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Proximity to FSU, cleanliness, staff. Courtesy van to FSU was an unexpected plus.

We had a 2 bedroom suite that was perfect! The daily breakfast and nightly happy hour were a huge bonus!

It was clean and the staff were friendly. Convienent to the nearby breweries, which was our main reason for staying here.

Rooms are spacious and clean Bed and bedding is very comfortable Complimentary breakfast is very good

If you need a quiet night's sleep don't stay at this hotel. It's across from a very loud club and close to a train track. Upon check-in, I was asked if I was parking my car. I said that I was and inquired why I was being asked. The clerk very rudely said "Because I need to print your parking pass". I noticed the $10 parking fee on the pass when I was putting it in my windshield. The clerk should have said something like "There is a $10 per night parking fee. I'll need to print a parking pass so you don't get towed". I'm not sure what her problem was, but this was the least welcoming hotel I can remember. In fairness, I've stayed here several years ago and things were not this bad. I didn't hear the train and the club used to be a warehouse. Be warned.

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).

W Gaines St Tallahassee FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Florida State University and Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free airport drop-off

Located in College Town, Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Florida State University and Museum of Florida History. This 135-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


Rooms

The 135 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free local calls are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, self parking is USD 20 per night, or you can take advantage of the free shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request). The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with securing valuables and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Studio, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking (Newly Renovated)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol

Everyone (4) Couples (15) Business (12) Family (27) Other (10) Friends (1)
5
Partner Couples Family

Proximity to FSU, cleanliness, staff. Courtesy van to FSU was an unexpected plus.

By on Jan 28, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 29, 2020

Dear Guest, we appreciate you sharing your thoughtful feedback with other travelers. We are glad our convenient location close to Florida State University was perfect for your plans and that you also loved our spotless property and cordial associates. Thank you for choosing Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Keith Hoogerheyde, General Manager

5
Family

We had a 2 bedroom suite that was perfect! The daily breakfast and nightly happy hour were a huge bonus!

By on Jun 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 17, 2019

Dear Guest, thank you for the kind review of Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol. We are delighted to know our accommodations met your expectations and that you enjoyed our morning complimentary breakfast. We appreciate your business and look forward to hosting you again soon. Keith Hoogerheyde, General Manager

5
Everyone

It was clean and the staff were friendly. Convienent to the nearby breweries, which was our main reason for staying here.

By , from Inverness, FL on Oct 1, 2018

5
Everyone

Rooms are spacious and clean Bed and bedding is very comfortable Complimentary breakfast is very good

By on Sep 16, 2018

3

noisy location

Everyone

If you need a quiet night's sleep don't stay at this hotel. It's across from a very loud club and close to a train track. Upon check-in, I was asked if I was parking my car. I said that I was and inquired why I was being asked. The clerk very rudely said "Because I need to print your parking pass". I noticed the $10 parking fee on the pass when I was putting it in my windshield. The clerk should have said something like "There is a $10 per night parking fee. I'll need to print a parking pass so you don't get towed". I'm not sure what her problem was, but this was the least welcoming hotel I can remember. In fairness, I've stayed here several years ago and things were not this bad. I didn't hear the train and the club used to be a warehouse. Be warned.

By , from Clearwater FL on Dec 4, 2017

3
Everyone

Front desk staff very unattentive Free breakfast food very dry

By on Feb 1, 2017

4

good stay

Family

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

Other

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

Other

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

Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol

600 W Gaines St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
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