Experience 1 Hotel Nashville: The Dog Friendliest Luxury Hotel in Tennessee

Girl in robe sits with dog on couch while drinking coffee and looking out over Nashville, Tennessee skyline at 1 Hotel Nashville

Recently we wanted to get out of town for a night or two and decided to book a luxury hotel for a workcation in nearby Nashville, Tennessee at 1 Hotel Nashville. While we wouldn't usually splurge on a five-star hotel for this sort of trip, we had a travel credit from one of our travel credit cards that was about to expire (more on this in a bit) so we opted to make the quick two-hour drive to Music City for our mini workcation.

We needed somewhere with fast internet, a relaxing atmosphere, and a room that was inviting and comfortable since we were planning to mostly hole up in the room and get a lot of work done, and 1 Hotel Nashville fit the bill.

I had actually wanted to check out this hotel for a while now since it's one of the best best hotels in Tennessee, so I was thrilled by the excuse to pack our bags and lounge in their overly comfy beds for a couple of nights. If you're not familiar with 1 Hotels, know it's a newer hotel brand but one that is quickly making a name for itself as a healthy and environmentally friendly, but still luxurious, option for travelers. We'll fill you in on all the details below, so keep reading.

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Chris and Kramer lookout our hotel room window at Nashville
Chris and Kramer lookout our hotel room window at Nashville
The view of Nashville, Tennessee out our window
The view of Nashville out our window

Where is Nashville, Tennessee?

Nashville, affectionately known as the "Music City," is located in the southeastern part of the United States, in the state of Tennessee. It is the state capital and is renowned for its rich history in music, specifically country music. Nestled on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nashville is roughly in the center of Tennessee, making it a convenient drive from many locations. It's a vibrant city offering a unique blend of southern charm, cultural experiences, and of course, a lively music scene. So whether you're a country music lover, a foodie, or just looking for a city with a vibrant arts scene, Nashville is definitely a spot to consider for your next trip.

Chattanooga, TN to Nashville, TN: 134 mi | 2 hr 5 min | Google Maps

Memphis, TN to Nashville, TN: 212 mi | 3 hr 9 min | Google Maps

Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN: 471 mi | 7 hr 10 min | Google Maps

Atlanta, GA to Nashville, TN: 250 mi | 3 hr 59 min | Google Maps

Charlotte, NC to Nashville, TN: 408 mi | 6 hr 30 min | Google Maps

Birmingham, AL to Nashville, TN: 191 mi | 2 hr 51 min | Google Maps

What are 1 Hotels?

1 Hotels is a game-changer in the hospitality industry, striving to redefine the concept of a hotel stay. Originating in Miami, this innovative brand emphasizes sustainability and luxury, proving that the two aren't mutually exclusive. The concept behind 1 Hotel revolves around the idea of "bringing the outdoors in." They have taken this ethos to heart, incorporating reclaimed woods, natural light, and indoor plants into the design of each room, creating spaces that are not only beautiful but also eco-friendly.

At 1 Hotel, they firmly believe in treating every guest as a friend of the family. Upon entering any of their hotels, including our recent visit to 1 Hotel Nashville, you're greeted with warm, inviting spaces that immediately make you feel at home. Beyond the aesthetics, they're committed to reducing their carbon footprint and promoting eco-conscious practices. You won't find single-use plastic bottles in their rooms; they provide filtered water in glass bottles instead. Each detail, from their organic cotton bed linens to their farm-to-table restaurants, reflects their commitment to the environment and to providing a unique, luxurious experience that doesn't compromise on sustainability.

For us, one of the most attractive features of 1 Hotel Nashville is the way it promotes healthy habits while traveling. While we love to travel, when we're on the road and staying in hotels we slowly fall into bad habits of eating unhealthy food and slacking on our workouts because we really don't enjoy how many hotels shove their gyms in the dark, unused corners of the building. At home, we workout every day and eat a [mostly] healthy diet (chocolate chip cookies will forever be our downfall) and generally keeping up these habits on the road is not impossible, but rather challenging. 1 Hotels makes it incredibly simple and enjoyable for guests to keep to their workout routines in a way that combined with their incredibly comfy beds, leaves guests feeling refreshed and renewed upon checkout.

Oh, and I can't forget the four-legged family members. 1 Hotels not only allows dogs, but they welcome them! We regularly travel with our dog, Kramer, and sometimes we feel ashamed or judged when we walk him through a hotel lobby even though the hotel is dog-friendly. A 1 Hotel Nashville everyone was so accommodating and welcoming towards Kramer that it instantly put me at ease. Dog-friendly hotels are almost always a must for us and this sets 1 Hotels apart from the other luxury hotels in Nashville.

Location of 1 Hotel Nashville

1 Hotel Nashville is right on Demonbreun Street across from Music City Center. I'll be honest, when I saw the location of the hotel I was a bit unsure of our decision to stay here because this isn't my favorite area of town. It feels a bit new without a lot of character and it can be pretty busy with tourists. That being said, if this is your first time in Nashville and you're looking to visit some of the most iconic places in Music City, you'll love the location! 1 Hotel Nashville is within a few blocks of many of the most popular spots in the city including Ryman Auditorium, Broadway,and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Because we planned to hole up in the hotel for a bit of a workcation we weren't super concerned about the location regarding things to do, it was more of a concern of whether or not the hotel would truly feel relaxing and a good place to be productive if much of Nashville's busiest and flashiest attractions were just a few blocks away. However, the second we pulled up to check-in at the hotel, we instantly felt transported to a little urban oasis that felt removed from the hustle and bustle of the city center.

