The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Tallahassee, Florida

Enjoy a drink on the rooftop bar at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee
Enjoy a drink on the rooftop bar at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee | Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee /
Culture Trip Travel Team

A visit to Florida isn’t complete without experiencing the grand state capital, Tallahassee, home to the Capitol Complex and Florida State University. The student population gives the place a buzzy, youthful vibe and makes it an appealing spot to people-watch. If you’re a keen walker, you may hit the trails of Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park. Your stay in town needn’t make you drift into insolvency, either; here is our list of the best cheap hotels in Tallahassee – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Seven Hills Suites, for relaxing by the pool

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Bedroom at the Seven Hills Suites, decorated in light colors and with a blue kitchenette
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Tallahassee may be several miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, but there’s nonetheless a beach-house aesthetic to Seven Hills Suites’ white-painted balcony railings and cheerful poolside loungers. This place mixes it up with a more expected touch of Southern grandeur in the wraparound veranda and black- and white-themed rooms and suites, which sleep up to six. Momma Lu’s Cafe serves Southern comfort food, from hot wings to fully loaded baked potatoes, as well as craft beer and Napa wines, making this a particularly enjoyable cheap hotel in Tallahassee.

2. Best Western Plus Tallahassee North Hotel, for easy highway access

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Lounge at the Best Western Plus Tallahassee North Hotel, decorated in brown tones
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Few can beat this Best Western Plus hotel’s handy location near the intersection of the I-10 and Highway 27 for convenience of access. You’re on the northern outskirts of the city, just a short drive from such natural attractions as Lake Jackson Mounds State Park and Alfred B Maclay Gardens State Park. You’re also just a 10-minute drive from Downton and sights such as the 19th-century State Capitol building and the swimming pools of Trousdell Aquatic Center. The beautiful Georgia town of Bainbridge is also an easy day trip away. The attractively decorated rooms go well beyond the affordable basics, offering spacious lounge areas with sofas.

3. Holiday Inn Express Tallahassee-University Central, for college visits

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Colorful bedroom at the Holiday Inn Express Tallahassee-University Central
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A popular choice next to Florida State University, this cheap hotel in Tallahassee is an affordable base for a visit to campus to catch up with a family member attending FSU or neighboring Florida A&M University. The well-equipped guest rooms allow you to relax, while their color accents and contemporary furniture add some decorative cheer. The complimentary breakfast bar brings a smile to even the staunchest morning haters, with cheeky signs such as “Go ahead – pancake my day”.

4. Holiday Inn Tallahassee E Capitol – Univ, for contemporary style

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Bedroom at the Holiday Inn Tallahassee E Capitol - Univ, with a double bed and an armchair
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Light and contemporary decor distinguish this Holiday Inn from the other cheap hotels in Tallahassee that cluster around the university campuses south of Highway 90. “I love this place”, say cushions in the lobby lounge, and you will soon agree when you pull up a purple stool at the bar. There’s also a restaurant, heated indoor pool and fitness center with whirring treadmills and ellipticals, while the guest rooms and suites are relaxing bases for leisure and self-catering, with TV, fridge and microwave.

5. Courtyard Tallahassee Downtown/Capitol, for a full package of facilities

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Sun loungers lining the outdoor pool at the Courtyard Tallahassee Downtown:Capitol
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This Marriott hotel wraps everything the modern traveler needs into a cool complex of black-and-white units overlooking a palm-fringed pool. Grab a breakfast sandwich and Starbucks coffee from the Bistro; then, head out to nearby attractions such as the Museum of Florida History and World of Beer Tallahassee bar-restaurant, returning for dinner and handcrafted cocktails. Moveable workstations in the guest rooms and suites, combined with a fitness center featuring cardiovascular equipment and free weights, ensure that travelers needing to answer a few emails while vacationing can keep fit and healthy while on the road.

6. Fairfield Inn & Suites Tallahassee Central, for comfort and Southern charm

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Colorful reception and lounge at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Tallahassee Central
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This cheap hotel in Tallahassee is a practical and convenient base near the junction of Highways 319 and 27, made memorable by its leisure facilities and warm Southern welcome. Enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center, or catch up on your favorite shows with your in-room smart TV with Netflix and Hulu streaming capabilities. The hotel ticks all the important accommodations boxes, offering complimentary breakfast and four types of rooms and suites, including a studio that can sleep six in two queen-size beds and a pull-out sofa.

7. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee, for panoramic views

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Shabby-chic reception at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee
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Get your bearings without even leaving your room at this cheap towering hotel in Tallahassee, which enjoys sweeping views across town, including the iconic sight of the cupola-topped Historic Capitol among the trees. Toast the skyline at the Eve on Adams rooftop bar, accompanied by a DJ set on Friday and Saturday nights, or take a nocturnal dip in the uplit pool. The hotel’s lavish decor befits both its stately location and the Hilton brand, with chandeliers in public spaces and chic rooms and suites in a palette of black, white and silver.

8. Hotel Indigo Tallahassee – CollegeTown, for a neighborhood vibe

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Lounger at the Hotel Indigo Tallahassee - CollegeTown, with brown leather sofas and blue velvet armchairs
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Hotel Indigo has made a name for reflecting the neighborhoods surrounding its hip hotels, and the ‘hood, in this case, is CollegeTown, a vibrant student village of apartments, restaurants and bars. The hotel channels its youthful setting into playful decor, from the Sunshine State poster and pig-sculpture table at the reception to the blueprint-like wallpaper and eclectic picture frames in the rooms. It’s a fun place to meet local students and experience the best of Tallahassee, with Madison Social gastropub on its doorstep and several craft breweries nearby.

For more options, discover our guide to the top inns and hotels in Marianna and book now on Culture Trip.

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