What We Love
- A Mile End Deli outpost—the only one outside its native New York
- Peekaboo walnut paneling in all guest bathroom showers
- A wraparound terrace on the fourth floor restaurant
- The fire pit in the property’s penthouse
What To Know
- The pullout center console on the headboard in your room doubles as a nifty cup holder
- A vintage bar cart circulates through the lobby every evening
- Guests are offered complimentary vouchers to the lobby’s artisanal coffee counter upon check-in
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
The swinging '70s are back in downtown Nashville at this playful, 81-room crash pad
If Austin Powers decided to bed down in Music City, this retro-flavored gem may just have been his hotel of choice. With its psychedelic seating areas and original oak paneling, the former bank is rich with quirky modernist details—most visible where guests stay. Though they’re stripped of artwork, each guest room is jazzed up with teal, green, and gold accents and contains whimsical embellishments like built-in magazine racks, marble showers, and brassy light fixtures. The hotel’s penthouse ups the ante even more, with private elevator access and smoked mirror ceilings. A reverence for all things groovy is also evident from era-inspired embellishments like travertine columns, terrazzo floors, and bottled Coca-Cola in the nightly bar cart that makes its way around the buzzing lobby. The nostalgia is the strongest at Ellington’s, an indoor-outdoor grill that puts a millennial twist on mid-20th-century classics like the wedge salad (their not-so-humdrum version comes studded with pickled cherry tomatoes and roasted shallots) and a baby kale-laden brioche burger—best paired with a shaken-to-perfection martini, of course.
In the Area
The Fairlane’s Arts Districts address sets it within easy reach of Printers Alley, the city’s nightlife nucleus. Almost all the area’s watering holes, such as Fleet Street, an English-style pub, and Skull’s Rainbow Room, the city’s only jazz lounge, trace their origins to early 20th-century speakeasies and saloons. During the day, hit the nearby Tennessee State Museum, which houses six permanent exhibitions. For an outdoor tour, take an art walk—you can custom design your own map, which the hotel staff can assist you with—that could feature stops at sculptures such as the Stix, a group of up-lighted cedar poles, or The Capital, a stainless steel tribute to Tennessee’s state flag.
How to Get There
The Fairlane has a 5-star for a reason... this hotel is no joke!
I've stayed at the Fairlane two out of my three visits to Nashville (the time I didn't stay there was a major regret!), and it's truly my favorite hotel. From the moment you walk in, everything is immaculately clean, the staff is incredibly warm and welcoming, the lobby smells amazing, and the experience doesn't stop there. Every inch of the rooms are spotless as though you've just moved into a sparkling new penthouse suite, and the staff is at your beck and call day or night for just about anything you can think of. And if they don't have what you need, they'll find you a solution regardless.
I travel constantly for work and even at nice hotels it tends to be extremely difficult to feel comfortable and get a good night's sleep, but this problem DOES NOT exist for me at the Fairlane! For starters, the mattress and pillows are more comfortable than what I have at home (and I love my mattress so this is saying a lot!), and the black out curtains, the homey smell throughout the hotel, and the soothing atmosphere make it one of the best night's sleep you'll have all year!
I truly cannot say enough good things about this hotel. It's stylish, classy, the architecture and design are gorgeous, and you'll leave your stay feeling all sorts of warm and fuzzy. Nashville is one of my favorite cities to visit for work and much of that is thanks to how lovely my stays at the Fairlane have been. After my last visit, one of the employees actually offered to order me some of the pillows they use at the hotel because he knew how much I loved them... talk about above and beyond!!!
10/10 would recommend! You'll thank me later. :)
Staff excellent. Room excellent and large, with nice city view from high floor. Ate at Ellington's twice because we really liked the menu. Lots of options including both small and large plates. Wait-staff terrific.
Just an overwhelming interested staff ready to assist in every way and detail orientated....a super location within walking distance to all the highlights of downtown Nashville....great value - arrive with a smile and leave with a bigger smile !!
From the minute we arrived at the Fairlane Hotel, we were treated so well. The Valet managers were so helpful, prompt, and kind. They led us in to be welcomed by the welcome desk. They too were very kind, attentive, and informative. Our room was clean and comfortable. It was so nice to stay at a hotel that was small. The entire experience felt personal. Our breakfast was delicious! The location in the city was walking distance to many great diners, shops, and entertainment. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Nashville!
My husband and I went last week to the Fairlane for a quick overnight trip to Nashville. There are lots of wonderful hotels downtown that we enjoy, but we wanted to try the "boutique" hotel The Fairlane and we are so glad we did. It's a beautifully decorated mid-century modern hotel in a wonderful location right across from Jeff Ruby's steakhouse and right up from Printer's Alley, but the thing that impressed us most was the service level. The service was so friendly and personal, yet very genuine. Each person seemed eager to make sure we had a good time and had everything we needed. No canned greetings, but each had an honest attempt to find out how they might make things even better. We will definitely be back.