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Review of Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection

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Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection
Ranked #11 of 58 Hotels in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, Florida
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230 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“impressive and hip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

this hotel is really pretty cool. it's in a great location downtown in Tallahassee and thus convenient to a lot of places. the lobby and hotel decor are very stylish and trendy - if that's your thing. service is friendly and prompt. there is a shula's steakhouse inside as well as a cool bar upstairs. my only complaints are the bar doesn't have a lot of beer options and the parking is limited, but the hotel itself is very nice

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

I recently stayed at the Hotel Duval and was blown away with the amazing level of service and a style of the hotel. As a loyal Marriott Platimum member, I have had the opportunity to stay at Marriott properties all over the world, and I must say that the experience I had at the Duval was extraordinary. From the shuttle ride at the airport when I first arrived (which is in an Escalade) throughout the checkout process, all of the employees greeted me and were exceedingly friendly. The room was very nice as well with unique touches that only an Autograph property has. I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Tallahassee area for business or leisure and will find myself back in the near future.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sarasota
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87 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Stayed there one night on business. The Level 8 bar on the top floor is great and a wonderful place to watch the sunset. Shula's restaurant is simply fantastic!

The hotel is a refurbished one, done in a trendy dark wood and modern amenities, but for some reason I got the feel the it will fade quickly. The staff is wonderful, BUT: Don't get a room facing Monroe St, the front of the hotel. I was on the 6th floor and it sounded like the cars/trucks were right outside my room! Also, they have these tiny windows on the room that made me feel somewhat trapped inside the room. Also, the AC unit is a LG, in the wall, type and I could see daylight between the wall and the unit itself. The walls are not soundproofed, so I got an earful from the couple in the room next to me (obviously they were not on business!) :-)

Room Tip: A room away from Monroe Street!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Needham, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Stayed at Hotel Duval for two weekend nights and overall were extremely pleased with the experience. Our room was small-ish but very well organized, functional and stylish. The most unusual feature, I suppose, is the bathroom which is in the corner of the room and can be enclosed with two large frosted glass doors.

Other plusses were the desk with many electric outlets, so were we able to easily charge two phone and an ipad at night, and free and speedy wifi.

We only ate at the restaurant on the last morning, when we had a small snack and coffee. The pastries were very good and it was good to have an option in addition to the all-you can eat egg/sausage/bacon breakfast (which they also have).

The only negative I would say is the valet parking, which we used both nights. The staff were fine but I question whether they're really needed, since they hotel has a nice paring lot just next to the building. Why can't I get the car myself? Some people will enjoy this because of the association valet-parking has with luxury, but for me it added very little.

The hotel is close to a walkable part of downtown Tallahassee (and there don't seem to be many of those) and the time we were in town there was music and entertainment nearby, and a number of restaurants and bars open. It's also close, by car, to FSU and FAMU.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charleston, SC
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113 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Stayed here during a Conference for business recently. This hotel is very chic! Very contemporary furnishings and interior. I loved the rooms here and they were VERY reasonable in terms of price. The shower was AWESOME! Very natural and spa-like. Additionally, I asked the Front Desk if there was a place nearby to run and I was promptly given a map of a nice 3 mile loop from the hotel to a Lake/Park just down the street. When I came back in from my run, I was given a free bottle of water from the Front Desk. Everyone here was very helpful and accomodating and I loved the accomodations! I highly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Duval for my first visit back to Tallahassee since 2002.

The Hotel Duval looks more like a boutique property you’d find in New York City rather than Tallahassee. The design is sleek & modern, with bright white linens contrasting against dark wood in each guest room. Each floor of the hotel is a different “theme” – we stayed on the 3rd floor, which was done in calming neutrals. Stepping off the elevator, guests are greeted with a pleasant vanilla scent. If you’re a light sleeper, ask for a room not on the 7th floor – I’ve heard from more than one person that the 8th floor lounge can be rocking late into the night. Our room was a decent size for a city hotel & the stylishly modern bathroom was a highlight of the space. The showers feature a rainmaker showerhead & river rock floors (mini-massages for your feet as you bathe!). Some people have noted that they didn't think the bathroom was private enough, but my husband and I didn't find that to be a problem (you could certainly see the outline of someone through the frosted glass door, but that was about it).

Each guest room also features an interactive, electronic computer system, which gives guests the ability to make dinner reservations, request their car to be brought around by the valet or read about local attractions, all with the swipe of a finger.Request a corner room – the extra windows are welcomed balance to the dark furnishings of the room.

99.9% of the guests who were there during our stay were in town to see the Florida State vs. Wake Forest football game. The hotel did a great job embracing the game day atmosphere, with a FSU football helmet greeting guests on the front desk, staff decked out in FSU-gear on Friday during check-in, & a special pre-game brunch. Despite this, I have no doubt that Hotel Duval would be an equally comfortable hotel for a business stay.

The hotel has several on-site restaurants including a Shula’s Steakhouse & a rooftop lounge. The rooftop space is the perfect place to relax after a long day of business meetings or football cheering & watch one of Florida’s famous sunsets. The drinks are incredibly reasonably priced ($4 house wine) & the service is attentive. On Friday evenings & late in the evening on Saturday’s, the lounge attracts a younger crowd, dressed to the nines & ready to party at one of Tallahassee’s nicer (if not the nicest) bar spaces.

On my next return to Tallahassee – hopefully in less than 10 years – I’ll gladly stay at the Hotel Duval again. It’s nice to finally see some posh hotel accommodations in a town that can definitely support them.

Parking at the hotel is valet only. It’s $12 a day with unlimited in & out privileges. The valets are speedy about getting your vehicle, even when they’re very busy. The hotel is located convenient to downtown & the capital, FAMU & FSU. It’s just a short drive to the shops & restaurants in Midtown & is about a two mile walk to Doak Campbell Stadium.We walked to the game and back on Saturday with no problem, but drove much of the rest of the visit (even though we're used to a very pedestrian lifestyle). The hotel is also an easy walk to the Capitol.

David, a hospitality student who was working at the front desk much of the weekend we were there, was fantastic - answering my tons of questions and marveling with me at how much Tally has changed (there wasn't even a Starbucks when I was a student there!).

Room Tip: Corner rooms offer lots of light; ask for a quiet room if you're a light sleeper (NOT on the 7th...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

I've stayed on 5 occasions on business trips, 2 to 4 nights each time. The decor is very polished and unusual, some of the furnishings / fixtures take getting used to. The rooms are roomy, clean and comfortable, nice bed, nice desk and chair, good WiFi, nice bathroom fixtures, nice TV. Two restaurants on the main floor and several others within walking distance. The 8th floor bar is a nice popular hang-out, and the outdoor patio up there has nice views. The facilities for business meetings were excellent. I participated in meetings in 3 different conference rooms there. The service and catered food were excellent tasting. Staff was very professional, friendly and helpful. Free shuttle service to/from airport was very helpful.

Room Tip: Street side can be a little noisier, especially lower the floors. Being directly under the 8th floor...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection
Address: 415 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1257
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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 Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Tallahassee
#8 Romantic 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, 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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