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12 South Inn Suites

918 Knox Avenue , Nashville, TN 37204 USA (Show map)
26 Reviews
$170 - $185
per night

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The accommodations available at the 12 South Inn Suites consist of three comfortable suites. The King Suite is appointed with a king sized bed, en-suite ceramic tile bath with a stand alone rain head shower and a deep soaking tub. It also has separate living room, private entrance from its own private deck. The Junior King Suite is appointed with a king sized bed, en-suite ceramic tile bath with a deep soaking tub. This Suite is situated with southern exposure, so it has an abundant flow of natural light. It also has a private entrance from it's own private porch. Plus, it also has a Tennessee limestone mantel fireplace with remote control gas logs Our Queen Suite is appointed with a queen sized bed; en-suite ceramic tile bath, with a deep soaking tub. This suite is situated with southern exposure, so it has an abundant flow of natural light. It also has a private entrance from its own private porch. In addition our Queen Suite has a Tennessee limestone mantel fireplace, with remote control gas logs. All of our suites were constructed in 1929, with hardwood floors, solid maple hardwood doors with crystal door knobs, but have been recently updated with in the past 12 months. All accommodations include a large flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi wireless internet service, coffee maker, dorm sized refrigerator. We update our website every Wednesday night with the latest info on what's happening in Music City, for the upcoming week-end. So check it out!!



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  • Guest room5.0
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.2

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Lovely accomodations

5 on October 27, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in early October 2014. We were loved the room, the neighborhood and the wealth of information John, the owner, provided us with. We will definitely return.

October stay

5 on October 26, 2014

We were very impressed with the checkin process and knowledge about the area. The accommodations were stellar! Clean and up-to-date, great wifi and local access to trolly to get to downtown. We had a great three day stay!

Charming 12 South Location

4.0 on October 06, 2014

If you like a quiet neighborhood, within walking distance to a selection of upscale eateries, than this is the place for you. I'm also a bird lover, and sat on the deck each morning listening to birdsong and enjoying a cup of coffee before beginning our site seeing. The breakfast services(included)'were at the Frothy Monkey, which served excellent coffee and food. The bed was cloud like, with soft cotton linens. John, our host, was a great source of information about Nashville and the surrounding areas. We would come back again. Bob and Claudia Keast San Anselmo, Ca.

Who Knew Heaven Had An Address?

4.8 on May 02, 2014

Stay here only if you appreciate privacy; exquisitely clean, tastefully appointed lodgings that are both modern & cozy; front porch swings, bird songs and quiet tree-lined neighborhoods; hosts who are friendly, thoughtful & detail oriented when stocking your suite; a central location w/ great restaurants a walk away. My husband and I will always start plans to visit Nashville by checking with John about availability at 12 South Inn Suites. Uh-oh... Maybe I shouldn’t have told y’all how great it is...

Great place to stay!

5 on March 08, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the 12 South Inn Suites while we were in Nashville for a concert. The house is located in a great neighborhood which is close to the Interstate but not too close and the room was absolutely charming. We stayed in the Queen Suite which has beautiful floors, an easy to use gas fireplace and quite a bit of space. The owner, who was really great to work with, met us at the house to show us in. The room is supplied with various pastries (the banana bread is amazing), fruit salad, yogurt, juice, water and coffee. My husband and I rarely get up early enough to make it to breakfast in a traditional bed and breakfast, so that suited us just fine. Parking is available on the street which made me nervous at first, but there was plenty of room so it was never an issue. We had available parking next to the front door every time. I wholeheartedly recommend 12 South Inn Suites to anyone staying in Nashville. The house itself and the rooms are beautiful. My only regret was that I didn't get to use the porch swing while we were there!

Excellent stay....

5 on January 02, 2014

12 South Inn suites is the perfect get-a-way place in Nashville. John greeted us will a well appointed suite from delicious fresh pastries, juices, yogurt, specially blended "12 South coffee blend" to luxurious towels and bathroom amenities to the fireplace and cozy comfortable bed. We will definitely make this our home when visiting Nashville again.

Amazing B&B in Nashville

4.8 on November 29, 2013

I had the best experience in 12 South Inn Suites. I really recommend this B&B for a good place to enjoy Nashville. The process is really profesional, the house is gorgeous, the relation Price-quality I consider is much more tan fair, and the hosting of John is really amazing. I loved my private porch and the coffee, that coffee!!! Also the location is very convenient, near a lot of restaurants and very easy to arrive to downtown. For sure I will choose 12 South Inn again if returning to Nashville.

Fantastic Stay at 12 South Inn

5 on November 24, 2013

The inn is wonderful. It's in a great part of town. The room we stayed in was charming and retained its historic character while still offering every modern amenity. I couldn't think of a better place to stay. I wish that every city we visited had a place like 12 South to stay in!

Anniversary weekend

5 on November 03, 2013

Just got back to the Atlanta area after spending two wonderful nights at 12 South Inn. Mr. John Schenk, the innkeeper and owner, was graciously waiting for us upon our arrival. We were impressed with the simplicity and at the same time the charming accommodations in an unpretentious neighborhood. The sitting area with its spacious bathroom and adjacent bedroom with its own desk and small coffee table next to a very large and comfortable bed were just perfect for us. In the sitting area we had fresh baked pastries with a small refrigerator stocked with fresh fruit salad, orange juice and yogurts. The innkeeper's coffee blend with a coffee maker, as well as a microwave and simple utensils were also provided. The facility was spotless, private and wifi friendly. It has its own free parking as well as a small porch were you can enjoy your morning coffee and read the paper. Its proximity to downtown made it easy to drive to the different venues. Overall, we had a terrific anniversary weekend.

Great alternative to hotel stay in Nashville

4.2 on October 22, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay at this location, within easy walking distance to the hip 12 S./Hillsboro/Belmont area. Room was clean, pleasing décor, comfortable. Although it is not a typical B&B in that there is no home-cooked breakfast included, the continental grab-your-own snacks (baked goods, juices, milk, fruit, yogurt) from the fridge suited us just fine and made it easy to adhere to our own travel schedule. It was nice to stay in a neighborhood setting rather than a large glitzy hotel. I would definitely return if the occasion arises!

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Location Type



Nashville, TN (BNA) 8 miles

Directions to property:

From downtown take 12th Avenue South, south 4 miles to a left on Kirkwood Ave. proceed to the 2nd block on the left Sherbourne, turn left proceed one block to Knox. The 12 South Inn Suites are on the right at the intersection of Knox and Sherbourne..

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Picnic area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Urban Inn

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 10 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For a one to three night stay, a deposit of one night's rate per room is required at the time of the reservation. For four or more nights, 50% of the total is required at the time of the reservation.
  • Cancellations: The cancellation deadline is 14 days prior to your arrival date (30 days for holidays and special events). Cancellation made prior to this period will receive a full refund less a $30 processing fee. Cancellation made within 14 days of your arrival date (30 for holidays and special events), may forfeit the entire deposit, depending on whether the room can be booked with another guest. Last-minute cancellations within 48 hours must be charged in full.
Sorry, but there are no refunds for early departure or shortened stays



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  • Time Served: Provided in Suite
  • Serving Location: Guest room


918 Knox Avenue , Nashville, TN 37204 USA (Show map)

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