At first glance, this central West End Nashville property may look like a standard business hotel (its 15-story façade gives a somewhat generic first impression). But inside, thoughtful design and at-the-ready service lends a hip southern-meets-urban vibe. The handsome lobby is a patchwork of natural materials such as bamboo floors, wood-paneled walls, stone pillars, and leather furnishings. While most hotels may not be known for their destination dining, Hutton's 1808 Grille gets plenty of praise from city residents for its Nouveau American dishes such as braised short ribs with horseradish popovers and cornmeal-dusted quail. The 248 rooms have smart, striped carpets and brightly colored artwork; clean-lined bathrooms have glass sinks and the hotel's most talked-about amenity: Kohler rain showerheads. Bonus: It's dog-friendly, so those traveling with pup in tow won't have to sacrifice luxury.