Nashville Fun for All Ages! Top Family-Friendly Hotels

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Floral guitar marks the entrance to Club Wyndham Nashville, an Extra Holidays property
Floral guitar marks the entrance to Club Wyndham Nashville, an Extra Holidays property. Photo credit: Extra Holidays

Known worldwide as the cradle of country music, Nashville also attracts bachelorette parties, foodies looking for elevated southern comfort food, and families in search of a destination filled with plenty of family-friendly activities.

If you’re visiting Nashville with the family, these kid-friendly hotels make the ideal home base for your explorations of all this vibrant city has to offer. From luxury accommodations to budget-friendly properties, there’s something for everyone.

The kitchen of a Club Wyndham Nasvhille suite.
The kitchen of a Club Wyndham Nashville suite. Photo credit: Extra Holidays

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Club Wyndham Nashville

2415 McGavock Pk.
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 871-4666

Nashville is a fun destination for families and, if you’re traveling with a group that needs more than one hotel room, the Club Wyndham Nashville the space you want on vacation so everyone has room to spread out.

Large one- and two-bedroom suites are the draw; they range in size from 500 to 1,172 square feet. Master bedrooms have comfy king beds. The larger units come with two beds in the second bedroom and all units have queen-sized sleeper sofas in the living area.

The Club Wyndham Nashville is located along the banks of the Cumberland River, one mile from the Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson showboat and Mills Outlet Mall.

Kick back after a day touring Nashville on the resort grounds. With two outdoor swimming pools and a hot tub, families can spend quality splash time while crooning country tunes. No need to skip your daily workout; the resort has a fully equipped fitness center. And the Club Wyndham “Play Days” program offers organized activities at the rec center where you’ll also find a basketball court, table tennis and more.

Why Families Love the Club Wyndham Nashville:

  • Spacious suites with separate bedrooms that sleep 4-8 comfortably
  • Every unit has either a kitchenette or fully-equipped kitchen
  • Washer/dryer in every unit
  • Most suites have private balconies and whirlpool tubs
  • On-site concierge to assist with reservations/attraction info
Guestroom with large bed and ceiling to floor view of downtown at the Hyatt Centric Nashville
Guestroom of Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville. Photo credit: Lauren Harby

Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville

210 Molloy St,
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 645-6037

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville is a great place for a getaway with the family. A short 10-minute drive from Nashville International Airport, Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville provides all the familiar comforts of the Hyatt brand for adults with kids in tow. This spacious sky-high boutique hotel is ideal for families looking to stay in the city center, where the vibrant offerings of the city are just footsteps away.

The in-house restaurant, Ella’s, has a terrific happy hour menu. Indulge, then take the kids to the rooftop pool for some fun in the sun and great city views.

Why Families Love the Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville

  • Free wifi
  • Walkable to city’s downtown attractions
  • Family-friendly rooftop pool
  • Spacious room accommodations


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214-1200
(615) 889-1000

A member of the Marriott Bonvoy family, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is a destination on its own. One of the best family hotels in Tennessee, this property delivers the best of Nashville for a family getaway. The resort is located near the Nashville International Airport, downtown Nashville, and star attractions including the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium.

On the property, you’ll find cascading waterfalls, lush garden interior landscapes, a wide variety of dining options, and even the Delta River that flows through the center of the resort. You’ll also find the SoundWaves waterpark – Nashville’s premier aquatic attraction featuring a 3-level indoor/outdoor waterpark spanning four acres.

Recreation zones include indoor pools, outdoor pools, waterslides, and the Down Tempo Lazy River. Additional attractions include the Tidal Track Wave Pool and the Record Launch – a waterslide that combines an exciting mix of music and LED lights.

For lodging, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center consists of more than 2,800 rooms and suites.

Why Families Love the Gaylord Opryland:

  •  State-of-the-art fitness center
  •  Full-service Relâche Spa
  • Golf course
  • Jogging/fitness trail
  • Video game room


Taylor Swift is a star at the Country Music Hall of Fame, one of Nashville’s top attractions. Photo credit: Mary Lebeau

The Westin Nashville

807 Clark Place
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 248-2800

The luxurious Westin Nashville is located just two blocks from Broadway, where live music streams day and night. Other nearby attractions include the Music City Center, Music Row, and Bridgestone Arena.

The hotel’s restaurant, Decker & Dyer, serves creative cuisine with live entertainment. L27 offers healthy light bites and craft cocktails while showcasing aerial views of the city from a rooftop bar. The Oak Steakhouse features steaks, seafood, and a selection of small plates.

When you’re not out exploring downtown Nashville, spend some time relaxing in the Rhapsody Spa or getting in a workout at the hotel’s 24-hour Westin WORKOUT Fitness Studio.

Why Families Love the Westin Nashville:

  • Valet parking
  • Free internet
  • Rooftop pool
  • Allergy-free room
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Sofa bed
  • Whirlpool bathtub


Hermitage Hotel

231 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 244-3121

Opened in 1910, Nashville’s original million-dollar hotel, the Hermitage Hotel continues to serve as one of the city’s most sought-after luxury hotels. A premier gathering place for occasions of all types, the Hermitage Hotel offers versatile venues exuding timeless style.

