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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala

#12 of 36 Hotels in Ocala
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3951 NW Blitchton Road, I-75 exit 354, Ocala, FL 34482
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sebastian, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were only here for overnight while traveling but I was most impressed with the smiling faces and friendliness of every employee we met. Our a/c was a little quirky and the maintenance man came so quickly after I called and within 5 minutes the problem was solved. The hotel looks a little old from the outside but is freshly... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I just stopped for one night here on our way to the Tampa area. Check-in was easy. They accept dogs and the room was decent. The pool area/spa looked nice, but we were there a total of 7 hours. The bannanas on the breakfast were all bad and the pickings were extremely limited for the continental. Not... More 

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Stuyvesant, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights before heading back to New York. The rooms seem to have been updated a bit. New tv's new sink counter top, new shower and toilet. However there were some flaws. After updating everything the seemed to forget to update the shades. They were probably put up before I was born. At night the exterior light... More 

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Eastover
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an older facility with upgraded rooms. The only thing I would fault the room with. .is I'd love to see the lamps w/outlets on them for electronic use. There is a restaurant on site that has some really great burgers and a special for a dinner plate...very reasonable price for good food. The staff -super friendly and helpful.... More 

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Arcadia, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Melanie, the young lady that checked us in, Megan our waitress in the restaurant, could not have been more pleasant. Other staff members we met were wonderful and showed real concern about our stay. The room was very nice and suited our needs very well.

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1shopper
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here passing thru en route to St. Pete Beach. While the hotel exterior is a throwback to motels from my childhood, the interior was freshly refurbished and very clean. You can't beat parking right outside your hotel door, haha! Bed was comfortable too. Pillows were a bit overstuffed so if you like something flatter bring your own. Check-in was... More 

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

Thank you SO much for choosing to stay at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. Also thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave us such a great review! At Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala, our whole team strives to ensure that your stay is memorable, for all of the right reasons, and excellent. We love... More 

Stanford, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting much before I got here, but my sister in law recommended this hotel for a trip to Disney. The room was nice for the price and was quite clean. The carpet didn't even make our feet black. Breakfast was pretty nice and the staff was quite friendly and helpful. We only stayed one night as were traveling,... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala! We thank you so kindly for your 5-star review! We do strive very hard to meet and exceed our guest expectations each time they stay. At Howard Johnson Inn we have won many awards for our cleanliness. Each room is cleaned by our wonderful houskeeping team, and then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was recommended by the friends we were traveling with. The price was ok for the hotel. There was a stale odor in the room when we first went in. We turned on the AC and went out for dinner. It wasn't quite as bad when we returned. It wasn't bad enough to complain about but was definitely there.... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us.We truely apologize that you had a less than excellent stay with us.We strive hard to make our rooms as best as possible and we strongly believe in preventing any problems with our rooms which is why we are currently in the process of doing a full renovation that will be completed within the year... More 

Smyrna, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room clean and neat. Staff were professional, courteous, helpful and welcoming. Breakfast was good. Would recommend this place for a stay over when traveling.

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Thank you for staying at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. We thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave us such an excellent review! We apprieciate the 4-star review, truely. We strive to provide excellent customer service that we possibly can throughout the hotel; from our clean rooms, to our breakfast/resaurant area, and especially on... More 

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