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“Wish all Sleep Inns were like this one” 4 of 5 stars
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Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13600 SW 17th Court, Ocala, FL 34473   |  
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Ranked #5 of 36 Hotels in Ocala
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Hoover, Alabama
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128 reviews 128 reviews
62 hotel reviews
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“Wish all Sleep Inns were like this one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Had multiple rooms and all were very nicely furnished. Excellent location just off freeway. Very clean throughout the property. Breakfast was only so-so. Front desk was helpful and I see why they are an award winning hotel. That explains why the price is a little steeper that other Sleep Inns. I wouls stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you so much Jim! The staff of our Sleep Inn and Suites of Ocala and Belleview really appreciate your comments. We take great pride in our Gold Award and hope that every guest feels that they experienced award-winning service and accommodations. Thanks.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We checked into the hotel and where informed that some idiot had set off the sprinkler system and they had experienced a lot of flooding on the second and first floor. They put us on the third floor in a very clean and comfortable room.

There were at least 8 - 10 people from a company getting the place restored.

Next morning when we went down would have not even known there was damage except for a few blowers drying some carpet..

The hostess in the breakfast room was very good. she offered to make the kids waffles and kept the place fully stocked and was very helpful.

The pool was very clean and relaxing for the kids to cool off in and burn some energy

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you so much for your review of our Sleep Inn and Suites of Ocala-Belleview! Disasters like this happen all the time at hotels. Luckily, our general manager Donna was very quick to take action and we were able mitigate the damages. We quickly ensured that all of our guests were taken care of and began setting everything back to normal. Within a few days, our hotel looks as if nothing ever happened. Your review reassured us that we were handling the situation well. In fact, your review was e-mailed as a memo to all of our staff. We take it as a great compliment. Thank you!
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Port Richey, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We chose this hotel because it was the closest to the tubing entrance to Rainbow Springs State Park (about 15 miles). Check in was smooth and quick. The room was average for the price ($79). Did find it odd that it had a portable dehumidifier in it. The pool was small but kids didn't seem to mind. Sonny's BBQ was located in front of the hotel and was fine except service was a tad slow compared to what we are used to for Sonny's. Had to run to Wal-Mart to get supplies for the tubing trip the next day. It was approximately 7 miles away. The beds were comfortable. However we only got to sleep in them for about 3 hours as we were jolted awake about 3am to the fire alarm going off. We quickly gathered the kids and headed down the 3 flights of stairs and around to the front of the hotel. Upon initial look at the hotel no smoke could be seen. All of the other guests were just milling around wondering when Marion County Fire Rescue would arrive, which was almost 25 minutes after the alarm going off. We noticed guests still in their rooms on the second and third floors. There was no staff outside providing information. As we walked towards the lobby and looking in the glass doors we could see what set the alarm off. A pipe burst for the sprinkler system in the ceiling in front of the elevator and water was pouring out of the broken tiles and all over the floor in all directions including toward the elevator, breakfast area and the front desk. Only one staff member was seen and she was behind the desk frantically making phone calls. Finally after over an hour outside and the fire department shutting off the fire alarm, we were told by the fire captain (and not hotel staff) that they were going to have to cut power to the building for safety reasons due to the amount of water pouring out of the pipe. We were told to go back to our rooms via the stairs as the elevator was shut off and collect our belongings and to check out with the front desk. When we checked out the line was long but orderly and calm (the presence of two sheriff's deputies might have had something to do with that). The night clerk and the general manager (who showed up approximately about the same time as the fire department) were checking people out and not charging for that night's stay and trying to assist some people with finding other rooms at sister properties (who were mostly full). We elected not to find another hotel as we were scheduled to be at the tube entrance at 7am and went and found some breakfast for 2 very tired adults and 2 very tired children. What surprised us the most was the amount of guests that stayed in their rooms while the alarm was still going on and the fact that nobody seemed to go and force us out. We would probably stay here again, but with the damage that done it may be quite awhile before the hotel will be open again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. Unfortunately, you had a very uncomfortable stay that was not typical of most guests. While you were with us, a guest accidentally broke the head of a sprinkler setting all of our fire suppression sprinklers off. At 3am our hotel only has one person on staff, our night auditor. Luckily she quickly called for help and within 15 minutes we had the sprinklers turned off and our General Manager on the way to the hotel. We did everything that we could to refund every guest and make arrangements at other hotels in the area. First thing the next morning we had damage control specialists in our hotel getting everything back in order. Within two days, there were only a few guest rooms still out of order and in the rest of the hotel, everything looked good and no one would even be able to guess that there had been a disaster recently. Currently, everything is back to normal and our hotel is again in perfect working order. We apologize that you were at our hotel when this disturbance happened. Unfortunately there is nothing that our staff could have done to prevent this from happening but were are very proud to say that everything was handled professionally and many of our guests from that night have said that they will continue to stay with our hotel even after this harrowing experience. Thank you again for your review.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We arrived late taken care of very quickly. Room where clean and big. The breakfast was also very nice, food quickly filled and the breakfast staff was friendly. Rooms have a microwave and a small refrig. as a standard.

