Historical Boutique Hotel Steps from Capitol Building
With its downtown location, the stylish Governors Inn is near many of Tallahassee's landmarks. The boutique hotel sits about a block from the Florida State Capitol on the cobblestone Adams Street Commons, which leads south to the Old Capitol building (constructed in 1845), the Florida Supreme Court building, and City Hall. Take a short walk north on Adams and you can find the Governor’s Mansion; four blocks west of the hotel is the Florida State University campus.
The stately hotel fits right in with the fancy buildings nearby. Each of the 41 rooms is named after a former Florida governor and has antiques such as english writing desks and dark wood armoires. In Governors double rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and 15-foot vaulted ceilings create airy spaces. A spiral staircase connects the first floor of each Governors loft suite to a spacious bedroom upstairs. Executive suites are roomy enough to accommodate families—each has a separate sitting area outfitted with a sleeper sofa.
Tallahassee, Florida: Southern Charm with Historic Landmarks and Colorful Gardens
In contrast to the stereotypical image of Florida as a land overrun with palm trees and tourists, hilly Tallahassee exudes old Southern charm with an abundance of towering oaks and historical estates. Downtown, trolleys trundle past the Old Capitol and other buildings that date back to the 19th century. Ascend to the top of the newer Capitol tower for a sweeping view of the city.
At nearby Apalachicola National Forest, hiking trails wind past caverns, picturesque waterways, and flower-filled prairies. Closer to downtown you’ll find Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, where magnolias and dogwoods mingle with camellias and azaleas in ornamental gardens spreading across more than 300 acres. Visit the park’s Lake Hall to go canoeing, kayaking, or fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill.