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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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Cocoa, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

first set of keys didn't work, smoke alarm was low on batteries and had to have toilet unstopped twice then had to flush 2 x to get it to work. still haven't heard back as to why I had an extra charge from them. the mystery charge is 45$ room was clean and quiet we slept well

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

sesnihorse, I have tried every way I could to trace you back in my records. No, nothing is there to lead me to see when and which room did you stay in while with us. Keys: the only way the keys do not work is if you keep it with your phone or your keys. Its magnetic part gets desensitized....

Mobile, Alabama
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We called to reserve a room and I talked to Michael and in the process I lost him 4 times due to lack of phone service on my end. He was very pleasant every time and very understanding. When we arrived he greeted us like we were old friends, there was another young man there named Adrian also very pleasant....

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Woodstock, Georgia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stay here twice a year while down in Fla. I will stay again but I don't want the same room 322. The sheets in the bed caused irritation on my body and should not be washed in the same soup again. When I had supper in the restaurant my fries were not hot enough. Overall this was the poorest...

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

roberteA9646WY, Our Dear Guest, Yes, things "could have been better," should have been better and now it WOULD be better. I get very bothered when I hear that a guest of ours did not get what he/she is entitled to get while at our place. I take our guests' reviews very seriously and see where we can improve. I have...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always skeptical of places on this price range and I was surprised by the friendly staff and cleanliness, placed seems very well managed, highly recommend and for sure we will be back, since we travel a lot.

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Liset G, Our Dear Guest, "Cleanliness," "friendly staff" and "very well managed" place is what you found the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala to be. And yes, lots of our guests have been very skeptical and unsure of our place. But once they tried the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, what a serendipitous experience Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala has been...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed her one night on my way through town and was pretty impressed. I stay in hotels 20-25 times a month and this was one of the best for 60-70 hotels. People were super friendly, have a little restaurant type deal with room service(offered to make me something right at closing time). Room was very clean, tv channels were awesome(has...

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Dearest guest Gene M, We thank you very much for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala while in our area. And, thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. Nothing is more rewarding and gratifying for HoJo Team Members then hearing from our guests that we made the guest happy. So thank you again. We are so...

Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and stay at this wonderful motel! The staff is awesome, and the rooms are clean and updated! We Loved the decor reminds you of 70's They have a restaurant on site that will even deliver to your room which by the way is really good! Thank you Howard Johnson we will be back!

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Dear guest Stacey B, Thank you for choosing to stay at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala, and thank you for your wonderful review and comments about our hotel. We're so pleased you enjoyed our "awesome staff", "clean rooms", and on site restaurant. I hope while you were in the area you were able to try out our on site miniature...

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Riverview, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to cape San Blas we decided to stop in Ocala. Not many places take pets and we travel with us we knew Ho-Jo's accepted our spoos. The property is well kept, and the staff friendly. Our room was well appointed and very clean. The cost is easy on the budget and makes it easy for us to...

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Dear guest Dara M, Thank you so much for your shining review of our Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed our "clean rooms and friendly staff!" We only wish to give nothing but the best service to our guest and to know we accomplished...

Arcadia, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for an overnight stay on the way to Orlando. This was a very pleasant surprise. We arrived very late yet the front desk was very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was average but sufficient. The room was very clean. Only here to sleep, but I would stay again- especially for the great price! Best of all- only...

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Ronda P, Our Dear Guest, "A pleasant surprise" was the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala! "Clean" rooms, "great" price and "friendly" staff is a succinct description of the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. Thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala when in our area. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Our promise to our guests...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering happiness and value, the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida hotel is situated with easy access from I-75 and 4 Miles from Downtown Ocala, Florida Horse Capital of the World. Kick off your day with a free breakfast including Belgian waffles and free WiFi. With 125 rooms located on 10 acres of land, this Ocala, Florida hotel is ideal for families traveling with RV rentals, and includes ample RV and boat parking on-site. This green-certified Ocala, Florida hotel is situated within minutes from the Post Time Horse Farm, home of the annual Horse Shows in the Sun - HITS - Ocala event each winter. As the recipient of Howard Johnson's Best Practices of the Year Award for 2010, the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida is dedicated to providing travelers the best combination of cheerful hospitality and convenience with a great value. Find all that this Ocala hotel has to offer within minutes of top attractions including Silver Springs State Park, Wild Waters Water Park, Florida State Fire College, Ocala Rotary Sportsplex, Big Sun Youth Soccer League, Shocker Park Softball Complex, Ocala Breeders Sales and the beautiful fresh water springs (Silver Springs, Salt Springs, Juniper Springs, Alexander Springs, Silver Glen Springs and Rainbow Springs) of the Ocala National Forest. Fun and convenience are a standard at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida with the areas largest outdoor heated pool, poolside cabanas and a relaxing Jacuzzi. In and around this Ocala, Florida hotel you will enjoy a complimentary Rise and Dine Breakfast along with on-site miniature golf, meeting and banquet facilities, and our on-site Howard Johnson's Restaurant.No matter what kind of traveler you are, the Howard Johnson Inn in Ocala, Florida hotel provides the ideal location and incredible value you have been searching for. Go Happy. Go HOJO. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Address: 3951 NW Blitchton Rd, I-75 exit 354, Ocala, FL 34475-6765
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Ocala
Price Range: £46 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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