Must-see hotels in Tennessee

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    Urban Cowboy

    In a word: stunning. Nashville's most exciting sleeps are in a Queen Anne Victorian–style mansion dating from the 1890s, which nurtures seven individually…

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    Crash Pad

    The South's best hostel, run by climbers, is a sustainable den of coolness in Southside, the 'Noog's hippest downtown neighborhood. Co-ed dorms…

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    Moxy Chattanooga Downtown

    Guests check in at the bar at this sharp, sassy new hotel, where a kaleidoscope of bright colors and unique design details make for a compelling stay…

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    Germantown Inn

    Germantown's oldest house, a shoemaker's cottage dating to 1865, has been flipped into a charming 10-room inn steeped in local design. Exposed brick and…

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    Oliver Hotel

    Knoxville's first boutique hotel boasts 28 modern, stylish rooms with fun subway-tiled showers (with rain-style shower heads), luxe linens, plush…

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    Nashville Downtown Hostel

    Well located, only a block from Lower Broadway, and up to the minute in style and function. The common space in the basement, with its rather regal…

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    James Lee House

    Dating in parts to 1848 and 1872, this exquisite Victorian mansion in the city's historic Victorian Village at the edge of downtown is one of Memphis'…

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    Nashville's best sleep conjures 1930s glamor through a modern lens, and its lobby bar, Trade Room, stuns with original brass detailing and Tennessee pink…

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    Guests let themselves into Nashville's hippest – and smallest – hotel. Beyond the ebonized cedar frontage, industrial grays under violet lighting lead to…

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    Guest House at Graceland

    Intimate in name only, the Guest House, Graceland's new flagship, is a 450-room hunk of burning hotel. Stylish slate-gray standard rooms are spacious,…

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    DreamMore Resort

    Although not as glossy as some resorts, DreamMore offers notably warm hospitality, and the grounds are impeccably clean and well manicured. The fun starts…

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    Thompson Nashville

    A bastion of finely polished, mid-century modern cool, the Thompson Nashville is the Gulch's see-and-be-seen seat of style, whether that be agonizing over…

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    The Tennessee River is the unifying theme at this posh new hotel across the street from the Sunsphere and the city convention center. Look for maps of the…

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    Hutton Hotel

    One of our favorite Nashville boutique hotels riffs on mid-century modern design, with bamboo-paneled walls and reclaimed WWI barnwood flooring. Sizable…

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    Dwell Hotel

    It's very hard to improve on excellent, but the former Stone Fort Inn – now the Dwell – has done just that. A new, hands-on owner has completely flipped…

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    Dancing Bear Lodge

    Stylish cabins dot a pretty 36-acre woodscape at Dancing Bear, which resembles a summer camp for adults. Guests can rise early for wildlife viewing at…

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    Hermitage Hotel

    Nashville's first million-dollar hotel was a hit with the socialites when it opened in 1910. The beaux-arts lobby feels like a czar's palace, every…

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    Talbot Heirs

    Inconspicuously located on the 2nd floor of a busy downtown street, this unique, cheerful guesthouse is one of Memphis' best-kept secrets. Spacious suites…

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    Bobby Hotel

    Who is Bobby? The king of cool in Nashville. From the immense lobby chandelier made of polished car parts to the vintage Greyhound bus repurposed as a…

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    Vandyke Bed & Beverage

    Forget awkward conversations over breakfast – this swanky eight-room 'bed and beverage' loosens up guests with a rock-solid cocktail menu and…