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
Great stay for a 2-night work trip. Even got some late night work done on the roof - I recommend a popsicle! Rod Stewart helped me with my bags the morning I left - he and the rest of the staff are very accommodating. Looking forward to staying here again.
Very classy and beautiful hotel located in the Gulch with nice restaurants and shopping very close! Broadway’s Music City is within walking distance or a very short Uber ride!
Some construction going on which started very early in the morning which impacted our ability for good sleep!
Overall, a very nice place that we will return to!
I've had a bunch of business trips to Nashville recently. Nashville is very hot right now, so good luck finding a reasonable rate. I was able to get a good corporate rate at the Thompson on a Wednesday night so I jumped in it. Glad I did, this is a fantastic hotel. Highly recommended.
The Thompson is located in the Gulch district, which has a lot going on at night. I wanted to grab a bite and a few drinks but had some work to take care of, so I ordered room service. I was delighted to find that the room service menu had a few unusual local options and overall the menu was reasonably priced for room service. I had a fried catfish sandwich with chips and a nice fresh salad. There is an all-night menu available as well. The person who delivered my meal was extremely friendly! Bonus points.
The mini-bar is extremely well-stocked, with not just drinks but a snack pantry. Again, I found the selection to be good and also fairly priced. They also had two 45rpm records available as well. I wonder how often people purchase them?
The bed and shower were top notch. The decor was interesting - upscale Nashville farmhouse chic? I wish there was at least one more light because the room can get dark and some of the lights don't aim where you want them. This is a minor issue.
Overall, this was an awesome stay. Hope I can visit again.
Totally outstanding experience from check in thru check out. Marsh House first rate for all meals. Incentive and diverse. Quality of suite over the top and the staff was consistently excellent in every way.
I come to Nashville every 2 weeks for business and have been staying at the Thompson for the past year. Every trip seems to get better and better. I am always greeted with a smile from the Valet to the Front Desk. They take time and know my name!!!! I've been to other hotels and they didn't even bother to know me. (Just another customer they have to deal with.) It's not that way at the Thompson. The whole experience from street to room is always the same. Any issues I have ever had are always handled in an expedient time frame and with extra special care. It's the reason I will continue to come back to this hotel (second home).
I have to give a special shout out to Lana at the front desk. 90% of the time I check in, she is always there to greet me. Not to say that all the staff doesn't do this, I just tend to get her at all my check-ins it seems and feel she deserves the credit for this review. Thank you Lana for helping me all the past stays and in future stays!