There are so many awesome places to visit in Florida that the city of Tallahassee often gets overlooked. However, this state capital city has a lot to offer in terms of history, culture, sports, food, and the outdoors. Families with kids, for example, love visiting Tallahassee because of its affordability and array of top-rated attractions. As you plan your trip, here are our top picks for comfortable and accommodating hotels in Tallahassee.
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The Aloft Tallahassee Downtown is a boutique Marriott hotel that is trendy and welcoming. It is near the state capitol and the Florida State and Florida A&M Universities. Here you can enjoy cocktails at the WXYZ bar, swim in the outdoor pool, and work out at the fitness center. This is a modern and stylish place to stay that’s high-tech and very comfortable. Healthy snacks are available 24/7 in the hotel’s pantry and hot breakfasts are served from $12. Rooms here have mini-fridges, complimentary bottled water, and cribs and play yards available for young children. Business travelers can use the full-service business center and printing/fax services. With seven floors, 162 guest rooms, and three meeting rooms, this is also a pet-friendly hotel for travelers to Tallahassee.
Hotel Duval is another great boutique hotel in Tallahassee that’s located in the downtown area near the universities, capitol and foliage-filled parks. This historic hotel is home to Shula’s 374 Grill for steak, the Level 8 Lounge for rooftop drinks, and LeRoc Lounge for coffee. The property’s history dates back to 1833 and was once owned by Florida Governor Bloxham. The Hotel Duval offers valet parking, self-parking, concierge service, a 24-hour fitness center, same-day dry-cleaning service, and in-room dining opportunities. Package deals are available that include breakfast, girlfriends’ getaways with drinks and transportation, and romance packages with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
This hotel on West Tennessee Street is in the heart of the city and has complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour gym, free bicycle rentals, and a pool. This is a popular venue for weddings and events in the downtown area and has over 7,500 square feet of venue space. This is an eco-friendly hotel that is Silver LEED certified and has complimentary electric vehicle charging stations too. It’s nice to take advantage of the free shuttle service this hotel offers, not only to the airport but also to the FSU Doak Campbell Stadium home games. Shuttles are available upon reservation between 7am and 11pm. The Four Points Sheraton has pet-friendly rooms, continental breakfast, limo service, pool with a whirlpool, local restaurant dinner delivery, and a poolside bar.
You can also stay in the boutique Governor’s Inn in Tallahassee for a luxury trip in the city. This downtown hotel has been serving guests for over 35 years and is steps from the state capitol. You’ll be in the midst of the football gatherings, great restaurants, and local market days when you stay here. There are 41 guest rooms here to stay in that are equipped with antique four-post beds, writing desks, complimentary Wi-Fi, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, and charging stations. Complimentary breakfast is provided to guests, and the luxury rooms are named after Florida’s governors. Local dining options include the Downtown Ramen Bar, Governor’s Club, Andrew’s 228, and Goodies Eatery. This is a premier place to stay for the annual Springtime Tallahassee festival, for Florida State Football games, and for foodies looking to explore Tallahassee’s top restaurants.
The Best Western Plus Tallahassee North Hotel is an affordable and well-appointed place to stay for your next trip to Tallahassee. Many people stay here on their way to Disney World or to explore the shopping areas of Downtown Tallahassee. It’s also a great pick if you’re coming into town for a football game or a college graduation ceremony. The FAMU and FSU sports complexes are both within 15 minutes of this Best Western. It provides free breakfast each morning, has a 24-hour newly remodeled fitness center, outdoor pool, coin-operated laundromat, free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour business center. There are also meeting facilities, free parking, parking for trucks and RVs, and a 24-hour front desk service.
We also like the DoubleTree by Hilton for Tallahassee vacations because it’s just 15 minutes from the regional airport and has a complimentary shuttle to get to and from here. It’s also close to the state capitol, other government buildings, and multiple museums. Inside you’ll find 243 contemporary guest rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and an outdoor swimming pool with a sundeck. Dine at Jacob’s on the Plaza serves seafood and steaks, and there’s a Starbucks on site for your morning coffee. There are about 10,600 square feet of event space here that can accommodate up to 400 guests. Other things to do around the DoubleTree hotel include shopping at Governor’s Square Mall, games at Doak Campbell Stadium, the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, and the Museum of Florida History.
Tru by Hilton Tallahassee Central is situated about three miles from downtown, four miles from Florida State University, and nine miles from the airport. This is a modern and trendy hotel that offers free breakfast, a well-equipped fitness center, and lobby for lounging and snacking. This is an affordable hotel that allows pets up to 50 pounds with a non-refundable deposit. Self-parking is free, there’s a business center on site, and children’s activities and amenities are available for families.
You’ll find this Tallahassee hotel at Capital Circle and Apalachee Parkway. The SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central offers free breakfast, large studio suites, 24-hour business and fitness centers, outdoor pool, grilling area, and onsite meeting space. Guests here enjoy the three-in-one trundle sofas that convert between a daybed and a trundle bed and the complimentary on-site parking. Spanning four floors with 88 suites, this hotel does not allow pets.