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Governors Inn

209 S Adams St | Tallahassee, FL 32301  [SEE MAP]Tallahassee, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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The Governors Inn makes an ideal lodging option for those in town to attend a Florida State University football game or to visit some of Tallahassee's top attractions (like the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and the Museum of Florida History, both of which are less than a mile away). Opened in 1983 within a former livery stable, this 41-room boutique hotel still maintains elements of its past, such as the building's original exposed stable beams and the guest rooms' antique furniture. But should you require some modern conveniences, amenities like complimentary in-room Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs come standard in all rooms. However, some previous travelers bemoan the historic digs, citing the TVs as outdated and the air conditioners as noisy. And despite the lack of property perks (the hotel does not have a business center, a spa or an on-site restaurant), in-room massages can be arranged through the hotel concierge and a free continental breakfast is available daily.
Tallahassee, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 41 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



Only a block from the capitol, this plushly restored historic warehouse is abuzz during the week with politicians, press, and lobbyists. It's a perfect location for business travelers and, on weekends, tourists who want to visit downtown.

The New York Times


Governors Inn was created from several old buildings, including the former Capitol stables. Loft suites have living rooms with spiral stairs leading to airy bedrooms.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 220 have reviewed the Governors Inn, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 220 reviews 4.0 (based on 220 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Brass placards displaying the names of former Florida governors greet guests at each of the Governors Inn's quaint rooms and suites. Antique furniture like English writing tables, four-poster beds and mirrored armoires provide character. Renovated in 2005, the rooms also feature modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and coffee makers. Some upgraded rooms have private patios overlooking a courtyard.
  • Split-level Governors Loft Suites feature spiral staircases and wood-burning fireplaces
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi provided
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on a charming street in the heart of downtown Tallahassee, the historic Governors Inn offers its guests a touch of Southern hospitality with easy access to a range of local attractions, including many government offices and landmarks. Two universities are also nearby, giving the area an energetic vibe – especially during football season, when the hotel becomes very crowded and downtown parking is hard to find.
  • Approximately 7 miles northeast of Tallahassee International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($12)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Governors Inn does not have a full-service restaurant on-site, but a complimentary continental breakfast with coffee, fruit and baked goods is served daily in a small dining room in the lobby. Additionally, the Managers Reception, which provides complimentary cocktails, is offered most evenings. And thanks to its downtown location, the hotel is surrounded by a variety of restaurants, bars and coffee shops for other dining needs.
  • Managers Welcome Reception happy hour offered Monday through Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Continental breakfast and Managers Welcome Reception hosted in The Florida Room

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Families with children will love the central location of this hotel, which offers easy access to a variety of family-friendly attractions, including government landmarks, museums, sports complexes and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education (complete with kids camps and an IMAX theater).
  • Babysitting services can be arranged through concierge
  • Rollaway beds and cribs cannot be accommodated in most rooms
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


Located just steps from the Florida State Capitol building, the Governors Inn offers two meeting spaces, as well as a courtyard terrace and casual reception area for corporate guests. A boardroom offers projection equipment and seating for up to 14 people at an elegant wood table. The Tallahassee Room is more spacious and can accommodate up to 40 guests with banquet-style seating or up to 60 guests for a reception.
  • Catering service available from several nearby vendors
  • No on-site business center

Number of meeting rooms2

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Governors Inn is ideal for small wedding ceremonies and receptions. Two indoor event rooms offer space for more formal affairs, while an outdoor terrace offers a casual, romantic atmosphere. Small, informal gatherings can also be held in The Florida Room within the main lobby. The property is also accustomed to hosting bridal showers, brunches and other wedding-related events.
  • Couples receive a complimentary room with wedding party room block
  • Catering available from several local vendors
  • The Governors Suite, with its spacious two-room layout and luxurious Jacuzzi tub, is recommended for couples celebrating their wedding, anniversary or honeymoon

Maximum wedding guest capacity60

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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