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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
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Ocala
1 review
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“beat up rooms and crappy beds”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

bed was so worn that it had a visable dip and was unconfortable
business center was unable to print
breakfast was terriable had rotten potatoes and burnt hard sausage
if there was a way to up load pics i would as i took pics to share on FB and TW

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

This may be the friendliest hotel I've ever stayed at! All the staff were very nice and helpful. The room was clean. We were there for several days for the races at Bubba Raceway Park and there was plenty of parking for our truck and trailer. I plan to stay here evrytime I'm in the Ocala area.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thank you, Jodi, for such a wonderful review of our Howard Johnson Ocala, Florida! We are so pleased to hear that you had an excellent stay with us. We strive to go above and beyond for each of our valued guests. Our goal is to provide you with exceptional service, sparkling clean rooms and great value! We hope you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again when you return to the area.
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Plainville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

This is not a luxury hotel but it provides all the basics in a professional manner that definitely exceeds other hotels in this price range. The rooms were clean, there was a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The do-it-yourself complimentary breakfast in the morning was adequate and did include an easy make-it-yourself waffle that several people seemed to enjoy. Not a resort, but great for a quick night or two in Ocala.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Barbara, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of our Howard Johnson of Ocala, Florida! We strive to provide sparkling clean accommodations and exceptional service at a value price. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your complimentary hot breakfast! We try to provide you with all the comforts of home so you can just relax during your stay. We hope you were able to enjoy Ocala during your stay. Attractions such as Silver Springs State Park and the Ocala National Forest are what make our area so unique and beautiful! Please keep us in mind next time you are in the area. Thank you again for letting others know about our hotel.
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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

The staff here is by far the friendliest, nicest, most accommodating staff I have ever met. The room is clean and nice. The pool is heated and the spa is wonderful! But really, what makes this hotel great is the staff. They always have a smile and they remember who you are. They even have a great KEYMASTER (who is new and I bet will be here a long time). But seriously, if you want the friendliest place in Ocala, Florida, Howard Johnson Inn is the place to go. We will be returning.

Room Tip: Keep the fan on "fan" and not "auto" to tune out a bit of the traffic noise.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Charlie, what a great review you have written for us! Thank you. Our staff definitely sets us apart from the other hotels in the area. We take great pride in our training and strive to provide exceptional customer service, sparkling clean rooms and great value to each guest! We are truly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here with us. Thank you again for letting others know about our hotel. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
Address: 3951 NW Blitchton Rd, I-75 exit 354, Ocala, FL 34475-6765
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Ocala
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ocala
#2 Green Hotel in Ocala
#12 Business Hotel in Ocala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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 
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