Doubletree Hotel could and should be better. A review of Doubletree Hotel Tallahassee
The Doubletree Hotel in downtown Tallahassee should be much nicer than it is. While I don't expect a Doubletree to be luxurious, this hotel did lack in certain areas. The room in which I stayed was spacious and clean and had a nice view of the old capitol building. The room furnishings, however, showed their age. I would characterize the decor of my room as "yard sale" style because of lack of consistency. The color/type of wood differed greatly among the furnishings. Some of the furniture was early American style, some appeared to be French provencial style, while some were modern such as the arm chair with its brushed metal legs. While the bedside tables actually matched, even they were different: one had a ceramic lamp with a loose lampshade that swung in the air due to the A/C while the other had a rusted wall mounted swing arm lamp (that looked ready to fall off the wall) directly above it. The television, though big and new, only received about a dozen channels. The bathroom was clean and reasonably sized and had clearly been renovated; however, there was again a lack of attention to detail by this hotel. A large length of the tile baseboard was missing from my bathroom leaving a long gaping hole.
The breakfast I had in the hotel restaurant was reasonably priced and tasty--the service was also good in the restaurant.
The hotel lobby was clean and tastefully furnished. An especially thoughtful touch was the presence of two PC's in the lobby of which the use by hotel guests was complementary.
The hotel parking garage is poorly designed though conveniently located. Overnight parking is $4 even though the hotel's website still says $3.
Overall, I was a bit disappointed by this hotel. Of the three large, chain affiliated hotels in downtown Tallahasse, the Doubletree clearly has the best location relative to most government buildings as well as the places on the FSU campus most commonly frequented by visitors. Unless you want to be within a convenient walk of these places, I would recommend staying elsewhere unless the Doubletree is offering a good rate. While I certainly would not object to staying at the Doubletree in downtown Tallahassee again, I am not filled with anticipation at the prospect either.
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