Unparalleled tradition, history, and glamour seep out of every nook and cranny at Nashville’s famous Hermitage Hotel. Built in 1910 in the classic Beaux Arts style, the Hermitage is the top choice for those who crave space, grandeur, and exceptional service. The lobby, with its marble columns, gilded plasterwork, and stained-glass ceiling, is the most magnificent in the city—especially after its 2021 restoration. The large rooms are plush, with down-filled duvets, large windows, and modern bathrooms—all of which also got a facelift in 2022. Want to watch TV while relaxing in your luxurious soaking tub? The staff will draw you a warm bath with a sprinkling of rose petals if you so desire. Silky bathrobes and slippers enhance the experience, and you can even choose your pillow from a menu. Northside rooms have stunning views of the state capitol.

In the hotel’s lower level, there’s Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten Drusie & Darr, which turns out truly perfect food, from his signature Crispy Sushi  to the paragon of Warm Chocolate Cake (which Vongerichten claims to have invented). The adjoining Pink Hermit all-day café will be a hit with ladies and little ones—something about its small size and whimsical, detailed confections make it feel very “Alice in Wonderland.”  If you want to relax at the bar, go early—it will fill up with politicians during legislative season as it’s always been a popular hangout for them: A Prohibition-era tunnel was said to have led from the bathroom to the nearby state Capitol so they could duck in easily for a drink between votes. Speaking of that bathroom: Make sure to take a peek at the green-and-black Art Deco men’s room—yes, even the ladies—as the old shoeshine platform is now a famous photo spot.

Tip: Ask for a Northside room at booking or upon checkin for stunning views of the state capitol.