If you are adventurous and want to look for a deal on line you might want to avoid anything in the Trinity Lane/I 65 area or across the river from downtown such as on Woodland, Main, Gallatin road or Dickerson Pike.   There are many hotels downtown and in the Music Row area which are safe areas with lots of restaurants and clubs nearby. Brentwood is a very safe suburban area about 20 minutes from Music Row with lots of shopping and restaurants and there seem to be a lot of good deals there. Around the airport is where you are likely to find the best deals. It is less than 20 minutes from Music Row, downtown or the Grand Old Opry and the area is generally safe. 



The Nashville Nest – This is Barbara’s AirBnB, a cozy one-bedroom attic apartment walking distance to Music Row, Hillsboro Village and Belmont University. There is full kitchen and a fold-down futon in the living room. Kroger is half a block away. Rates are $95 /week nights and $125/Sat & Sun with a $20 cleaning fee. Click the link for availability and booking.

Scarrit-Bennet Conference Center, (615) 340-7500 – right on Music Row on a beautiful, tree-filled campus.. They have a dormitory where each room has a twin bed and shares a bath with another room – they put like genders sharing the bathroom. Their rates usually run about $89/night.  

Hit Song Casa – local real estate agent Joyce Medlock has several condos and rooms she rents out to songwriters. There are pictures at www.joycemedlock.com . They vary in price but none are very expensive and some give you access to a kitchen. You can reach Joyce at aj@joycemedlock.com , or 615-293-9500. 

The Dokarosa –  close to airport and 12 miles from Music Row and Downtown. Local networking guru Doak Turner offers suites on 4 acres, private entrance, private bath, flatscreen TV, futon, WI-FI, full kitchen. Plus he’ll give you the scoop on the best places to go for great music and meeting people in the industry. Email him at doak@musicstartshere.org  for details and avails. Non smokers only and no pets.  

Patio Villa – In Donelson, near the airport. 1 bedroom condo, queen and twin bed. Sleeps up to 3. Full bath & kitchen, large living area. WiFi. Private, plenty of parking. 2 night minimum. No pets, no smoking. Rates are in the $75 range. For photos, availability and booking,  contact Helene Cronin at  Helenecronin@hotmail.com or 469-360-8577.

Whites Creek Music Studio and Writers Retreat – nestled in the woods just 10 minutes northwest of downtown Nashville, they offer the writer’s quarters at $75/weekday and $100/weekend per room. Each room has private access, a refrigerator, coffee, private bath/shower and exterior access via a code. If you’re in town to record there is also an on-site analog studio you can book for your project. For availability, contact Ben at 405-205-3642 or booking@whitescreekmusic.com. 

SOCAN House If you are from Canada and a member of SOCAN, you can stay in this house close to downtown and Music Row for FREE!

The Big Bungalow (615) 256-8375 This beautiful bed and breakfast in hip, artsy Easy Nashville is owned by Ellen Warshaw, a songwriter and a licensed massage therapist who can offer massages on site. Prices are in the $200 range.

Nashville Downtown Hostel – If you don’t mind dormitory living, you can stay in this restored 1880’s warehouse downtown on the river for $45 or $50 a night.


Prices are approximate and vary widely by the date and which nights of the week you are booking and what conventions and other events going on in Nashville. Here is a small sampling of what’s available.

Walking distance to the Bluebird Cafe:

Hampton Inn, 615-777-0001. Rooms rates vary due to availability and range from $160 or $280. Ask for senior discount if you’re over 50.

Music Row Area 

Hilton Garden Inn, (615) 369-5900 – rates vary from $134 to  $270

Comfort Inn, (615) 255-9977 – rates range from $199 to $260

Best Western on Division, (615) 242-1631 – rates start around $230 – ask for the AAA discount.   

West End area

Holiday Inn Express Vanderbilt – 615-327-4707 or Toll Free 877-327-4707. This  is a nice hotel that houses the Commodore Lounge where you’ll find a writers night seven nights week. The Commodore is one of the best places in town to meet other songwriters and hear everything from newcomers to hitmakers. Their rates vary starting from around $175. They give a special rate to members of NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International).

Courtyard Marriott Vanderbilt/West End – 615-327-9900 Walking distance to Music Row and lots of great restaurants. On a slow week their rates can be as low as $144 but around $250 is typical.


Extended Stay America – (615) 373-4272 – rates range from $94 to $125. All rooms includes a kitchen with full sized refrigerator and 4 burner stove.

White Bridge Road at I 40

Comfort Inn on Whitebridge Rd, (a 10 or 15 minute drive from the Music Row ) 615-356-0888  Not too far, not fancy but not too expensive. Some songwriters have been able to secure discounted rates for being frequent customers. Rates start at $98

I 65 and Rosa Parks

Maxwell House – 855-516-1090 – Deals as low as $134 on a slow week, more typically $200 and up. A bonus is Lee Rasconne’s writers night in the lounge every Thursday.

Near the Airport

America’s Best Value Inn – 615-833-6860 – Clean, safe, simple accommodations for under $100/night.

Nashville Airport Inn and Suites – 615-833-5201 -= Clean, safe, simple accommodations for under $100/night.