The Iris Motel

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Premium bedding, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Iris Motel

The Iris Motel

2.5 star property
No-frills hotel in Nashville

8.2/10 Very good

220 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
656 West Iris Drive, Nashville, TN, 37204
Main amenities
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Luggage storage
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Berry Hill
  • Belmont University - 8 min drive
  • Mall at Green Hills - 9 min drive
  • Vanderbilt University - 10 min drive
  • Music City Center - 12 min drive
  • Nashville Zoo - 9 min drive
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - 12 min drive
  • Johnny Cash Museum - 13 min drive
  • Bridgestone Arena - 12 min drive
  • Broadway - 13 min drive
  • Ryman Auditorium - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Nashville International Airport (BNA) - 15 min drive
  • Smyrna, TN (MQY) - 24 min drive
  • Nashville Riverfront Station - 13 min drive
  • Nashville Donelson Station - 16 min drive
  • Hermitage Station - 21 min drive

About this property

The Iris Motel

Hotel near Vanderbilt University
Close to Belmont University, The Iris Motel has plenty to offer. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Free self parking
  • A TV in the lobby and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Iris Motel include thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 40-inch LED TVs with Netflix and cable channels
  • Refrigerators, cribs/infant beds, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and smart lock details; access will be through a private entrance
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave


  • Luggage storage


  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • A damage deposit of USD 150 will be collected before check-in

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have elevators.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Iris Motel Hotel
The Iris Motel Nashville
The Iris Motel Hotel Nashville

Frequently asked questions

Does The Iris Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Iris Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Iris Motel?
As of 5 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Iris Motel on 19 October 2022 start from ₹8,952, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Iris Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Iris Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Iris Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Iris Motel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near The Iris Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Baja Burrito (3-min walk), Sam & Zoe's (4-min walk), and Vui's Kitchen (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Iris Motel like?
The Iris Motel is in Berry Hill, a short 10-minute walk from The Escape Game Nashville. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

An older motel; remodeled cheaply; not cleaned well; ice machine not working—-the marketing approach of all on web was innovative, the actual motel is more like a cheap hostel w/o the shared bathroom
Robert, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

If i was in Nashville i would not stay here again,way too noisy street.
Alan, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Marco, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Location was great. Near the places we needed to attend.
John, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Clean / Modern
The location was great! The customer service was great as well. Booking the hotel was a little strange, but since it was a no-contact check-in and check-out, I understand the precautions/verification process. The room was clean, modern, and updated. Furniture/cabinetry, etc. was very IKEA. Had a great stay, would definitely recommend if you are trying to stay on a budget.
1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

NICOLE, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Different from any hotel I’ve stayed in….decor was nothing to brag about but the location was great! So many neat places to eat and drink literally behind the hotel. Close enough to the action, but without the craziness. Perfect stay for a couple of nights.
Kimberly, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean, comfortable, and a great location!
Renee, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good for the price, we stayed in town just a couple of nights. The towels had a bit of a musty smell and the air-conditioner was turned to fan (not cool) which is why the room was pretty warm in the summer. It was cool when we arrived which is why we didn’t realize the issue until we were about to leave. Staff was pretty responsive via text.
Libby, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tai, 1-night trip
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