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“Very Nice, Pet-Friendly Hotel” 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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Los Angeles, California
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Very Nice, Pet-Friendly Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. It is located right off I-75 so I expected to hear lots of noise from the road; I did not! The hotel is pet friendly and these rooms are located near the back door so you can easily walk your dogs without encountering/bothering other guests. The grassy area is very nice though there is not a clean-up station with supplies available. The rooms are big with new furnishings, comfortable beds, and a fridge and microwave. The room was very humid though, despite the dehumidifier in the room, and it never felt cool at all. I was constantly turning the a/c down to no avail. The big negative here is that you can hear every door shut (they actually slam on their own) and being near the back door, you could hear that every time it shut as well. The staff are very friendly, warm and welcoming. Menus for local restaurants are available from the front desk and the restaurants are close by. Breakfast was very good and provided the basics plus waffles that you make yourself. This hotel is right off I-75, next door to the the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and behind a Sonny's BBQ (great food), so it's location is ideal for travelers passing through. The price was decent but ended up being more than I would pay again once the pet fee and taxes were applied.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your review of our Sleep Inn & Suites of Ocala-Belleveiw. We are proud to be a pet friendly hotel and we work to maintain a great environment for both our pet owner guests and our non-pet guests. We use the pet fees to deep clean the carpets in these rooms and use special cleaning supplies to get all animal odor out of the room so that you can feel fresh when you check in. I will also ensure the your recommendation about a pet clean up station is brought to our management. Our A/C units have several settings including a continuous running setting and an auto shutoff setting. Our staff would be more than willing to show you how to set the A/C unit to your perfect desired temperature. Thank you.
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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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Birmingham, AL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I'm giving this a high rating because the rooms were priced so well -- and we had three, at $81 each. If we had paid more, I would have given it a much lower rating. The property is more updated than what might be expected from this price point. The rooms are well equipped (coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, etc.) and the decor is updated. The property is in a convenient location, just off the interstate, and within walking distance to a Cracker Barrel and a barbecue place. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were traveling with six adults, so we booked three rooms.

The reason I'm not giving it a higher rating: same as other posts. There is a noise issue -- the walls are thin, and you can hear the TV in an adjacent room. One room in our party (on the second floor) had to call the front desk because of a child misbehaving in the hall. The front desk manager tried to address the matter, but when she left the kid continued to yell and run up and down the hall.

Another problem is what was mentioned in another post: hot/cold air. The AC either runs very hot or very cold, and is noisy to boot. And, I'd recommend bringing your own pillow. The pillows were all European-sized, and were uncomfortable. With an extra blanket, the air turned low, and your own pillow you should be comfortable -- if your neighbor cooperates by staying quiet!

Breakfast is ok. The lady tending to the room is very nice. Options are typical -- enough to get you back on the road. Summary: those who work here are doing a great job with a well-priced property that needs air conditioning and sound barrier work.

Room Tip: The third floor was more quiet than the second.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for staying at our hotel. We apologize for the noise caused by other guests. There was a sporting event in the area this past weekend which may have caused some rowdy behavior. Our staff always tries as best we can to keep all guests in line and we are very willing to respond to any noise complaints. Our hotel walls are built for sound proofing and feature the same construction as a local Hampton which we also manage. However, no hotel walls can completely block out an inconsiderate neighbor blasting their TV. If we are notified of this, our staff are more than happy to speak with the noisy guest and ask them to quiet down. Regarding the A/C, there are two settings which our staff would be happy to show. One, you set the ideal temperature and the A/C will run until it hits that temp and then shut off for a little while until the temp drops. The other allows you to run the A/C continuously on a more general setting (Cool / Warm). We never want a guest stay to be uncomfortable so we appreciate hearing your concerns ASAP so we can immediately remedy the issue. Thank you.
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Columbus, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I booked this room based totally on reviews on Tripadvsior. What I read here didn't match the Sleep Inn I got. To start with the motel was average at best in regards to appearance and cleanliness. It feel it's face when it came to sleeping. The A/C unit gave you a choice at 70 degrees you had ice forming on your nose and a 71 you were in a sauna. The was simply no in between. I was flat miserable. The beds were just minor step above. Like sleeping on the sheep after they took the Serta away. Not a good experience at all.

Room Tip: Go to the Hampton in a couple exits down. I did the next night and it was fantastic !
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. As soon as we received your hotel survey, and later your TripAdvisor review, I contacted our hotel manager about your situation. We had our maintenance staff check the HVAC unit in the room and could find no issues with it. It adjusted properly when the thermostat was changed. We are truly sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us and we would like to speak to you further about how we can make it up to you. We see that you are a Choice Privileges member and perhaps we can award you with some points towards a future stay. Please allow us the opportunity to speak with you further about this. Thank you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

We spent one nite there with 85 year old parents. We had a suite on the first floor. The room was very nice and clean it was very quiet the staff was friendly, it a very nice place to stay. Also the breakfast was very good! I will Definitely stay there again if I'm in the area!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you Wild Bill. We are very pleased that both you and your elderly parents felt at home in our Sleep Inn & Suites of Ocala-Belleview. We always recommend that guests book one of our suites so that they can enjoy a very spacious room with spaces to sit and socialize if they are traveling with friends or family. Thank you again for your review!
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Atanta, GA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I was just staying one night and the hotel had such great reviews thought I would give it a try. Everything was nice and clean. Bed was pretty comfortable which for me is very important since I have a bad back. I did not try the breakfast or anything else. Things were just a little too basic for me. I am glad my wife was not with me since the lighting in the bathroom was not very good. The front desk was Ok, but not overly friendly or helpful. Everything was just Ok. Would I stay here again... most likely not, but I might be getting picky in my old age.

PS... loose the uniforms for the front staff, I could not tell if they were part of the cleaning crew or folks that worked in the office.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for your review. Although we try very hard to provide a great stay, we are a limited service property which does not have all the bells and whistles of a Holiday Inn or Hilton hotel. All of our uniforms and decor are Sleep Inn standards so these features are standard for the brand. Thank you though for your feedback and for staying with us.
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Milton, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Staff was efficient and pleasant. The entire building looked freshly painted and clean. Ou room was fresh and clean. It had everything you could want for comfort. I can't think of anything they didn't have for one's comfort. There was even several places within walking distance to get something to eat. I would highly recommend this as an excellent place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your comments about our hotel! Our Sleep Inn & Suites of Ocala-Belleview was refreshed last spring which included changing all carpets, repainting and replacing all linens and furniture. We try very hard to maintain our hotel as though it were brand new and have a rigorous preventative maintenance program. Thank you for telling others about us.
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Very Helpful. We were pulling a boat(60ft) and were able to park next door at Sonnys restaurant parking.They worked well with the hotel. Gas station next to Sonnys with an entrance trom the parking lot of Sonnys.

Room Tip: We used the roadside walk in coupon.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you for choosing our Sleep Inn & Suites of Ocala-Belleview! We are pleased that we could find a solution to your parking issue. We will always try to find a way to accommodate each and every guest. You mentioned the walk-in coupon. Many of our guests are very price conscious. This is why we provide these coupons in the Florida welcome centers which provide a significant discount. These rates are exclusive only to those who get the coupons and these are not valid on event dates so it is important to call ahead and make sure you can redeem them. However, it is well worth it if you do! Thanks!
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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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