I recently stayed at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, TN. It's a lovely hotel but you will need a car or be prepared to take taxis everywhere - it is not too close to the "downtown" area and about a mile & 1/2 to the Vanderbilt campus. Although, it does seem to be close to the highway and easy & quick to get everywhere by vehicle. However, the hotel does offer a free shuttle, if that is available, just be sure to call & get on the list!
The best part (and MY favorite part) of The Hutton is the hotel bar! It had a lively crowd which was nice for an out-of -towner, but best of all was the amazing food. The burger was out of this world!!!
If you are looking for a hotel with a view, then this hotel probably isn't for you. But if you are looking for a comfortable & well appointed, centrally located hotel with friendly staff and great food, The Hutton is for you. Oh, I also saw some dogs in the elevators so it is apparently pet friendly, too. Glad that I stayed there.