An elegant five-star property, the Hermitage Hotel features expansive guest rooms, top-of-the-line bath products by Molton Brown of London, babysitting services, and an exclusive Pampered Paws Program.

Why Families Love the Hermitage Hotel:

  • World-class on-site dining at Drusie & Darr and The Pink Hermit
  • Afternoon tea service (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Exclusive access to local arts, events, and cultural sites
  • Concierge services
  • Private car services
  • Business center
  • Fitness center featuring Peloton cardio bikes
  • On-site boutique for gifts and sundries
  • Pet-friendly rooms and amenities
  • Nanny and babysitting services
  • Valet parking in covered garage (daily fee)


More fun in Nashville: The Ryman Auditorium
Stay at the downtown Renaissance Nashville to be close to attractions such s the legendary Ryman Auditorium. Photo by Mary Lebeau

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

611 Commerce St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 255-8400

Boasting modern and inspiring features, Renaissance Nashville Hotel sits in the heart of downtown Nashville. Music City favorites including the Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium are just steps away.

Hotel rooms and suites feature plush bedding, expansive workspaces, and enticing views of downtown Nashville. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Little Fib, features handcrafted Southern fare.

Why Families Love the Renaissance Nashville Hotel:

  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Room service


Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

2100 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-1700

Recognized as the 2022 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Winner, Top Hotels in the South, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is located in midtown Nashville across from Vanderbilt University in the West End off the main tourist drag. Some of Nashville’s most renowned attractions are close to this premier Nashville hotel including Bridgestone Arena, Music Row, Nissan Stadium, and Ryman Auditorium. Broadway with its famous honky-tonks is just minutes away as well as downtown Nashville and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Family-friendly at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel means cat- and dog-friendly too. At check-in, all pets receive their own gifts including bowls and a special treat to kick off their vacation.

Why Families Love the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel:

  • Complimentary cribs 
  • Kids under 18 stay free
  • Child-proofing kits for families with children under 4
  • Fun Books, crayons and board games
  • Pet friendly


Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville – Vanderbilt

1501 Demonbreun Street
Nashville, TN 37203-3111
(629) 900-9513

A member of the Choice Hotel Group, the Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville sits in an idyllic location. For sports fans in the family, it’s less than a mile from the Bridgestone Arena – home of the Nashville Predators hockey team. It’s also close to Nissan Stadium – home of the Tennessee Titans football team.

For college football fans, Vanderbilt University is a mile away. That’s also handy for families traveling with high schoolers checking out colleges as is its proximity to Belmont University and Tennessee State University.

For music enthusiasts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, New Music City Center, and the legendary Music Row are less than a mile away. The hotel’s central location also offers a city skyline view from many of the guest rooms.

Why Families Love the Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville

  • Free wifi
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Free breakfast
  • Onsite parking for a fee


Hotel Preston

733 Briley Parkway
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 361-5900

Centrally located between downtown Nashville and the Nashville International Airport, Hotel Preston reflects the city’s creative spirit. A seasonal outdoor pool, games, and a pop-up bar are on hand to get guests through Tennessee summers. An easy ride takes you the few miles needed to reach all the attractions Nashville has to offer.

Southern hospitality takes the stage at the on-site restaurant, Blackwood, where live music and Southern comfort food are always on the menu.

Why Families Love the Hotel Preston:

  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Free high-speed wifi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center with gym/workout room
  • Bar/lounge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pet friendly
  • Free airport shuttle service


Best Western Plus Nashville Airport Hotel

911 Airport Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37214-3765
(800) 568-8520

Conveniently located near the Nashville International Airport, the Best Western Plus provides a budget-friendly option for families. Stylish rooms include a mini-fridge, microwave, and free wifi. If you need to get some work done, the in-room desk provides ideal workspace. The property also features an indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, fitness center, and guest laundry room.

Why Families Love the Best Western Plus Nashville Airport Hotel:

  • Free parking
  • Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport shuttle service


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Based in New York City, Terri Marshall is an award-winning writer covering cultural travel, multi-generational travel, road trips, soft-adventure, camping, cars and characters. From hanging out with penguins in Antarctica to fishing for piranhas in Peru to road-tripping through the jungles of Belize, Terri’s always up for an adventure. Drop her into a landscape filled with mountains, towering evergreens, waterfalls and a glacier or two and she’ll be in heaven. But what thrills her most of all is traveling with her teenage grandkids. Terri serves on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA). She also serves as the First Vice-Chair of the Eastern Chapter for the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). In addition to writing for SheBuysTravel, Terri’s publication credits include AARP, Island Soul, Girl Camper Magazine, A Girls Guide to Cars, CHILLED, World Footprints, North Hills Monthly, Alaska Business Monthly, Alaska Contractor and more. Follow her on Instagram at TrippingWithTerri.
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