Work out among swanky leather furniture and contemporary art at the year-old Hutton Hotel (from $189), where seven of the 248 rooms have stationary bikes, treadmills, or elliptical machines.
Stay a block away from the live-music-stacked bars of Lower Broadway at the three-month-old Hotel Indigo Nashville (from $139), a former twenties-era bank that retained its original neoclassical columns. Room 1408 has the best view of the Cumberland River.
Admire the rich brocade fabrics, walnut furniture, and stained-glass detailing at the Hermitage, where corner rooms overlook the pre–Civil War State Capitol building. Splurge on room 908, which has a flat-screen TV stationed above the bathroom’s deep marble soaking tub (from $249).