We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Show Prices
#6 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,318: English reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is a review for my stay about 3 weeks ago. They say the breakfast is the last opportunity a hotel has for wowing the people who are staying there and it's safe to say I was the opposite of wowed. I had a breakfast server....I think her name was Zada or Zayda, and she was incredibly rude to myself...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JBiggs1111
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Dear guest, I am extremely disturbed by what you experienced. I am very sorry about it. We love our guests and we want to give you the best we possibly could give. We want every guest that walks on our grounds has a 'happy' experience from start to finish. Driven by this desire, we continue to upgrade and better the...

Oklahoma
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson
 Report
Helpful?
Thank je_farley
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Belleview, Florida
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Very friendly front desk staff.. Our room vase clean and housekeeping staff very efficient. Laundry room was OK. Breakfast menu needs improvement...limited variety. Love the pool... clear water...just perfect. Even my pooch was welcomed here. Great and friendly place to stay all year round.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Eva M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Very clean. It's not the Ritz, but it is a great place that has been newly renovated. The staff is great and very helpful.

Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson
 Report
Helpful?
Thank SCOTT A
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

The Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala is not a Ritz, but "it is a great place that has been newly renovated." This what SCOTT A, our dear guest, discovered the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala to be. And of course, the extraordinary guest service is our differentiating characteristic. Dear Guest, The HoJO team thanks you very much, first, for choosing...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Only one real complaint is we stayed in an accessible room for my 96 year old father. The shower is a tub shower with only grab bars upon entering. If you need a room with walk in shower or at least grab bars in the shower try somewhere else. Otherwise stay was very pleasant. Check in staff in the evening...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank spangsjunk
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Spangsjunk, Our Dear guest, Thank you very much for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala while in our area. And also, thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. I am glad to hear that your 96 years old father stayed at HoJo Ocala. And yes, do regret that we do not have a walk in shower....

Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel staff was the best that I have seen in a long time! They called our room and ask if we were satisfied with our room. The young ladies who check us in and out were very knowledgeable about the area which helped us tremendously! Those ladies rated high on customer service. They were so polite. We ordered room...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Chris C
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Chris C, Our Dear Guest, "The Best Hotel," is what you found the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala to be. And yes, the HoJo staff is the "best" ever to be found. Starting from the hard-working housekeepers, to the dedicated maintenance crew, efficient kitchen staff and of course, our front desk, Guest Service Representatives, all have one common denominator--to give...

Miami Springs, Florida
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The staff/customer service was excellent. However, the room was filthy. It was hot and smelly and there were fruit flies everywhere!

Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 613tiffanyj
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

613tiffanyj, The only room close to your name and in which you possibly could have stayed was room 322. I personally went right now to check the room. It has brand new bedding, new carpet, 40" flat screen T.V., new lamps with USB ports, new art work, new microwave, refrigerator, and the bathroom is redone. It shows that the room...

Haines City, Florida
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The room wasn't nothing like the picture on the website.....the toilet wouldn't flush items left in the room from someone previous stay...it wasn't worth 135.00 a night

Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 665oliviaa
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

No record whatsoever of when and which room you stayed in. This makes it imporssible for us to respond to you issues. Please contact me at nurjehan@hdghotels.com. I want to know more about your stay. We take our guests' stay very seriously and we will continue to work towards giving our guests the best we possibly could give. I hope...

UK
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Nothing spectacular just good honest clean and value for money.Extremely friendly and efficient registration. Room clean with lots of charging points. Would highly recommend as a budget stay. Has a restaurant which we didn't try nor did we have breakfast.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank UKPhilip
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

"Just good honest clean and value for money," is what you, UKPhilip, our dear guest, discovered Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala to be. For sure, you have succinctly put what we strive very hard to be. Nothing fancy but be "good honest clean," and give our guests value for their money. Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala is an economy motel...

RANGELEY
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gail S
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

130 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (110)
Viewed
Room/Suite (22)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (22)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
2:59
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (38)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ocala hotels
0.3 km away
Comfort Suites Ocala
Comfort Suites Ocala
#4 of 34 in Ocala
310 reviews
21.0 km away
Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview
2.7 km away
Red Roof Inn Ocala
Red Roof Inn Ocala
#7 of 34 in Ocala
301 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
20.7 km away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocala
6.6 km away
Hampton Inn and Suites Ocala
6.7 km away
BEST WESTERN Ocala Park Centre
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersGold level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $85 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com and Booking.com so you can book your Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala Hotel Ocala
Howard Johnson Hotel Ocala
Howard Johnson Ocala
Ocala Howard Johnson
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ocala
#2 Green Hotel in Ocala
#12 Business Hotel in Ocala
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
7 months ago
Palm Coast, Florida
over a year ago
Marshall, Wisconsin
over a year ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“quiet ground floors even facing the hwy...black out shade---excellent!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles R1401HKdeborahc, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Well I like the ground floor across from the front desk.. Quick trip for a free breakfast. A nice dinner, beer and wine etc. lol.”
 of 5 bubbles Bamartin50, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All of mine have been good.”
 of 5 bubbles 665davidd665, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had golf clubs and needed a ground floor room. We got it and it was a very nice location.”
 of 5 bubbles Finbogie, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the interstate”
 of 5 bubbles 680Dave, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5