Address: 710 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203 | Google Maps

Sara stretching out on the yoga mat in our room after a long roadtrip
Sara stretching out on the yoga mat in our room after a long roadtrip

First impressions of 1 Hotel Nashville

When you arrive at 1 Hotel Nashville the first thing you'll notice is how the building is largely covered in live plants. The rest of the exterior of the building is a combination of a variety of textures and materials that feel raw and organic giving a very earthy and natural feel that stands out in an area of Nashville that is greatly lacking in green spaces.

When you roll up to the hotel you'll pull into a covered area under the building to unload and leave your keys with the valet (if you decide to valet your vehicle). Having the entrance off the main street and covered gives a much more calming experience as you're grabbing your luggage and shuffling your belongings. Instead of honking horns and exhaust from loud vehicles surrounding you, you're instead met with an oasis of live plants around the entrance of the hotel combined with a dark color scheme, calming lights, and natural wood textures which instantly made me feel at ease.

The whole hotel feels like a spa in the sense that relaxation, health, and the environment play a large role in the aesthetic and experience. Oftentimes city hotels lack a touch of nature which can make my outdoors-loving self feel on edge and never fully at rest. I believe that we as humans need a daily dose of nature and 1 Hotel Nashville brings the nature to your city experience in a refined and luxurious way.

dog walking outside 1 Hotel Nashville
Kramer walking outside of 1 Hotel Nashville
The entrance to our room at 1 Hotel Nashville
The entrance to our room at 1 Hotel Nashville

Check-in experience

The relaxing feel from the valet and front entrance experience continued into the lobby and throughout the entire hotel. Warm lighting, natural textures, soothing sounds, and fresh spa-like scents filled the lobby. The friendly front desk employees were quick to help, walked us through all of the property's amenities and dining options, and even upgraded our room to one with a view upon check-in.

We booked the hotel with our Amex Platinum card, and because 1 Hotel Nashville is a part of their Fine Hotels + Resorts property list, we were granted a handful of features including early check-in upon availability and room upgrade upon availability (both of which we were able to secure!), $100 property credit, guaranteed 4:00 p.m. check-out, and $30 per day per person breakfast credits. We're not big on pushing credit cards because we know they can be a big downfall for some and the Amex Platinum card certainly comes with a hefty annual fee, but stays at the AmexFine Hotels + Resorts properties always make the card's large fee worthwhile. The staff at the front desk could see that we booked our hotel through the Amex portal and they gave us a little printout of all the amenities included in our stay unique to Amex Platinum cardholders.

I was instantly impressed with the front desk staff's level of hospitality and warmth, unlike some hotels which can seem sterile and impersonal. The girl at the desk helping me even recognized me from when I had called the hotel earlier in the day requesting the early check-in which was a nice touch. There's something about people in the hospitality industry knowing you by name that instantly makes you feel more welcome.

Once we were handed our little wooden room keys we headed upstairs to check-out our room.

Side note: While I love the 1 Hotels commitment to a more environmentally sustainable hospitality industry, I will say the hotel keys were a bit too small compared to normal hotel's plastic room keys. I liked the wooden feel and lack of plastic, but we both misplaced our keys a couple of times because they were so tiny and lightweight we didn't feel them in our pockets. Not a dealbreaker, just be aware that they're easy to lose.

Our unique room keys at 1 Hotel Nashville that were made of wood instead of plastic
Our unique room keys at 1 Hotel Nashville that were made of wood instead of plastic
Our room key and welcome info packet at 1 Hotel Nashville that we received for being Amex Platinum members
Our room key and welcome info packet at 1 Hotel Nashville that we received for being Amex Platinum members

What are the rooms like at 1 Hotel Nashville?

The rooms at 1 Hotel Nashville can be described as an embodiment of luxury nestled in the heart of nature. Once you step into these sanctuaries, you'll find yourself enveloped by an atmosphere of calming tranquility that feels worlds away from the lively city outside. Now, let's take a deep dive into what these rooms offer.

Our king size room with a view at 1 Hotel Nashville
Our king size room with a view at 1 Hotel Nashville

The room layout

We initially booked the least expensive room option because we knew that we would likely be upgraded with our Amex Platinum card anyway, so keep in mind that the room we had is their standard king room size just upgraded to being a room with a better view. Since it's just the two of us and our dog, Kramer, we usually don't book anything beyond a basic king room, so if you're someone who plans to splurge on a suite just know that your room will likely include more space and amenities.

The room itself was full of natural light, soothing colors, and warm textures with a wonderful layout including plenty of space to lounge about even for being a relatively small room. Scandinavian design is my favorite style and you could tell 1 Hotels has been inspired by Scandinavia in the aesthetics and functionality of their rooms. Everything in the room has a purpose and a place with no clutter sitting around or filling up the walls. The only accessories in the room besides lighting and pillows were two live plants which were a lovely touch. I know I've already said this, but I love the outdoors as much as I do five-star hotels, so when a hotel figures out a way to bring the outdoors in, I'm all about it! These little plants were the perfect dose of greenery in a city of concrete and high rises.

