This hotel gives guests the best of city and agrarian life, with a position not far from Nashville and within the bustling town of Smyrna
Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Smyrna
Guests won’t have to look far to find Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Smyrna’s greatest attraction—it’s in the hotel’s name. Tennessee’s greatest city is famous for its status as the capital of country music, its rich history, and cultural southern status. But what guests might not know is how charming the hotel’s town of Smyrna might be. Just a twenty minute drive from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Smyrna has grown from its days as an agrarian community to become a bustling town full of industry, southern charm, and historic sites like The Sam Davis Plantation. In 2007, U.S. News & World Report listed Smyrna as one of the best places in the United States to retire, making it the perfect spot to stop on your way into Nashville.
- Take a break: Whether you’re flying or driving in, travelers can catch up on their favorite shows thanks to flat-screen TV’s and free WiFi.
- Float around: in the hotel’s indoor pool for a relaxation session that’s available rain or shine.
- Sneak in a workout: within the hotel’s fitness room, thanks to a treadmill, elliptical, and other workout equipment.
- Free breakfast: Before heading out in the morning, don’t miss a meal—waffles, oatmeal, and other bites make for easy travels.
Nashville, Tennessee: Music Lovers’ Paradise
Nicknamed Music City, Nashville is the undisputed capital of country music—the place where artists such as Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton hit it big and where generations of singers, strummers, banjo pickers, and fiddlers have taken the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Despite its country roots, the city has also embraced other genres, including rock, rap, and jazz. You’ll find some of the best Nashville music venues along Honky Tonk Row, as up-and-coming musicians and songwriters step into the spotlight. Nearby, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum showcases an extensive audio archive and a memorabilia collection that includes Elvis’s golden Cadillac, Willie Nelson’s bandanna, and artifacts from iconic rockers including Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bob Dylan.
Just southwest of downtown lies the 132-acre Centennial Park, which is adjacent to Vanderbilt University. The city’s premier outdoor space features a full-scale replica of the Parthenon alongside a 42-foot-tall statue of Athena. Inside the faux Parthenon, you’ll find a permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art.