Flying four people round-trip to Orlando can be an ordeal. It certainly adds up money-wise. We chose to drive rather than fly and with all of our luggage and goodies that we had with us it was a necessity.
To break up the trip, we stopped in Tallahassee and spent the night at the Residence Inn. It’s now official – my family has been spoiled by this Marriot chain.
We arrived in Tallahassee around 2-3 in the afternoon. Our check-in was quick and easy. After getting our keys, we headed to our spacious two-bedroom suite. My college-sophomore was delighted to have her own bedroom and bathroom. It was nice for my husband and me, too.
This has to be the largest suite that we have ever had. Not only did it have the two bedrooms, but it also had a full kitchen and separate living area. It was nice being able to use the refrigerator to store our cold items and to refreeze my freezer packs.
Being all of eleven, my son had to check out the swimming pool. I went with him but preferred the heated spa.
That evening we enjoyed a light meal of chili mac at the evening reception. College Girl took a nap while we ate so later we headed to VooDoo Dog and got her a Jefferson Dog.
Light Meal at Hotel
A neat feature that we have not enjoyed before at any other hotel was the billiard room. We had a great time playing- or in my case losing.
The day of our departure we headed down to the breakfast area where we had several options. I had scrambled eggs, grits, and potatoes, my husband and College Girl had Belgian waffles, and Junior had cereal.
After spending a few nights in Orlando, we stopped back in Tallahassee on the way home and stayed at the Residence Inn again. My husband and College Girl were so looking forward to getting back to the suite. They were tired of being cramped together in the previous smaller room.
Next time we stay in Tallahassee, we will stay at the Residence Inn. However, I will be sure to ask for a room that is not street side. I am a light sleeper and I could hear cars go by. As I have gotten older I am no longer used to the hustle and bustle of a 24-hour college town.
This hotel is perfect for an extended stay. With all of the space, it feels like home. It’s close to FSU and would be great for someone who is going to watch them play football (or other sporting events).
Have you ever stayed at a Residence Inn?