The Best Hotels in Tallahassee, Florida, for Every Traveler

Ball House and Cottages has five charming cottages set among the lush grounds
Ball House and Cottages has five charming cottages set among the lush grounds | Courtesy of Ball House and Cottages / Expedia
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23 December 2020

As Florida’s state capital and home to two universities, Tallahassee mostly attracts political types or students’ families. However, there are plenty of other reasons to visit, not least its eclectic collection of museums. Hotels range from sumptuous to simple, so you’re likely to find a good match for your taste. Here’s our pick of the best.

Ball House and Cottages

This stately manor is unsurprisingly a popular wedding venue for couples across Florida. While it certainly makes a pretty picture, you’ll stay in one of five wood-paneled cottages on the grounds. Rooms have a floral-patterned B&B feel, equipped with up to two double beds, a kitchenette and a microwave. Nearby is the SouthWood Golf Club and its Fred Couples-designed 18-hole course – ask the management about stay-and-play packages.

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In-room accessibility
Smoke-free property

Governors Inn

Spread across a converted horse stable, this smart boutique hotel is a popular overnight accommodation for politicians conducting business on surrounding Capitol Hill. Many suites come with a jacuzzi, a fireplace and a four-poster bed, but all include wifi and a continental breakfast buffet. Just two blocks south is the Florida Historic Capitol Museum, filled with political artefacts, photos and interactive exhibits on the state’s history.

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Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Hampton Inn and Suites Tallahassee Capitol – University

Well placed for visits to the Florida A&M and Florida State universities, this Hilton outpost is also moments from the Doak Campbell Stadium and the quirky boutiques of the Railroad Square Art District. Grab a snack from your room’s mini-fridge before heading downstairs for a hot breakfast or to swim a few laps of the enormous outdoor pool. You’ll also have access to a fitness center, a business center and meeting rooms for hosting events.

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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
In-room accessibility
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace

The Little English Guesthouse

With Union Flag pillows, tartan throws and china tea sets, this Anglophilic B&B makes a refreshing change from the bland hotel chains found around the northern Tallahassee area. Rooms are individually decorated; you can jump into the four-poster bed in the London Room or enjoy the green furnishings of the Staffordshire Room. Owners Tracey and Thom Cochran cook a mean English breakfast and will provide in-room champagne on request. The Alfred B Maclay Gardens State Park is a short drive away.

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Free WiFi
Express check-out
Multilingual staff
Smoke-free property

Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection

This posh boutique hotel delivers everything you’d expect of Marriott’s Autograph Collection: sleek, monochrome decor, a selection of signature room scents and rain showerheads. Grab a pre-dinner aperitif at the rooftop bar, Level 8 Lounge, before heading downstairs for a premium steak at Shula’s 347 Grill. As it sits in Governor’s Walk, you’ll find plenty of upmarket boutiques and Italian restaurants just steps away.

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Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Smoke-free property

Aloft Tallahassee Downtown

Sporting cool blue decor and crisp white sheets, this Marriott group member delivers on style and location; it’s just off Governor’s Walk, home to the historic Governor’s Mansion. Rooms come with a large flat-screen TV, a plug-and-play station for your devices and swipeable Bliss Spa toiletries. Work out in the fitness room and pool before grabbing a burger and craft beer at w xyz bar.

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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

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  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee

    The DoubleTree sports all the usual Hilton perks: free wifi, a fitness center and an airport shuttle. However, the biggest draw is the huge outdoor pool ringed by loungers. Black-and-white guest rooms have hypoallergenic down pillows, a comfortable desk chair and a coffee maker; upgrade to a suite for a living area, a microwave and a mini-fridge. Enjoy skyline views from the rooftop lounge Eve on Adams before heading to the surrounding grill houses of Capitol Hill.

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    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
    Express check-out
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Hotel Indigo Tallahassee

    Sandwiched between the Florida State and Florida A&M campuses, the Hotel Indigo has a youthful, collegiate vibe. Rooms take inspiration from Tallahassee’s railroad town history, with rail map motifs on walls and rugs. Follow a workout in the fitness center with wings and burgers at the R&R Eatery, or check out the breweries in the surrounding area. It’s a pet-friendly hotel, so you can bring your furry friend for an additional fee.

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    Restaurant
    24-hour front desk

    Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown

    Right in the center of Tallahassee, the Four Points by Sheraton offers easy access to the best of the city’s museums, with the Museum of Florida History, Riley House Museum and Knott House Museum all within a few blocks. Light, bright rooms sport floor-to-ceiling windows, crisp linen and a coffee maker; suites also have a mini-fridge and a microwave. Get in a workout at the on-site gym before gathering by the pool for tapas and cocktails, courtesy of Juicy Blue & AQUA Poolside Bar.

    Everything you need to know

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    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Express check-out
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Smoke-free property

    SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central

    Just off the intersection of Capital Circle and Apalachee Parkway, this three-star hotel is just a 10-minute drive from central Tallahassee and both major universities. Suites come in king or twin queen variations, complete with a microwave, a coffee maker and a trundle bed for one additional guest. It also has a small outdoor pool and a fitness center with machines and free weights. While there’s no on-site restaurant, it’s easy to arrange a delivery from local eateries.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    In-room accessibility
    Express check-out
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on December 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.