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The Inn at Fontanel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189   |  
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Ranked #2 of 150 Hotels in Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome get-away!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Staff was great, very welcoming to us and our little dog, Noel. The South Bunkie was just great and I left feeling very refreshed! Hope to do it again. Breakfast on the porch was awesome and delicious! I can't say enough about the staff-so warm and friendly! Thank you!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fontanel_Attractions, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn at Fontanel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for staying with us at the Inn at Fontanel and for sharing your experience. We strive to make your stay memorable and special. We hope to get to host you again as well as Noel!
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I and our dog Button had an amazing time staying at the Fontanel for 5 nights. It is the perfect location, only 15 minutes from Nashville and all other attractions.
How can you beat staying in a beautiful suite of rooms that jump right off the pages of a Southern living type magazine, having breakfast made personally for you to share on the veranda or at the large dining table.
It is quiet and very one who meets your needs are very kind and friendly. Our room had a huge bathtub, fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers. All food was beautifully prepared. Just a short walk away is an Italian Café that we thought would be ordinary but turned out o be extraordinary. Most nights they have live music! There are other attractions on the property that you can read about. Thank you to Aimee, Wes, Jared, Kelly and Jill who are exceptional people in general and stars of hospitality. We were sad to leave you and will be sure to visit again.
This is a 5 star "Boutique Hotel".

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fontanel_Attractions, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn at Fontanel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful knowing that we were able to exceed your expectations while staying with us. We thank you for your business and will be overjoyed to get to host you again in the future.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This is hands down the best place to stay in Nashville. My wife and I travel to Nashville quite often, and there is not another place that even comes close to The Inn at Fontanel. The rooms are perfect and the beds are as comfortable as I have found in an Inn, Hotel or B&B. The property is truly something to see. Like I mentioned in the title, words can't come close to doing this place justice. It is just that fantastic. You just simply have to see it for yourself. You will love the breakfast, you will feel catered to, and you will not want to leave. It is 5 star all the way. It is in the top 5 of the places we love to stay, and we travel a lot. We will be back again and again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Fontanel_Attractions, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn at Fontanel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. It is important to us that our guests have a quality experience. We are glad to know that we were able to exceed your expectations during your stay at the Inn. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife, Dr. Morgan Moor, and I had been hearing about Fontanel. We recently decided to pay a visit. WOW, we are glad we did! What a gem for Nashville! We booked an overnight stay at the Inn. The service was better than many 5 star hotels we have visited and the room was second to none. We first enjoyed lunch at the cafe which was a good start. We then toured the Log Home Mansion and enjoyed seeing the history and memorabilia of Barbara Mandrel and her family. Although we have some ties to the music industry it was a treat to see such a magnificent log house that was home to one of the greatest in the industry! It is amazing that they let you make yourself at home during the tour by it not being all hands off! After the mansion we toured Prichard's Distillery. That was fun for me…I enjoy good bourbon (don't forget to taste as many as possible)! We had time for a short nap then were off to the trails for a hike. It was an extremely hot day but the trail was coupletely covered with a canopy of foliage so it actually made for a great hike. Trail is smooth, is wide enough to enjoy, and is pet friendly. We would recommend making a full day or two of the visit because we missed the zip lines. There were many people out enjoying the lines in spite of the heat because it is in the woods (shaded). We plan to take our children back to have fun on the lines and we plan on keeping track of shows at that Woods Amphitheater for some good outdoor live music. To finish the visit; we made it back to the Cafe for dinner and had some wonderful Chicken Marsala while listening to live music. For our night cap we sat out on the large covered porch outside of our bedroom door and simply relaxed. We woke to a full breakfast served at the Inn (bed and breakfast style). If you have not figured it out, we highly recommend a stay at Fontanel. We will be recommending it to our friends that come to visit Nashville.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fontanel_Attractions, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn at Fontanel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Wow, thank you for your review! Here at the Inn at Fontanel we enjoy being able to make each experience unique and memorable. We are so happy that you were able to experience some of our hiking trails and other amenities we offer throughout the property. We hope to be fortunate enough to host you again as well as your friends when they visit Nashville.
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is the nicest place I have ever stayed at. From the first phone call I made to Amy to make the reservation I was so impressed with how nice she and everyone there is. I am not fond of hotels, but I would not consider this a hotel, it is so much nicer than that. It is a bed and breakfast, but so much more and so much better than that even. We stayed in the North Bunkie, which is your own private little house. (I wish there were more places like this all over the country) The accomodations are perfect for a small family, like mine, and would be perfect for a couple as well. There are two queen size beds, a refrigerator, large flat screen television, and a large extra nice bathroom with fancy robes, even the towels are luxurious. You have your own private front porch to sit on and enjoy the beautiful outdoor views. It is super clean, they even turn your bed down each night and put Goo Goo Cluster candy on your pillow. A chef prepares you a made to order gourmet breakfast each morning right before you in the kitchen. The entire staff is exceptionally nice, they go above and beyond to please you and make your stay very pleasant. I would stay there again and again. It's only 10 minutes or less from downtown Nashville in a pleasant country setting. There is an onsite restaurant, Cafe Fontanella which is very good also, there are walking trails, free use of bikes, and a secure gated entrance, even a free classic car show each week. Thank you Amy and everyone there for a wonderful stay! This is a 5 star plus more resort! I can't say enough good things about this place! I love it! Thank you for everything!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fontanel_Attractions, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn at Fontanel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Your review of the Inn at Fontanel is greatly appreciated. Thank you for pointing out the highlights of your stay. We are glad that we were able to meet your expectation and make your stay with us a memorable one. Being able to ensure our guests are enjoying themselves while staying with us is of the utmost importance. We look forward to having a chance to host you again in the future.
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Champlin, Minnesota
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36 hotel reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a very new property, designed to look like a Southern bed & breakfast and it's very, VERY beautiful. We rented two rooms. Both were very clean and we'll appointmented. Super soft robes in the closet, upgrades towels. We used the fitness center which was nice. A treadmill and bike, free weights and workout balls. The inn has bikes for your use which was a nice touch! And the people who work here... how do they FIND these people? So incredibly nice. I mean, beyond accommodating. Jared offered to wash a load of laundry for us. They delivered breakfast right to the kid's room at 10:00 am so the hubby and I could take the 9:00 am mansion tour and not worry that they would wake up without breakfast (We had 4 kids with us, 6-13). You got the feeling that no request would be denied to you. Breakfast was ordered the night before by filling out a card with 4 entree options on it. French toast, pancakes, made to order omelets and eggs and bacon or sausage. We asked for 3 entrees for my husband and I and the request was honored with a smile. Breakfast was perfect and prepared at the time we requested, fresh and hot.

