This hotel is beautiful! But as much as it has going for it, it has just as much going against it. I stayed here with my boyfriend and 2 of his guy friends (all sharing one double bedded room to save money). The room was $425 a night and we stayed for 3 nights. We stayed here to attend the FSU game. The hotel does not accommodate groups very well.
The hotel is beautiful! It has a very modern, chic look to it and really makes you feel like you are in an upscale, posh hotel. The rooms are very nice with plenty of storage space. The beds are very comfortable as well. The roof top bar was very nice although much too crowded! The shower floor is very nice with the river stones to massage your feet. The location was great for us. It was close enough to the Stadium and the bars without making us feel like we are "on top" of the partying.
The hotel only has 2 elevators and at nights they are EXTEREMLY crowed with people going up to the Level 8 bar. The should have an elevator just for guests to get to their rooms. The partying did not bother us at all since that is initially what we were in town to do. But what bothered me was arriving at the hotel at 11pm (after driving 5 hours from Tampa) and having to wait 30 min to get on an elevator just to get to my room. I had a lot of bags and needed to make 2 trips (could never find a bellman for assistance). I was not able to get an elevator to stop on my floor to pick me up to take me back downstairs. The elevators either skipped my floor or they were too crowded to get on. I ended up having to take the stairs (my boyfriend had an injured leg and could not take the stairs so he had to just stay behind and wait for me since he couldn’t get an elevator to pick him up) The stairs were even more of an inconvenience since it does not lead you to the lobby but instead leads you outside to a back ally that does not feel safe at all. My second time around i asked the front desk if there was a service elevator i could take with my luggage and they informed me that there was no service elevator. I know this is not true because I actually work at a hotel and know that every hotel has a service elevator. I was not offered any assistance either.
Putting the elevators a side, the rooms are not meant for groups. Like many of the other reviews, the bathrooms are HORRIBLE! NO PRIVACY AT ALL!!! The bathroom has no doors, just two fogged sliding walls that come together. Whoever is in the restroom others outside the restroom can see a silhouette of whatever you are doing. I did not feel comfortable changing or showing and definitely not going to the restroom. I had to go down to the lobby bathroom to feel comfortable (i love my boyfriend’s guy friends but not so much to take a #2 publically in front of). At night it was the WORST! Anyone who needed to use the restroom would wake everyone else up. Being that there is no door, the bathroom light lit up the entire room and the "wall" would rock and smack against the hinge constantly. We had to make it a rule that at night, if you needed to use the restroom to not close the wall nor turn the light on. U had to use your cellphone light to see. It was horrible!
The shower is nice with the rain fall shower head and river stone flooring but the shower literally felt like rain... no water pressure at all! I took me forever to shower to get the soap out of hair and body. The soap they provide you also leaves a slimy finish so you can't tell if you wash it all off or not. The towels we were provided with were horrible. They were shredded! I would not expect that from a nice hotel like this. This was horrible. Our room was also never serviced. We left the room from 10am and returned at midnight and never had our room serviced.
Moral of the story is.... I will never stay here again until progress is made to this hotel. It i without a doubt NOT WORTH $425 a night!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Duval, Tallahassee's first boutique hotel experience, is a diamond tucked into the charming heart of North Florida. We offer everything you need for a perfect stay: sensational accommodations, exquisite food and drinks, thrilling entertainment and gorgeous event spaces. Hotel Duval is a contemporary reminder of Tallahassee's rich history. Once the prominent place to meet and shape Florida's future, this renovated boutique hotel boasts upscale accommodations, a rooftop bar, and a Shula's 347 Grill. Hotel Duval is proud to be a member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, an exclusive portfolio of innovative and stylish boutique hotels. Marriott Rewards members can earn and redeem benefits at Hotel Duval. Come to the Hotel Duval for business or pleasure. Dine here. Drink here. Host a wedding or meeting. It's the hotel for all seasons, all guests, and all moods. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tallahassee Park Plaza