The best places to stay are downtown, the Midtown-West End area around Vanderbilt University and in the Airbnbs and inns of East Nashville. We suggest the Union Station Hotel, a former train station built of hewn stone blocks in the early 20th century. With its grand clock tower, soaring ceilings and rooms freshly updated in late 2007, it's a real treat to stay in, and it's situated smack in the middle of the city.

If you are looking for posh treatment, try The Hermitage Hotel downtown. From the Capitol Grille restaurant to the concierge service, every detail is polished and delivered on a silver platter. You'll pay dearly, but if sleeping in style is part of your plan, it's money well spent.

On a more modest budget, consider Hotel Indigo, just a half mile from the Vanderbilt campus. Also handy to most of the city is the Hutton Hotel, an intriguing boutique hotel, and the Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel, both modern and updated hotels in Midtown.

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