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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
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Science Hill, Kentucky
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Lucky for me the person checking in at the same time received good information about the facilities, internet, & breakfast. The man that checked me in didn't bother to give me anything more than the key cards. The room was acceptable. At breakfast the tables weren't cleaned.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Gwendolyn, thank you for your review. We have no record of your stay with us and are having Tripadvisor look into the matter as we think this review may be posted to the wrong property. We value all of our guest feedback and take it very seriously. It would be most helpful if you could provide us with some specifics. Our email is howardjohnsonocala@hdghotels.com and we invite you to email us directly so we can look into this matter further. Thank you for your time!
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

This is not the Marriott, however the prices are always reasonable and the rooms are clean. We drive frequently from Miami to Tallahassee and usually stay here for a few hours of sleep, a shower, and a quick breakfast. They have plenty of pet friendly rooms on the 1st floor and green areas for potty breaks. Pet fee per night is $10. The staff is friendly. If I were on vacation for an extended period of time, this would not be my choice for hotel. It works for us for a quick place to sleep and eat.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you, Chris, for reviewing our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida! Thank you for your continued loyalty to our hotel. We are convenient for those travelers passing through in that we offer competitive rates, sparkling clean rooms and a convenient location off Interstate 75. We look forward to seeing you during your next trip through Ocala! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate our guest feedback.
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

good location, a decent stay, very friendly staff, maybe need to clean the rooms a little better, nothing terrible however, grounds well maintained, good value for your money

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Thank you, Kevin, for a the review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will be sure to pass on your suggestions regarding the cleanliness. We take our guest feedback very seriously and use it as a means to improve upon our quality and product. We hope you were able to enjoy some of our area while you were in town. We are within close proximity to Silver Springs State Park and the Ocala National Forest! Please keep us in mind next time you're in the area. We enjoy seeing our guests return.
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Had another hour 10 minutes before reaching Orlando, it's 1:30 a.m. drove from Atlanta , I pleasantly surprised!!
Didn't won't the fancy hotel till Orlando just needed a few hours of sleep, the staff was friendly and greeted us with a smile and gave us an additional discount at $55 + complimentary breakfast :)
Place was clean and it was great value for what you get.

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Thank you, Tony, for the wonderful review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala! We are pleased to hear that our staff accommodated you en route to Disney and that you found your room to be clean. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a great review. Please remember us if you're ever in the area again. We have a beautiful, outdoor pool and Putt-Putt Golf for the kiddos! We hope you had a wonderful time at Disney.
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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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