The Iris Motel

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Premium bedding, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Premium bedding, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Iris Motel

The Iris Motel

2.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
656 West Iris Drive, Nashville, TN, 37204

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGovernor's Residence3 min drive
  • Popular LocationTennessee State Fairgrounds4 min drive
  • Popular LocationBelmont University8 min drive
  • AirportNashville, TN (BNA-Nashville Intl.)15 min drive

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About this area


The Iris Motel is located in Nashville. Mall at Green Hills and Nashville Broadway are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Fort Negley Park and Fannie Mae Dees Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Greer Stadium or Vanderbilt Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Governor's Residence - 3 min drive
  • Tennessee State Fairgrounds - 4 min drive
  • Belmont University - 8 min drive
  • Nashville Zoo - 9 min drive
  • Vanderbilt Hospital - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Nashville Riverfront Station - 12 min drive
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA) - 15 min drive


  • The Yellow Porch — 2 min walk
  • Baja Burrito — 3 min walk
  • The Pfunky Griddle — 8 min walk
  • Las Paletas — 3 min drive
  • Burger Up — 3 min drive

About this property

The Iris Motel

Hotel in Nashville with free parking
A microwave in a common area, a TV in a common area, and free self parking are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. All 37 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and LED TVs with cable channels. Netflix, premium bedding, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests. Housekeeping is not available.
The Iris Motel offers 37 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with cable channels and Netflix.

Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Nashville hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • No housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Shared microwave
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels
  • Netflix

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
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
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

Access methods

Private entrance, smart lock


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

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

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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 Visa, Mastercard, and American Express; cash is not accepted
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 72 out of 150 reviews
5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 51 out of 150 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 14 out of 150 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 150 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 150 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a great little property that is perfect for the traveler who is looking for somewhere comfortable to crash after a long day of exploring music city! Our room was clean and easy to access, with parking right outside the room. The beds were comfortable, and there is a little book in each room that you can tell was compiled by the proprietors (not a glossy, printed travel publication) with tons of helpful info about the area, cool places to go, and close dining options. They have a very modern aesthetic, with wide open shelving, which felt a little unfinished to me. Overall, it was a great experience, we would stay there again, especially for the price!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
We really enjoyed our stay at the Iris Motel. We wanted to save on our accommodations during the trip since we wouldn’t really be spending much time in the room. The room & bathroom was clean & updated with modern finishes. Our room was on the back side of the building so it was pretty quiet. We loved the contactless check in & each door has keypad entry so there was no room key to keep up with. The only thing I had trouble with was that the coffee machine was pretty cheap & didn’t work while we were there. I tried to text the number given to us in the email but never got a response. It would have been great if it did work though because they provided a little bag of fresh local coffee with a reusable kcup. So if you need your morning coffee like me, you might want to have a back up Starbucks postmates plan!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The self check in and out was very convenient!! Also loved that our room was ready 4 hours early then check in 😊 Great over all stay !!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was clean and has everything any other hotel would have. The self checkin was simple and the location was ideal coming off the highway. Would definitely stay there again!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I did not realize it was a motel and not a hotel. Also, didn't realize there was no front desk staff on the property.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021