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A 5-Star Hotel Full of Historical Significance In Nashville

The Grand Lobby


In the early 1900’s, Nashville was a city on the rise that lacked luxury accommodations. A group of farsighted businessmen set out to change that, with a vision for a world-class hotel and architectural landmark that would strengthen Nashville’s standing and reputation.

Since their dream was realized on September 17, 1910, The Hermitage Hotel has stood tall as the epicenter of Nashville life, serving as a silent witness to over a century of history. “Meet me at The Hermitage” is a commonplace phrase that has echoed through the decades. This cherished landmark in downtown Nashville has poured innumerable glasses, served countless meals, held thousands of events, and hosted millions of guests along the way. Browse our articles below to learn more about our 5-star hotel and its rich history.

  • The Hermitage Hotel men's room

About the Men’s Room at The Hermitage Hotel

It is said that nearly as many women as men visit the Art Deco Men’s Restroom at The Hermitage Hotel. In 2008 it was winner of the “Best Restroom in America” contest sponsored by Cintas Facilities Services and in 2019 we became one of the world’s most Instagramable bathrooms. Countless wedding photos have been taken here and the distinctive green tiles have even set the tone for a holiday card or two.

  • 1943 Craig Orchestra In Grille Room

    Historical Quarterlies Past Reflections

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    Since opening as Nashville’s original million-dollar hotel in 1910, The Hermitage Hotel has long been known as the top hotel in Tennessee and one of the premier hotels in the country. Our tradition of excellence that began in 1910 has remained vibrant and alive throughout the years, serving as the first – and at times the only – five-star hotel in the state.

  • The Veranda

    An Architectural Masterpiece

    Crafted in the early 1900s, The Hermitage Hotel is a masterful work credited to Tennessee native James Carpenter, who completed his formal education at the famed Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris before going on to be one of New York’s premier luxury high-rise designers. To this day, more than 40 of J.E.R. Carpenter’s buildings remain sought-after residences along the coveted Park and 5th Avenues, a testament to the enduring caliber of The Hermitage Hotel.

  • Gene Autrey

    A Favorite Amongst Famous Guests

    With a central location just steps from the state capitol, The Hermitage Hotel quickly established itself as a favorite among politicians, but it wasn’t long before this beloved local haunt captured the attention of other travelers as well. Over the years, The Hermitage has played host to American presidents, foreign dignitaries, musical legends, Hollywood icons, business magnates and more.