Living plant in a reading nook in our hotel room
Live plant in a reading nook in our hotel room
Sara enjoying the hotel robe after a wonderful shower
Sara enjoying the hotel robe after a wonderful shower
Shower and toilet arrangement in our room at 1 Hotel Nashville
Shower and toilet arrangement in our room at 1 Hotel Nashville

The bathroom

While we love the open feeling of the 1 Hotel Nashville rooms, keep in mind that the bathrooms do not offer much by way of privacy. While this is fine for me and my husband, if you're not entirely comfortable with your traveling companion yet, you will be by the time you leave the hotel. There's a straight shot to the shower and toilet from just about every point in the room. While the toilet does have textured glass which does offer a small bit of privacy, the shower is regular, smooth glass that is 100% transparent. I love that the glass allows for natural light into the farthest corners of the room where the toilet and shower are, but just know that using these two spaces will mean a whole new level of intimacy for some couples.

The shower was a lovely rain shower with wonderful water pressure surrounded by beautiful and unique tiles on two walls and glass for the other two walls. The toiletries provided in the shower smell delightful and refreshing like you'd find in a spa. My nose isn't always the best, but I believe I smelled a bit of eucalyptus and rosemary in the scent which relaxed me just before bed. The shower even had a little hourglass timer which is nice for conditioning my hair since I usually get impatient and don't leave it on long enough. I also used the hourglass to time my cold shower segment before getting out. (Cold showers are a popular trends right now, and honestly, I'm a fan. They're simple and they do feel really good!) I'm not entirely sure what the hourglass was for but my guess is for conditioner with a secondary purpose of reminding guests that water is a precious resource on our planet and that showers should be enjoyed, but be mindful of the amount of resources we're using.

Upon exiting the shower I wrapped myself in a plush white towel and slipped into one of their complimentary robes. Yes, I'm one of those people who is a sucker for a good hotel robe and 1 Hotel Nashville didn't skimp on the plushiness of the robe.

Rain shower in our hotel room at 1 Hotel Nashville
Rain shower in our hotel room
Bath products provided at 1 Hotel Nashville
Bath products provided at 1 Hotel Nashville
Our bathroom in our hotel room at 1 Hotel Nashville
Our bathroom in our hotel room

The bed and linens

We opted for the king-size bedroom since it's just the two of us, but 1 Hotels does offer the two queen room configuration for those who need a bit more space to spread out. The bed was layered with high-quality linens that were soft and smooth and the mattress had the perfect amount of fluff that seemed to absorb my body the second I collapsed into it. I'm really glad we had already planned to stay in the room for most of our stay because the bed would have made getting up and going out and about difficult. The four king-size pillows on the bed had the right amount of support for my neck (which I'm picky about) while still feeling soft and luxurious.

Linens on our king size bed
Linens on our king size bed
King size bed room with a view of Nashville at 1 Hotel Nashville
King size bed room with a view of Nashville

Amenities and features

First off, let's start with all the natural light and cozy electric lighting in the room because that's an amenity in and of itself in my opinion. I'm pretty sensitive to lighting and if a room is too dark it can be a bit depressing and if it's full of too much manmade lighting it can feel gross and harsh. The way the light pours in across the room and through to the bathroom and reflects off the three different mirrors in the room (each pointing in a different direction) made the space feel large and bright.

The sitting area by the window was cozy and comfortable providing the perfect place to work on the laptop and even cuddle or read while sipping a glass of wine at night. Even our dog loved looking out at the Nashville streets below and people watching the pedestrians on the sidewalks from our perch on the 16th floor.

One of my favorite features in the room is something so simple and one I instantly wished more hotels would include: an in-room water bottle fill station! While it drives Chris crazy on roadtrips, I insist on always carrying a 52-ounce water bottle around with me. Hydration is incredibly important, especially when traveling and I can't stand either filling up a water bottle in the hotel room's bathroom sink (gross) or finding the water bottle fill station in the gym every time I need more water. 1 Hotels is committed to eliminating single-use plastics and provides filtered water and beautiful Mexican glass-style glasses for both drinking water and wine. They even give you a little pitcher made of matching glass for you to fill up and keep by your bedside.

The room does have a small fridge but it was packed to the brim with various alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks for the minibar so there wasn't really any room to put leftovers from dining out in there. There's a small Nespresso machine in each room complete with real mugs and various creamers.

The room had other standard amenities as well including an iron and ironing board, safe, hairdryer, hand soap and lotion (which smelled absolutely wonderful), robes, and lighted mirrors. A couple of really nice little features that stood out to me were the complimentary in-room yoga mat and foam roller perfect for stretching out in the privacy of our room. Again, the hotel's dedication to the health of the planet and us as individuals is evident in these small but meaningful features.  I also really appreciated the stool and vanity area for getting ready. Having a separate lighted mirror for makeup and hair was a welcomed touch in a small room. This allowed for me to get ready in a more relaxed fashion rather than having to rush to get out of the bathroom so Chris could use the mirror, too.

