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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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Cottontown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we spotted this hotel from the road, my girls squealed with delight at the bright colors and fun atmosphere. We checked in at the office, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The weather vane and old HOJO posters were a great touch. My family played on the mini golf course and took pics in the giant HOJO... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What friendly staff. The decor was great like the colors of hojo's we remember. The round mirrors in the room like the Howard johnson's logo of the past . The rooms were large the beds and pillows were so comfortable. We slept well. When we checked in there were tractor trailer drivers checking in I thought this place will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all, kudos Ho-Jo, great job on the renovations! Love the vibrant colors and interior design. Second of all, I had one small issue. I was not provided a detailed receipt; I had to request one when I received a simple receipt for the total paid. Looking closer at the detailed charges, I realized they charged a nightly safe... More 

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

Dear guest Lucy A, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala while in our area 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came down all the way from NC using my employee voucher for a family reunion. The staff was amazing. Hotel was just as advertised. Housekeeping were friendly and prompt to any of our needs. We are still checked in and having a ball. Melanie was very nice and quick to answer any of our questions. You could tell she was... More 

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

Wow! A perfect stay! Well you can't get much better than that! Thank you so much for the '5' star review and thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. Our Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala is so lucky to have such a wonderful... More 

Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we checked in, we were so happy with the friendly service we received. The room has been redone in the original 50's style and colors. Who ever remodeled did a great job. Even the painter did an outstanding job. The room was very clean, the bathroom was spotless even the sink shinned. The flat screen TV had plenty of... More 

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

Thank you fwaller1234 for the great review of our Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. Also thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you were happy with the friendly service you received and very clean room. Those are just a few of the good things you had to say about us. We continuously upgrade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When traveling to normal destinations like Orlando, we typically stay in upscale townhomes or villas. We aren't wealthy but if we are going to be on vacation we like to roll like it. Those types of places arent as readily available in Ocala. This is our second stay at this Howard Johnsons and both occasions have been very nice. Rooms... More 

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

Our dear guest Jeff C, 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... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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 

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: $62 - $101 (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:
Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala Hotel Ocala
Howard Johnson Hotel Ocala
Howard Johnson Ocala
Ocala Howard Johnson
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Ocala
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ocala
#12 Business Hotel in Ocala
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