Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville , Tennessee
Tel: 888 888 9414
Tel: 615 244 3121
Concierge.com's insider take:
The Rolls Royce of Nashville hotels, the Hermitage has been a favorite overnight stop for presidents, visiting royalty, and a slew of celebrities, from Bette Davis to Oprah Winfrey, since it opened in 1910. A $17 million overhaul in 2003 restored the ornate Beaux Arts lobby with shimmering pink marble columns and a dramatic stained glass ceiling. They did a bang-up job: The 122 guest rooms are large (an average of 475 square feet) with separate dressing and sitting areas and roomy bathrooms with flat-screen TVs, wide marble vanities, and extra-deep tubs (there's a "bath concierge," natch). The look is richly traditional with tufted sofas and stately beds covered in 1,000-thread-count sheets. The stately Capitol Grille serves modern takes on Southern favorites, and is an ideal special-occasion spot. Be sure to get a drink at the Oak Bar to see its famed Art Deco men's room, recently named "America's Best Restroom" by Esquire magazine.