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Kimpton Aertson Hotel

Kimpton Aertson Hotel is pet friendly! Pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee. Rooms on the 2nd and 6th floors are not pet friendly. Both dogs and cats are allowed. Pets may be left in the room unattended, but housekeeping service will not be provided. Treats, beds, bowls, and waste bags are provided. There are grassy areas for pet relief near the property.
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
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    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 2 people
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    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 twin bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Located in Nashville (Vanderbilt University - Music Row), Kimpton Aertson Hotel is minutes from Upper Room and Local Color Gallery. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Vanderbilt University and Parthenon. Make yourself at home in one of the 180 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and bathrobes. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily. Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and coffee/tea in a common area. Planning an event in Nashville? This hotel has 6500 square feet (604 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Kimpton Aertson Hotel has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place, and follows the Clean Promise (IHG) cleanliness and sanitization policy. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, and contactless check-in and check-out are available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dry Cleaning


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Kimpton Aertson Hotel has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 42 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 in 297 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Jill
    May. 5, 2022
    Location not great

    Beautiful hotel but a bit of a walk to find any "green" for Fido to do his business. Pricey and not even a treat for the dog when we had to wait 2+ hrs for our room.

  • Shana Alexandria
    Apr. 29, 2022
    Perfect! Incredible Dog Friendly Property

    We got one of the bigger corner rooms which was perfect for the dog to run around after three long days of travel. Staff is VERY friendly to dogs. The restaurant will do take out; highly recommend eggs and grits for breakfast!

  • Lauren
    Mar. 4, 2022
    Great Experience!

    Gorgeous downtown Nashville location and the hotel staff was prompt to ask if we were traveling with pets and delivered beds and bowls to our room quickly. They also made sure our room was close to the dog area so that late night potty runs would be easier for us. The potty area smelled pretty strong of dog urine, but I'm not sure much more could be done at a location like that. Also, one suggestion for the pet rooms would be no carpet - wasn't an issue for us but seemed somewhat unsanitary. Overall a great place to stay with pets

  • Kate
    Feb. 18, 2022
    So pup-friendly

    Everyone on the staff was so welcoming! This was our first time staying at a hotel with our beautiful dog and they could not have been nicer. We're planning on staying here again on our return trip.

  • Jackie
    Sep. 18, 2021
    Very nice hotel, great location

    We stayed one night at the Kimpton with our two dogs. Very cozy and comfortable; we stayed on the 7th floor where there is a indoor dog walk in the garage (my dogs refused to go there). Easy walking to most of Nashville’s major sightseeing

  • Janie
    Aug. 12, 2021
    Nice hotel and very dog friendly

    Second time staying here with two large dogs. Great location with grass area across the street. Friendly staff and nice rooms. Definitely make you feel welcome.

  • Forest
    Aug. 12, 2021
    Nice staff, but a huge disappointment

    The staff is extremely nice and helpful.
    The hotel is very clean and modern.
    There is a pet area accessible at night, and a dog bed was provided.

    Cons: The parking situation is a nightmare. No valet during the week. The self-park garage does not directly connect the hotel on every floor. This was not explained to us on check-in. No map provided- a suggestion my 5 year old made at we repeatedly navigated various floors & elevators.

    Why an issue? Example: I (a single Mom) arrived with. a 70-lb 14 year old dog and a 5 year old in 100 degree weather. We parked on Floor 5. Could not access the hotel. Went down to ground level and had to walk around to the lobby. Got a luggage cart, back to floor 5. Load cart (all with 5 year old and exhausted old dog). No hotel access on this floor (or our room Floor #3). So up to Floor 7 (only floor with hotel access) to enter the building. Then down a maze of corridors to another elevator to Floor 3. (These were the instructions provided by the nice front desk attendant.)

    No info was provided at check-in about pet relief areas. There is one provided on the 7th floor- inside the garage. Just image the smells coming from that plastic turf in a humid, mid-summer garage. So, so foul.

