Drury Inns and Suites (555 Donelson Pike, 615/902-0400, $100–130) offers guests an appealing array of extras, including a free hot breakfast, free evening beverages and snacks, a free airport shuttle, 60 minutes of free long-distance calls, and $7 daily park-and-fly parking. There is both an indoor and outdoor pool and a fitness center. Drury Inn is about two miles north of the airport and five miles south of Music Valley.
Hotel Preston (733 Briley Pkwy., 615/361-5900, www.hotelpreston.com, $110–140) is a boutique hotel near the airport. Youthful energy, modern decor, and up-to-date rooms set this property apart from the crowd. Rooms are stocked with Tazo tea and Starbucks coffee and there’s and a 24-hour fitness center. The “You-Want-It-You-Got-It” button in each room beckons the 24-hour room service, and whimsical extras including a lava lamp, pet fish, and art kit are available by request when you check in. High-speed Internet is an add-on extra. Naughty packages—like the “Ooey Gooey Night Out” couple’s getaway with late check-out, wine, and whipped cream on request—prove that this isn’t your parents’ motel, though the hotel caters equally to business travelers with meeting rooms and a business center. Two restaurants, including a bar and nightclub, provide food and entertainment.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition