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Fun Facts

The Hermitage Hotel has a rich and interesting history that intersects with every aspect of Nashville's history, culture, and enterprise. 

Community Involvement 

The Hermitage Hotel supports and has a deep relationship with The Land Trust for Tennessee. This relationship began in 2008 when a program was created in which guests may donate $3.00 for every night they stay in the hotel. These donations now total over $500,000.00 and have preserved over 5,000 acres of land in Tennessee.

The Hermitage Hotel and Capitol Grille also support the Southern Foodways Alliance in their vital role of preserving Southern Cuisine by recording the oral heritage that is passed through generations. Documentary films created by the Southern Foodways Alliance may be viewed in each of our guestrooms.

Since 2006, the Capitol Grille has supported Share Our Strength by hosting the Tasteful Pursuit dinner each year. Share Our Strength is an organization whose mission is to end childhood hunger in America.

Lights... Camera... Action

Known for its unique architecture and versatile locations, The Hermitage Hotel has been the location of choice for the entertainment industry when shooting in Nashville. A few examples:

  • ABC's hit show, "Nashville"
  • The Hannah Montana movie
  • Josh Turner’s “I’m Your Man” video
  • Country Strong movie
  • Revlon Commercial with Sheryl Crow

Famous Guests


President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, Secretary John Kerry, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Second Lady Lynne Chaney, President Lyndon B. Johnson, President John F. Kennedy, President Richard Nixon, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, President William Howard Taft, President Woodrow Wilson


Diana Ross, Neil Young, Wilco, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Steven Tyler, Eric Clapton, Keith Urban, Carlos Santana, LeAnn Rimes, Stevie Wonder, Lisa Marie Presley, John Mellencamp, Jennifer Lopez, Jerry Lee Lewis, Adam Levine, Don Henley, Josh Groban, Beck, Harry Connick Jr., Barry Gibb, Lyle Lovett, Gavin DeGraw, Doobie Brothers, The Black Crowes, John Fogerty, Justin Bieber, Jon Bon Jovi, Chet Atkins, Glen Campbell, Dixie Chicks, Waylan Jennings, Jewel, Barbara Mandrell, Chris Isaak, Reba McIntyre, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Brenda Lee, Isaac Hayes, John Michael Montgomery, Nancy Sinatra, Marty Stewart, Bruce Hornsby, Lana Del Rey, John Legend, Linkin Park, Cat Power, Bob Seger, Snow Patrol, Widespread Panic

TV & Film

Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Bette Midler, Steve Martin, Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Sissy Spacek, Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Amy Schumer, Meg Ryan, Bob Saget, BJ Novak, Aziz Ansari, Lewis Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Val Kilmer, Tom Arnold, Greta Garbo, Charlton Heston, Helen Hayes, Brooke Shields, John Ritter, Ryan Seacrest, Danny Glover, Jared Leto, Louis Gossett Jr., Sinbad Adkins, Tamar Braxton, Edie Brickell, Jerrod Carmichael, Lynda Carter, Craig Ferguson, Seth Green, Anthony Jeselnick, Jeremy Renner


Jack Dempsey, Scott Hamilton, Joe Theisman, Terry Bradshaw, Christy Yamaguchi, Alexandra Stevenson, Dhani Jones, James Dolan, Adrien Broner, Dhani Jones, New Jersey Devils Hockey Team, Paul Pierce, Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Team

And More...

Billy Graham, Sgt. Alvin York, Ron House, Ed Landers, Louie Morgan, Al Capone, Mickey Spillane, Lisa Frank, Neil Gaiman, David Sedaris, Rush Limbaugh, Chesley Sullenberger

Pool King

The hotel was home for eight years to pool legend Minnesota Fats. The pool shark, arguably the most famous player to pick up a cue stick, had his own table on the Mezzanine above the elegant lobby.


Hermitage Hotel Gifts from Rachel's
Gifts from Rachel's
Hermitage Hotel Hotel Events
Hotel Events
Hermitage Hotel Capitol Grille
Capitol Grille