Last Updated on May 18, 2024

Surrounded by unmatched views of the city skyline, Holston House offers guests a unique way of experiencing Nashville.

Holston House Nashville (Unbound Collection by Hyatt) is located downtown just a few blocks from Lower Broadway, representing a harmony of old meets new in a timeless building with a modern twist. Location means everything when you’re this close to dining, sporting venues, and amazing music including the legendary Ryman Auditorium.

Holston House Accommodations

The boutique hotel features spacious, inviting rooms and suites each featuring distinctive leather and velvet décor amid the charm of art deco touches. Accommodations include hardwood floors, luxe furnishings, marble bath fixtures, and record players. After all, you are in Music City!

Guests can choose from the standard queen and king rooms that include premium and deluxe selections with sweeping city views, sofas and work areas. All accommodations include mini-fridges, blackout curtains, a 55-inch flat-screen TV and, my favorite, Keurig coffee makers.

Holston House is pet-friendly (with no extra charge) and sports a gorgeous rooftop pool, a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and concierge and business services.

Valet parking runs $59 plus tax daily though guests have the option of self-parking across the street on 7th Avenue. Expensive? Yes. Unfortunately, it is all part of city life.

Rooftop Pool

Holston House’s outdoor rooftop pool is located on the Penthouse floor of the hotel. This is the first place I met my friends on a multi-couple Nashville trip and what a way to set the tone for a fun long weekend. The pool area offers comfy lounge chairs with stunning city skyline views.

One benefit for locals is the option to purchase a Garden Access Pass which provides all-day use of the pool and rooftop bar. The pass is available at $40 Sunday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Once the city’s only penthouse garden, Heirloom at Holston House is a must-do for midair mixers and mingling and is open from 11 am to 11 pm daily. The drink menu includes beer, drafts, seltzers, wine, and cocktails. Light bites feature salads, flatbreads, veggie dip platters, tacos and more.

Happy Hours from Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 pm offer drink specials and discounted food items.

Heirloom at Holston House Bar seating area.
Heirloom at Holston House Bar seating area. Photo courtesy of Holston House.

Holston House Dining

Southern flavors with contemporary American cuisine can be found at the hotel’s signature restaurant, TENN, open for daily brunch. Seasonal ingredients from regional farmers and ranchers are used by creative chefs offering guests a variety of breakfast-related and lunch-focused entrees.

Overlooking the spacious open lobby, Bar TENN offers small bites and libations daily from 4 pm to midnight. In keeping with Southern tradition, you’ll find pork belly biscuit sliders, crispy chicken sandwiches, and even a smashburger with a “comeback” sauce.  

Book your stay at Holston House downtown Nashville here!

Nashville Attractions

Holston House is located close to many beloved Nashville attractions. First, you’re right on Lower Broadway, Nashville’s entertainment district renowned for its honky tonks, nightlife and live country music. 

Bluegrass was born at Ryman Auditorium, the most venerated music venue in the country. It’s also the place where countless country stars began and even today, you’ll find both the world-famous and up-and-coming acts playing at this 2300-plus-seat venue a few minutes’ walk from Holsten House.

Just nine minutes from the hotel, the Johnny Cash Museum invites guests to walk the line over to this impressive collection of memorabilia from the legendary musician. Don’t miss the National Museum of African American Music a mere five minutes from Holston House paying homage to the many genres of music that have roots in the African American community, including jazz, R&B and soul.

Classic Nashville Eateries

Jacks Bar-B-Q-Nashville.
Jacks-Bar-B-Q-Nashville. Photo by Noreen Kompanik.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not coming to Nashville to dine on gourmet food. I’m looking for BBQ and good ol’ Southern fried chicken.

One of my friends on the trip who’s a Nashville regular introduced us to some of the classic places to eat in the Broadway area. Here are a few options if you’re into classic food and history.

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

This venue which opened in 1960 and is known for its bright purple facade has consistently been a popular spot for country music stars. The food here is bar food: pretzel bites, French fries, and the like.

Once you take a look at “Tootsie’s Wall of Fame” and hear the live music, you won’t care.

Jack’s Bar-B-Que

The line was already forming outside the door at 10:30 am, the lunch opening time at this popular Broadway BBQ joint. There’s nothing fancy about this place, but oh my, the BBQ is to die for.

You walk up to the counter to place your order of meat along with the sides of your choice and a server will bring it to your table. Items include pork shoulder, beef brisket, smoked turkey, smoked sausage, ribs, and smoked chicken. You can even see the meat you’re selecting along with the sides to accompany it.

This place knows its BBQ. Feel free to take home a bottle of sauce or two.

Robert’s Western World

Before Broadway’s streetscape was overtaken by three-story mega bars, Robert’s Western World consistently offered old-school country music and rockabilly for those seeking a true Nashville honky-tonk experience. While this is more of a bar than a restaurant, Robert’s $6 Recession Special includes a fried bologna sandwich with a cold Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and a moon pie.

I’m not kidding.

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

Hattie B's Hot Chicken.
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. Photo by Noreen Kompanik

This is the queen of fried chicken and usually has a line extending far down the street. Though Hattie’s now opened as a chain in other cities such as Austin, the original restaurant is here.

There’s no ordering ahead and no reservations, but you get to choose the heat level of your chicken. The hottest is called “Shut the cluck up.” No, I didn’t go this far.

We all loved the chicken and the selection of classic Southern sides such as coleslaw, black-eyed peas, pimento mac and cheese, and more.

Classy hotel, gorgeous pool with colorful rooftop bar, honky tonk, country music, and classic eateries. It doesn’t get any better than this and making your home base Holston House will set the stage for a memorable stay in Nashville.

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

No Comments Yet.