Built in 1900 and housed in the Romanesque Gothic former Union Station railway terminal, this hotel is a grandly restored National Historic Landmark following a $16-million renovation in 2007. Part of the boutique Autograph Collection by Marriott, the hotel is traditional Southern opulence with contemporary amenities. The lobby is the former main hall of the railway station and has a vaulted ceiling of Tiffany stained glass that, in combination with the ornate chandeliers, is simply breathtaking. Warm light streams through the stained glass of the barrel-vaulted ceiling, even when it’s raining outside. Although guest rooms offer exterior views, some overlook the railroad tracks, which can be a bit of an eyesore, but the rooms themselves are comfortable with moderately updated marble bathrooms, ergonomic work spaces, and striking art. Bonus: The hotel offers complimentary guided tours of the historic building (Wed and Fri at 4:45pm; Sat at 2pm). The bar, Carter’s, is situated at the terminal’s former ticket counter and serves good food, excellent cocktails, and lovely conversation.