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I recently took my daughter to Nashville for her fist college visit, touring Belmont University.
We made a long weekend out of it, picking up my sister on the way down in Milwaukee to come with us.
Her daughter, my niece, lives in Nashville so we are also getting time with her.
I was excited too to check another Graduate Hotel off my bucket list, The Graduate Nashville.
Graduates are usually located near college and university campuses and decorated with a theme around students.
The room key cards are student IDs showing famous graduates or people from the area.
Along with inspiration from the colleges nearby Graduate Hotels also find inspiration in the town and community they are located in.
The Graduate Nashville is full of nods to country music, especially Dolly Parton and other female icons like Minnie Pearl, Emmylou Harris and Patsy Cline.
Did you see my Boutique Hotel Series where I shared about other boutique hotels I’ve loved including a few other Graduate stays?
- SEE THE OTHER POSTS IN MY BOUTIQUE HOTEL SERIES
- The Graduate- Evanston, Illinois
- The Hewing- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- OTHER HOTELS I’VE SHARED
- Ironhorse- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- The Graduate- Madison, Wisconsin
- The Graduate- Minneapolis, Minnesota
Inspired by the dynamic and unique college towns that we call home, Graduate Hotels is a collection of welcoming, one-of-a-kind experiences rich with local history, charm and pop culture nostalgia. Always original and never boring, we invite you to explore our 33+ locations across the U.S. and the U.K. to discover the stories that inspire us every day.
When you enter Graduate Nashville you find yourself surrounded by local history, legends and Southern charm.
The Graduate Nashville is located Midtown, near Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities, and a close walk to Broadway.
Restaurants, shopping and activities abound all around the area.
The lobby coffee shop was a first stop for me each morning.
I loved the crystal chandeliers and the pencils covering the bar surround.
Graduate Hotels began in 2014 with their hotels in Athens and Tempe.and now have over 33 locations.
The creativity, the mix of patterns and textures, the attention to detail- all these things make staying at Graduates fascinating for me.
Last year the Graduate Hotel coffee table book came out.
It is full of beautiful inspiration photos from all the different and unique hotel locations.
Grab your copy HERE.
Where to Sit?
One of my favorite parts of staying in a boutique hotel is the many options of great spots to sit and work, read or gather.
The Nashville Graduate does not disappoint.
I need days to sit in all the spots that call to me like these gold chesterfields.
I love getting up early, when the lobby is still quiet, to read or work.
This amazing table was where I sat one morning comfy in a velvet chair and inspired with the decor around me.
Everywhere were beautiful seasonal flower arrangements perfect for Fall.
Like other Graduate Hotels, there were bicycles available to check out and take out to explore the town.
Morning Wake Up
If we didn’t grab coffee down at Poindexter’s then we could make some in our room.
I loved the Morning To-Do List on the napkins by the coffee pot.
One of my favorite things in the room was this photo of country music singers gathered together probably from a night at the Grand Ole Opry.
Every time we were in the room there were new details noticed.
The hotel has a rooftop bar and restaurant that is worth the visit even if you aren’t staying at The Graduate.
It has amazing views of Nashville and the decor is fabulous inside and outside.
There’s a creative drink menu and “homestyle-meets-traditional French food”.
Everything at White Limozeen right now was decorated for Halloween, including the giant Dolly made out of chicken wire.
Did you know you can learn more about the Nashville Graduate and many of the other locations watching the HGTV
After 7 p.m. you have to be 21 to enter.
Reservations are needed for a table inside.
I love taking in all the patterns, textures, fabrics, tiles and accessories all throughout the hotel.
I can’t wait for my next Graduate stay!
I’m going to go read my book at start planning another getaway.