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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
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162 reviews
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“Great service overall!”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stayed there for three nights and received a very friendly and attentive service. Especially when I accidentally left the trunk open overnight, the manager took care and closed it. Thank you!
The area looked clean and tidy, the breakfast area offered enough space even during "rush hours" in the morning.
This was a pleasant stay for a reasonable rate. Recommended, we would stay there again at any time!

  • 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, 9 May 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review of our Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala, Florida! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff truly goes above and beyond to ensure that you have a wonderful experience with us and that you and your belongings are safe and secure! I am happy to hear that our breakfast space was ample as well. We offer a deluxe continental for all of our guests or you can opt for the made to order breakfast for a reasonable price! Please do keep us in mind next time you're in the area. We always enjoy welcoming back familiar faces.
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Please read these reviews. This place smells and is very dirty. you do not want to walk on carpet or feet will be black. traffic is very loud. doors do not keep out sound or light. please go elsewhere

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Thank you, Gregory, for taking the time to review our hotel. We greatly appreciate all of our guest feedback; however, we can not find any record of your stay. We ask that you take a few minutes to contact us at howardjohnsonocala@hdghotels.com so we can obtain the specifics of your stay. We ALWAYS strive to make it right for each guest. Please let us know how we can improve. We have made great efforts in renovating and updating our hotel rooms. New carpeting, complete bathroom renovations, new bedding and fabrics, flat screen TVs and so much more. We look forward to hearing more from you. Thank you for your feedback!
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Traffic was terrible so we got off at this exit and ended up at this hotel without any planning. Got a room in just a few minutes for a good price. It was clean and comfortable. The best part of our stay was the burger. The cook Renee knows her way around the grill.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Thank you, Kathleen, for the excellent review of our Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala, Florida! It brings a smile to our faces to read such wonderful, kind words about our hotel and staff. We work diligently to go above and beyond for our guests & to provide sparkling clean rooms at a great value. Please keep us in mind next time you pass through our Ocala area. We always welcome a familiar face!
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I frequent this place very often. The customer service is exceptional.... They are fast... friendly and reliable. I always enjoy my time, Rooms have been recently updated love that always clean. Staff is on point if needed at anytime. and also love the calls at night to make sure no additional services needed. Please keep up the good work. The kitchen has been updated so restaurant is very nice and remodeled also expanded menu. Thank you so much I appreciate services and all of your assistance.

  • 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, 29 April 2014
Thank you, Demetra, for the excellent review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida! As you mentioned, our staff members are always available to help in anyway. We strive to go above and beyond for each of our guests. Our call-backs are made after you check-in to make sure that everything is absolutely perfect for you! If not, we want to make things right. I am so happy to hear you appreciate our efforts. Our rooms are always being refreshed, renovated and updated. We work diligently to provide our guests with sparkling clean guest rooms and exceptional service. Please do visit us again soon! We always enjoy welcoming back our frequent guests. We appreciate you taking the time to review us and look forward to seeing you again!
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I received friendly, attentive service from the staff. The room was comfortable and I slept well; though the room was somewhat dated, everything worked well. For the money, I was very pleased with my stay. there was a Winn-Dixie and Publix very close to the hotel.

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Thank you, Tom, for the wonderful review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida! I am so pleased that our staff was friendly and attentive during your stay. We truly do have a wonderful staff that goes above and beyond for our guests. Thank you for taking the time to let other potential travelers know about our hotel. We hope to see you again in the future!
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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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