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Top 5 Hotels In Tennessee For A Summer Getaway

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Tennessee is one of the best destinations for a summer getaway in the U.S.

This Southern state is known for many things, including its music history (blues, country, and rock ‘n' roll all originated here), Tennessee whisky, Southern comfort food, and natural beauty (the state is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.)

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It's a great destination for city breaks, with both Memphis and Nashville having a ton to offer when it comes to history, culture, food, and nightlife.

Tennessee is also the perfect place for a family-friendly getaway to a destination like Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, both of which are located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

These are the best hotels in Tennessee for a unique and memorable summer getaway:

People walking on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee

1. Hyatt Centric Beale Street

The Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis is directly on the famous strip that gives heart and soul to Tennessee. A quick walk from the stunning hotel will get you to some of the most famous Memphis hotspots, like B.B. King’s Blues Club, where you can enjoy great food and live music.

If you’d rather stay in for the night, then you don’t even need to leave the hotel for one of the best views in Memphis. The Beck & Call Rooftop Lounge is a great place to grab a drink and take in a gorgeous view of downtown Memphis and the famous “M Bridge” light show over the Mississippi River.

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2. Thompson Nashville

Thompson Nashville is one of the coolest boutique luxury hotels in Tennessee. Located in lively Nashville, this hotel is just a few blocks away from Broadway, the city's most popular street for nightlife. Honky tonk bars and whisky saloons await you in this fun-loving part of Nashville.

The hotel is also well-positioned for exploring Nashville's popular street art and murals and is within walking distance of some of the best restaurants in the city.

Other must-do activities in Nashville include visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, a world-famous country music venue.

The hotel features stylish decor inspired by rustic Tennessee charm, as well as a rooftop swimming pool and lounge.

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3. Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa

If you're looking for an extremely unique hotel in Tennessee, look no further than Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa.

Country music legend and Tennessee native Dolly Parton founded Dollywood, which is one of the largest theme parks in the U.S.

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa is located right inside the theme park, giving you easy access to all the rides and attractions via a free trolley service. There's also Dollywood's Splash Country, a water park that is perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day.

Adults will also enjoy this family-friendly resort, which features a free kids' camp, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

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4. Big Cypress Lodge

Memphis is a great destination for history lovers and music buffs, but it's also a fun place for families to visit. By far the best family-friendly hotel in Memphis is Big Cypress Lodge.

This unique hotel is located inside the iconic Memphis Pyramid, a giant structure containing a Bass Pro Shops megastore, a bowling alley, an archery range, several restaurants, and an observation deck.

When staying at this hotel, you get complimentary access to the observation deck as well as the Sky High Ride.

Big Cypress Lodge features unique outdoor-themed rooms that families are sure to love. The hotel is in the heart of Memphis, close to the city's top attractions, making this a great place to base yourself on a trip to Memphis.

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5. Margaritaville Island Hotel

Margaritaville Island Hotel is another family-friendly hotel in Tennessee. Located in Pigeon Forge, this hotel puts you in the center of all the excitement.

The hotel overlooks The Island, a popular amusement park in Pigeon Forge. It's also close to Dollywood, another one of the top family attractions in the area. You're also within walking distance of many great restaurants and entertainment options.

Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Supper Show and Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show are two of the most popular dinner shows for families in Pigeon Forge.

This hotel is also just a short drive away from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the U.S.

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