The Hermitage Hotel


The Hermitage Hotel

CATEGORIES: Hotels | History and Architecture Tour | Capital City Tour

Address

231 6th Ave N
Telephone: 615-244-3121

Neighborhood

Downtown Core


Details

123 guest rooms

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Completed in 1910 and surviving as the last of Nashville’s grand old hotels, this building was the home of many political campaigns in the early 20th century. The building was designed in the Beaux Arts Classical style by Columbia, Tennessee architect Edwin Carpenter and was named for the home of President Andrew Jackson. In 1920, it served as the headquarters of both suffragist and anti-suffragist groups meeting to lobby the Tennessee legislature, whose vote to ratify the nineteenth amendment was the last needed to give women the right to vote. The Hermitage Hotel enjoyed several notable visitors such as presidents Taft, Wilson, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and entertainers Al Jolson, Bette Davis, Gene Autry, and Bill Cosby. In 2008, the Men’s Restroom at the Hermitage Hotel was named “America’s Best Restroom” by Cintas Corporation.


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