Holiday Inn Express Nashville-Downtown

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The Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown is a great hotel for anyone who wants to stay in the city center and be close to the action. It’s right across from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Bridgestone Arena and other points of interest that are popular with tourists. It’s also just a 10-minute walk from the bars and restaurants of Lower Broadway and an even shorter stroll to the famous honky tonks on Second Avenue. This hotel has everything you expect from a place with “Express” in its name. Check-in is fast, there’s a complimentary breakfast available 24 hours, and all the necessary amenities like Wi-Fi, a gym, business center and fitness room are ready when you need them. The rooms themselves feature everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Awards and Recognition

This Holiday Inn Express has won awards for its accommodations and its staff. It’s been recognized as a top choice by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller and a great stay by Forbes. It’s also come in on the high end of a trust and safety survey from BrandTrust. We’re not surprised. This is a great all-around hotel that is ready to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers.

Beat season to visit

If you’re planning a visit to Nashville, you might want to avoid the spring, especially April and May. This is the time of year when Tennessee is home to its famous music festival, and the city gets very crowded. Hotels get booked up, bars and restaurants are full, and prices are at their peak. There are lots of alternatives to consider during this time, including visiting in the fall when the leaves change color or going in the winter when the weather is milder. You’ll find less crowds and lower costs.

Rooms & Services Available

2 Double Room
4 maximum amount
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Double rooms have a king or two double beds and accommodate up to four guests. Rooms include a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. Stay at this hotel and enjoy amenities like free WiFi and breakfast.
Plush Pillow Top Mattreses
Mini-Fridge & Microwave
Keurig Coffeemaker
Work Desk with Lamp & Chair
One King Room
2 maximum amount
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Rooms include a 32-inch LCD TV, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, and hair dryer. Stay here to appreciate Nashville’s music scene, visit the Ryman Auditorium, or explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Plush Pillow Top Mattreses
Mini-Fridge & Microwave
Keurig Coffeemaker
Work Desk with Lamp & Chair
Nashville Suite
5 maximum amount
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It has a heated indoor pool and hot tub, a fitness center, and an on-site restaurant. The suites have a microwave, mini fridge, and cable TV.
​Separate living room
Sleeper sofa & 2 TV's
Mini-Fridge, Microwave, Coffeemaker
Work desk with lamp and chair


This hotel has everything you need during your stay. There’s a fitness center with the latest machines and free weights, a business center with computer stations, a pool and Jacuzzi, and well-equipped meeting rooms in case you have to host an event while you’re in town. There’s also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a free breakfast every morning, an indoor pool, a fitness center and a business center.

Dining Options

There are a few places to eat in the hotel, but if you want a little more variety, you can take a stroll to Lower Broadway and find a ton of options. The Palm Steakhouse serves up classic steak and seafood dishes and great cocktails. You can’t miss Jack’s Bar-B-Que Joint for a hearty serving of southern barbecue. For a great Mexican meal, check out El Barrio. They have a wide array of tacos and other dishes.

Getting there

This hotel is located in the city center of Nashville, which means that it’s easy to get in and out of the city. You have three options for getting to the hotel. First, you can drive. Parking is free, and there’s an airport shuttle as well. The second option is public transit. The hotel is one block from the Music City Central station, which is a transfer point for the city’s buses and trains. If you’re travelling light, you can easily walk to the hotel from there. Finally, you can take a taxi or ride-sharing service.

Pros and Cons

Pros - This hotel is a great value for the money, especially compared to a stay at one of the fancier places in town. You’re also close to all the action, but there are no noise complaints. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff is ready to meet all your needs.

Cons - There are a few things that could be better, like the parking and internet service. You may encounter some noise from the city at night, but it’s easy to drown it out with earplugs.

Bottom line

This is a great choice for anyone who wants to experience everything that Nashville has to offer without breaking the bank. It’s located in a convenient spot in the city and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. We highly recommend this hotel for your next trip to Music City

Derek Dellinger
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