We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Drake Motel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Drake Motel
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
There are newer reviews for Drake Motel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 82: English reviews
Washington, DC
Reviewed 12 July 2016

My biggest gripe was customer service our last day. The main front desk woman on weekdays could soften her tone a bit; she can be brusque. I asked her if I could swim at 8 a.m. and she said the pool was open from 9 to 9. I came back at 9 and first she said, "It's not 9 yet!"...

Thank fanoftennis
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We just spent the weekend here and will be staying again when we return. Yes it's a seedy motel. There are shady characters around the hotel but we never saw anything within the court yard area where we stayed. The rooms were clean enough; we didn't see any bugs, the sheets were clean, the bed comfy, plenty of hot water....

2Thank roseann c
White Lake, Michigan
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

A little far off from downtown. Found it to be clean but could use a lot of updating. If you are only using it to stay the night it's fine but I would not stay more than a night. Previous reviews claimed of prostitutes and drug deals but we didn't see any of that. Stayed in the main courtyard where...

2Thank meshellmcc
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Coupon at the rest stop/retro picture,"stay where the stars stay" suckered me in/got a room..propped chair against the door/knocked on several times all night I played dead. Hey! I could be overdosing, entertaining a John, dead from a stab wound, or whatever goes for "too busy" /planned to sleep in....once daylight came... I hit the road.I reported the knocking to...

6Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

We are from canada and have been coming to nashville twice a year for 15 years. I always stay at the drake. Yes it is in a seedy neighborhood and yes there is prostitutes and strange characters but it has its history and own charm. We always get room 117 which is the jacuzzi room and is on the parking...

9Thank Michael S
Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Staying at the Drake Motel was fantastic. The 1993 blockbuster with River Phoenix, "A Thing Called Love" was made here. It's pivotal to the movie. I could just feel the inspiration coming to me. Time to write a hit country song. The people at the Drake were fantastic. Many would-be songwriters, producers, and guitar players. Stay at the Drake and...

4Thank plashadpobedy
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This place is terrible. Cockroaches, not clean, sketchy people hanging around all night. Had 3 different people 6 different times knock on my door in the middle of the night waking me up. Luckily I didn't answer the door. I'm positive they were trying to rob me. No help from the staff and no refund. Stay away from this place...

6Thank Cubfan120
Allen Park, Michigan
Reviewed 14 October 2014

No, it's not a national chain with a mint on the pillow. The location is good, though, and the price ($60 all-in on a weekday) was great. The room was clean and spacious (microwave and small fridge) and our room (104) had a couple of interesting Elvis murals thrown in for good measure. There were some interesting characters around, but...

1Thank Roger M
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Do not stay here. Looks quaint by day in a bad part of town. At night it turns into a drug and prostitute filled nightmare. Rooms are dirty and strange pounding on door at 3 am by the local drug dealer who we had to call police on. Do not stay here, spend the extra 30,40,50,100 dollars and keep your...

10Thank john1229_13
Modena, Italy
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for one night with my boyfriend. We were coming from Crossville and wanted to spend saturday night in Nashville so we booked a room here. I have to say, if I had read the reviews before I would never have chosen this place, but I was not the one who chose it. It is dirty and in...

7Thank LuciaSandrini

20 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (12)
Room/Suite (5)
Bathroom (2)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (8)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Room/Suite (4)
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Nashville hotels
4.4 km away
Knights Inn Nashville Downtown
2.2 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Nashville - I-40 & 1-24 (Spence Lane)
3.3 km away
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
#71 of 154 in Nashville
130 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.4 km away
#53 of 154 in Nashville
209 reviews
6.3 km away
Extended Stay America - Nashville - Vanderbilt
3.8 km away
Comfort Inn Downtown
Comfort Inn Downtown
#84 of 154 in Nashville
852 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Drake Motel

Address: 420 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210
Region: United States > Tennessee > Davidson County > Nashville
Price Range: RM296 - RM610 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Drake Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets and Priceline so you can book your Drake Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Drake Motel Nashville
Drake Hotel Nashville
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Drake Motel staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Drake Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The further off the main road, the better.”
fanoftennis, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Keep driving”
jamieg341, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
“104 has a coupe of interesting Elvis murals.”
rogerm332, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
“GO ELSEWHERE, rooms on the other end of town are most likely cleaner”
  • The bathroom needs help
cool_guy2, 19 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Go somewhere else.Or keep a weapon on you at all times. Dont worry you can always buy 1 from the residents that stay there and sell their wares”
TraceyB768, 8 Sep 2012 | Read review
5 of 5