Built by Roger Miller and once known as the "King of the Road Hotel," the Clarion Hotel is in a light industrial area just north of the football stadium and on the opposite side of the Cumberland River from the city center. Budget-conscious travelers have good reasons to consider staying here: it's one of the best deals for anyone wanting to be near downtown Nashville, and it  underwent a $5 million renovation in 2013.  The attractive, spacious rooms are comfortably furnished and have all the usual basic amenities. Although the hotel lacks a restaurant, the Gerst Haus, Shoney's, and Thai Phooket—very popular with the locals—are a short drive away, plus there are plenty of excellent offerings in East Nashville, which is close by. On the downside, a nearby train and the proximity to the interstate might be a turn-off for light sleepers. Parking here is free, unless there's an event at the stadium, and the hotel operates a shuttle that runs hourly, making two stops in downtown Nashville for guests who want to explore the bustling entertainment district.