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
Very well located in a relatively quite part of downtown. Sleeping areas are a little small, but the bathrooms are very nicely sized.
Everything revolves around the art in the place. So take the time to explore all levels of the open art gallery.
Would definitely stay here again.
LOVED this hip hotel steps away from downtown Nashville, we came into town without reservations and found this little gem last minute. I can't begin to tell you how pleased we were from the moment we pulled up EVERYONE we encountered there from the Valet to people at the front desk to the restaurant were SO fun friendly and welcoming our whole visit! The food & spirits were amazing and located right within steps of our elevator. Very neat artsy things located all throughout this little hotel/ museum. The room we had booked was a king room but was facing a brick wall, husband surprised me and called down to see if another was available and they upgraded us to a king suite with city view! This was my Mother's Day weekend and our friends birthday Nash Bash it just made our trip even more enjoyable. We will for sure return to this sweet, fun, super clean, friendly place. Thank you!
You will love this modern hotel. Don’t miss the experience. The art collection is whimsical and interactive. The rooms are small but quiet and well appointed. The bellman, Greg, has never met a stranger. Greg is typical of the whole staff. They have an artsy look with traditional southern manners. The massage therapists are skillful and professional. You will have in unforgettable stay. Go.
This hotel is absolutely gorgeous. We had a great getaway. Staff are wonderful, friendly, extremely helpful and generally just awesome. We also had cocktails in the Grey and Dudley lounge. Very good! We even ordered room service. Excellent!! This hotel is a little pricey for us but we decided to splurge and it was def worth the extra money. Location is great. It’s worth it to valet. Got great recommendations for things to do. Room was amazing, clean and very lovely.
Where to begin? After an extraordinary experience at their Louisville property, I naturally expected the same superior service in Nashville. Nothing could have been farther from the truth. It took an unbelievable amount of time after ordering to receive breakfast -- literally, a wait beyond all explanation. I felt sorry for your servers. They need to take an advanced course on apology-making, because the way the restaurant is conducted, it's all they were getting done.
For the first time in my life, I sent back a drink (a Bloody Mary with...I kid you not...vinegar.) The food in Louisville (Proof & Main) is extraordinary. I would have done better at Denny's than at Gray & Dudley.
Most (except one) of the front desk staff has more attitude than the middle act working a gig at Bridgestone Arena. You aren't a star -- you are in the SERVICE industry. Your job is to help, not to impress with your disinterest.
I'm sure you got a great deal on mattresses at some Super 8 bankruptcy sale, but for the rates you're charging, a guest has a right to expect better bedding. It's worse than any typical Sheraton. Seriously, a Hampton Inn has more comfort. Housekeeping made the bed -- but evidently could not be bothered to empty trash or replenish coffee.
The entire experience was disappointing at any price -- and especially at what you charge.