing to admire another piece. The room we had a standard but even that was funky and had some beautiful elements to admire. The bathroom was new and spacious for us and the room was quiet even though we were near the alley. We would definitely staff at this or another 21c hotel/museum again. Highly recommended!
Big shout out to all of the AWESOME staff at 21C Museum Hotel in Nashville! We really wanted a very close place to stay after the Ed Sheeran concert (my husband hurt his back last week and really couldn’t walk a long distance). The hotel was completely booked but we called the front desk and asked them to give us a call if someone cancelled and they did!!! They were extremely helpful in getting our car parked, bags out, and getting us settled. They are pet friendly so Buddy, our Australian Sheppard, was graciously welcomed.
Can’t say thank you enough for your gracious hospitality! If you are planning a stay in the Nashville area and especially if you want to be downtown and close to Nissan Stadium, book at 21C Museum!!!
The 21c is a hidden em of a boutique hotel. The bonus of the 21c hotel is that it is a upscale hotels that also serves as an art gallery located throughout and within the 21c Museum Hotel, which is a destination unto itself if you like art. You don't even have to be staying at the hotel to enjoy the art either. The art is free!. We also held a business conference here for our company's annual meeting and it was top notch service and accommodations.
I only stayed for one night but I wish I were there longer. The room decor was funky and nice. The bathroom was a good size with great light. It’s located near the footbridge if you are going to a Titans game and Broadway is just a few blocks down. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Would stay there again.
Just after my stay at 21c Musem Hotel Louisville I was staying here, so I had a chance to compare these two places. I must say that, hospitality was overwhelming in both of these places. And of-course design and comfort of the rooms are extremely high. I wasn't so lucky and got room with small window it, that was facing opposite wall, so no day light for me.