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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
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Durango, Colorado
1 review
“Always a pleasure”
Reviewed 7 March 2011

Great place to stay always clean, comfortable,quiet !

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 28 March 2011
Thank you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala Florida and taking time to write and post a review on tripadvisor.com. Our goal is to provide great value for every dollar our valued guest spends at our hotel, being big believers in the "Ho-Jo Happy Culture”. All our team members are trained and empowered to do everything in their power to provide our guests with a happy and memorable experience. Furthermore, our dedicated housekeeping team members are told not to compromise on the cleanliness of our hotel rooms. After sleeping in one of our comfortable, quiet and clean room all our guest can eat a complimentary breakfast before starting their day. Hope to see you soon at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida.
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Reviewed 23 February 2011

Clean and nice rooms and nice gym,hottub , and pool. However sometimes the rooms are $39 and sometimes 77 bucks for the same room. When i was told the 77 the staff knew i stayed there before and said i knew they had sparkling rooms. Anyways dont pay anymore than the 39. If they try to charge more walk out. i was told that the lodging in ocala was all owned by a just a couple of or a few owners and therefore ocala has no price wars or competition with a fixed hotel market

  • Stayed February 2011
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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 1 March 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and taking time to write and post a review on tripadvisor.com. Our goal is to provide great value for every dollar our valued guest spends at our hotel. During non special events or during the off season we generally offer a single occupant rate of $39.99 plus tax. Despite our tremendous passion for our hotel and our guests, the economic reality is that we cannot sustain and maintain Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida at a $39.99 rate year round. All our guests enjoy as you stated “nice rooms and nice gym, hottub and [heated] pool. Additionally all rooms come with a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast with hot items. As much as we value our guests, the economic reality is that we cannot keep our doors open if we are unable to raise our rates during “special high demand dates.” Raising rates during special events is a standard pricing policy in the hospitality business. That being said, we look forward to seeing you again soon so you can once again enjoy “Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida’s “clean and nice rooms and nice gym, hottub and [heated] pool.”
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

i have stayed in thousands of hotels all over the states and this one small town spot is one of very best stays. traveling on business sometimes is a drag and then it could be a blast, at the HoJoi was relaxed. i was able to get the down time i needed to rest my mind body and soul.
i stayed at Howard Johnsons before but this one in Ocala really was pleasant. the service was great, the people that work there seemed happy, the were so polite and helpful. it made me a little happy to stay in a place where its a family feel not just a room number. Special thanks to Cedrick ( manager ) , Rose (housekeeping) ,Sam, Mr. John, Mr.Eric and especially Nicole. What an amazing staff.
Thanks HOJO of Ocala staff.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 24 February 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and taking time to write and post a review on tripadivisor.com Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida is very lucky to have a very dedicated and conscience team that sincerely cares about our guest’s experience at the hotel. Every one of our team members is constantly trained and empowered to ensure each one of our valuable and special guests are able to recharge themselves during their stay at our hotel. Everyone one of our team members tries to the best of their ability to satisfy every guest request while making sure everyone at the
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2011

My mum and I stayed here while on our trip to the USA from Australia. This modest hotel by far has the friendliest staff we have ever met. Our every need was catered for and while I was away for the day, they looked after my mum like she was one of their family. The price is excellent, the rooms, though older were clean and comfortable. We would definately stay again. Thanks to Earl and all the staff xxx

  • Stayed February 2011
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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 24 February 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and taking time to write and post a review on tripadvisor.com, our goal is to provide great value for every dollar our valued guest spends at our hotel. Our fun and happy team love to cater and satisfy our all our special guest’ needs. At Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida we love to make our guest’s happy and feel part of our Ho-Jo family. The fact that the hotel has a huge outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and cabana area helps. Hope to see you soon at the fun filled Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida.
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Ocala, Florida
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

Cedric is the best. No phone charger he gave his personal charger. This place is the best. I'm a truck driving and when I pass I-75 I make it my business to spend a night over at Hojo's. There's truck parking, free breakfast, dinner, great clean pool, staff is friendly, and the rate are good. I will stay here all the time.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Thank daytripper024
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, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 11 July 2012
Thank you so much for your great review of our Howard Johnson Ocala. We are so lucky to have great employees like Cedric working at our hotel and keeping our guests happy. Cedric would bend over backwards to make a guest's stay pleasant as would many of our dedicated staff. We understand that truck drivers have a very tiring and stressful job and we want to ensure that when you stay with us, you won't have to worry about parking, dining, or the hotel costing too much. We love our truckers and will work to take care of you. Thank you!
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FLORIDA
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Reviewed 17 January 2011

I must say the front desk staff was friendly, rooms were in decent shape, pool was not very clean, I know no one is using it, but aleast have it looking clean. The rooms were dated, the bathroom was clean, thier was a leak and i called the front desk and they took care of it right away.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 25 January 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and taking time to write and post a review on tripadvisor.com. Our goal is to provide great value for every dollar our valued guest spends at our hotel. Being big believers in the "Ho-Jo Happy Culture," all our team members are trained and empowered to do everything in their power to provide our guests with a happy and memorable experience. Furthermore, our dedicated housekeeping team members are told not to compromise on the cleanliness of our hotel rooms. Our huge outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi, with nearby cabanas, are one of our hotel's main draw. We are currently finishing up a remodel of the whole pool and jacuzzi area. We hope you can revisit Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and swim in our newly remodeled heated pool and later relax in the nearby hot tub.
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Ottawa
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Reviewed 10 January 2011

This is the case of get more than you pay for. Basic spacious rooms.. motel sytle setting
I travel world wide and must say that the staff at this hotel are so freindly that they should make any hilton blush. Basic layout, nothing fancy for sure.. but a good solid stay for someone budget minded. WiFi is terrific!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, 12 January 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and taking time to write and post a review on tripadivisor.com. At the Howard Johnson Inn, our team tries very hard to make sure we are brilliant in the basics of the hospitality business. We make sure our rooms are clean, functional while offering our guests amenities such as great Wi-Fi, a breakfast with many healthy options all with great first class service. Our goal is to provide great value for every dollar our valued guest spends at our hotel. We hope to see you soon at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida.
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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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