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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly and approachable reception staff and owners; they couldn't have been more helpful. The breakfast was relatively good .... cereals, fruit, muffins, toast and waffles; juices and coffee. You could pay extra for cooked if you wished and it was fresh. Housekeeping was good and whatever we asked was done within reason although on occasion some things were overlooked. WiFi... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

clean, everyone is nice and friendly, highly suggest it great place for business, good value, amenities in room are great costs at least $10 a day less than comparable, nice breakfast, have a small restaurant mile or less than stores

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Dear guest running61287, Thank you for staying with us!! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We understand that you had a choice of where you could stay and you chose to stay with us here at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. We truly appreciate you kind works about our "nice and friendly staff"... More 

Littleton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would like to call attention to two FABULOUS staff members at this hotel who were at the front desk......Melanie K. and Cody D. We had taken a red-eye flight from Denver to Orlando, then drove to Ocala, arriving at hotel about 10 am. We knew check in wasn't until later but when we explained our circumstances, these two individuals... More 

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Dear guest dlyust, Thank you very much for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. And also, thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. Our Hojo is truly lucky to have such a wonderful staff. We do strive very hard to meet and exceed our guest expectations every time they stay. Our customer service is one of... More 

Seattle, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Check in was a little disappointing. My online deal cost $20 more than they were offering at checkin - that's on me not them. However, one of the reasons I selected this HJ was the pool - which was having maintenance (very dissapointed for my child). So I paid more and was getting less. I let it go, we had... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this place was just redone..... carpet, beds, bedding, fixtures, lighting, outside, new furniture with USB charging ports. The desk chair is sooo comfortable. Clean, bright...new. New paint inside and out all over. New exterior lighting. Breakfast are was spruced up. Counter area also....what a big difference over last year. Looking forward to more stays here. Didn't get to check out... More 

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Dearest guest vimman, Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala and thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear you loved our renovations. Our promise to our guest is that we will continue to upgrade and improve to give you the best we possibly could give. We want... More 

Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This low-priced older motel was bordering on perfection. Newly repainted, clean everywhere, bathroom and lighting as well as fridge, microwave and nice beds were on the same scale as much higher priced motels. So quiet and comfy with a free breakfast with make-your-own fresh waffles. I added a side of sausage for 99 cents to go with the boiled eggs,... More 

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Dear guest slc-artist, Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Inn Ocala and taking the time to let us know how we are doing here. We need our guest feedback to know were we can improve and continue to get better. It was an absolute pleasure having you with us and we are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our "newly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 weeks, the people here were very, Very good to us. They treated us like we were THERE family. What ever you need or want they go out of their way for you to get it. The restaurant reminded us of the old howard Johnson's everyone welcomes you and knows you by name.... More 

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Dearest guest Wendy H, Thank you for staying at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. We thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave us such a excellent 5 star review! Our staff is highly trained to give you an exceptional experience and we are pleased to learn that we achieved this goal during your stay.... More 

Capo d'Orlando, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing extra special..nice and clean ..small breakfast area ...you pay for your meal ...pizza is ok

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Thank Christopher W
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Christopher W, Our dear guest, "nice and clean" is what you found the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala to be. Yes, it is an economy motel. The HoJo staff strongly subscribe to the belief that while the guests pay very reasonable price for the room, we should never compromise on keeping the motel "nice and clean." Our service also should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first arrived at HOJO we were disappointed to learn that the pool was closed. The pool had to be closed due to a water pipe busting so while closed they are also performing routine maintenance. Accidents happen so I didn't let the pool closure effect my rating of the motel. My grandmother, 2 sons, and I arrived to... More 

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Thank Allison M
Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Dearest guest Allison M, On behalf of the staff at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala, We thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel! Nothing makes us happier than our guests leaving us completely satisfied. We are very pleased to hear that you found our hotel rooms to be clean and the service to be excellent! We truly... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
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 State 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, and our on-site Howard Johnson's Restaurant.No matter what kind of traveler you are, the Howard Johnson Inn in Ocala, Florida hotel provides the ideal location and incredible value you have been searching for. Go Happy. Go HOJO. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Address: 3951 NW Blitchton Rd, I-75 exit 354, Ocala, FL 34475-6765
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Ocala
Price Range: $58 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
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Howard Johnson Hotel Ocala
Howard Johnson Ocala
Ocala Howard Johnson
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ocala
#2 Green Hotel in Ocala
#12 Business Hotel in Ocala
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