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.
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This is a great smaller hotel in Nashville. It really is an art museum posing as a hotel.
The rooms are well designed and the meeting rooms spacious and professionally laid out. The restaurant and bar were above average for a hotel.
The 21c team are very friendly and accommodating. They work hard to make your stay fun and memorable.
They have teal penguins all over the hotel that get moved around by staff and guests. Very creative and funny!
The location on 2nd Ave, is on a nice tree lined street and a short walk to Broadway.
Try this hotel the next time you are in Nashville!
We stayed for one quick night on a road trip from Michigan to Florida. The room was great with really high ceilings, nice draperies and a clean and functional bathroom (lots of counter space is great). The Nespresso and complimentary bottled water were nice amenities and it was cool that the mini bar was stocked with local craft beers. We had our golden doodle with us and she was welcomed - the $75 pet fee was a little excessive in my opinion but we were happy she was allowed. The location was fantastic! Just far enough from Broadway to be out of the fray but still easily walkable. Only complaint is that there was music playing outside our room and audible all. night. long. Like until 8am. I think a neighboring bar accidentally left their roof deck sound system on but it was brutal. No offer from management to compensate us, though it wasn’t their fault. Great service overall, very accommodating.
We’d go back!
We totally enjoyed the art gallery tour. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. Hotel staff went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. We would stay there again or at another 21c Hotel in another city.