Located about a 10-minute drive from Tallahassee's city centre and a 1-minute drive from Route 27, the Homewood Suites Tallahassee are suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities, a free breakfast and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's one- and two-bedroom suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a full kitchen, a desk, a living room with a sofabed, weekday newspaper delivery, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Suites with a dining table are also available, as are smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible suites.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, a gift shop, free parking and a free breakfast. A complimentary dinner and drinks is also offered Monday through Thursday. Pets are permitted for $50 per pet, per stay.
Governor's Square offers shopping about a 7-minute drive away, while Florida State Capitol can be found 7 minutes away by car. Florida State University is roughly an 11-minute drive from the hotel and Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH) is an 18-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $50/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 31, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, food, rooms and location.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by guests, who characterized them as helpful, friendly, professional and efficient. One patron remarked, "From the front desk staff, kitchen staff, housekeeping staff, maintenance engineering staff.... [everyone] has always been very kind, respectable and have gone out of their way to make each and every one of my many stays enjoyable!".
Numerous reviewers enjoyed the hotel's food, describing it as tasty, superb and excellent. One guest noted, "The complimentary breakfast and dinner were awesome. The food was better than most restaurants I have eaten in. Everyone in the kitchen really cared about the happiness of the hotel guest".
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious, well maintained and well equipped. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
The hotel's location was enjoyed by several travellers. They found it close to restaurants, shopping, highway access and the Governor's Mall.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their well-equipped and spacious rooms, a few guests criticized their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn carpets and furniture, musty odours and some cleaning issues.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 60 Tallahassee hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 183 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 87 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 5 reviews.The author called the hotel on December 31, 2013 to verify some information.