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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3951 NW Blitchton Road, I-75 exit 354, Ocala, FL 34482
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Ranked #13 of 36 hotels in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Douglasville, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was so pleased with our stay. I think the key here is asking for a renovated room. We arrived late so I didnt get to check out the pool. The front desk receptionist was very helpful and kind. He got us all checked in fast and informed us of our breakfast choices. The room was lovely, recently renovated and... More

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hdghotels, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent 5-star review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala hotel! We always enjoy reading feedback from our guests as it gives us an opportunity to improve upon our service and product. I am so pleased your enjoyed your sparkling clean, updated guest room! We are consistently updating, refreshing and renovating our guest rooms which includes new... More

Arabi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped here four years ago and really liked the place then. With the new upgrades this hotel has had it was even better. The staff from check in to check out are the most friendly anywhere. We believe that we even had the same room as four years ago, so where able to really compare the... More

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you, Randy, for the wonderful review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala! As you mentioned, we have invested a great deal into our hotel including upgrading and refreshing our guest rooms with new carpeting, paint, bathroom fixtures, bedding and more. We take great pride in providing sparkling clean rooms and exceptional service to our guests. We appreciate you taking... More

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been by far the best hotel customer service experience I have had in all my travels. I have stayed at hilton and marriot properties extensively and this has been exemplory. From Eddie who checked us in, to Jeni who accomodated us with an extra early breakfast; friendly, considerate and good courtesy are the words I would use to... More

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida hotel! Reviews like this bring a smile to our faces and brighten our whole day because it means that our efforts are noted and appreciated. Our goal is provide you with an exceptional stay experience and sparkling clean rooms at an excellent value! I... More

Miami, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall experience was good if you are looking for a place only to sleep because you'll spend around the city. This is an old hotel but room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. Staff was amazing all the time My only complaint would be about the breakfast, it was really disappointed, coffee was terrible too. Overall, I would recommend... More

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida hotel! We value our guest feedback and take each review seriously as it is a way to improve upon our service and product. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our sparkling clean guest rooms and our exceptional staff. We pride ourselves on providing you with an... More

Lawrenceburg, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

yes the hotel was a little older but it was well maintained and clean, they have a great pool area for the kids and the adults. The room was nice and quiet with comfortable beds. Our safe did not operate but other than that it was just fine. Now for the best part of our stay there, the staff, what... More

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review of our Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala hotel! I am thrilled to hear that Dorian provided you with exceptional service during your stay. I will be sure to pass along your compliments. As you mentioned, we are an older property; however, most of our rooms have been completely updated including new carpeting, bedding, flat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old hotel, but Room was clean, bed was comfortable and staff was pleasant. Breakfast area was well maintained. Air was alittle loud . had a nice flat screen tv. Left our charger and within 5 minutes of checkout they called. Thank you Toy,for your. honesty and integrity.

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your fresh, clean room with our comfy Serta beds. As you mentioned, all of our rooms have 40" flat screen televisions with premium channels. We always strive to go above and beyond for our guests which is why when... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glad they were so friendly and welcoming, and my room was probably one of the best. But the overall facility needs updating. Confusing entrance to property and buildings/room numbers not marked or lighted well. Good location, some road noise, BUT such a value as only there 8 hours. liked the small sofa and floor lamp for reading.

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you, Ronald, for reviewing our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala. Guest feedback is extremely important as it helps us to improve upon our product and service. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your clean room with your sofa and floor lamp! Our rooms are constantly being updated, refreshed and remodeled. As we are an older, exterior corridor property... More

Lake City, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This Howard Jonson's hotel has some of the best staff I have ever experienced.Cedric,the manager, went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. The rooms were very clean and we saw security frequently driving the property. The food was fantastic! I recommend the club sandwich and the burgers!! A special thanks to Cedric,Renee and Byrd. We will be back.

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our exceptional staff and delicious food. Our staff strives to go above and beyond for each of our guests. As you mention, our hotel offers 24 hour security and we have an on-site, full restaurant with daily specials. I hope... More

Fairfield, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The room was clean, everything worked. The kids enjoyed the pool and mini golf. The breakfast was ok, but most of the items that were served for an additional charge are offered as part of the continental breakfast at other chains. The major negative of our stay at this property is that our party booked 3 rooms for a week... More

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you, Timothy, for taking the time to review our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your clean room, our outdoor swimming pool and the mini golf course! I do apologize that we couldn't accommodate your three queen rooms side by side. As your reservation came over through Expedia on the day of arrival, we weren't able... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Cedric and Abby were wonderful. They were very professional and so very friendly. I would stay here again just for the stellar customer service I received. The room was adequately furnished, but does need to be remodeled.

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Michelle B, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you, Josie, for the great review of our Howard Johnson Inn Ocala! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the exceptional service provided by Cedric and Abby. We have a wonderful staff here at our hotel. We truly believe in going above and beyond for each and every guest. Our general manager has read your review and thanks... More

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Address: 3951 NW Blitchton Road, I-75 exit 354, Ocala, FL 34482
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Ocala
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ocala #2 Green Hotel in Ocala #12 Business Hotel in Ocala
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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 Natural Theme 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, Howard Johnson's Restaurant on-site (Buy 1 Dinner and get the 2nd dinner of equal or lesser value FREE) and nearby dining and convenience at Roma Italian Restaurant and the Publix SuperMarket. No matter what kind of traveler you are, the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida hotel provides the ideal location and incredible value you have been searching for. Go Happy. Go HoJo Ocala, Florida. ... more   less 
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