We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Drake Motel

Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
Drake Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 73: English reviews
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Front desk man nice motel isn't top line but older and nice for price got king bed clean room only 69.00 night other motels wanted 100-130 night. Would stay again. Had salt water pool very clean nobody brother us quit. No bugs great

Thank Sherrie H
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

My biggest gripe was customer service our last day. The main front desk woman on weekdays could soften her tone a bit; she can be brusque. I asked her if I could swim at 8 a.m. and she said the pool was open from 9 to 9. I came back at 9 and first she said, "It's not 9 yet!"... More 

Thank fanoftennis
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We just spent the weekend here and will be staying again when we return. Yes it's a seedy motel. There are shady characters around the hotel but we never saw anything within the court yard area where we stayed. The rooms were clean enough; we didn't see any bugs, the sheets were clean, the bed comfy, plenty of hot water.... More 

1 Thank roseann c
White Lake, Michigan
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

A little far off from downtown. Found it to be clean but could use a lot of updating. If you are only using it to stay the night it's fine but I would not stay more than a night. Previous reviews claimed of prostitutes and drug deals but we didn't see any of that. Stayed in the main courtyard where... More 

2 Thank meshellmcc

Travelers are raving about these Nashville hotels

Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Coupon at the rest stop/retro picture,"stay where the stars stay" suckered me in/got a room..propped chair against the door/knocked on several times all night I played dead. Hey! I could be overdosing, entertaining a John, dead from a stab wound, or whatever goes for "too busy" /planned to sleep in....once daylight came... I hit the road.I reported the knocking to... More 

6 Thank Jamie G
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

We are from canada and have been coming to nashville twice a year for 15 years. I always stay at the drake. Yes it is in a seedy neighborhood and yes there is prostitutes and strange characters but it has its history and own charm. We always get room 117 which is the jacuzzi room and is on the parking... More 

9 Thank Michael S
Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank plashadpobedy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

6 Thank Cubfan120
Allen Park, Michigan
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

1 Thank Roger M
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

10 Thank john1229_13
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

19 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (11)
Room/Suite (5)
Bathroom (2)
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (8)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Room/Suite (4)
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Nashville hotels
2.6 mi away
Knights Inn Nashville Downtown
1.4 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Nashville - I-40 & 1-24 (Spence Lane)
1.5 mi away
#52 of 154 in Nashville
4.0 of 5 stars 108 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.9 mi away
Americas Best Value Inn Nashville/South
3.9 mi away
Extended Stay America - Nashville - Vanderbilt
2.4 mi away
Comfort Inn Downtown
Comfort Inn Downtown
#84 of 154 in Nashville
3.0 of 5 stars 735 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Drake Motel

Address: 420 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210-2896
Location: United States > Tennessee > Nashville
Price Range: $68 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Drake Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Priceline, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Drake Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Drake Motel Nashville
Drake Hotel Nashville
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay