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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 #12 of 36 Hotels in Ocala
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Rating summary
  • 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I was traveling alone (female) on Thanksgiving day. I arrived at night and couldn't tell if the place was nice or not. I was tired and arrived at the desk with a hotel coupon book in hand. During checkin Stacey offered me the discount rate, even though it was a holiday. After a friendly and fast checkin, I went to my room. What a pleasant surprise! Nice, large, clean, and loaded with the little ammenities you don't see in hotels in this price range. I rested well on the comfortable bed, and enjoyed a nice continental breakfast before hitting the road again. I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you Nancy! I will make sure that Stacey, and all of the rest of the staff at our Howard Johnson of Ocala, get to read your review. We take great pride in our product and it always makes us smile to see a pleased guest . Thank you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This was our second time at your hotel.We'd drive down from Houston Tx to Ocala Fla. for my in-laws live there. Everytime we've come, everything was great from the rooms,to the service and to the greatest little breakfast. The last time we were there we were Blessed to get a room right in front of the pool ( HOW FUN)!! Your front desk clerks were great! They smiled!! They were helpful and informative for (you see) I am a senior and I have needed their help quit a bit(smile).LOVE IT THERE!!

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you Patrica! We are pleased that you chose to return to the Howard Johnson of Ocala for your Thanksgiving holiday with family. Many of our guests are folks who travel to Ocala two or three times a year and always return to our hotel because of our great prices, clean rooms, and wonderful service. We try to make every guest feel special so please do not hesitate to ask for a room by the pool, lobby or fitness center. Our staff will try to accommodate any special requests.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

What an excellent value for about $50 with tax! This location is undergoing renovations, so our room was very clean and nice; the bed new and comfortable. The lobby and breakfast was undergoing renovation during our stay and it will be very nice when completed.

This was a perfect place for us to stop for the night, to break up the drive from our home to Sanibel Island. We will definitely return next year, when we make the trip again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Elaine, thank you for your review of ou Howard Johnson hotel! We always try to offer the best in value by keeping our prices down and constantly improving on our facility. Thank you again!
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BARRIE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I love this little motel, as a safe haven with good sleeping time while travelling to south
Florida. The staff is alway amenable and friendly, and try to make your stay restful and comfortable. It is consistently good from year to year, allowing me to know what to expect in the way of service, cleanliness and comfort.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you so much for telling other travellers about our Ocala Howard Johnson hotel. Our staff work very hard to provide great value and service and it always brings a smile to our faces when we hear from a satisfied guest :)
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala

Address: 3951 NW Blitchton Road, I-75 exit 354, Ocala, FL 34482
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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:
#2 Green Hotel in Ocala
#14 Business Hotel in Ocala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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