Drinking our morning coffee in the robes while enjoying the view of Nashville
Drinking our morning coffee in the robes while enjoying the view of Nashville
Drinking our morning coffee in the robes while enjoying the view of Nashville
Having filtered water on tap was such a nice touch in our room at 1 Hotel Nashville
Having filtered water on tap was such a nice touch in our room at 1 Hotel Nashville
A little morning yoga and stretching in our room at 1 Hotel Nashville
A little morning yoga and stretching in our room at 1 Hotel Nashville

In room technology

The 1 Hotel Nashville location first opened in July of 2022 so the technology is up to date and has the kind of small features you'd expect in a five-star hotel in 2024. We especially appreciated the light control buttons right next to the bed with day, dusk, night, and all-off options. I get 20 times lazier at hotels and can't be bothered to get out of bed to turn off the lights at night. Each room also has a doorbell and a button where you can select for the maid to come and clean and tidy up your room, or you can select that don't want people to ring your bell at all. I can't stand when paper "do not disturb" signs fall off the door, then someone knocks and sends our dog into alert mode barking while we're in the middle of relaxing, so the transition away from paper door hangers is a simple but solid move in my opinion.

1 Hotels has an app that we found to be really handy and well laid out. I'm not sure why it had negative reviews in the app store because it worked well for us! The only funky thing about it is when we ordered in-room dining it only gave us the option to pick up downstairs vs. delivery to the room. This was just a mistake in the app because the food showed up at our room on a tray right on time. The app can be used to order food, schedule spa appointments, make restaurant reservations, request maid services, and more.

Each room is also equipped with a large LG flatscreen TV with live television options as well as Chromecast where you can easily use your device to project your favorite shows from your favorite streaming apps.

The internet at 1 Hotel Nashville was excellent which is something that even in 2024 is not a guarantee at higher-end hotels. It's ridiculous but it's true. Since this was a workcation for us we needed solid internet and we were thrilled when we got to the hotel and did an internet speed test and found that both the upload and download speeds were some of the best we've ever had at a hotel. I can't remember the exact speeds, but it was plenty for streaming TV shows while we both worked on our laptops all at the same time.

Bedside setup in our hotel room
Bedside setup in our hotel room

Hotel facilities

Now, let's delve into the world of 1 Hotel Nashville's facilities. This space is where the hotel truly flexes its muscles, displaying a vast array of amenities designed to make your stay as comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable as possible. Whether it's hitting the gym, dining in on-site restaurants, or indulging in a spa day, there's no end to the engaging experiences that await. Let's explore what 1 Hotel Nashville has to offer beyond the room itself.

Hallway decor at 1 Hotel Nashville
Hallway decor at 1 Hotel Nashville
Keeping our routines while traveling can be difficult but 1 Hotel Nashville made it super easy with a wonderful gym and in room yoga mats
Keeping our routines while traveling can be difficult but 1 Hotel Nashville made it super easy with a wonderful gym and in room yoga mats

Restaurants and bars at 1 Hotel Nashville

1 Hotel Nashville has a few different dining options onsite which we planned to utilize since this was a workcation. While Nashville is a great town, we've been to Music City enough times that we didn't feel the need to go out and explore the culinary scene. Having the option to have stay in and order fresh and healthier food was wonderful!

1 Kitchen

Located on the first floor of 1 Hotel Nashville, 1 Kitchen is a farm-to-table restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a cozy setting. Many of the items available at 1 Table are also available  via room service, but the menu downstairs in the actual restaurant is more extensive and includes dishes such as Duck Leg Confit, Hokkaido Scallop, and Red Velvet Cheesecake. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made via the 1 Hotels app.

Hours: Everyday 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM

View 1 Kitchen menus here

Harriet's Rooftop

Located on the 19th floor of 1 Hotel Nashville, Harriet's Rooftop is the hotel's bar that also serves Japanese light bites including sushi. With a view of Music City's rapidly growing skyline, this is the perfect place to have a post-dinner cocktail before hitting the [very comfortable] beds for a good night's sleep. Seeing as you're in Tennessee we'd highly recommend getting something with whiskey (if that's your thing). I personally liked their Whiskey Sour, but obviously, you get whatever strikes your fancy! I wish I had snagged pictures of our time up on the roof by the fire, but, alas, I forgot. After a hard day of work, it was nice to get out of the room and enjoy a few moments of work-free relaxation.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Friday 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Saturday 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Sunday 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

View Harriet's Rooftop menu here

Neighbors

Located on the first floor next to the hotel's lobby is the take and go café called Neighbors. With basics such as sandwiches, salads, and bagels all packaged and ready to go, this is the place to grab a quick bite if you're running from a workout to a meeting. We utilized Neighbors for an after-lunch coffee pick-me-up before heading back upstairs for another round of emails and meetings.

Hours: Everyday 6:30 AM - 4:00 PM

View Neighbors menu here

In-room dining

I already mentioned that since this was a workcation we planned to utilize in-room dining a few times during our stay which we did. Usually, we choose room service on days when we're exhausted and/or holed up working. Usually room service is relatively underwhelming and feels like the food was just unwrapped and thrown into a microwave before some servers shuffle it up to your room on a tray under a metal cover. However, 1 Hotel Nashville's in-room fining felt more original and definitely felt fresher and in line with the entire 1 Hotels experience.

1 Hotels prides itself on sustainably sourcing products including the food in the hotel which is primarily farm-to-table meaning that the food sold in the hotel is fresh and local. While the food we had was delicious and healthier, I wouldn't say it was the best we've had in Nashville. I'm sure if we had gone downstairs to enjoy a meal in the 1 Kitchen restaurant or enjoyed some of the Japanese bites with our drinks at Harriet's Rooftop we might have more to say, but from our experience, it was still room service. That being said, it was healthier room service where the salad I ordered was actually fresh and the meat tasted real and freshly grilled. The breakfast in the morning was a healthier take on southern favorites plus original takes on a few southern staples (i.e. they had a sweet breakfast cornbread which was good!). I'm not scoffing at their room service, I think we might have done the hotel a disservice by not trying something off of their more extensive menu in their restaurants.

