During my visit to Nashville, I stayed at two different hotels.

The first was the Kimpton Aertson Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.  This was our initial stop before heading into Downtown Nashville.

The second hotel we stayed at was the Hilton Nashville Downtown.  This hotel is central to most of the tourist attractions in downtown Nashville we wanted to visit.  We also had some expiring Hilton certificates, so it was a perfect combination.


You can’t really miss the hotel since it is a big building.

a large building with many windows








The hotel does have a garage and you can self-park, but it will set you back about $38 (as of 3/28/2022) for self parking with no in/out privileges.

a sign on the sidewalk










Check in was uneventful.  It had a more formal than welcoming vibe than the Aertson Nashville, but check-in was fast and efficient.  The lobby is very grand.

a large lobby with chairs and tables







Hotel Interior

We made our way to our room, which as it turned out was on the top floor.  I think I was upgraded to a suite as a diamond member, though it wasn’t explicitly mentioned at check-in.  There was a living room space and a separate bedroom space.  There was a TV in both the living room and in the bedroom.

I’m not generally afraid of heights, but I admit that my knees felt a little weak looking down to the lobby from the top floor.  In fact, things look so small from the top that the furnitures in the lobby looks like they are toy pieces.

a building with many white and black balconies

a building with many windows








a high angle view of a buildinga high angle view of a building






Hotel Room

a couch and chair in a room

a room with two beds








a tv in a room

a room with a mirror and a dresser









a bathroom with a large mirror

a tray with small containers of cosmetics on it








The view from the room was pretty good.  I was concerned that it would get very noisy at night, but it was fine. You can hear the music and street noises on occasion, but nothing that would disrupt from a restful sleep.

a city skyline with a tall building










We visited the executive lounge as well, which is located on the first floor of this hotel.  You can tap in with your key card.  We’d stop by for a bottle of water or some fruits during the afternoon (empty)

a sign on the wall

a room with chairs and a table









a room with a kitchen and a table a room with a table and chairs








During breakfast hours, there is more traffic and there are some healthy options for breakfast, including a fruit cup.

a plate of food and a remote









In summary

All in all, if you’re looking for a centrally located hotel in downtown Nashville, this would be a good place to stay.  I had a very comfortable stay and I would stay here again.  The hotel’s location is fantastic and it is very walk-able.  You don’t need a car, as you’re only a few minutes walk away from the country music hall of fame and museum, as well as many restaurants/bars/shops in downtown Nashville.