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Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Front desk staff very unattentive Free breakfast food very dry

Once again another family trip to Florida necessitated in a room for 5 people and this hotel delivered! Big and clean rooms, ours had a kitchenette fully stocked with dishes and cutlery and even popcorn. Big refrigerator where we could stuff in the remains of our Christmas dinner. The sofa bed was quite comfy! Staff was really nice. Those at the front desk were helpful and checked on us as we entered and left the hotel. Those that manned the kitchen and breakfast area each morning ensured that all food was well stocked. Parking is not free, but it is completely worth paying for to keep your car in the hotel's lot rather than parking else where. The small exercise room is surprisingly amply supplied with weights and equipment for a quick workout during your stay. There is a hot tub beside the outdoor pool both were clean and at the right temperatures. I'd definitely recommend staying here if you're visiting either university in the area or just making a stop. The hotel is walking distance to the main tourist attractions in the city - namely the history museum, capitol and supreme court. For everything else, you'll need a car! Good restaurants and coffee shops across the street too!

Not the typical Marriott Courtyard. A bit run down and staff were not professional in appearance or service.

After some long days at FSU, it was so nice coming back to this home away from home. The room was spacious, comfortable and quiet.. The happy hour was welcoming and tasty. I actually wished I could have stayed more than two nights! I am looking forward to visiting my son at FSU and staying at the Residence Inn again.

We had just attended a wedding two hours from Tallahassee and had a 6:00 AM flight out. Instead of driving at such an early hour, we decided to stay near the airport. Usually, this would mean the typical "airport hotel", the this property was great! We walked to a fine restaurant on the FSU campus and were only 5 minutes to the airport. Well done. Also-great staff and amenities.

I slept well. The sleeper sofa was comfortable. The service was fast.

I choose this hotel because it was within walking distance to FSU and my son's house. I felt comfortable going for my morning run through FSU's campus. It is especially nice to have the luxury of a sitting room when visiting a student living in a small apartment. My son could come and visit us! The hotel provided a good hot & cold breakfast that had something for everyone.

The parking was easily accessible and the frontdesk experience was painless. The third floor room was near the elevator and things were looking good. The studio had appeal and things were clean with not smells. Before long I realized I was getting a lot of street noise. As evening fell the noise increased and then the trains, oh the trains! Seems like there were emergency vehicles going by every ten minutes and I don't think the place is near a hospital or fire station. The bottom line is this, there are two kinds of rooms in this hotel my friend. Those that face the busy streets/tracks and those in the back. Take the ones in the back if you can. Oh, and the free breakfast is a joke.

First time in Tallahassee but the hotel was better than I expected - the room was spacious and clean and tho I only stayed one night, it would have been perfectly adequate for an extended stay, which I guess is what Residence Inn is for. Lobby was nice, breakfast was what you'd expect - -overall, it was a good experience.

Check in was uneventful. Rooms were clean and quiet. Free breakfast was really good. Love having a small kitchen and frig! Close to good eats and FSU/FAMU!

Check in was very smooth. Room was nice as always.

Great staff. Complimentary breakfast has a nice selection. Evening reception is average. The only area that needs some work is the exercise facility. Equipment is old, limited and noisy.

When we entered hotel we had free happy our drinks and snacks. Kitchen staff super friendly. We then went up to the room and found dish towel with 4 different areas with food stuck on it in front and in back more food stuck and huge grease accumulation approx 3x4 inches wide. We checked bed and found three little dead bugs under mattress pad. e were moved to another room and found a 1/2 in by 4 inch long blood stain over stain with dark blood drops over older blood drops at seam exactly as pictured on bedbug site. Hotel said it was glue . No way.. We know what blood drops look like and it looked exactly like the preventing bedbug site depicted. This was at two spots at head of mattress...never finished looking elsewhere we were so disgusted and left and drove 5.50 hrs til 2 am to arrive at our destination.

Hotel appears to be new, but they were repainting the outside during our visit. Inside was very clean and very up-to-date. The location is great with respect to FSU - easy walk to campus! They also provide a warm buffet breakfast, which was fairly good. Staff servicing the breakfast could be a little more attentive as they ran out scrambled eggs one morning and had to be located to prepare more eggs for the buffet. We also liked the big, spacious rooms. Beds were a little too firm for our liking, but that is a rather personal preference I suppose. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Florida State or the Tallahassee area.

Nice hotel. However, they should not allow pets! I saw dog p..p on the carpet (on several occasions).

I honestly can't think of any way this stay could have been any better. The hotel staff, from the desk clerks to the ladies that cleaned or checked on what we needed daily, were top of the line. Friendly and courteous, always smiling. I was there for 2 weeks with 2 teenage girls attending FSU String Orchestra Camp, and I felt completely safe the entire time. The parking lot was safe and well lit so that we could attend the night concerts without worrying about the walk from the car to the hotel. The location was absolutely perfect, too. We actually walked to their morning sessions every day because it was only about 7 blocks, and almost entirely on campus. The hotel amenities were outstanding. Breakfast was not only hot, but fresh, and different items were offered daily. Monday through Thursday "dinner" was served under the disguise of "meet and greet" with the other guests! There was variety here as well. We enjoyed meatloaf, bbq, southwest salad, and more. Coctails were also served during this time. The dining staff, particularly Cynthia, also made the stay very enjoyable by taking time to sincerely get to know the guests. I'm already planning my trip for next year!

Very nice hotel. breakfast and evening snacks. Great experience overall. Would stay again.

Interesting location next to train track, across the street from"this whole block for sale", gas stations on two corners. No places to eat close. Rooms large, with kitchenette. Beautiful new facility seemed a bit out of place.

Very nice hotel. Very nice stay. Minor construction outside on the sidewalk and street, but no sound interruptions heard.

It was difficult getting in and out of the parking lot but once learned it was okay. Amenities was perfect for our needs. Staff was nice and accommodating. Prices were reasonable. As long as prices and fees remain reasonable we will surely stay there again when we are in the area again.

600 W Gaines St Tallahassee FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Florida State University
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free airport shuttle

Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Florida State University and Museum of Florida History. This 3-star aparthotel has 135 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Near the airport, it's also near New Capitol Building and Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


Rooms

All 135 recently renovated apartments feature kitchens and space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, self parking is USD 10.00 per night, or you can take advantage of the free airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Newly Renovated)

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol

Everyone (1) Couples (14) Business (12) Family (25) Other (10) Friends (1)
3
Everyone

Front desk staff very unattentive Free breakfast food very dry

By on Feb 1, 2017

4

good stay

Families

Once again another family trip to Florida necessitated in a room for 5 people and this hotel delivered! Big and clean rooms, ours had a kitchenette fully stocked with dishes and cutlery and even popcorn. Big refrigerator where we could stuff in the remains of our Christmas dinner. The sofa bed was quite comfy! Staff was really nice. Those at the front desk were helpful and checked on us as we entered and left the hotel. Those that manned the kitchen and breakfast area each morning ensured that all food was well stocked. Parking is not free, but it is completely worth paying for to keep your car in the hotel's lot rather than parking else where. The small exercise room is surprisingly amply supplied with weights and equipment for a quick workout during your stay. There is a hot tub beside the outdoor pool both were clean and at the right temperatures. I'd definitely recommend staying here if you're visiting either university in the area or just making a stop. The hotel is walking distance to the main tourist attractions in the city - namely the history museum, capitol and supreme court. For everything else, you'll need a car! Good restaurants and coffee shops across the street too!

By on Dec 29, 2015

3

close to the university

Singles

Not the typical Marriott Courtyard. A bit run down and staff were not professional in appearance or service.

By on Jun 13, 2014

5

relaxing home

Singles

After some long days at FSU, it was so nice coming back to this home away from home. The room was spacious, comfortable and quiet.. The happy hour was welcoming and tasty. I actually wished I could have stayed more than two nights! I am looking forward to visiting my son at FSU and staying at the Residence Inn again.

By on Jun 2, 2014

4

stopover for early flight

Couples

We had just attended a wedding two hours from Tallahassee and had a 6:00 AM flight out. Instead of driving at such an early hour, we decided to stay near the airport. Usually, this would mean the typical "airport hotel", the this property was great! We walked to a fine restaurant on the FSU campus and were only 5 minutes to the airport. Well done. Also-great staff and amenities.

By on May 1, 2014

4

comfortable

BusinessTravelers

I slept well. The sleeper sofa was comfortable. The service was fast.

By on Mar 15, 2014

5

close to florida state university

Couples

I choose this hotel because it was within walking distance to FSU and my son's house. I felt comfortable going for my morning run through FSU's campus. It is especially nice to have the luxury of a sitting room when visiting a student living in a small apartment. My son could come and visit us! The hotel provided a good hot & cold breakfast that had something for everyone.

By on Mar 13, 2014

3

sleepless nights

Couples

The parking was easily accessible and the frontdesk experience was painless. The third floor room was near the elevator and things were looking good. The studio had appeal and things were clean with not smells. Before long I realized I was getting a lot of street noise. As evening fell the noise increased and then the trains, oh the trains! Seems like there were emergency vehicles going by every ten minutes and I don't think the place is near a hospital or fire station. The bottom line is this, there are two kinds of rooms in this hotel my friend. Those that face the busy streets/tracks and those in the back. Take the ones in the back if you can. Oh, and the free breakfast is a joke.

By on Feb 17, 2014

5

worth it

BusinessTravelers

First time in Tallahassee but the hotel was better than I expected - the room was spacious and clean and tho I only stayed one night, it would have been perfectly adequate for an extended stay, which I guess is what Residence Inn is for. Lobby was nice, breakfast was what you'd expect - -overall, it was a good experience.

By on Nov 14, 2013

4

nice place to stay in tally!

BusinessTravelers

Check in was uneventful. Rooms were clean and quiet. Free breakfast was really good. Love having a small kitchen and frig! Close to good eats and FSU/FAMU!

By on Oct 9, 2013