I traveled to Tallahassee for FSU's Parents' Weekend and chose the Doubletree because of its location and convenience to the campus. I will preface this post by saying that the staff was very accommodating and did everything they could for me under the circumstances.
Every room's rate in Tallahassee is grossly inflated for this weekend every year, which is what the market allows. To charge $300+ per night and have to stay in unhealthy conditions is something that the State Board of Health will be hearing about.
We checked into our first room and, much to our dismay, found the wallpaper peeling in the room with mold/mildew growing behind it. We immediately asked for a new room. Again to our dismay, we were told the hotel was sold out for the entire weekend; however, the manager advised us to call back in the morning and if there were any "no-shows" (as there frequently are) we would be upgraded to a "deluxe" room for the same rate.
The following day we were upgraded to the "deluxe" room . . . . with EXACTLY the same mold, growing in exactly the same location --- all around the A/C unit. Once again we called to see what could be done. Now there were no other rooms available. Judging from the engineer's resolution to our problem, it is one that is very well known. He came to the room fully equipped with a bleach solution to spray on the wall, and a glue gun to glue the wallpaper back over the same mold. By the next morning, the wallpaper was again peeling.
Judging from the odor that hits you when you step off the elevators, I'm sure this is a common problem in just about every room.
I cannot understand how this hotel can remain open. Perhaps once the Board of Health and Florida's Hotel Association is notified, something can be done.
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