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.
How to Get There
The area is flooded with national budget hotels and several local properties -- but the Hutton was a good (better) choice,albeit a bit more expensive. Rooms are slightly above average and fairly well appointed and comfortable. Amenities could be better, but the property has a great vibe, not pretentious and not corporate stuffy; just comfortable. Large, great lobby if you are traveling with friends.
We loved this hotel. Warm and comfortable, the beds and linens were divine. The room is really dark for sleeping and was very quiet on the 10th floor. It was clean and the shower is one of the best at any hotel I’ve stayed at. We especially appreciated the coffee bar in the lobby and complimentary shuttle. Walking distance to some great restaurants.
Chris was really helpful throughout our entire stay. He was able to take us to and from multiple spots throughout Nashville. Driver Felix was very respectful and courteous. Chris made our stay the most enjoyable willing to help us out in need. Make sure you ask for him when you visit. Everyone at Hutton was amazing as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Hutton! The bathroom/sink/shower could have been a little cleaner, but the bedroom was tidy, and we had a great view of west end.
Late in the night, I was on a quest for a sprite to accompany my leftover Hattie’s. This hotel is too fancy to have a vending machine on every floor, or even the lobby. After looking everywhere, I checked the mini-fridge and low and behold, the cutest glass bottle of sprite ever. It was like 3 bucks but whatever it was worth it.
The best part about the Hutton is the valet team. Tristan, Tommy, Jacob, and John all stood out to me for their kindness, and the quality of service they provide. They must be freezing standing outside all day, but they always open my door with a smile. Very impressed.
We had a great experience. The hotel is beautiful and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Tristan was especially attentive and thoughtful. The lobby has incredible ambiance. The location is also convenient.