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
Central hotel with a nice flare to it. Staff are amazing. We had over 100 people stay for 2 days and they were fast efficient and very welcoming. Breakfast however is from 7 to 9 without exception. I think that they were under staffed and a bit slow. Worth trying though but give yourself time to wait.
I had a great time at the Fairlane Hotel. Special shout out to Kaitlyn Rice and the front desk staff. Everyone was welcoming, friendly and everyone knew Nashville and recommended great places to visit, eat and drink.
The Fairlane exceeded our expectations in every category!! The Corner King room on the 12th floor was perfect: Floor to ceiling windows, mid-century decor, spacious bathroom with a large shower, and a very comfortable bed! We had an appetizer and a cocktail at Ellington’s, and now we can’t wait to return for dinner. Breakfast at Union Teller was spectacular! We ordered French toast and avocado toast and cleaned our plates. Thank you, Fairlane Hotel, for your courteous staff, spotless hotel and overall exceptional experience!!