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A mix of old and new aesthetics gives the Hotel Indigo a unique charm.
The lobby of the Hotel Indigo celebrates its historical location at the north end of Printer’s Alley, which at one point was the publishing hub of Nashville. The lobby and rooms are decorated with images of typography and the hotel has a library where guests can sit, read, or even take a book to their room. The hotel’s restaurant, The District Bar & Kitchen, decorated with “brown-bag” bottles, reflects a later part of Printer’s Alley history, when it was the center of Nashville’s nightlife, filled with clubs and speakeasies.
Despite its central location, the Hotel Indigo is fairly quiet. The hotel is pet-friendly and even has dog treats and water in its lobby, next to a small doghouse. It has a number of meeting spaces of different sizes, making a popular destination for business travelers. While the hotel has maintained a few classic details, such as the brass elevator doors and the still-functioning mail chute, overall the space has a modern, stylish feel, with a vibrant color palate that includes purples, greens, and yellows.
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Nashville
The Hotel Indigo Nashville is right in the heart of downtown. Printer’s Alley is still a popular destination for music and nightlife, and the Hotel Indigo is right at its north end. The hotel is a short walk to the honky-tonk bars of Broadway, Legislative Square, and quick drive to the Tennessee Titan’s football stadium. The hotel is convenient for business travelers and tourists alike.
Spacious rooms with quirky, colorful style
The rooms have dark-stained hardwood floors and colorful furniture, which distinguishes them from blander chain hotels in this price range. Some have large photographic murals of printing press letters behind the padded maroon headboards, and red accent pillows pop against the white bedding. The rooms are spacious and include 32-inch flat screen TVs, a Keurig single-cup coffeemaker, and both wired and wireless internet. The closets are a bit small, and the modern bathrooms have Aveda bath products as well as walk-in showers; these look a bit sleeker than shower/tub combos, though some may miss having a tub option. The property is nonsmoking, so there’s no fear of getting an ashy-smelling room. Some rooms have unappealing views of the parking deck next door.
Beyond the 24-hour business and fitness centers, there’s a library for your reading pleasure.
The business center and fitness center are both open 24/7. While the fitness center is not huge, there are a mix of cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights. The hotel is pet-friendly and gives away treats and leashes to guests with furry friends. The hotel has live entertainment during weekday evenings and weekend brunch hours. The lobby’s library offers something extra for guests, both a place to relax and potentially some new reading material. Other distinguishing features include The District custom brand coffee, available for purchase, and an interactive media display in the lobby that gives information about the hotel and surrounding area. The District Bar and Kitchen serves upscale American cuisine for all three meals.
The upper-middle-range Hotel Indigo is an eclectic mix of historical influences and contemporary style. Conveniently located off the historic Printer’s Alley, the hotel is in the heart of downtown Nashville, convenient to the sights, shops, and nightlife. With a number of meeting rooms, this hotel is frequented often by business travelers, but sees more tourists on the weekends. The event spaces are also often used for weddings and other receptions. Rooms are quirky and stylish, with plenty of space.