I stayed at a Drury Inn near Columbus, OH that was pretty.damn.nice, so on a one-nighter to Nashville I called Drury Inn and got a rate for 89 bucks (military). Although not as nice as the Ohio version, still a very good hotel. Free food and 3 free drinks between 1730-1900 (the best for pre-gaming). Asked the desk for a cab and very friendly lady called, not even 5 minutes wait. 25 bucks for 4 to downtown btw. Free parking on site and you have to have a key to enter the parking lot (criminals can still break into your car, they just wouldn't be able to drive it off the property). Had a king-sized bed, non-smoking as requested. Nice room. Had a quick free breakfast in the morning before we left. Will stay here again on next Nashville visit.
I stayed here instead of downtown because downtown hotels were running about $200 a night.