We particularly liked the area. This place is built in the valley of the Fontanel Mansion with a small village of sorts adjacent consisting of a very good Italian restaurant, a gift shop, a distillery and a candy store. The Inn gave us two gift cards for the restaurant which was a nice touch and increased the value of our stay. The restaurant looks like a Southern bar, Christmas lights strung outside, wicker rocking chairs, TVs playing sports. The food was quite good. Pizza and chicken piccata was what we had. Very good and not too expensive with nice large portions. There's a creek on the property with some walking trails. The inn gave us a golf cart to drive so we had a great time touring the property. The kids splashed in the creek and then we went to eat. A nice evening. The husband tried the whisky from the distillery, which they sell in the restaraunt, and liked it so much he bought a bottle before we left.

The inn was very kid friendly, romantic, charming, relaxing and upscale. Truly unique. My only call out was the brightness of the room. At 5:30 am the room was so bright from all the airy windows that adorned the room and gave it such great openness during the day, that it woke us up. Bring an eye mask and you'll be fine.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Fontanel_Attractions, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn at Fontanel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay at the Inn at Fontanel on Trip Advisor. We are pleased that your stay with us was enjoyed by your entire family. It's important to us to provide a quality experience that fits the family while on our property. We look forward to being able to host your family again.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for nearly a week from 6/23-6/27/14 and from beginning to end we truly felt like we were at home. Amy, Dusty, Cleveland, and Wes were all extremely friendly and professional. The room itself was very clean and elegant. The free "continental breakfast" is anything but continental... in a GOOD way :). Pancakes, french toast, omelettes...they are all delicious and cooked to order by the chef. There is a small number of units so you get a lot of personal attention and individualized touches. I will without hesitation recommend this place to anyone looking at staying "in Nashville". It is only about 15 minutes to drive downtown so it was a great mixture of "bed and breakfast" homey feel while also driving a short distance downtown to have a fun night on the town. As an FYI to readers, we stayed in the "South Bunkie", which was perfect for two even though it has two beds.

Room Tip: We stayed in the "South Bunkie", which was perfect for two even though it has two beds.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fontanel_Attractions, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn at Fontanel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Thank you, kindly, for your review of the Inn. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Making our guests feel like they are at home is something we strive for here at the Inn. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Address: 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Nashville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 150 Hotels in Nashville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Inn at Fontanel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Luxury Boutique Hotel that opened in February 2014. Inspired by Middle Tennessee farmhouse style, and built to look as if it has always been there, you will find no other luxury hotel as warm and welcoming as the Inn at Fontanel. As part of Southern Living Magazine's 24-year tradition of building an annual Idea House in the south, Fontanel was the chosen site. With The Woods Amphitheater, Pritchard's Distillery the Pepsi Studio Gallery, Cafe Fontanella, Goo Goo Outpost, AdventureWorks Ziplines, The Trails and Metro Parks Greenway, it is easy to see why Fontanel is becoming one of Nashville's premier destinations. We offer a family and dog friendly atmosphere located just minutes from downtown Nashville in Whites Creek. ... more   less 
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