A fine choice for travelers who like to explore on foot, this chain hotel is just blocks from scores of restaurants and bars, and only a short walk to Vanderbilt University and Centennial Park. Guests can stroll to Rotier’s, a long-time Vandy hangout, for a burger, or head in the other direction for a milkshake at the Elliston Place Soda Shop. The Hampton's handsome lobby is large with loads of seating, and the guest rooms are precisely what you'd expect: clean, spacious, and up-to-date. Travelers anxious for a good night of sleep will appreciate the comfortable mattresses. The free parking here is rare among hotels in this part of town.