In-room dining dinner at 1 Hotel Nashville
In-room dining dinner edition
1 Hotel Nashville in-room breakfast
1 Hotel Nashville in-room breakfast
Evening sweet treat from the hotel
Evening sweet treat from the hotel

Bamford Wellness Spa at 1 Hotel Nashville

While 1 Hotel Nashville has certainly made a name for itself for its efforts to reduce a tourist's carbon footprint with a hotel option that's more sustainable and environmentally friendly, it never shies away from making it just as luxurious as it is eco-friendly through amenities such as Bamford Wellness Spa. The environmental impact of the hotel is just as important to the vision of 1 Hotels as the commitment to health and self-care. At 1 Hotel Nashville, this means a spa conveniently located right on the 4th floor of the hotel.

I wish so badly our trip to 1 Hotel Nashville wasn't a workcation because a spa is my absolute favorite way to relax and unwind. If time had allowed, I would have booked a deep tissue massage at Bamford Wellness Spa and maybe another treatment or two as well.

Because I can't personally vouch for the spa, I did do some digging into the reviews online and found past guests giving high ratings to the spa experience not just at 1 Hotel Nashville, but at the other 1 Hotels locations, too. I also stuck my head into the spa after a quick workout at the gym and it took all I had in me not to go ask if they could squeeze me in for a quick massage. Alas, work was calling and I had a meeting I needed to hop into so I passed on the massage this trip.

You can check out the complete menu of spa offerings here.

Banford Wellness Spa at 1 Hotel Nashville
Banford Wellness Spa at 1 Hotel Nashville

Onsite gym and fitness studio

One of the most difficult parts of traveling is the way it throws off the healthy habits we work so hard to maintain when we're home. Sure we've gotten pretty good at forcing routine and finding ways to stay healthy on the road since we travel so much, but if we're being honest, we usually don't enjoy our hotel workouts all that much. Many hotels put their gyms in forgotten corners of the building and it seems like even the nicest of hotels sometimes neglect regular maintenance of machines and they certainly don't seem to update them nearly as often as they should. 1 Hotel Nashville was a very different experience though.

The gym was fully equipped with cardio equipment, weights, a studio with mirrors for yoga and stretching, and they even had an Echelon Reflect Mirror. All of the equipment was topnotch and in great condition making for a smooth and enjoyable workout. Because 1 Hotels has taken a stand against single-use plastics, instead of providing water bottles for gym goers, there's a filtered water tap with real cups on trays labeled "clean" and "dirty." Clean towels are provided for guests as well as headphones for those who forgot to bring their own.

Gym at 1 Hotel Nashville
Gym at 1 Hotel Nashville which I had entirely to myself, even over a busy holiday weekend!
Treadmills at 1 Hotel Nashville
Treadmills at 1 Hotel Nashville

Parking available at hotel

1 Hotel Nashville's only parking option is valet which is $60 per day with in and out privileges. If you're visiting the hotel just for dinner/drinks or the spa, you can valet your car by the hour for a lesser rate. The hotel's official parking is in a private garage and is safe and well-secured.

Truthfully, valet parking is one of those things we always have a hard time paying for in cities like Nashville where less expensive parking is abundant. As of early 2024, there is a lot on the same block that has overnight parking for $40 and one across the street that has overnight parking for $25. If you'd prefer the safety of a garage, Music City Center (also across the street from 1 Hotel Nashville) has overnight parking for $35.

Keep in mind that Nashville is growing rapidly and these lots that were available during our stay might not be by the time you visit Nashville. It wouldn't surprise me if these lots were sold and turned into high rises soon, but for now, they're great, cheap parking.

Another important note about parking at 1 Hotel Nashville: If you're visiting during a special event, parking other than the hotel's official valet parking will likely not be available, or it may have a surcharge. Due to the location of the hotel, the lots surrounding it are often used for events such as concerts, hockey games, marathons, and more.

Dog friendly rooms at 1 Hotel Nashville
Chris and Kramer lounging on the bed at the hotel
Dog looks out the window at the Nashville skyline from 1 Hotel Nashville
Chris and Kramer looking out the window at the hotel

1 Hotel Nashville accessibility for the physically impaired

The more I travel and the more friends with physical disabilities I meet, the more aware I am of a property's accessibility. Because the 1 Hotel Nashville property is new (completed in July 2022), all of the latest standards and requirements for the physically disabled were taken into consideration. That being said, in talking with friends who are confined to a wheelchair, I understand that sometimes rooms are labeled as "wheelchair accessible" when in reality they are not. Here are a few things I did note though:

  • There are no steps from the valet drop-off to the front desk. The doors were large and easily wheelchair accessible.
  • The hallways and dining areas had lots of room for wheelchair users to navigate comfortably without feeling like they were an afterthought. The open concept of the hotel is conducive to those with limited mobility.
  • I can't vouch for all of the floors in the hotel, but where we stayed on the 16th floor the hallway carpet was thick. It's a woven natural fiber type carpet which is beautiful, but I noticed pulling two carry-on-size suitcases down the hall was difficult because they wheels didn't want to roll on the carpet. I'd venture to say that it would be a bit of a hindrance to those who manually propel their wheelchairs themselves.
  • The door to the gym was a standard width, but opening it would be a challenge for those confined to a wheelchair since your keycard is required for entry but there is no handicap door opening button. I'm sure some guests with limited mobility would appreciate being able to access the gym for physical therapy and workout routines the same as anyone else.
  • The bed in our room was lower than many hotel beds which I know is helpful to wheelchair users since they can more easily get back and forth from bed to chair. (Note: our room was not a specific wheelchair accessible room so it's likely there are more handicap-accessible features in the specific handicap rooms.)

