Comfort Inn And Suites: Great Location In Marianna, Florida

Review of Comfort Inn And Suites | 2214 Highway 71
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Halfway between Tallahassee and Pensacola, and a few miles from State Highway 231, Marianna is a convenient town to stop for the night, and Comfort Inn and Suites is a clean, comfortable place to do so. Marianna is near Chipola College, Chipola River, Florida Caverns State Park, and numerous shops and restaurants.

Great hotel near two busy highways

hotel exterior
Source: Connie Pearson

Comfort Inn & Suites in Marianna, Florida, is located directly off of Interstate 10 which runs the length of the southern section of the United States from Los Angeles, California, on the west coast to Jacksonville, Florida, on the east. Specifically, Marianna is between two major Florida cities, Pensacola and Tallahassee. Making it even more convenient is its proximity to State Highway 231 which begins a few miles south and snakes its way through Alabama. With Chipola College and Marianna High School often playing host to a number of regional events, Comfort Inn & Suites is a fortunate option for travelers.

Safety measures put in place for COVID-19

Safety measures at the hotel
Source: Connie Pearson

While many people are still being very cautious about traveling, it is a relief to see all the measures Comfort Inn & Suites has in place to protect its guests. Plexiglass, masks, distancing markers, and hand sanitizer dispensers provide extra protection, along with the hotel’s strict cleaning policies.

Clean and comfortable guestrooms

Guest room with 2 queen beds
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Gone are decorative bedspreads. In their place are stark white duvets and sheets and gleaming surfaces. The bedding is comfortable, and all rooms are furnished with a small fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, and complimentary WiFi. No smoking or pets are allowed.

Bathrooms with everything necessary

Guest bathroom
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Plenty of towels and hot water are welcome features after hours of traveling. Toiletries are made by Raio, and a hair dryer is in each guest bathroom. If guests forget to pack a necessary item, they are invited to call the desk for a complimentary replacement.

Grab and go breakfast choices

Grab and go breakfast
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A self-serve waffle maker and ingredients are available during breakfast hours, but most guests choose to grab a few cold items and head out the door. Milk, cereal, yogurt, granola bars, wrapped pastries, and the all-important coffee are ready to be enjoyed. If you need something else, Waffle House, McDonald’s, and Burger King are less than a quarter mile (402 meters) away from the hotel.

Pool and fitness room

outdoor pool
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The seasonal outdoor pool is a welcome amenity for traveling families, and a fitness room helps guests keep up their exercise routines.

Nearby dining options

Comfort foods from PoFolks
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Directly across Highway 71 from the hotel, you’ll find PoFolks, which specializes in Southern comfort foods. Other possibilities that are also quite close are Ruby Tuesday, Pizza Hut, and Sonny’s BBQ. If you’re willing to drive a little further, Mashawy Grill is highly recommended for Mediterranean dishes, and The Salt Block is in the downtown area. If you’re craving Japanese, Chinese, or Mexican food, Marianna has restaurants for those cuisines too.

Recreational attractions

Blue Springs Recreation Area
Source: Connie Pearson

Florida Caverns State Park is probably Marianna’s most famous attraction. It is Florida’s only state park with caves that are open to the public. Guided tours given by park rangers are offered throughout the day. That park along with Blue Springs Recreation Area are located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the hotel. For Civil War enthusiasts, the Battle of Marianna Site is 5 miles (8 kilometers) away. The Chipola River Canoe Trail is also popular.

Marianna has lodging, dining, and recreation options

The population of Marianna, Florida, is less than 7000 people, but it is happy to welcome guests to its hotels, restaurants, and recreational attractions. Comfort Inn & Suites is a great choice of lodging whether your trip is just for one night or several nights. Plan your next trip through this part of the country with that in mind.

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