The Fairlane Hotel
What it is
Inspired by the best design of the 1970s, with a nostalgic Mid Century restaurant the locals love.
What it isn't
Jonesing for a caffeine hit. The hotel’s Union Teller coffee shop and breakfast joint is a Nashville favorite for oversized house-made bagels (they come back at lunch for note-perfect reubens and matzo ball soup).
What we think
When your hotel is housed in the 1972 HQ of Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan—terrazzo flooring and brass detailing intact—you’d be a fool *not* to take advantage of a throwback theme. But few could do it so well as Fairlane, which makes the experience thoroughly modern. Take the guest rooms, each tricked out with floor-to-ceiling windows, marble showers (with toiletries from New York City’s botanically-based Five Wits), and mini bars stocked with locally-made snacks. It’s worth booking a Corner King for up to 408-square-feet of breathing room and wraparound windows that peep out on the surrounding cityscape.
You're here because
You’re hosting a party, and the 1,805-square-foot penthouse suite has a hanging fireplace and fire pit-dotted terrace that would wow Bianca Jagger herself.
Time travel isn’t real. You know that. And you can’t help but feel, when you step into Ellington’s, that you’ve been transported to Nashville circa 1965, a Nashville you never knew. You order lobster thermidor and a banana daiquiri and wait for the liquid courage to ask for a rare Padron 1964 Anniversary Cigar, aged for four years—and delicious with every puff.
Restaurants & Bars
Mile End - Montreal style - traditional cuisine.
Ellinton's Bar & Grill - Classics and traditional cuisine.
Union Teller - Coffee counter.
Downtown Nashville, just three blocks from the Cumberland River and three from the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, where you can virtually record alongside musicians like Ray Charles in the GRAMMY Museum Gallery.