Modern exteriors hide lovely period interiors in a reliable chain hotel.
Once the home of President James K. Polk, this 100-room, five-story hotel maintains the feel of an earlier era with period décor and a great location overlooking the State Capitol. This Grand Dame is right on the trolley line, ensuring that Nashville's incomparable music, universities, galleries and shopping are just a picturesque ride away. Rich woods, heavy boxed columns and a crystal chandelier adorn the lobby, as if to proclaim, This isn't your typical Best Western. Renovated in 1999, the guest rooms are accented with lovely wooden ceiling molding and furnished with all the basics, as well as two double beds. Nineteen Executive Queen Rooms add punch with fridges and microwaves ... all the better for enjoying your complimentary snacks. The hotel also houses a mini market and a New York-style deli for quick meals. The gardens in the rear are a peaceful retreat.