What We Love
- Slurping oysters at Marsh House, James Beard Award winner John Besh’s Southern seafood restaurant
- Exploring the surrounding Gulch and adjacent Music Row
- Jamming out to country tunes on your Marshall bluetooth speaker—this is Music City, after all
What To Know
- All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of downtown Nashville and The Gulch
- The rooftop bar has a great selection of local brews
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Thompson Nashville made a bold statement as soon as it hit the Music City hospitality scene, with boutique style to spare. Your room or suite is at once urban and rustic, with a sliding barn door, a subway-tiled bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the neighborhood or city, and a Marshall bluetooth speaker for streaming your favorite Dolly Parton and George Strait tunes post-visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Of the hotel’s three stellar dining spots, the signature restaurant is Marsh House, which is the creation of celebrity chef and James Beard Award-winner John Besh and serves his takes on seafood and southern classics. Here and at panoramic rooftop bar L.A. Jackson, you can taste Southern brews and fine wines from small-batch producers. For your caffeine fix, hit Killebrew, with java by Alabama export Revelator Coffee Company, plus a pastry counter and menu of morning breakfast and afternoon grab-and-go sandwiches.
In the Area
The hotel is set in the Gulch District, a LEED-certified community with an industrial vibe and plenty of hip new restaurants, bars and shops. Among these are buzzed-about boutiques and music venues, since you can’t experience Music City without watching some live shows. Broadway, with its honky tonks, and the studios of Music Row are both adjacent to the neighborhood; the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is an easy 15-minute walk.
How to Get There
Thompson provides a special experience and in located in an area that is easily accessible to other parts of Nashville. The staff are the tops and very nice. This is my preferred hotel in the area by far.
Nice big room. Staff were friendly. Hotel is about 20 minutes from the main attractions. Nice bar and food not bad! Evening meal was fine. We’d recommend it for a stay! Staff will book cabs and restaurants if you ask!
This is a new hotel, and has a great vibe. It is the perfect location within the Gulch. After running around Nashville all day, it is great to come back and relax. The rooms are large and comfortable. The restaurant and service are great. Don't miss fun cocktails at sunset!
We were in town for a wedding and stayed for 2 nights. Room was immaculate with solid design and amenities. Good vibe in the hotel (Dallas Stars were staying here) and a quick 15 minute walk to Honky Tonk section/Broadway yet still quiet enough not to feel like you’re in Disneyland.
Best part was the reserved but very accommodating and charming staff.
Restaurant was super solid with fresh seafood and a great brunch menu. Rooftop bar was a great stop to finish the night.
My wife has stayed at other Thompson Hotels on business. Having always had a good stay she booked us into the Thompson Nashville.
It's situated in The Gulch, a trendy, upcoming part of town
There were three Door Men on duty. No attempt was made to open to doors. They were too busy fawning over the PYTs waiting for their drivers - this turned out to be a theme.
We arrived at 3.30pm & were advised "Check In isn't until 4" well ok that's our look out. Receptionist offered to call us when the room was ready. We went walkabout, waiting for the phone call. At 5.30 we decided to walk back to the hotel
"Oh yes your room is ready" They advised they couldn't call us "as the Reception Phone doesn't allow International Calls" I find that hard to believe, but there you go. Amazingly having been in room 10 mins they called to say the room was ready - so International Call Bar now lifted
The room was spotlessly clean. Nice bedding, towels etc. Can't fault the condition. Disappointing thou to find no tea or coffee facilities in the room. Bottled Water available at $7 a go
There is a Roof Top Bar, sadly we only got to see it once as it's pretty much closed for "Private Events" the one time we did get to it the music being played was inappropriate for the setting. I like Rap, Hip Hop, R & B etc, but hearing Racist & misogynistic lyrics was not at all appropriate. Some guests did leave, one older couple were offended. I did mention this to Reception "sorry to hear that. The Roof Top is Operated by a different company" well, they ain't representing YOUR Brand very well are they
The TV Remote had no Batteries in it. Not the end of the world, these things happen. I know guests can be thieving, they'll nick anything. It took THREE Reports to Reception & THREE DAYS to get that sorted.
Whilst in the Reception area, on several occasions, it became apparent the Door Staff have a pattern. If you look like a Kardashian, pull up in a nice car, or have Designer Luggage, they are prompt, attentive, carry your bags & open the door. We are none of those, so they didn't. There two Door Men that are particularly honed in their craft. An elderly couple sitting next us, there for their Golden Anniversary commented "those boys seem keen if you look right. We're very disappointed in the whole weekend & wont be back"
They are sadly right. The Reception staff & Door staff need sorting. I have to add the Housekeeping staff were the excellent. Polite, friendly & helpful.
Upon leaving we asked for a taxi to the Airport. One of the Door staff walked off & picked up a phone, but a nice black shiny car with Pretty Ladies pulled up & he was gone. The taxi never did show. A passing Local Taxi Driver offered to help. He saved the day & got us to the Airport
I understand this hotel has just been taken over by the Hyatt Group. Hyatt, you need to get your team in there & sort it. There’s a W being built next door, that’s serious competition for your market