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Governors Inn
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

While the booking was last minute, and I probably was given whatever room was available, try to avoid this hotel if the only room available is the Governor Brown room - 102. Noisy, dirty and very tired and expensive - $250 out the door for one night. The bed linens were at least 10 years old, the tv is a small 13 inch propped up on top of an equally old and tired armoire which served as the closet. Not only could you hear the people next door, you understood their conversation. Then there's the proximity to the lobby - every conversation could be heard. Might be a great location, but it's no excuse for not upgrading the rooms to more quality standards. There are way better options in Talahasse.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
2  Thank John P
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Perfect location in the heart of the capitol, but quiet, peaceful, restful and an absolute delight. Love the loft suites with a fireplace complete with Duralogs. Nice continental breakfast in the mornings, and enjoyable beer/wine/soda happy hour in the small lobby gathering area (not a bar that's open to customers) from 5-6. The beds are to die for, valet parking is very convenient, and the marketing deal with the Jasmine Café (20% off if you show your Gov's Inn room key) right around the corner is a great idea. The only drawback, there are a few small maintenance issues that don't seem to get taken care of between visits--housekeeping just props the bathroom cabinet door back up instead of having repaired, and same thing with the blinds--it looks fine as long as you don't touch it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I have stayed at the Governors Inn at least five times, and each time it has been a very pleasant experience. My son, who lives in Tallahassee, asked why I stay there, preferring some of the newer kids on the block- The Doubletree and ALoft. While I have stayed at both, I always come back to the Governors Inn, because it reminds me of staying in a friend's cozy home, rather than a sterile hotel. Having said that, I understand his reservations, because this is a real Tallahassee hotel, where you feel they know you and your comings and goings. One time my daughter and her cousin got locked out of the hotel when returning after 1 AM. So, on the plus side, it is a Southern style hotel, nicely decorated with high beams in the lobby area, free breakfast and happy hour from 5 to 6. I have always looked forward to my glass of wine and the last time I visited, after an 8 hour drive from Miami, I rushed upstairs to change, rushed down, only to be told Happy Hour was over. It was 6:05 pm. Obviously, the right thing to do would have been offer me a drink, but the answer from the front desk was "I'm sorry you missed it." Breakfast is good- coffee, fruit, cereals, breads and some delicious granola. CNN was on TV constantly in the lobby and when I asked the girl if the TV was always on that channel she replied "Yes m'aam. We just try to keep it on something neutral." Uh huh. The rooms are named after Florida's Governors and are furnished nicely. There is free internet, complimentary toothpaste and a coffee maker in the room. The location is great, especially if you have kids at FSU, as it is within walking distance of the campus, as well as other attractions like the Natural History and Science Museum. The capitol is right down the street, but if you want to stay during session or parents weekend, make your reservations way in advance. Valet parking is $10 a day. There are many restaurants within walking distance- Harry's, Andrews and there is a discount (20%) for Jasmine Cafe, a sushi/thai restaurant nearby. On the negative side, on my recent stay, the water pressure in the shower was not very strong, there is no gym, gift shop or room service, although they do have "snacks' for purchase in the lobby. Depending on where your room is located, it can be noisy. Stay away from the street and lobby, and there is no safe in your room. The staff is very friendly (except when you want a drink after happy hour), the valet guy was super nice. I paid $134 a night with my AAA discount, which I think is a good deal for a room in Tallahassee. So if you're looking for service with a smile and a hotel with down home charm, Governors Inn is for you. If you're a workout fanatic who craves privacy, this is not your bag baby.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms near the lobby.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Glee47
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

My friend and I stayed at the Governor's Inn Hotel for two nights Dec.21-23 and we were both extremely happy with ALL aspects of this Hotel. We stayed in the Governor's Deluxe Room 300 with two very comfortable queen size beds at the very top of the hotel. There is no elevator but the walk up the stairs and to the back was not a hassle at all because stopping along the way to read some interesting history made the walk through the hotel more enjoyable.(Each room is named after a past Florida Governor with a brief history of them in a frame by each door.) The hotel as a whole and the room was so beautifully furnished and very very clean! The hotel only has valet parking at $10.00 per day, which I thought was a little on the pricey side, but is understandable considering there is limited parking in that area of downtown. **Here is a tip though: Parking on the streets on the weekends is free, so if you are staying at the hotel during the weekend and can find an empty parking spot, it will save you some money. The staff was so helpful and unbelievably friendly! The nighttime Manager Phil was so attentive to anything we needed and made us feel comfortable throughout our stay. The continental breakfast was a little sparse but I believe it had to do with the fact that they only put out what they think will get used, and the hotel was very limited on guests that weekend because of the Christmas Holiday. Overall, the experience was very memorable and enjoyable. I will definately stay here again and would not hesitate to recommend the Governor's in to anyone staying in the Tallahassee area.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

I stayed there to visit my daughter graduating from FSU simply because of it's closeness to the Leon County Civic Center and was absolutely amazed. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable and friendly as can be. Anything you needed they provided or did their best to provide for you. The Governors Double is a beautiful large room with (slightly tall) comfortable beds on the third floor and a great size for a family! The hotel is within walking distance of so many restaurants and things to see (Florida Capitol, etc.) that I can't believe I've stayed anywhere other than the Governors Inn before now.

Room Tip: There is no elevator but the valets are amazing at helping you carry your bags to your room!
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank le0412
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