If you’re looking for a clean, comfortable room and friendly welcome, look no farther than the
Fiddler’s Inn (2410 Music Valley Dr., 615/885-1440, www.fiddlers-inn.com, $60–75). This 204-room no-frills hotel offers a solid Tennessee welcome to its guests, who come in droves to see the Opry and enjoy other Music Valley attractions. It’s right next to a Cracker Barrel restaurant and there’s plenty of parking for cars and tour buses. Guests enjoy cable TV, free coffee and pastries in the morning, an outdoor pool, and a gift shop stocked with Nashville souvenirs.
The all-suite Best Western Suites near Opryland (201 Music City Cir., 615/902-9940, $70–80) is a comfortable compromise between the luxury of the Opryland Hotel and the affordability of a motel. Each of the hotel’s 100 suites has a couch, desk, high-speed Internet access, coffee- and tea-maker, microwave, ironing board, and refrigerator. Rooms with whirlpools tubs are available for about $80 more per night. Guests enjoy an on-site fitness room, 24-hour business center, outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, and weekday newspaper. The Best Western is located along a strip of motels and restaurants about one mile from the Grand Ole Opry and other Opryland attractions.
Located about two miles from the Opryland, Comfort Inn Opryland Area (2516 Music Valley Dr., 615/889-0086, $70–75) offers 121 clean, comfortable guest rooms with cable TV, wireless Internet, ironing board, hair dryer, and free daily newspaper. There is free outdoor parking, and interior corridors.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition