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“Nicely done but very dark lightining” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   415 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301   |  
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Ranked #14 of 59 Hotels in Tallahassee
Sarasota, Florida
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nicely done but very dark lightining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The hotel was very nicely done, modern fixtures, but we felt it was trying to hard to be cool with the bathroom sliding doors; hard to have privacy in the bath area. Liked the rain shower, though, and common areas were pretty throughout the hotel. Tiny workout room and no pool just to inform people who may want this; nice Level 8 lounge with good view of area.
Biggest downside was the lighting - all interior rooms were extremely dark; hard to get ready in the morning with such dim light.
Biggest upside was Shulas' - we had best filet mignon ever. We do not usually eat at chain places like that for fancy meals, but the steak was worth mentioning.
Just an fyi...Tallahassee is a really depressed area, not much else but the college.

Room Tip: Just very dark inside the room. Not much you can do about that.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sarah K, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear NinaTee -

We appreciate your business and thank you for taking the time to review our property.

We are glad to hear that you liked our current décor and enjoyed our rain shower. We are currently working on updating the equipment in the fitness center as well as improving the lighting in the rooms so you have something to look forward to on your next trip.

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed dining at Shula’s and the view at Level 8.

If you find yourself heading back to Tallahassee in the future and are in need of assistance, please contact me directly.

Sincerely,
Sarah Kilgore
Marketing Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Checking into the hotel, was immediately hit with a damp moldy smell in the room (it's why they put fragrant scents in the hallway to try to cover up). The rooms are small and awkward, and the room does not live up to an AUTOGRAPH Hotel. The finishes were cheaply done and the rooms were covered in scrapes, dings dents that you just expect to see in a Premium room.

It is sad when a Gold Member would rather stay at a Courtyard than an Autograph Hotel

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sarah K, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear Kyle B –

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate all feedback and take these concerns into consideration while making improvements to Hotel Duval.

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in our rooms. We are currently working on updating and improving the functionality of our rooms.

Again, I apologize that you were not happy with your stay. Please give us another try in the future; I think you will enjoy the improvements that should be complete by this fall.

Sincerely,

Sarah Kilgore
Marketing Manager
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Hotel Duval has become our only choice for hotel accommodations while we are in Tallahassee. The staff is consistently friendly and helpful. I must give some special credit to the Valet Staff. They are always our first impression and we are always impressed. The Front Desk Staff, notably David White and fellow staff member Matthew, have gone above and beyond with making our family familiar with Tallahassee. Without being asked, They provided us with maps to to FSU sites and dorms, as well as maps tom recommended dining spots. Best of all it was hand delivered to our room, with a handwritten note and a complimentary drink ticket for Level 8.
While at Level 8, Jessica offered phenomenally friendly service, even during a torrential Tally afternoon shower on the roof deck! The Hotel Duval will remain our family's Go To Hotel for our family's visits to Tallahassee!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John M, Manager at Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear Elizabeth B -

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Hotel. We are so happy you make Hotel Duval your hotel of choice when visiting Tallahassee and hope you will continue to do so.

It delights us to hear from our guests how much they enjoy our staff. We really pride ourselves on providing friendly and attentive service to all of our guests.

Our valet team does a great job greeting and welcoming our guests. I will pass along your kind words to them and also share with the other phenomenal staff members you mentioned by name.

Again, thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of our Hotel.

Please reach out to me directly next time you are in town if I may assist in anyway.

Thank you,
John McCarroll
Assistant General Manager
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Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

held a class reunion here in June. Great hotel, suburb staff, well done event. Also was a wedding going on at the same time. Just a few notes: valet parking is all they have on site another $12 a night, but they're fast. Staff is awesome, zero complaints. Rooms are nice, obviously and older property but recently and very well upgraded. Part of Marriott - get your points! Nothing is immediately nearby, which may sound weird since it's downtown, but Tallahassee isn't much of a walking town. You can get to the fun Park & Adams street area by walking- just not sure I would.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John M, Manager at Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear Noleintx -

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Hotel Duval. We are so glad you enjoyed your class reunion at the Hotel and found the staff to be "superb!" It brings us so much joy to hear that our guests enjoy the friendly and attentive service of our team, as we consistently strive to provide a wonderful guest experience.

If I can be of assistance in any way next time you are in town, please contact me directly.

Again, thanks for choosing Hotel Duval!

Thank you,
John McCarroll
Assistant General Manager
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The front desk staff was extremely nice. Arrived late and they assisted with getting a reservation for dinner. The rooms are large and well appointed with very nice décor. The bar on the roof attracts a young crowd but there was no issue with noise so not a problem.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John M, Manager at Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear James M -

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel.

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our front desk staff. They strive to always provide friendly and attentive service.

It is also nice to hear that you enjoyed the size and decor of our guest rooms.

We hope that you will choose Hotel Duval next time you are in the Tallahassee area.

If I can be of any assistance next time you are in town, please feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you,
John McCarroll
Assistant General Manager
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tallahassee
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You are way better off staying at the Double Tree. It takes forever to get the old elevators to your floor so we actually took the stairs quite a bit.

I guess for a REALLY old building they didn't do to bad. Our room had stains all over the carpet. The toilet is right against the shower wall so if you are abig person.....good luck. The staff is all friendly which is a plus. However you pay WAY more than this hotel is worth.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John M, Manager at Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear msporter10 -

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. I apologize that the Hotel did not meet your expectations. All feedback is important to us and we will use it to improve the Hotel for your future stay.

We are glad to hear that you found our staff to be friendly as we continually strive to offer the best service possible.

If you find yourself heading back to Tallahassee in the future and are in need of assistance, please contact me directly.


Thank you,
John McCarroll
Assistant General Manager
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Everything is nice here except I am allergic to perfume and they spray a different scent on every floor. I asked to change rooms and they were very nice and gave me a different floor but the perfume was just as strong. I was going to stay 4 days but I checked out after the first night. I had a very hard time sleeping because of my allergies. I could not get into the fresh air fast enough.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John M, Manager at Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Marciacubed-

We are so sorry to hear that the different fragrances on the floors effected your allergies. After hearing about this issue, we have dialed back the controls to the fragrance and placed them on the lightest setting possible.

If your travels bring you back to this area in the future I hope you will give us another try. We appreciate your business and will do anything we can to regain your trust. Please contact me directly if I may ever assist you with anything.

Thank you,
John McCarroll
Food and Beverage Director
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Additional Information about Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection

Address: 415 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Tallahassee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Tallahassee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Duval is Tallahassee's first and only upscale, boutique hotel. Make your reservations now as your hospitality oasis awaits! Following a multi-million dollar renovation, our landmark boutique hotel provides everything you need for a perfect stay in Tallahassee; sensational accommodations with a great new vibe, over 7,500 square feet of function space, AND the best places for dining and entertaining in downtown Tallahassee; Shula’s 347 Grill, LeRoc, and Level 8 lounge. A true urban "oasis," Hotel Duval embraces the opportunity to enhance the quality of life for future generations through environmentally sensitive initiatives. In recognition of our ongoing commitment to implement sustainable practices, Hotel Duval has achieved the coveted "Green Lodging" designation from the Florida Green Lodging Program. ... more   less 
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Tallahassee Park Plaza

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