    I splurged on a corner room with a balcony, as this was the last stop on a long trip from San Diego to South Carolina. We were assigned to a room on the 6th floor with a minibar. Then, the manager corrected the attendant- floor 6 is pet free. No problem, except our new room on Floor 3 did not come with a minibar. I would have gladly paid the zillion dollars for an ice cold water after the luggage, parking decathlon. Or something stronger.

    No room service, but there is a restaurant on site. Menu looked nice, but zero kid-friendly options. And no nearby places (that I could locate) with pet-friendly patios. We ordered food delivery. No problem, except the room’s marble topped table only had 1 chair, and was too heavy to move closer to any other seat. So we ended up eating on the bed with towels protecting the duvet.

    Nice place for people traveling light and with younger, more nimble dogs. But DEFINITELY not the relaxing, indulgent $400 experience I had hoped for. :(

  • Barbara
    Jul. 31, 2021
    Unbelievable stay!

    This hotel is top notch, very stylish, staff was very helpful and happy to help. We enjoyed our quick stop here, the area is in music row, good food near by so you can walk. Also nice to walk our dog. Lots of music going on and parties. The bed as awesome, so comfy!

  • David
    Jul. 16, 2021
    Nice People, Bad Location

    The staff was very friendly and accommodating but given how busy it was in that area, it became a little difficult to take Fido to the potty.

  • Victoria
    Jul. 6, 2021

    We had a do not disturb sign and a confirmed late checkout and when we got back to our hotel after a few hours away for an appointment we came home to NO dog! After finally leaving they solved the mystery and it turned out an unapproved employee entered our room! Let out out dog (allegedly unintentionally) and NEVER TOLD ANYONE! She was sitting by the parking garage door when another guest reported a lost dog! They have not been very accommodating for such an insane issue. I would NEVER trust them with another animal again. Thank God she was found and thank God she wasn't let out to downtown Nashville. - Veterinarian.

  • Kristen
    Jun. 20, 2021
    Great stay

    This was our puppy’s first hotel stay, and at 80 lbs and nine months old she doesn’t look her age. They were kind had great amenities, the room was clean and setup for dogs with a tile entry big enough for her to eat drink and lay down. The 7th floor outdoor relief area was darling and even though they are downtown, there were plenty of places to take our dog to walk and do her business.

  • Sharon
    May. 31, 2021

    Hotel was fair at best, cleaning wasn't the greatest. If you have eue level pendant lights in the bathroom, you should dust them and the black frame for the bathroom door. Dirty rooms are unacceptable, especially at this price point. Dog walk area in the garage was disgusting. I wouldn't let my fur baby use it. Thank goodness I brought puppy pads for him to potty on. I definitely will not be staying here again.

  • Beatriz
    May. 27, 2021
    Great hotel for big humans, tiny humans and furry babies

    The hotel is beautiful, very clean and has a good service. We stayed with our 1 year old and our 65lbs Labrador. We checked out the dog relief area on the 7th floor but didn’t bothered going back since it’s too small and smelly for our picky puppy. Husband had to take the dog to the street. Breakfast was a bit pricey but worth it, delicious food.

  • Dawn
    May. 4, 2021
    Great hotel but beware of traffic noise

    The only thing that we did not like about this hotel was the traffic noise. We have one dog that is very nervous with noises, so the room assigned was not the best for us.

    Park on the 7th floor of the hotel! The pet relief area is in the parking garage on this floor. Do not use the light green elevator to go to the hotel. It takes you to the street level. Use the stairs door to the left of the light green elevator and if you have your room key with you, it will allow you into the 7th floor of the hotel. Just zig zag through the hall and you will find the elevators to the rest of the floors in the hotel.

  • Fredric
    May. 1, 2021
    Nice hotel

    Nice contemporary rooms, good bed, dog friendly

  • Heather
    Apr. 12, 2021
    Great location but quite a bit of street noise

    Very nice hotel, love dogs! However, there can be quite a bit of street noise that can be heard late into the evening.

