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Drake Motel

420 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210
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Ranked #135 of 151 Hotels in Nashville
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Staying at the Drake Motel was fantastic. The 1993 blockbuster with River Phoenix, "A Thing Called Love" was made here. It's pivotal to the movie. I could just feel the inspiration coming to me. Time to write a hit country song. The people at the Drake were fantastic. Many would-be songwriters, producers, and guitar players. Stay at the Drake and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place is terrible. Cockroaches, not clean, sketchy people hanging around all night. Had 3 different people 6 different times knock on my door in the middle of the night waking me up. Luckily I didn't answer the door. I'm positive they were trying to rob me. No help from the staff and no refund. Stay away from this place... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

No, it's not a national chain with a mint on the pillow. The location is good, though, and the price ($60 all-in on a weekday) was great. The room was clean and spacious (microwave and small fridge) and our room (104) had a couple of interesting Elvis murals thrown in for good measure. There were some interesting characters around, but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Do not stay here. Looks quaint by day in a bad part of town. At night it turns into a drug and prostitute filled nightmare. Rooms are dirty and strange pounding on door at 3 am by the local drug dealer who we had to call police on. Do not stay here, spend the extra 30,40,50,100 dollars and keep your... More 

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Modena, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed here for one night with my boyfriend. We were coming from Crossville and wanted to spend saturday night in Nashville so we booked a room here. I have to say, if I had read the reviews before I would never have chosen this place, but I was not the one who chose it. It is dirty and in... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The story. We were sitting in our room when a black guy knocked on our door. I stupidly answered the door. He asked if we want drugs(all types, pills, weed) I declined anything. That was not a good answer. He acted as if he had a gun in his pants and saId he has stuff he needs to sell so... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were intrigued by this classic 60s motel, still with its vintage sign that boasts 'where the stars stay.' How could we not be charmed? Plus, it was St Patrick's day weekend, the beginning of Spring break, and the local hockey team were playing, so all the other Nashville hotels were booked or 300$ a night. Don't stay here! The... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We arrived here mid afternoon after reading the motel advertising in a voucher magazine we picked up at the tourist office. After checking in we dropped our bags off in the room. It looked tatty and worn but we had to get to the Opry so we just left. On returning later that evening I opened the door, turned on... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Booked in for three nights, left after the first one after finding a used crack pipe in the bed. The place was filthy, surrounded by dodgey characters & constantly noisy throughout the night. Sirens going, doors slamming, shouting, no sleep was had, not to mention the unwelcome addition of the bedbugs. You wouldn't feel comfortable here unless you are a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We checked into the drake after a long drive and wanted to see Nashville and split as we only had one day to stay. we got in around 2PM, basically threw our stuff into the dingy/ugly room and split. we saw it wasn't the best looking room around but needed a place reasonably priced. we should have looked MUCH more... More 

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