This will be my go to hotel when I visit Ocala Fl.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Sleep Inn and Suite of Ocala-Belleview! Our staff really appreciate that you took the time to write this review. So many of the guests that stay with us book online and read reviews such as yours. You recommendation is very special to us and we are very grateful to you. Thank you!
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

We were very impressed by this room and hoe cheap it was!! Very nice rooms w flat screen tvs! We will stay here again!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, July 6, 2012
Thank you so much for your review of our Sleep Inn and Suites Ocala-Belleview. We recently finished a complete refresh of our hotel and it looks GREAT! We are so proud of our stylish decor, our large rooms, our 32 inch flat screen TVs with HD programming and our top notch staff. Our goal it to provide the same service and amenities as a Hampton of Holiday Inn Express at a fraction of the cost and it looks like we definatly succeeded with you. Thank you!
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Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We chose this hotel after reading reviews here and after careful consideration of a one night stay close to Disney. We arrived here for a late check in at 10pm. The front desk staff were great and check in took about 2 minutes. The hotel was pretty booked up due to the summer time crowd on the road. The hotel was very clean and easy to navigate. Our room was clean and comfortable. In fact, I would say that the room was exceptionally clean. I have stayed in more expensive hotels and had less cleanliness. The beds were comfortable. We had no issues during our stay. Check out was quick and easy. They have a free breakfast each morning downstairs which was great. All items were fresh. They even had make your own waffles. The attendant was available should anyone need assistance with the machine or anything else and quickly offered to make waffles for all the guests when she noticed someone checking the waffle iron out. Newspapers /Wall Street Journal was offered in the lobby free of charge. For the rate we paid this was an incredible value. I highly recommend this hotel and will stay here again if a quick overnight on I-75 is needed.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
Thank you for staying with us on your way to Disney. Our friendly staff at the Sleep Inn and Suites Ocala-Belleview are very serious about offering amazing value, cleanliness, and service to our guests. We want to show you that our Sleep Inn can provide the same accommodations and services as a Hampton while still keeping our price considerably lower. Thank you for giving us a try.
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Rooms and bathrooms were very clean. Beds were comfortable. Pillows could be a little better but we had our own pillows so it was not an issue. Breakfast looked good but we did not eat it because I had promised my daughter Dunkin Donuts that is across the street. Staff was very nice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
Ed, thank you so much for bringing your family to stay at our Sleep Inn and Suites Ocala. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our clean and comfortable guest rooms. We can completely understand wanting to do to Dunkin' Doughnuts for breakfast. Maybe next time you stay with us you will get a chance to try the breakfast. :)
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Address: 13600 SW 17th Court, Ocala, FL 34473
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Ocala
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Ocala
#4 Family Hotel in Ocala
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ocala
#7 Business Hotel in Ocala
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Hotel Class:2 star — Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview is conveniently located off of I-75 (exit # 341) and Highway 484. This Green Certified and Gold Award winning hotel is situated adjacent to the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. Local area attractions include Ocala Equestrian Center, Florida Greenways, Florida Horse Park, Florida Horse and Carriage Museum, Rainbow Springs, KP hole, and Belleview Santos Bike Trail. This hotel is also in close proximity to Belleview, Marion Oaks, Summer Glen and Dunnellon. This smoke-free hotel offers a free daily deluxe continental breakfast. The Sleep Inn also offers free wired and wireless internet throughout the hotel, fitness center (treadmill, elliptical and bike), free weekday Wall Street Journal newspaper, outdoor heated pool, business center, and guest laundry. All Guest rooms feature HBO/ESPN/CNN, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, coffeemakers, refrigerators, and microwaves. Designated pet friendly rooms are also available upon request. ... more   less 
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