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Stay At This Nashville Hotel & Change Lives For The Homeless

By Rachel George

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Nashville is home to historic buildings and unique boutique hotels like The Russell boutique hotel in East Nashville.  Through their Rooms for Rooms program, one-weekend stay at their hotel is equivalent to 16 nights in a bed, 100 free showers, and 30 free meals for the homeless.

Constructed as a church in 1904, this historic building with beautifully restored stained glass windows was an influential piece of Nashville’s history and served as a space of refuge and safety in the community. The church was converted into a temporary hospital to care for people during Nashville’s Influenza epidemic in 1918. The outbreak heavily impacted the town of Old Hickory, killing over 1,300.

The Russell houses 23 unique rooms designed to inspire every guest with creativity with a modern twist and splashes color and fully equipped podcast studio in the lobby.

Local designers meticulously curated the hotel’s design to conserves some of the buildings original architecture. They maintained the original windows, brick walls, and headboards constructed from the church pews, maintaining the historic ambiance detailing. 

The Tower Suite

The vibrantly spacious Tower Suite feature a basket full of local snacks and a unique red-tiled bathroom, surrounded by walls of local art.

The Penthouse Suite has a full living room, kitchen and dining area a claw-foot tub.


The Penthouse

This lively purple room used to be the Pastor’s office, designed around the original fireplace.

Enjoy the sun from the skylight in this Standard Queen interior room.

A generous portion of the proceeds will be donated to local non-profits and homeless shelters, such as Nashville Rescue Mission, Shower Up, and Room in the Inn.

The Russell is located at 819 Russell Street in East Nashville.

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