Tennessee isn’t exactly synonymous with luxury. But in Nashville, you’ll find one of the best small hotels in the world – the Hermitage.

The Hermitage Hotel, found in heart of Nashville, was entirely renovated a few years back, giving it well-deserved kudos (including Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Hotel awards). The hotel was founded over 100 years ago, and has quite a history. The $20 million renovation restored the hotel to its original grandeur – but with all the modern amenities you expect from a luxury hotel. The hotel has everything you’d expect – gorgeous rooms, great dining options, spa and bath services, fitness center, pet care and extras for the kids. But what sets the Hermitage above everyone else is simple service. The thing you’ll find from all the guests holds a common theme – how great they were treated, how friendly the staff is, how absolutely perfect everything was. One person said it best with, “We were treated like royalty.” You can’t get any better compliment.

Of course, a hotel does not always make a destination – but don’t fret. Nashville has plenty to enjoy – especially the music – including the legendary Grand Old Opry. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is just a few blocks away. You’ll find numerous music clubs and venues, catering to many tastes (classical, Broadway, country, blues, rock), museums, festivals, and much more. Sports fans can check out the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators.

Need more convincing? In 2008 the Hermitage was voted to have the best bathroom in the nation – now top that Four Seasons!

Check out the Hermitage online.