12 South Inn Suites

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


The accommodations available at the 12 South Inn Suites consist of four comfortable suites. The King Suites 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 East JR 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 West JR 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 its own private porch. In addition our West Junior King 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 room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.2

South Street is the Place to Be

3.2 on August 31, 2016

The 12 South Inn Suites is in the best location! My husband and I had never been to Nashville, but little did we realize what a gem of a place/location we had chosen with this inn. It is conveniently located near 12th Street, which is a lovely place within walking distance of the inn and just a lovely neighborhood in general. The inn is very clean and the innkeeper is extremely helpful with spot-on suggestions for what to do & what not to do and fantastic dinner suggestions! Our room was equipped, very clean, and well-taken care of. The privacy of being able to come and go without disturbing anyone was really nice, also. This is not a "typical" B&B where you have breakfast in a dining room of someone's house. There are no dining facilities here. You are given breakfast gift cards to the Frothy Monkey, which is located on 12th Street. The Frothy Monkey is okay, but a little pricey and the food is average. So, if you are looking for a quaint, catered to your needs-type of breakfast that is not what you have here. Otherwise, great place to stay!

perfect solution

4.6 on May 28, 2016

We love to visit our son in Nashville, but, could never find the right place for us to stay. 12 South is the perfect solution for us.The rooms are lovely and we liked the privacy of our own deck and entrance. The location is wonderful. No onsite dining, but, The Frothy Monkey is delicious and the gift cards are thoughtful.

Best Kept Secret in Nashville

5 on April 24, 2016

Wow. Wonderful place. Room was outstanding, located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Although breakfast was not available in the Inn, there were gift cards for each day at a coffee shop around the corner. When I come to Nashville again, this would be the only place I would want to stay. John the Inn owner was super helpful too.

À beautiful place to stay

5 on November 30, 2015

We have bin there for 2 nights and we enjoyed very much ,when you arrive the welcom is good ,the neigborhoud is so nice it's peaceful and near trendy restaurants

Wonderful Gem in Nashville

5 on June 27, 2015

Outstanding and wonderful in every way. Close to all attractions and in a quiet neighborhood. John, our Innkeeper, was adept in providing information of the surrounding area that enhanced our stay. We highly recommend for a stay in Nashville. Carlos and Rita Pettigrew

Wonderful for a weekend stay!

4.8 on March 15, 2015

The comfortable, well-appointed rooms at this Inn were just perfect. I often find that B&B decor is a bit much for me, but Junior King Suite at 12 South Inn Suites has a modern feel that isn't overdone. The room is lovely in every way, from the private porch to the abundant natural light to the ridiculously comfortable bed. I enjoyed sipping my morning coffee (a custom blend made by the hosts!) while wrapped up in a cozy blanket beside the gas fireplace. Breakfast at the Frothy Monkey was delicious, but since it is one of the most popular brunch spots in the neighborhood, there can be a bit of a wait for a table. I would have liked it if the room was stocked with a few snacks to take the edge off my appetite before Sunday brunch. Overall, we had a wonderful time visiting Nashville and loved exploring the 12 South neighborhood with the Inn as our home base. Would definitely stay here again!

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...

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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

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Inn Details

Room amenities

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

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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  • Serving Location: Breakfast provided by the Frothy Monkey Coffee Shop. Hours are 7am to 5pm. Within walking distance of the Inn.

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