It’s hard to believe you can stay in this marvel within trendy East Nashville for just $150 per night. But The Russell, a boutique hotel within a renovated old church, merges a kind of modern, color-popping design with the building’s original architecture—including breathtaking stained glass windows—for a hotel effect that’s truly unprecedented. Other preserved ecclesiastical details include original brick walls and church pews as bed headboards. Each of the boutique hotel’s 23 rooms has a unique design, but you really can’t go wrong with any selection.
The Russell is within walking distance of East Nashville’s hopping (but not, you know, Broadway-level hopping, thankfully) Five Points neighborhood, so you’ll have plenty of renowned drinking and dining options—from Cafe Margot to Lockeland Table to local go-to Five Points Pizza. Or take a quick drive down Main Street, hit up The Bookshop for the most well-curated selection in the South, and pop next door to Peninsula to score the stealth-best meal in the city. Don’t tell Broadway.
But best of all? The Russell donates proceeds from all of its hotel bookings to support Nashvillians currently experiencing homelessness; according to the hotel team’s data, the average Russell stay funds 16 beds/meals at a local homeless shelter. The hotel is also currently running a winter promo for 20 percent off, so run, don’t walk, to make that booking.
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