Is 1 Hotel Nashville dog friendly?

Yes, 1 Hotel Nashville claims itself as the most pet-friendly luxury hotel in Nashville and I would agree! Our dog, Kramer, was welcomed and loved on by many of the staff and even the other guests who were either missing their pups at home or who were also traveling with their four legged family members. If you're planning to travel to Nashville with your dog, I can't recommend 1 Hotel Nashville enough! We've stayed at our fair share of pet-friendly properties over the years, and this was one of the best experiences.

Just a couple of notes about dogs at 1 Hotel Nashville:

  • Pets are not allowed to be left unattended in the rooms.
  • Pets are not allowed in the food and beverage areas of the hotel or in the fitness center.
  • Guests are allowed up to two dogs in each room.
  • 1 Hotel Nashville does not appear to have a weight limit for dogs which is rare for luxury hotels. In the pictures on their website they have photos of large dogs including Golden Retrievers lounging in bed!
Chris nad Kramer working on the bed during our workcation at 1 Hotel Nashville
Chris nad Kramer working on the bed during our workcation at 1 Hotel Nashville
Dog enjoying the plus, dog friendly rooms at 1 Hotel Nashville
Kramer enjoying the plus, dog friendly rooms at the hotel

What we didn't like about 1 Hotel Nashville

The list of what we didn't like about 1 Hotel Nashville is relatively small because we did love our stay there! These are just a few critiques we have regarding features I wish we had encountered on the property.

  • Designated dog area - I understand that 1 Hotel Nashville is right in the middle of the city, but I wish there had been even a small spot of grass designated for the four-legged friends. No poop bags were provided and none of the staff proactively directed us to any certain spot for our dog to relieve himself. Instead, we found a small patch of grass by a parking lot a block away and made do. It wasn't ideal, especially since the city is rapidly growing and I'm sure this one little spot will be gone sooner rather than later. That one little spot of grass was covered in dog poop (some of which ended up on the bottom of Chris' shoe) and it felt pretty nasty. That's not the hotel's fault since it wasn't the hotel's property, it just would have been nice to see the 1 Hotel Nashville provide a maintained plot of grass for the four-legged guests since they pride themselves on being very pet friendly.
  • No in-room dog amenities - Some of the nicer pet-friendly hotels we've stayed at in the past provide dog bowls for eating and drinking as well as in-room dog beds. Some hotels have even gifted us little treats and a dog toy upon arrival which is a nice touch, too. For being a five-star hotel that highlights its pet friendliness as one of its key features, I excepted a bit more of a personal touch given to the experience of the pet guests.
  • Lack of swimming pool - I know 1 Hotel Nashville is in a city and space is limited, but given how hot it gets in Nashville in the summer, it would have been nice to see part of the roof space dedicated to a pool. Pools do consume large amounts of water and aren't the most environmentally friendly, but some of the other 1 Hotel properties do feature pools which would have been a wonderful addition to this 1 Hotels property at this hot and humid Deep South location.
  • No sauna or steam room - Given 1 Hotel's commitment to health and rejuvenation, I was surprised to find there wasn't a sauna and/or steam room onsite. I packed my swimsuit hoping to thaw out in a sauna during our frigid January stay, only to be disappointed upon arrival to learn there was no sauna or steam room on the property. These take up very little space indoors and the health benefits are incredible which makes me feel like this was a big oversight.
  • More variety in cardio equipment - Okay, this one is me nit-picking a bit, but I do think it's worth mentioning. While the treadmills and ellipticals in the gym were top-notch, I was disappointed to find only one rowing machine and one bike in the fitness studio. In the pictures online I noticed a Peloton bike advertised in the gym which I was really looking forward to using while there because we have a Peloton at home that I use daily. One really nice thing about Pelotons is the way you can easily access your account from any bike around the world and pick up right where you left off at home. Unfortunately, the only bike in the gym was a more upright bike with a large seat, definitely not one that feels similar to a Peloton and/or a real road bike. I know that's a bit nit-picky, but I wish the Peloton bike advertised was there because my knees aren't great and I'm trying to bike more than run these days.
Lounging at working during our workcation
Lounging at working during our workcation

The overall value of 1 Hotel Nashville

In short, we 100% think that our stay at 1 Hotel Nashville was worth the price! The hotel was a truly unique property that somehow left us feeling rested and renewed even though we were there for a workcation. The price we paid for 1 Hotel Nashville was ~$300 per night which in our opinion was a very good rate for a five-star hotel in 2024. It's not often that you can find that nice of a room for that rate in this day in age.

Because we used our Amex Platinum card to book the hotel we were given all sorts of extras which added to the experience and made the price seem even more reasonable. Because 1 Hotel Nashville is a part of Amex's Fine Hotels + Resorts line we were given daily breakfast for two, a $100 property credit which we used on in-room dining, complimentary 4:00 PM check-out, early check-in, and a room upgrade. We're not big on promoting credit cards because we know they can be a downfall for many, but the benefits that come with the Amex Platinum card at Fine Hotels + Resorts properties are pretty fantastic.

Just a note about Amex Platinum card: Amex and Delta have both been downgrading their perks which is a huge reason we chose this card to begin with since we fly Delta 90% of the time since Atlanta is our home airport. I'm not sure we'll stick with this card much longer if they keep downgrading the perks. Fingers crossed they won't change the Fine Hotels + Resorts perks anytime soon!

Getting ready for the day at the vanity with lighted mirror in our room
Getting ready for the day at the vanity with lighted mirror in our room
Cozy reading nook in our room
Cozy reading nook in our room

Nearby attractions

In the heart of buzzing Nashville, just a stone's throw away from 1 Hotel Nashville, you'll encounter a world teeming with music, flavor, and southern charm. Whether you're a hard-core country music fan, a foodie on the hunt for mouthwatering southern cuisine, or an art lover looking to explore local galleries, Nashville has something that'll strike a chord in every traveler. Let's dive into some of the must-see attractions that you can find just around the corner from your stay at 1 Hotel Nashville.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Just a stone's throw away from the 1 Hotel Nashville is the legendary Country Music Hall of Fame and Musem. This iconic institution is a must-visit destination for any music lover. It's not just a museum; it's a vibrant, captivating journey through the history of country music. The exhibits are dynamic and full of authentic artifacts that tell the stories of country music's biggest stars, from Johnny Cash to Dolly Parton, from yesteryears to present-day greats. And the best part? You don't have to be a country music fan to appreciate the depth and richness of this cultural tour-de-force. But be warned, you might just find yourself humming a country tune or two as you leave.

Address: 222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 37203 | Google Maps

Hours: Everyday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Admission: Children (5 and under): Free, youth (ages 6 - 12): $19.95, adults (ages 13+): $29.95

*The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has different package options to include other attractions, this price is the least expensive though and is admission for the museum only.

Broadway

Nashville's Broadway is a vibrant, bustling hub of entertainment that truly embodies the spirit of Music City. Known for its honky-tonks and live music, you'll find a myriad of venues offering performances from both established and budding musicians. It's not uncommon to find local artists sharing their passion for country, blues, and rock 'n' roll. Each venue has its unique appeal, from the timeless charm of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge to the roof-top views at Luke Bryan's 32 Bridge. The neon lights of Broadway are a sight to behold, and no trip to Nashville is complete without a stroll down this lively street. Whether you're a music lover, foodie, or simply enjoying a good time, Broadway has something for everyone.

Address: Google Maps

Admission: Free to explore, price depends on personal expenditures

Printers Alley

Just a short stroll from the 1 Hotel Nashville, you'll find the historic Printers Alley. A hidden gem that was the heart of Nashville's printing industry in the early 20th century, it's now a destination for live music and nightlife. You'll find a mix of dive bars, upscale lounges, and quirky karaoke spots, all offering a more relaxed vibe than the bustling Broadway. Don't miss Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, famous for its authentic New Orleans-inspired blues. Or if you fancy belting out your own tunes, head to Lonnie's Western Room for a classic karaoke experience. With its rich history and unique character, Printers Alley is definitely worth adding to your Nashville itinerary.

Address: Google Maps

Admission: Free to explore, price depends on personal expenditures

Ryman Auditorium

Just a short hop, skip, and a jump away from the 1 Hotel Nashville, you'll find the historic Ryman Auditorium. Known as the "Mother Church of Country Music," the Ryman has echoed with the sounds of legendary artists for over a century. You can pretty much smell the history seeping from the original wooden pews, and if those walls could talk, they'd sing the tales of greats like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Minnie Pearl. You can take a self-guided tour, or if you're there in the evening, catch a live show. It's not just for country fans - the Ryman hosts all sorts of music genres, so it's worth checking their schedule. Trust me, there's something magical about this place; you can feel the vibes the moment you step inside. And yes, if you are wondering, the acoustics really are as good as they say!

Address: 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 | Google Maps

Hours: Tours available daily from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Event hours vary

Admission: Price varies depending on the event and tour selected

Frist Art Museum

A short walk from the 1 Hotel Nashville, you'll stumble upon the Frist Art Museum, a world-class art deco haven for art enthusiasts. This isn't just any museum - it's essentially Nashville's revolving door of artistic brilliance, with exhibitions changing every few months to ensure there's always something new and fascinating to feast your eyes on. From contemporary exhibitions to historic collections, the Frist brings art from around the world straight to Music City. Plus, it's not all look-don't-touch - they have an interactive Martin ArtQuest Gallery that's fun for all ages. So, whether you’re an art connoisseur or just looking for a fun, air-conditioned break from Nashville's music scene, give the Frist a visit. Trust me, your inner culture vulture will thank you!

Address: 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 | Google Maps

Hours: Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Sunday 1:00 - 5:30 PM, Monday, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Admission: Guests 18 and younger: free, adults: $15, seniors (65+): $10*, military (w/ID): $8*, college students (w/ID): $10*

*Discount only available when purchasing tickets in person.

Nissan Stadium

Within a brisk 15-minute walk from the 1 Hotel Nashville, you'll find yourself standing in awe at the massive Nissan Stadium. Home to the Tennessee Titans, this impressive landmark dominates the eastern bank of the Cumberland River. But wait, it's not just for football fanatics! The stadium doubles as a concert venue and has seen its fair share of music legends, country stars, and rock bands echoing through its rafters. Imagine belting out your favorite tune along with 70,000 other fans. If you're lucky to be in town during a game or concert, don't miss the chance to experience the electric atmosphere at the Nissan Stadium.

