Nashville’s most historic hotel, The Hermitage is a classic Beaux Arts luxury hotel and symbol of Nashville's emergence as a major Southern city, and a great base for discovering the fabulous country and western music heritage.
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With its grand facade and luxurious interiors, The Hermitage is high-society Nashville. Step into the stunning vaulted lobby of this Nashville luxury hotel and be transported to a time when master-craftsmen created intricate detail with loving care. Built in 1908, the hotel’s grand architecture of this place is immediately impressive. The lobby, with its marble columns, gilded plasterwork, and stained-glass ceiling, is the most magnificent in the city.
Following The Hermitage’s recent multi-million dollar restoration, it is once again the city's top choice. The hotel’s 123 guest rooms and suites are luxurious and classical in style, with large windows and marble-floored bathrooms with soaker tubs and designer soaps, down-filled duvets, complimentary wireless Internet access, CD/DVD player and newspapers delivered every morning.
When the hotel opened in 1910 it boasted 250 rooms - a very modern amount for the day. Through the last 100 years, the hotel has seen many renovations which today has 122 rooms and suites. Restoration and renovation has created classically styled, comfortable guest rooms and suites, the average size being that of a New York apartment. Many of the rooms have spectacular views of the historic State Capitol building and of downtown Nashville.
There are no child specific facilities at The Hermitage but children are of course welcome to come and stay.
The Capitol Grille, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, serves inventive southern cuisine with an emphasis on Tennessee game under a vaulted ceiling. Afternoon tea is served here from Thursday to Saturday. It is a favorite for breakfast and lunch as well as a local dining hot spot. The Oak Bar has been meticulously restored and is a superb retreat.
Nashville, Tennessee is known as Music City and the Hermitage Hotel is within walking distance of the Ryman Auditorium (the original home of the Grand Ole Opry), the Second Avenue and Broadway Entertainment District where live music plays 24 hours a day. Being located in the heart of downtown Nashville, The Hermitage Hotel is conveniently located one block from 5th Avenue of the Arts where you can spend hours exploring the rich diversity of galleries. The hotel is also located directly across the street from the Tennessee State Capitol, Legislative Plaza, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Museum.
Both the Bridgestone Arena and LP Field, also within walking distance, offer a variety of activities ranging from sporting events to concerts. Several new venues have opened recently: The Country Music Hall of Fame; The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and Nashville’s state-of-the-art Public Library.
Location & Directions
The Hermitage is just 20-minutes from downtown Nashville and 5 miles from the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and the Nashville International Airport.
When to go
Nashville has four distinct seasons filled with festivals and outdoor activities. The most popular time to visit is during the summer and vacation season, when schools are on break and families are on vacation. Fall, when the leaves change and the weather is mild, can also be a busy time. Spring brings pleasant temperatures, colorful gardens, and several major annual events. Winter is the slowest time due to cooler weather, but shopping and vacation events during the Christmas season are a big draw.
The largest crowds show up from mid-spring to mid-summer with events such as Awesome April and the Country Music Marathon in April, the CMA Music Festival in June, and Fourth of July celebrations. December can also be a pretty busy time with shopping, vacation gatherings, and special events. January through March are less crowded months due to cooler temperatures and fewer major events.