The Governors Inn Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel, is not only in the heart of historic downtown Tallahassee, but also has a friendly and attentive staff that is all about pampering its guests.
Tallahassee, Florida’s capital, is a stark contrast of young and old. Visitors will find both notable historic landmarks and bars full of hipsters. Conveniently located in the midst of it all is the Governors Inn Hotel. Literally steps away from great restaurants, museums, and Florida State University, the hotel offers its guests an ideal place to stay in downtown Tallahassee.
The Governors Inn Hotel opened in 1983, after having once been a horse stable. It now features 41 uniquely decorated rooms and suites. As homage to its past, the hotel still has exposed stable beams above the hallways. This definitely adds to the charm of this unique establishment. I would suggest walking up to the second floor to really appreciate the beams and the structure itself.
We stayed in one of the Governors Rooms on the first floor. Each room is named after a Florida governor and outside the door is a biography of the governor. Personally, I thought that was a really nice touch and for the rest of the time I was in Tallahassee I made sure to look for “my governor” when touring the various museums (I found a picture of Governor Burns and Walt Disney in the Florida Historic Capitol Museum).
Inside, there was a large and very comfortable bed along with beautiful antique furniture. I loved the armoire and the small writing desk and chair. The hotel does not put a large emphasize on watching TV, but for convenience there are small TVs in each room. The hotel also provided robes and there was free (and fast) WiFi as well.
Also known as The Florida Room, the Governors Inn lobby is also decorated in beautiful antique furniture. In the lobby is where guests can enjoy their complimentary continental breakfast and also where guests can enjoy the Managers Reception which offers an open bar from 5pm to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. I was not able to attend the Managers Reception during my stay, but I did enjoy the breakfast. There were bagels, cereals, yogurts, and even a waffle machine!
Behind the hotel is a small terrace where guests can relax and meet up for drinks. It was a bit hot, so I can understand why no one was out when I passed through. But I would imagine that during spring and autumn, it must be a great place to gather with friends or a loved one.
If you arrive with a vehicle, there are three options available for you:
Because of the hotel’s great location, you can literally walk to most places so you probably won’t be using your car much.
So whether you’re visiting for a graduation or a legislative meeting, the Governors Inn Hotel is the perfect place to stay in historic downtown Tallahassee.
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**A big thank you to the Governors Inn Hotel. We were offered a complimentary stay, but as always, all opinions are our own.**