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 (!)

Highlights:

  • ​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.

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