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 picked the 21C Museum Hotel for its location and the fact that it was "different" boutique hotel. Check in was very efficient and friendly. The artwork around the hotel is wonderful touch and enjoyed the elevator art (except the snake one). The hallway from the elevator to the room is a bit dark but you get used to it after a few times. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was large with an over sized shower. The restaurant was wonderful for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. We particularly enjoyed the location just a quick walk to most of sites downtown. From check in to check out our stay was amazing.
My boyfriend and i had a quick getaway to Nashville this past weekend and chose this hotel. They staff was very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are small but very nice. The king does not come with a regular fridge so they had one brought up to us but did not get cold at all. We did have a problem at check in not accepting any of our business credit cards for check in but everywhere in Nashville accepted them.......i have all the receipts to prove that. I don't know what we would have done if i didn't have my personal one. The hotel was located perfect for walking downtown. I would stay here again.
Great location within easy walking distance of all the major downtown attractions and dining. Very cool boutique atmosphere, tasteful rooms, cozy bar and dining area, friendly and responsive staff....we even had a view of the river and the fireworks when the Titans won. Highly recommend and will return, we had a most enjoyable stay.
We chose this hotel because we had never stayed before and like boutique style hotels.. at first it looks like an art gallery but you soon realize the problems-
$38 parking crazy
Awful and slow service in hotel
We had to request room to be cleaned 2 times
Came back to room one day smelling of sewage
Restaurant menu to limited and over priced
Breakfast was beyond basic and slow/ took an hour to get meal
Staff was hit and miss / trying to be chic and pretentious
Only plus is the location to downtown and rooms good size
Nice shower but no shelf or ledge to put your soap. Etc..
Bathroom had a major echo factor
The video they show on the tv reallt portrays rhe arrogance and false pretentiousness of the founder visionary.. they need more work to accommodate guests
Step off the pedestal .. there are more top notch boutique hotels out there ...
We have stayed in Nashville several times and I have to say we have been impressed with many of our hotel stays. With that being said, I think it means even more that we rank this stay the top of the top! Great bar and restaurant in the lobby, and a very unique space. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and welcoming. Rooms are a bit small but well appointed and restful. Great location.