What We Love
- The surrounding West End neighborhood is rife with hip nightspots and lively cafés
- They spoil canine and feline guests with pet beds, scratching posts and lovely treats
- The green ethic: Bamboo floors and furniture and eco-conscious practices are deployed throughout
What To Know
- You need a car or cab to get to downtown or most key points of interest in Nashville
- The scene here is adult and sophisticated — not the best option for families
- No spa here, but you can order in-room spa service, and there's a decent fitness center
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Don’t be put off by the boxy, prosaic exterior of this former office building in Nashville’s bustling West End—the Hutton embodies contemporary sophistication, from the red and tan color scheme to the 14-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and flat-screen HDTVs with high-tech media hubs. The eco-conscious hotel attracts a sizable contingent of guests with business either at nearby Vanderbilt University or the hub of the city’s recording industry, Music Row. Super-swish guest rooms are done with bold colors, granite bathrooms, and mod lighting, and all are outfitted with a bevy of eco-sensitive and high-tech features: card readers that turn off the lights when you leave the room, energy-efficient LED or fluorescent lamps, and multimedia high-def entertainment systems. Fitness buffs take note: seven of the larger rooms have elliptical cross-trainers in their extended living areas. The hotel’s 1808 Grille dishes up inventive regional American fare like herbed spaetzle with fennel-braised duck, and tender lamb T-bone with smoked butternut squash, blood orange and pistachio. There’s also the cozy bar where you can order lighter fare (mostly sandwiches and paninis) and peruse the extensive lists of wine, craft beer, and whiskeys. Downtown’s museums and rollicking music clubs are just a five-minute ride away—just ask for a lift in the hotel’s hybrid courtesy shuttle.
In the Area
You don’t have to be an ardent fan of the genre to enjoy downtown’s Country Music Hall of Fame, an impressive museum of popular culture and American music. A glimpse of Les Paul’s 1941 electric guitar is alone worth the visit. From there, it’s an easy walk to verdant 132-acre Centennial Park, which is laced with paths and gardens and anchored by the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the Athens landmark. Alternatively, make the 10-minute drive (or cab ride) to the city’s coolest up-and-coming neighborhood, East Nashville, a repository of distinctive restaurants and quirky coffeehouses. In another of Nashville’s hip neighborhoods, 12th Avenue South, the one-of-a-kind Katy K Designs is your one-stop for vintage-inspired dresses, boots, hats and embroidered men’s shirts that would make Patsy Cline or Chet Atkins proud.
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We have an annual conference and this was the chosen location for 2018's meeting. The hotel is nice, however there were a lot of things we didn't care for. First, the staff at check in just seemed rude. Like they were doing us a favor by assisting us. The conference had been scheduled there months before we arrived and yet some attendees didn't get rooms until well into the night. We got our room immediately, although it was a handicap room rather than a regular room. The party with us had to wait over 2.5 hours for theirs. The rooms were clean and nice, but nothing spectacular. The event went really well, food was good, but rooms were freezing as others have said. Most of our group wore jackets, but unfortunately, I hadn't brought one. So I froze for 2 days in long sleeves. Weird thing about the conference rooms was that you had to take the sky bridge back to the parking garage and then go up to the top floor to get to the meeting areas. There was no access from inside the hotel itself and the path from the hotel to the elevator was not direct. It was actually kind of confusing. My wife had come along as a guest and had breakfast in the dining room the first morning. Her breakfast (with tip) was over $25. I asked what she had and it was a bowl of oatmeal and a cup of coffee. On the second day, I went to get my clothes out of the closet in my room. I noticed some white particles on my shirt. I brushed it off the front, thinking i had gotten something on it. Turning it around, there was even more on the back. Then I noticed what was drop ceiling tile particles all over the floor of the closet. Someone had been in the room and removed a drop ceiling panel in our closet during the stay. No clue what the reasoning was for it, or why it wasn't cleaned up afterwards. Gave us a creepy feeling that there may have been cameras in our room. No signs of any were found and because we were in the handicap room where everything was short, there was nothing to stand on to reach the ceiling to even look. Overall, most of the people that attended our conference seemed to be happy with the venue. Other than the temperature complaints and the super late check ins. I felt the beds weren't as comfortable as other places we've stayed, the staff wasn't as friendly as I would have liked to have seen, and for what the hotel is trying to be (high end), they're missing their mark. Also, we had the opportunity to stay an extra night before the conference for a reduced rate. I called to try to arrange a room for the night before so we could attend early. I was not able to get that rate, but was quoted a rate that was almost double. The reservation person I talked to worked for multiple hotels and kept trying to put me into another hotel. Even after one of our group had gotten the quoted rate. I ended up coming in a day later because i wasn't paying the exorbitant price I was quoted for the extra night stay.
I was in for a meeting and when leaving we called for an Uber. The Bags Hospitality Team loaded our bags into a small trunk of the Uber vechicle and moved his bags to the front seat when the driver became upset. Needless to say, Chris Rivera, Area Director and his team performed superb customer service and contacted another Uber driver to get us to the airport. #greatservice
From Check in to Check out had a great stay in a roomy Midtown Corner Suite. Loved the European type bathroom with two glass counter areas and adjustable rainfall shower.
There was turn down service each evening and a complimentary drink too. Used the free tesla shuttle everyday which was a big savings. Enjoyed the separate sofa area too.
First time to Nashville and will be back to the Hutton some time soon.
I highly recommend the Hutton! Understated elegance...warm and welcoming! Great people. You must check out the Analog here as well. Cozy and intimate music venue. The location is great. Short Uber ride away to Broadway or the Gulch...better yet, they have a Tesla that they will take you anywhere within a 3 mile radius! Note that it is first come,first serve. Great little spot near the lobby where you can listen to some classic vinyl records! We spent a couple hours having drinks and listening to great music with our friends. Will highly recommend and always come back. (Also, our travel agent got us some amazing perks here for booking through her!! Use your travel agent!) 💖🎶
Central location. Hey helpful staff. Free shuttle was a big help. I liked the quick coffee and croissant bar in the lobby when time was a factor and they did a great job w/the cappuccino. Not always done correctly!
Overall service was great, lots of little extras in the room.