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Where to stay?

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Where to stay?

We are coming to Nashville for the first time. We want to be able to stroll the honky-tonk bars at night. Where should we be looking for a hotel? We don't even know where Music Row is or what streets that encompasses. Help!

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1. Re: Where to stay?

There's a section on the right side of this pages titled "Top questions about Nashville". The first entry is all about where to stay. That should get you started. It's only visible on a full browser though. Most mobile devices don't show that FAQ section.

Let me stop you at "Music Row" though. The strip of neon signs and live bands in bars (aka the honky tonks) are on Broadway between 2nd and 5th Ave and a block or two on either side of that. That's sometimes incorrectly called "Music Row". That's a very common misconception and one perpetuated even here on TripAdvisor. There are two streets you'll find on a map which run parallel to one another named Music Square East and Music Square West. Together they form the actual "Music Row". This is a boring part of town just west of The Gulch and is full of record label offices, copyright attorneys, and recording studios not open to the public. It's the business side of the music business. The name "Music Row" appears in numerous country music songs because it's where up and coming artists spend a lot of time doing the Nashville handshake* trying to get their demos into the right ears at the label offices. It's a pretty area for a stroll I suppose, but there nothing there for visitors except RCA Studio B which has to be purchased and accessed via an add-on to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

*Shake hands with your right hand and hand over your demo recording with your left.

Edited: 16 May 2018, 03:51
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2. Re: Where to stay?

"*Shake hands with your right hand and hand over your demo recording with your left."

lol!

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3. Re: Where to stay?

Unfortunately most of the labels aren't even on Music Row anymore. :-( Lots of those historic old buildings are being torn down. I work for one of the majors, and we're downtown now.

Anyway, you definitely want to be downtown if you want to stroll to the honky tonk bars. Let us know your budget and I'd be happy to recommend a few places to you.

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That's a shame. Granted some of those mid-century low rises were a bit ugly when juxtaposed to the historic homes, it is still a pretty cool little area to take a stroll around and daydream.

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We stayed at the Sheraton Grand for 6 nights. You can walk to some places and they have a shuttle that takes you to most places. Would recommend Sheraton.

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I have stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown, 170 4th Avenue North, Nashville. Loved it perfect location. You are within about a 2 block radius of almost everything. Check out the map and have it show restaurants & things to do. Going back in 3 weeks.

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7. Re: Where to stay?

@NJtravelor, there's several more hotels on that block now since you've been here. The recently opened Noelle Hotel, The Bobby, and soon to be The Dream. More surrounding under construction. Seems to be the "it" street for hotels now. Indeed a great location, close to everything.

Edited: 19 May 2018, 05:17
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