  • Jill
    Apr. 4, 2021
    Great stay

    Wonder staff, dedicated pet area in parking garage. Great location. Would stay again.

  • Andrew
    Feb. 22, 2021
    Great location and friendly staff.

    Great location and friendly staff.

  • Patrick
    Feb. 20, 2021
    Great location

    Great spot. The staff was great and very accommodating, shout out to Alex. The restaurant that is attached was very good too.

  • Julie
    Jan. 30, 2021

    Beautiful hotel, this was our second Kimpton stay with our 50 lb Portuguese Water Dog. I will always seek out Kimpton, everything 5 bones. Only thing of note: there is little green space that isn’t planted with beautiful flowers, even in January. So finding a suitable potty spot was a challenge.

  • Shari
    Dec. 28, 2020
    Top top notch property, location and especially staff!!!

    I cannot stop gushing about this stay! Everything was perfect and that is saying a lot during the height of Covid! Perfectly clean and modern room, easy pkg, and just a warm upbeat vibe!. Staff of pet lovers (especially Alex who greeted my kitten!) and were so kind, friendly and accommodating of special requests (Thank you Rusty!!) and helpful, patient and also super friendly and conversational (you rock John!!).

    Was able to walk my kitten nearby at the Vanderbilt campus and was close to Sbux, downtown and many many bars and restaurants! Continental breakfast on Christmas Day was a fabulous touch!!! Cannot recommend this place any more!

  • Stephanie
    Nov. 14, 2020
    Great Time

    Very friendly staff and welcoming to our dog! We will definitely stay again!

  • Heidi
    Oct. 31, 2020
    Great location and service!

    Very clean, comfy rooms; pet bowls ready; kind staff; COVID precautions top notch; and no pet fee!

  • Kaitlyn
    Sep. 2, 2020
    Happy Dog

    Very accommodating of my German Shepherd. When I ordered room service I was afraid he would bark at the knock at the door, so they offered to phone my room instead when food was being delivered. They brought food and water bowls for him and a plush dog bed. Happy dog = Happy Mama. Very clean rooms, no pet odor whatsoever. My GSD couldn’t even sniff out areas that other dogs had been.

  • Tracey
    Aug. 15, 2020
    Great location

    Loved the location and the staff was super. Provided a dog bed and bowl and was very pet friendly. Easy to walk the dogs around the neighborhood as

  • Debi
    Jul. 19, 2020
    Very classy hotel with pleasant pet friendly staff

    Only issue is there is really no place for your dog to go.. that’s kind of a big deal to walk a block down to find grass.. in a strange city at night. Other than that, I suggest if they know we have two dogs to have the bowls and beds ready for us. We made the reservations a month ago. Very nice employee warmed up our corkys bbq for us.
    We enjoyed our stay.

  • Julie
    Jul. 11, 2020
    Nice comfortable rooms.

    We were on the dog floor. Clean and comfortable. Walking around Vanderbilt with the pup was beautiful. And really quiet with no students. Good for our dog who is not a city slicker.

  • Drew
    Jun. 30, 2020
    Heart of Downtown Nashville!

    Great area, very pet friendly hotel, beautiful rooms, great food nearby, right next to Vanderbilt!

  • Mary ann
    Jan. 11, 2020
    Loved this hotel!!!

    Everyone was so nice and the hotel was lovely!! Very clean and nicely appointed!!!

  • Stacy
    Dec. 5, 2019
    Beautiful Hotel!

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Kimpton Aertson with our two dogs. The hotel was beautiful and clean and offered a coffee bar in the morning as well as a hospitality hour with beer and wine in the evening. There's not too much grass nearby (you have to walk down the street to Vanderbilt's campus), but there is a very small "dog park" on the 7th floor of the parking garage. Our dogs didn't much care for it, I think because they're not used to going on fake grass, but they had no problem with the small patch of landscaping right outside. The only annoyance we found was that we could easily get from hotel to parking garage but there was no way to access the hotel from the parking garage without taking the elevator all the way down and walking around the building to the main lobby doors.

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