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“Only 25 minutes from Gainesville” 4 of 5 stars
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Courtyard Ocala
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3712 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474   |  
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Ranked #17 of 36 Hotels in Ocala
Apollo Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Only 25 minutes from Gainesville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Being a Florida Gators season ticket holder, this hotel is perfect for me. Most if not all hotels in Gainesville seem to always be completely booked or have a two night minimum during football weekends. Like most other Courtyards, this hotel is very clean, very comfortable, and has great service. Just a quick 25 minute ride down from Gainesville allows me to rest after a Gator win then head home rested the next morning.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Orlando, Florida
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101 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed this past weekend at the Courtyard Ocala while enjoying our grandson's football game. The Courtyards by Marriott are almost always clean and comfortable; this hotel was no exception. The front desk staff was pleasant and helpful; the rooms were large enough for a sitting area with a couch. Free wifi was also nice; as well as complimentary access to several computers in the lobby. It is right off I-75 and Rt 200, but we weren't bothered by highway noise. There was a combination eating area and bar in the lobby where one could purchase food, but with Cracker Barrel on one side, Waffle House on another, and Burger King in front, as well as several other restaurants right nearby, I can't complain about lack of better dining at the hotel. For a casual trip, everything was convenient. The king sized bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was clean, and the hotel was up to date. No complaints. We'll stay here again next year if they kids qualify again for regionals.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I stayed 2 nights in Ocala on business and was booked here by the company. We arrived after dark and had to look for it a little bit. Other than that it was very nice. I wish that they had other breakfast options but there is a Cracker Barrel across the street.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank beast5367
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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

From the moment we were checked in, until we left we were greeted continually with smiles and "hi, how are you today?" I am just totally impressed with the courtesy displayed at the registration desk, the people who worked at Starbucks and mostly by the housekeeping staff. I have stayed at all types of hotels and Ocala Courtyard gets a #1 rating for their professionalism and friendly manner. PLUS the room was great and clean. I asked to be moved to a "patio" room. No problem. The location is great as well. Kudos to the staff and management.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Merced, California
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I stayed five nights at the Courtyard and I can't say enough about the staff who were professional and very friendly. This includes the front desk, housekeeping and restaurant staff. Check in was so fast - which is what I needed since I arrived at 2am. My room was near the elevator and ice maker. And even though I am a light sleeper, my room was very peaceful.
Those are all major positives so if I were to pick: The tub in the bathroom did not drain well. I had water up to my ankles. The iron board needed replacing. It was not stable and my bare foot kicked the exposed metal base that did not have a protective rubber cap. Very painful! And last, it would have been great to have been allowed to purchase a sandwich in the morning to take for lunch which I didn't have time to buy during the noon hour at my place of employment.
Overall I would definitely return and recommend the Courtyard in Ocala... And oh, one more major positive: It's worth the money spent.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Thank drew22
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Manager C, General Manager at Courtyard Ocala, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments about our friendly associates. Many of them have been with us for several years, and they genuinely care that our guests know they are truly welcome here. Guests like you, who take the time to let us know how we are doing, help us to create a more pleasant environment for all.

Our associates work as a team every day to improve on everything that we do. Your descriptions of the guest room adjustments that were needed were immediately forwarded to our continuous care team, and they have been resolved. In the future, please know that if you wish to take a food selections with you in the morning, our staff will gladly have your special requests ready for you when you need them. Our onsite Market offers 24 hour grab 'n go conveniences, too.

Thank you again for your review. We look forward to your return.
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Lobby looks recently remodeled pool area is nice relaxing feel there are poolside rooms that have balcony's would be nice if staying in room I only needed room to sleep in had the king bed comfortable I've stayed at this hotel twice now close to food shopping and interstate

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank MomofPBL
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, General Manager at Courtyard Ocala, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
We appreciate that you took the time to share your comments about our hotel. Like you, many of our guests appreciate our new look, and our strategic location that is walking distance to several shopping and dining venues. In addition, guests love that we are just minutes from, and an easy drive to, the major businesses and entertainment attractions of Ocala.
The poolside / balcony upgrade rooms that you mentioned are very popular with both our business and leisure guests, for the opportunity that they offer to sit outside and enjoy fresh Florida air after a long, busy day.

Thank you for taking time to communicate your thoughts.
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New York, New York, United States
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82 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is a lovely hotel as far as Courtyards go. The lobby is updated with nice areas for leisure or business conversations. The pool area was fine. And the room was quiet, which was a nice surprise given the proximity to the highway. My only problem was the bedbug I saw when we were leaving on our last morning. Later in the day little bites popped up. I called customer care and it is 48 hours later and I haven't heard back. I'm disappointed by that given I'm a Marriott Rewards member and am used to better service from them. Given the reputation of Marriott, I'm sure they'll get that cleared up quickly, but it was still a bummer.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Erin B
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, General Manager at Courtyard Ocala, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We are delighted that you like our newly updated lobby and that you enjoyed your guest room and the outdoor swimming pool. We are thrilled that our guests are finding the results of our recently completed interior renovations so enjoyable. When we received your review, your concern of seeing a possible bedbug was taken very seriously. I want you to know that we immediately contacted our commercial exterminator to survey your room for any indication bed bugs, and I am pleased to offer you the peace of mind to know that they found the room to be completely bed bug free.
Thank you again for sharing your views. The comfort of our guests is most important to us, and we hope you will return soon to enjoy another stay with us in beautiful Ocala.
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Address: 3712 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Ocala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Ocala
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Ocala 3*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come to the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott in Ocala Florida, and experience 171 newly renovated and beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Easy to access from SR 200 off Exit 350 of the I-75, your visit to to this strategically located, green certified and pet free hotel places you close to everywhere you need or want to be in Ocala and Marion County! Four newly renovated meeting rooms can host your impressive meetings or social events of 10 - 80 people, and complimentary high speed wireless internet is available to all guests throughout the hotel. Fitness routines are easily maintained in the on-site fitness room, and your stress simply melts away in the enticing outdoor pool, courtyard and whirlpool spa. The on-site guest coin laundry is a practical convenience. Reserve your stay with us at the Courtyard by Marriott, and you will have a choice to enjoy several dining and shopping options, all walking distance to the hotel. Come to this Courtyard by Marriott Ocala in Ocala Florida, and enjoy superb quality, convenience, comfort and service. ... more   less 
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