by Amanda Geronikos
The Holiday Inn Express Tallahassee I-10 E (or East) offers easy access to downtown Tallahassee by car. It’s also less than 20 minutes form the local airport. Here, families will appreciate perks such as an outdoor swimming pool, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. They’ll also appreciate that kids (up to age 19) stay free with a paying adult! Check-in time is 3 p.m., with check-out at 11 a.m.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids stay free
- Free breakfast
- Outdoor pool
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
My family and I were traveling from Destin to Jacksonville to catch a flight back home to Indiana after spending a week at the beach. We left late Friday evening after visiting the boardwalk in Ft. Walton and decided to stop at The Holiday Inn Express off of Interstate 10 to rest. Our stay went swimmingly until this morning. A maid (her name was Jeressa or Terresa, I'm not sure of the first letter) on the second floor greeted my wife and her father as they went to breakfast and asked if they were leaving. They told her that they would be back shortly as they were just going to eat breakfast and she asked "what room are you in." They told her it was 215, but something didn't quite sit well. But for no reason to distrust anyone, we went about our day. As we gathered everything up, packed the car, and left, my wife realized that she had forgotten her earrings that I had gotten her for our anniversary last year. When she went back to the room, she met the housekeeper that she had spoken with earlier. The housekeeper first said "I might have seen one of the earrings and I might have thrown it away, but I don't know." My wife asked why it would get thrown away to which she had no real answer. My wife came back to the car and told us what was going on and looked through her toiletries bag to no avail. The three of us went back to the room to again speak with the housekeeper. The housekeeper became verbally aggressive stating "I didn't take those earrings, I probably threw them away." At this time the manager came up and stated that the housekeeper was a good worker and not a thief. As anyone reading this could imagine, it was hard to believe otherwise. The housekeeper screamed at us and said "search me, it ain't on me" over and over. I told her how important the earrings were and she maintained her defense. I asked the manager to comp my room and told him that I've never felt so disrespected at a hotel in my life. He did comp the room. And after the fact it just so happened that one of the earrings was found in the trash. The front desk called me and stated "she grabbed the earring and went to put it on her cart to turn into the lost and found and she said she dropped it in the trash." I asked her if she knew she dropped it in the trash why didn't she get it. No answer. I hate to be the person who posts something like this, as most of my reviews are positive. But given the suspicious set of circumstances I felt that it was important to let any of my fellow travelers reading this know what they might be getting themselves into if they stay here. I'll be forwarding this message to corporate in hopes of getting further resolution.
Just passing through in our way home
First I called to inquire about their handicap assessable rooms/ availability. The clerk was so nice as she went to check to make sure there was a shower stool in the room. The clerk was also very friendly when checking in.
The room was a little narrow at the door way to maneuver with a wheelchair. But over all the room was nice, clean and quiet
They have the best pillows even to the point we offered to buy them.
Free got breakfast in the morning. On the property there is also pool and gym. Did not access while on this property.