This is a fantastic hotel. If I could sum it up in one word, it would be “PERFECT.” If I get the chance to add a few more words, I would pick: elegant, efficient and peaceful. It is the oldest hotel in Nashville and the first million $ hotel to be built here. “Meet me at the Hermitage” is what the locals say – you can certainly see why!
During the War of the Roses – the battle for the right for women to vote, it was the headquarters for both the suffragists (wearing yellow roses) and the anti-suffragists (wearing red roses.). The 19th amendment that gave all Americans women the right to vote was issued in August 1920. Tennessee was the hold-out state that was the last to make the perfect 36 needed to get the law changed.
It has a great bar with 130 bourbons on offer. During prohibition, they got away with continuing to serve bourbon by putting it into a teapot (!)
- A very warm welcome – the attentive staff just cannot do enough for you here.
- A reasonably priced restaurant offering a good choice and a daily “plat du jour”.
- A cosy bar area offering a good casual dining option.
- Breakfast in bed/good room service options for sandwiches etc.
- Lovely complimentary muffins in the morning.
- Complimentary newspapers.
- Complimentary lemonade and cookies at 4pm.
- A plentiful supply of ylang yang shower gel – Soooo relaxing!
- Super efficient concierge service.
- Nespresso coffee machine in the bedroom
- The mirror in the bathroom turns into a TV you can watch from the bath (!)
- Sunday brunch – the best in town
Room prices doubled during the NFL draft here this week-end – very glad we booked this trip up a year ago. You need to pre-book parking – there are various options on-line ranging from $15 – $35.