Best Western Music Row (1407 Division St., 615/242-1631, $90–110) is a no-nonsense motel with an outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, Internet access, and indoor corridors. Rooms have cable TV, AM/FM alarm clocks, and coffeemakers. Pets are allowed for $10 a day, and parking is free. The 75-room hotel is located a few steps away from the Music Row traffic circle and nearby restaurants.
Located near Elliston Place and Vanderbilt University, Guesthouse Inn and Suites (1909 Hayes St., 615/329-1000, $109) offers a free shuttle to nearby hospitals, including Baptist Hospital, Vanderbilt Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration Hospital. All rooms have microwave ovens, refrigerators, and coffeemakers, and guests enjoy free breakfast including made-to-order waffles. Suites ($140) include a sleeper couch. Rooms are typical motel-style, with two double beds or a single king-sized bed. The property is convenient to Hillsboro Village, Music Row, and Centennial Park.
Come home to Hillsboro House (1933 20th Ave. S., 615/292-5501, www.visitnashville.net, $130–175), a restored Victorian buttercup cottage in a quiet residential neighborhood near Vanderbilt, Hillsboro Village, and Belmont University. The bed-and-breakfast offers three mini-suites, each with a private bathroom and telephone. Rooms have comfortable feather beds, antique furniture, and touches of home. Guests are invited to lounge in an upstairs library. There is free wireless Internet access for guests, and the full breakfast includes homemade breads.
Another bed-and-breakfast choice in this part of the city is 1501 Linden House Bed and Breakfast (1501 Linden Ave., 615/298-2701, www.nashville-bed-breakfast.com, $110–165). This cheerful yellow-brick home on a corner lot has three guest rooms, each with stylish furniture and hardwood floors; one room has a private whirlpool and another has a fireplace.
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