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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here. We were in a room at the stairwell and it was pretty noisy with people checking in until about 11:30 that nite.

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At the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala, "we really enjoyed our stay," says sharoncS7618LQ. Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala while in our area. Also, thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am sorry that your room happened to be at the stairwell which is noisy when people are checking...

Ashland, Ohio
Reviewed 25 April 2016

we are a family of 7 and we stayed there 3 nights. The staff was so wonderful and friendly. We especially loved Cedrick, melanie, and zaida M. They made sure we were taken care of and our kids just adore them. We ate breakfast and dinner there and was very delicious. The kids had fun in the pool and put...

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Thank you for reviewing our Howard Johnson Inn in Ocala. We are so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Wow, you have a big family, we LOVE that! Our staff strives to provide exceptional customer service and care to each guest. We are blessed to have incredible employees who truly care about our you! We hope to serve you...

Key Largo, Florida
Reviewed 24 April 2016

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This was our first stay here and to say that it was amazing is an understatement! They have a beautiful pool, a mini golf course, and lots of recreation space. Matthew checked us in and I have to say that he was exceptional! He even went as far as to try and come back from his break to provide the...

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What a fantastic review! We are thrilled to get such great feedback from our guests. We are so delighted to have had you stay at our Howard Johnson Inn in Ocala. We are truly blessed to have hard working and friendly employees such as Matthew. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Safe travels! GO HAPPY! GO...

Auburndale, Florida
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Pretty decent stay for a hotel while your traveling for work,nothing to brag about,breakfast was below average. Room was clean and a little throw back to the seventies.Brought back memories from my childhood.Truck parking was good,because I was driving a big rig.All the staff was very nice.

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Thank you for staying at our Howard Johnson Inn in Ocala. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your comments on our clean rooms, truck parking, and friendly staff! We hope to see you again! GO HAPPY! GO HOJO!

Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome hotel for the price! Friendly service and clean room. Not rushed to check out the next day. Pool, a basketball hoop and a mini golf course if you are staying in the area for a bit. A few small bugs, but nothing too scary. Wanted to take a pic of myself in the HUGE chair but it was too...

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Thank you for staying at our Howard Johnson Inn in Ocala. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your comments on our friendly staff, seamless check-in process, clean rooms, and fun things to do. We hope to see you again soon! GO HAPPY! GO HOJO!

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 22 April 2016

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This location is just of I-75 at the Highway 27 exit (north end). The hotel has been newly renovated from new carpet to new fixtures and paint, Its not the Ritz but for the price its a VERY NICE place. I have stayed here several times and it wasn't too bad then. Now, its much nicer. The Lobby has a...

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Thank you for staying at our Howard Johnson Inn in Ocala. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We love when guests consistently have a great time each time they stay. We very much look forward to serving you again! GO HAPPY! GO HOJO!

Decatur, Illinois
Reviewed 19 April 2016

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 - $169 (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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Also Known As:
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Howard Johnson Hotel Ocala
Howard Johnson Ocala
Ocala Howard Johnson
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ocala
#2 Green 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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