For a Tallahassee stay of three days in February 2014, I booked three nights at the Days Inn University Center with some trepidation after heaving read the Tripadvisor reviews. The main lure (besides the price of $43.96 a night with early booking discount) was its location - a mere three minute walk to my meeting site at the Florida State University campus. Perhaps because I remember the budget roadside motels from the 1960s and 1970s, this Days Inn is exactly that down to the heat lamp on the bathroom ceiling and the disposable razor blade slot next to the bathroom sink! To first address some of the complaints of previous reviews, I must say that my room and bathroom were clean, the bed comforter and shower curtain brand new, and there was no room noise. Granted, this was a mid-week stay in the football off season so that the crowd staying at the motel was very well behaved. The only mishap during the stay - a low battery on the room lock one morning which did not allow the electronic card key to work - was resolved within an hour by a locksmith called by the wife of the inn owner Mrs. Chetna Patel as I was having breakfast at 7:00 am. The breakfast, by the way, was coffee, toast, and fresh Danish and a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Yes - plain, with no variety, but please remember that hotels costing four and five times as much a night don't provide even that!! This is a family-run operation with Mrs. Patel's daughters (FSU students) at the front desk. A chain operation - with the usual and miniscule Day's Inn soap and shampoo bottle - but run by a family who obviously love their Indian food (as I do!) so that the smell sometimes lingered in the lobby. But, it was comforting to know that the owners always had a presence on site. Would I stay here for a luxury resort visit to Tallahassee - no. But, if I was on a budget and merely needed a place to stay to conduct state government business or university business (on a non-football weekend), I would certainly stay here again. All in all, very pleased.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Close to museums, historic sites, plantations, hiking and biking trails. Enjoy fun in the sun on your Florida getaway at Days Inn Tallahassee University Center hotel. Our Tallahassee, FL hotel near Florida State University offers a prime spot off Highway 90, making it easy to reach capital-area attractions that offer a blend of history, nature and culture. Count on value at our pet-friendly Tallahassee, FL hotel. We offer thoughtful amenities, including refrigerators and microwaves upon request. Get each day off to a bright start with free Daybreak continental breakfast. Soak up the sun on our patio deck or beat the heat in our outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi Internet access makes it easy to check email from your room or our lobby. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Whether you are in town for football or parents weekend, our Tallahassee, FL, hotel is just minutes from Florida State University and Florida A&M University. With more than 28 museums, an abundance of historic sites and the largest concentration of original plantations in the nation, you can spend days exploring the city. Catch panoramic views from the 22nd floor at the State Capitol Complex or get a dose of local culture at Museum of Florida History. See a southern antebellum at Governor’s Mansion or view Native American earthen temple mounds at Lake Jackson Mounds State Archaeological Site. For fun and adventure just 20 miles away, dive into one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world at Wakulla Springs State Park. DINING OPTIONS: Qdoba Mexican restaurant is adjacent to our hotel in Tallahassee. Dig into delicious sushi and vegetarian options across the street at Mr. Roboto’s Tokyo Grill or grab a slice of hand-tossed doughy goodness at Momo’s Pizza. Indulge in fresh, creative dishes on the shaded patio at Food Glorious Food or feast on hand-cut steaks and gulf seafood in an artsy setting at The Mockingbird Cafe. HOTEL POLICIES: During special events and college game days, we are only able to allow one parking space per paid room. We apologize for the inconvenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn Tallahassee University Hotel Tallahassee
- Tallahassee Days Inn