Where to Stay in Nashville: A Playlist Properties Review


To say that Nashville is an up and coming city is quite the understatement. It’s famously referred to as Music City, and most recently Travel + Leisure’s Destination of the Year, but more importantly, it’s my new favorite city in America. I’d been hearing for awhile that their food scene is incredible, with chefs from all over the country moving there, and if there’s one good reason for me to travel, it’s food. Thankfully, my friend was on the same page and so we booked insanely cheap tickets towards the end of January (luckily missing the snow storm!).

However, this post is not about food. That’ll come next week, I promise! I fell in love with our Nashville apartment so much, I can’t help but share it first. Our home away from home in Nashville is appropriately named the Good Times Loft by Playlist Properties, a family owned vacation rental property run by Nashville locals. To put it simply, it was the most Instagrammable apartment I had ever stayed in! I’m sorry if that sentence was too cringe(y) for you, but I only speak the truth.



While Playlist Properties has apartments all over Nashville, ours was located on 2nd Avenue, in the heart of it all. Since we were only going to be in Nashville for 72 hours, being centrally located was important to us and this location didn’t disappoint. Housed in The Quarters, a historic building from 1890, this old warehouse was converted into lofts in 1986.



I really loved the high ceilings and original brick walls found throughout the property. Also, for being in the center of it all, we thankfully couldn’t hear any street noise at night. While staying at The Quarters, you can easily walk absolutely anywhere in Downtown Nashville. And if you really need to take a taxi, I’d recommend using Lyft as a cheap alternative.



High ceilings, exposed brick wall, colorful and quirky decor, say hello to my dream apartment. I drooled over the pictures on their website weeks before contacting them, and I am pleased to say that it lived up to every single photo and then some! The furniture was aesthetically pleasing as well as being comfortable, which is something you don’t always get.



I loved all of the Nashville touches (ahhhh guitar lamps!) and looking up at those incredible letters above the television helped us remember what city we were in, as if we could forget! All of their apartments come with a full kitchen and living area which is something you won’t get at a hotel, unless you’re paying top dollar for a suite. One thing I really liked was using access codes to get into the property! There’s no need to ever carry a key with you which made me very happy, as I’ve lost way too many hotel keys in the past…! I really wish more places would do this.



The Good Times Loft comfortably sleeps 4, thanks to a convertible couch in the living room, making it a very affordable place to split with a group friends. The entire apartment was incredibly clean, cozy, quiet, and the wifi was fast. Honestly, what more can you possibly want? We were lucky to get a tour of a few more Playlist Properties in the building. They all had the same wonderful amenities we enjoyed in our loft, but each with their own unique style which I really loved seeing. My only complaint? They didn’t let us move in permanently.

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Making you feel at home is a priority for the people who work at Playlist Properties. Each of them are Nashville locals who genuinely want you to enjoy their city as much as they do. Big thanks to Alex who showed us around our apartment, after being stuck in an elevator down the road (not in our building, don’t worry!) for over an hour. He took the time to tell us everything we needed to know about the apartment and was excited to give us several food recommendations which we were very grateful for. In each apartment, you’ll have a binder that they’ve put together of the best places to see in the city. If you’re interested in live music, historic sights, or good food, it’s all in there!



Use the special code “BonVoyageFreeNight” to get one night free when booking 3 nights or more!

Website – http://www.playlistproperties.com/
Properties located throughout Downtown Nashville, East Nashville, West End/Vanderbilt, and Middle Tenneessee
The Good Times Loft we stayed in starts at $219.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/PlaylistProperties/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/PlaylistProp

I’m curious, do you prefer staying in apartments or hotels during your travels? Have you visited Nashville before? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Happy travels!

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*Note: I did receive two complimentary nights with Playlist Properties. However, opinions are entirely my own. I would only ever recommend something that I actually enjoyed and support!



  1. Audra Railey says:

    I love everything about this apartment, especially the big Nashville sign on the wall! Thanks for sharing, Lauren. I’ll bookmark this.

  2. Claire B says:

    I didn’t know that about Travel + Leisure. Well deserved though. Nashville is one of my favorite cities! I’ll keep this place in mind for my next visit.

  3. Corinne says:

    We have never been to Nashville, and we want to go..soonish. I will be bookmarking this page, because some of these places are exactly the kind of hotels/rooms we like to stay in. Thanks.

  4. S says:

    I absolutely love places like this. The times where you get a generic room in a hotel room while traveling are long gone. It is good that more and more properties including hotels and hostels are trying to put a personal touch and design.

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