Although I typically stay at Marriott's Courtyard product I've now spent three trips up to Tally to visit my son at FSU at the Fairfield Inn & Suites (everytime I go up the Courtyard is booked solid). The Fairfield is a bit further down Apalachee but in some ways this is nice - I can hit one of the restaurants along the way if necessary; stop in at Ross or the mall for items my son suddenly realizes he "needs" with my arrival and...best of all there is a CVS and an ABC right next door.
The staff has been very friendly each time I'm here and were really on top of their game for Parent's weekend. Its a relatively new hotel and the rooms are very clean - basic but with the necessities. The gym is moderate, the wireless is fantastic and the breakfast is simple but offers hardy to "after gym" and most importantly they keep the coffee carafes full!
It's a fairly quick trip to campus - I've made it to Wildwood Residence Hall in 12 minutes in fairly normal traffic. I've seen quite a few people use cabs so its definitely an option.
Overall - just good solid consistent quality and a usually (not Parent's weekend!) a decent value as well.