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“Trendy Hotel with a great roof top bar!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection

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Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection
Ranked #10 of 58 Hotels in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence
Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Trendy Hotel with a great roof top bar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Hotel service was great and rooms were designed well. They are a bit on the modern/trendy side and not huge by any means but they do a great job with the space. Bar on the roof top attracts a huge crowd on Little Black Dress night and definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

Came in and booked a suite for a wedding. Dull to not enough lighting in rooms bashed in and untainted walls, holes in walls under sink, bar area dirty in counters stones in showers missing, dull and old furniture lobby bathroom had cobwebs in stalls. Glad it sold. Hope new owners do a total renovation.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dona G
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Perry, Florida
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113 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

We only live about an hour away from Tallahassee but make it it a point to stay at Duval when we are in town for a date night. Love the unique rooms with the glass bathrooms. Best showers!!! Love having Level 8 and Shulas right in the hotel. Great service. Amazing hotel!!

Room Tip: Ask for the red floor. Top floor is near the bar and may get loud on the weekends.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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111 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

This hotel is located right in downtown Tallahassee. It's an old building renovated in the last few years. The guest rooms are rather small and not very comfortable. The bathroom is not very separate, with just a sliding glass door to close it off. The glass sink doesn't have much space for makeup, etc. nor does the small shelf above it. The floor in the shower stall is pebbles and very odd to stand on. The lighting is terrible in the room - no way to work at the desk with enough light or put on makeup in the bathroom. The only window is very high and small and impossible to see out of. The front desk staff was very friendly. The restaurant food was good but the service was much too slow for tired business travelers who just wanted to get back to our rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kathleen103
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Orlando
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201 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

The Hotel Duval is a Tallahassee Landmark, located blocks from the Capitol Hill in "Downtown" Tallahassee. I have stayed at the Duval before, when it had converted from the original Duval to a Radisson. The Radisson had made upgrades to the hotel, but the Duval took it up a notch. This hotel has been majorly renovated from its predecessors with Marble floors, River Rock Showers, Great Art and fine furnishings, not just in the rooms, but throughout the lobby and common areas as well, which includes a wonderful Shula's 347 Steakhouse. Rooms have all new bathrooms with glass sinks and showers. I stayed at this hotel shortly after it had converted last time, I had a few problems with the hotel, but it appears all those problems have been addressed. The rooms are tastefully decorated with a Scandanavian feel. The room I stayed in was a king room equipped with a Flat Screen TV, Ipod Dock, Speaker Phone and even a PC for your use, with a touch screen counsel. This room is also equipped with nice work area and small fridges are all standard. Parking is valet only, which is good, because the prior tenant always had parking situations. There is a (very popular) roof top bar, at the property, but although we were on a high floor did not hear anything over two days. The property has a very nice breakfast nook/coffee shop combo as well as the previously mentioned steakhouse. The staff makes great efforts to make you feel welcome. Without any doubt, among Tally Hotels, this is one of the best. My wife loved the hotel, especially the shower. For you Marriott Elites, this hotel has no conceirge, but they do give you a coupon for breakfast.

Room Tip: Corner Rooms, are where it is at.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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275 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

I'm a loyal Marriott client, and as this is now part of the family, I gave it a try. The interior is very sleek and dark. The rooms are darker. As a platinum member I am used to a high floor with a king bed, neither of which I received at Duval. The contemporary design is nice, but not functional - closet was very small for my business attire, I couldn't get the frosted glass sliding door to open for the shelving so piled everything on top of the dresser, and I habitually turned on all the lights to give me enough light to read. The furniture is all black and the window shade is also dark. Would be a fun place to party, but not conducive to the business traveler.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank woozel
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Noleone, General Manager at Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
Dear Woozel,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Let me begin by apologizing for failing to exceed your expectations.

Hotel Duval is part of the Autograph Collection which affords the hotel the opportunity to retain its autonomy while allowing Marriott Rewards members to book reservations as well as redeem and earn rewards points. As you travel and visit other Autograph Collection properties you will find that all are unique and distinct in their character and design. These design characteristics sometimes preclude benefits awarded at traditional Marriott branded properties. Please consult your rewards benefits or the Marriott rewards desk to determine which benefits are applicable to each respective brand.

While I can certainly appreciate that design characteristics are an acquired taste, I think you might be surprised to learn that over 50% of Hotel Duval's business mix is corporate business and of that 50%, most are repeat guests. Hotel Duval also has a very strong and loyal following of Marriott rewards members.

I will address the lighting issue you described with our Chief Engineer to determine an action plan. In the meantime, the hotel will always add additional lighting to any guestroom upon request.

Should your travels bring you through Tallahassee in the future, I welcome you to contact my office directly so that I may personally facilitate your reservation. Thank you again for sharing your comments.

Regards,

Marc B. Bauer
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South Florida
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

I understand artsy. I understand boutique. I don't get putting rounded stones as the shower floor in the bathroom. For me, boutique does not cut it if you completely cut out functionality. The shower was incredibly uncomfortable to shower in in light of the riverbed floor. The see through sink..unique, but there was barely any room for any toiletries. If I was not traveling on business alone, I am not sure where a second toothbrush would have gone. The lighting is not good if you are planning to do actual work in the room. Also, as the room closest to the elevator, I got to hear the door slam shut after every time it opened. All night.

The good: the lobby and room were beautifully decorated and very clean. Shula's is directly adjacent making a wonderful on site dinner option. The helpful front desk staff promptly moved my room when the first one smelled of cigarettes. The coffee at the downstairs cafe was great, although I object to what they call a "croissant." The location is great if you have business downtown or at FSU. However, I won't stay here again unless they change the shower floor.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JamesPRoberts, Manager at Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Dear ecotourist08,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent experience at Hotel Duval. The massaging river rock that is the shower floor is designed to be relaxing and soothing, but it appears that this was not the case for you. With that said, we do have some rooms that do not have the massaging river rock, but they are ADA rooms. Should your travels bring you back to Tallahassee, please feel free to reach out to me directly so I may personally facilitate your reservation.

Regards,

James P. Roberts
Hotel Manager
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Additional Information about Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection

Property: Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection
Address: 415 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1257
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Tallahassee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Tallahassee
#8 Romantic Hotel in Tallahassee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Duval, Tallahassee's first boutique hotel experience, is a diamond tucked into the charming heart of North Florida. We offer everything you need for a perfect stay: sensational accommodations, exquisite food and drinks, thrilling entertainment and gorgeous event spaces. Hotel Duval is a contemporary reminder of Tallahassee's rich history. Once the prominent place to meet and shape Florida's future, this renovated boutique hotel boasts upscale accommodations, a rooftop bar, and a Shula's 347 Grill. Hotel Duval is proud to be a member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, an exclusive portfolio of innovative and stylish boutique hotels. Marriott Rewards members can earn and redeem benefits at Hotel Duval. Come to the Hotel Duval for business or pleasure. Dine here. Drink here. Host a wedding or meeting. It's the hotel for all seasons, all guests, and all moods. ... more   less 
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