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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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Corbin, Kentucky
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The room was clean and well decorated, the only thing I dislike was the continental breakfast. It really was not up to standards. But you could pay for a nice breakfast

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

J4900ADwilliamf, Our dear guest,k "The room was clean and well decorated," is what you found at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. Thank you very much for staying with us while in our area. And also, thank you for sharing your experience with us. I have noted down your review about the complimentary breakfast. We will definitely see how we...

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The recent remodel is nice but the room still smelled musty. The free breakfast was nice though and the pool and mini golf area were nice perks.

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Cristy L, Our dear guest, I am very glad to hear that you found the remodel at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala "nice," the breakfast was "nice," and the pool and the mini golf area were "nice perks." Thank you very much for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala while in our area. Thank you for sharing your...

Napa, California
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Although close to highway, the room wax quiet when front door closed. Did not sleep well in early morn due to window shading. Too bright. Pillows hard & bathroom light great to put makeup on but blinding as only bathroom light.

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Martha T, Our Dear Guest, We talked at the breakfast time. I have seriously followed up on the three items you mentioned: 1) The window shading: At this moment, and for the past 4 months, we have been talking to the supplier about the shortfall we have found with the window treatment. Today, I am told that this issue will...

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Reviewed 31 May 2016

A pleasant experience. Great staff, very nice accommodations and very clean. I shall return. need to work on Wi-Fi, I was not able to connect with my computer.

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Q82140Jjohnr, Our dear guest, "Very clean," with "nice accommodations" and "great staff" is what you, our dear guest found the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala to be. And you will return. Thank you and thank you for finding us and becoming our return guest. Also thank you for sharing your experience with us. As for the WIFI, in the past...

Ontario
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed here for a night in April on our way to our destination in Siesta Key. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and atmosphere. Had dinner delivered to our room. It was delicious after a long drive. Breakfast had lots of choices. We are returning to Florida in July and have already booked a room. Great find!

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

jules50Ontario, "Great find!" is what Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala is for those who find us! Our promise to you, our guests, is that we will continue to invest in our property to give you the best we possibly could give in an economy motel, we will never knowingly compromise on cleanliness, and we will continue to give you the...

Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The staff did everything to help us, if we had questions or needed something. Very friendly. Motel in original 50's style and bright colours, lovely! We made contact with the Asian couple that owns the motel and their family. For that reason we would call it a friendly, family motel (and not such a anonymous, luxurous, inpersonal hotel, we had...

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janlientje93, Our dear guest, "Motel in original 50's style and bright colors, lovely!" is what you found the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala to be. Also, at this bright, lovely motel, you found "very friendly and helpful staff." Dear guest, The Hojo team thanks you very much for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala while in our area. Also,...

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I travel to Ocala for business every other month and always stay at the Howard Johnson's The rooms are clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful

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scooper590, Our dear Guest, "Clean" rooms, and "very friendly and helpful" staff is what you, our dear guest, find at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. Thank you very much for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. And also, thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. In our area, Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala is the...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Checked in here for one night on a whim and because they offered a mini fridge and microwave(which I didn't end up using). This location has superb customer service, I don't really have a problem with that. My problem was because I was put neat all the other guests in front of thr pool, which I found out people sit...

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Nicholas A, We want to know when and in which room did you stay? You do not exist in our records-- we tried every way we could to see if we could find you in our system. Please contact me at nurjehan@hdghotels. A couple of times when the guests have contacted me, we found that they confused us with some...

Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We were going to be passing through Ocala in the evening on our way to Anna Maria Island. We only wanted a place to sleep, so we weren't willing to pay a lot. The owner was in the lobby. It was after 9pm by the time we arrived after fighting through construction zone traffic, but he still made us a...

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Jessica C, Our Dear Guest, I am so glad you discovered the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala--you found the room to be "clean and neat." The complimentary breakfast was "good." And the freshly made omelet for less than $5 was "fantastic." Yes, the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala is a "pleasant surprise" for many who venture to try it because...

Milton, Florida
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Is my 3rd or 4th year in a roll staying here. Always great service and the personnel are always friendly. Room was clean and fresh. The entrance is clearly marked from both rout 27 and interstate 75. Why i keep coming back is everything is really great.

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Slewfoot64, Our Dear Guest, "great service," "clean and fresh" rooms, and "really great" everything else, is what you find at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. And yes, these are good reasons for coming back year after year. We, the HoJO team, thank you very much for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala while in our area. And also,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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: $84 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ocala
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“Stay away from pool rooms as it was very noisy at night”
txinfl, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you have difficulty with stairs, request a first floor room as outside stairwell might be difficult for someone with mobility issues.”
sharonp48, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Call ahead for larger rooms or smoking rooms”
brucew229, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“quiet ground floors even facing the hwy...black out shade---excellent!!!!”
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.”
Bamartin50, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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