Steeplechase Inn: The Brentwood Tennessee Hotel You Never Noticed


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I’ve been looking for the best Brentwood hotel for our out-of-town visitors. 

So far I’ve checked the business and suite hotels in Maryland Farms, the lovely but out-of-the-way Hilton Suites on Church St., and the easy-to-find Holiday Inn on Old Hickory Blvd.

My favorite Brentwood hotel is one I never spotted before:  The Best Western Steeplechase Inn on Franklin Pike Circle.  

Here’s why… 

 

LOCATION

and

SOUTHERN STYLE!

When I’m traveling, the last thing I want to do is drive to a restaurant for a quick bite to eat.  The Best Western Steeplechase Inn is tucked beneath I-65, directly behind some of Brentwood’s favorite restaurants! 

You can easily walk to Panera Bread, a nice Waffle House, Cold Stone Creamery, Fulin Asian Cuisine, and Qdoba Fresh Mex.

A big new Target anchors the development, with LongHorn Steakhouse located across its parking lot.  Anything an out-of-town guest needs is right there.

Why Its Location Is Also Its Drawback:

This little hotel lies beneath I-65 and in front of a railroad track.  Though I didn’t notice any excessive noise, a light sleeper might prefer to stay in the Maryland Farms office area, which is dead quiet at night.

For the non-business traveler, I still think the Steeplechase Inn’s convenience outweighs the possible noise.  You can zip right on I-65 or get a bite to eat without getting stuck in rush hour traffic–and with Brentwood’s office commuters, that’s no small feat.

Why Steeplechase Inn Wins For Southern Style:

This hotel was built in the 1980’s as a local, non-corporate 48 room hotel.  There is a main building that looks more like a home, with separate buildings clustered around. 

The Steeplechase name draws from Brentwood’s thoroughbred history and the nearby Steeplechase race course on Old Hickory Blvd.

The rooms I saw were clean and updated, with white coverlets, traditional beds and flat screen tv’s.  One suite even has its own fireplace.

—>Here you can see more photos of the Best Western Brentwood Inn.

You’ll want to compare room rates with the Brentwood Holiday Inn , which is also located on the far side of the same Target shopping center. 

However, you’ll have to walk a long way to get to the restaurant strip.  I prefer the cozy size of the Steeplechase Inn, but the high-rise Holiday Inn would have many of the same pluses with less potential noise.

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