The Urbanist’s Nashville: Where to Stay

From left, Nashville Farm Stay and the Hermitage Hotel.Photo: Showcase by Agent; Alamy

Where the Locals Would Stay If They Weren’t Locals

The Drake Inn (from $40; 615-256-7770) looks like something out of a David Lynch movie, when all of the characters no longer know who they are and somehow end up in a hotel with shoddy furniture and a strobe light for a desk lamp.” —Jocephus Brody, professional wrestler

“The three-bedroom Nashville Farm Stay (from $350;, an Airbnb property in rural Bellevue, is a ranch-style home turned bachelor-pad guest house. Nashville can be really bad about doing country kitsch; this is not one of those properties.” —Dana Delworth, closing agent

“The foyer at the Hermitage Hotel (from $279; is one of those giant ballroom types with arches and ornate paintings and beautiful furniture. Plus, its Oak Bar is amazing.” —Seth Riddle, talent scout, Serpents & Snakes Records

The Urbanist’s Nashville: Where to Stay