Address: 1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213 | Google Maps

Hours: Vary based on events and games

Admission: Price varies depending on the event

Tennessee State Capitol

A hop, skip, and a 20-minute stroll from the 1 Hotel Nashville lands you in front of the grand Tennessee State Capitol. If you're a history buff then you can't miss this gorgeous Greek Revival structure, perched high on a hill overlooking downtown Nashville. It's a slice of history right in the heart of Music City. Constructed in 1859, it's one of the oldest functioning statehouses in the U.S. Inside, you'll find stunning architectural features, colorful stained glass, and a plethora of historical exhibits. Whether you're a history buff or just enjoy panoramic city views, the Tennessee State Capitol is well worth your time.

Address: 600 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37243 | Google Maps

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Closed on weekends and public holidays

Admission: Free

Johnny Cash Museum

Just a stone's throw away from the 1 Hotel Nashville, you'll find yourself at the doorstep of the Johnny Cash Museum, a must-visit spot for any music lover. This place is like stepping into the Man in Black's personal walk-in closet, jam-packed with memorabilia, music, and stories that take you on a journey through the life of one of country music's most iconic figures. From his early years to his meteoric rise to fame, the museum does a fantastic job of presenting Johnny's narrative, warts and all. And even if you're not a hardcore Cash fan, it's hard not to be moved by his story of redemption and love for June. So go ahead, get lost in the world of the Man in Black.

Address: 119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201 | Google Maps

Hours: Everyday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Admission: Children (5 and under): Free with adult admission, youth (6-15): $21.95, adults (16+): $25.95

*$1 off discounts available for the following: AAA, military, seniors, students (please show college ID)

The Gulch

Stepping away from the buzz of downtown, about a 20-minute stroll from 1 Hotel Nashville, you'll discover a neighborhood with a character all its own – The Gulch. This trendsetting neighborhood is Nashville's destination for hot culinary experiences, chic boutiques, and vibrant street murals that Instagram dreams are made of. You'll find local artists showcasing their works, making The Gulch a living, breathing art gallery. The area is also home to some of the city's trendiest eateries and bars, where you can sip on craft cocktails, dine on gourmet dishes, and rub elbows with Nashville's hippest residents.

Address: The Gulch, Nashville, TN 37203 | Google Maps

Hours: Always open, business hours may vary

Admission: Free to explore, price depends on personal expenditures

Music City Center

Directly across the street from 1 Hotel Nashville, the Music City Center stands as a monument to Nashville’s rightful nickname. This colossal structure is more than just a convention center; it's a slice of Music City's soul. Inside, you'll find stunningly curated music exhibits interspersed amongst the meeting rooms and conference halls, making every event here a uniquely Nashville experience. But the showstopper has to be the guitar-shaped rooftop, which is visible from several spots in downtown. While the outside of the building is unique, beyond enjoying it from across the street at 1 Hotel, unless you're in town for a specific event at Music City Center, there's not much of a reason to visit.

Address: 201 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 37203 | Google Maps

Hours: Vary based on events and exhibitions

Admission: Price varies depending on the event

John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

Offering one of the best views in all of downtown Nashville, a 10-minute walk from 1 Hotel Nashville will lead you to the historic John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. This iconic bridge, originally opened in 1909 as part of the Union Street Viaduct, is a favorite spot among locals and visitors alike for its breathtaking panorama of the skyline. Whether you're catching a fiery Tennessee sunset or just soaking in an unobstructed view of the Cumberland River and the cityscape, it's an absolute must-do in Nashville. The bridge is pedestrian-only, so it's a safe quiet place for a leisurely stroll.

Address: John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, Nashville, TN 37213 | Google Maps

Hours: Open 24 hours

Admission: Free

Bridgestone Arena

Just a hop and a skip away from 1 Hotel Nashville, nestled in the heart of downtown, is the Bridgestone Arena, known as the crown jewel of Music City's entertainment scene. Whether you're a sports fan eager to cheer on the NHL's Nashville Predators or a music lover looking to catch your favorite band live, the Bridgestone Arena is the place to be. With a capacity of over 20,000, the energy inside this place can be electrifying. And the best part? After your night of entertainment, you're only a short stroll away from the welcoming comfort of 1 Hotel Nashville.

Address: 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 | Google Maps

Hours: Vary based on events and games

Admission: Price varies depending on the event

Chris handing Sara coffee in the morning
Chris handing Sara coffee in the morning

Final thoughts

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 1 Hotel Nashville and we've already been scouting out their other properties around the world, a portfolio that is growing rapidly. We absolutely loved the emphasis on sustainable tourism and a healthy lifestyle, both of which are things we often feel we have to sacrifice while traveling.

All in all, Nashville is a city that effortlessly blends the old with the new, the traditional with the trendy, and the quiet charm with the vibrant nightlife. Its rich history and musical roots run as deep as the Cumberland River, and there's an undeniable rhythm that pulses through its streets. And at the heart of it all is 1 Hotel Nashville, the perfect home base for your Music City adventure. It's not just about the places you visit, but the experiences you have and the people you meet along the way. And Nashville, with its welcoming spirit and infectious energy, promises an unforgettable journey.

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