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“Way point to Ft. Lauderdale” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center
Ranked #8 of 35 Hotels in Ocala
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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Way point to Ft. Lauderdale”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel on our way to Fort Lauderdale for a summer cruise. The hotel is in a nice area with lots of restaurants. We were pleasantly surprised by the lobby decor. Asian accents with beautiful lounges. Very welcoming. The room was very clean. Beds are memory foam and extremely comfortable. Although they have a small pool in the back it was fabulous for my 7 year old son after a long day in the car. For breakfast we ate at the hotel restaurant which is ala carte. The food was average and the furniture could use a little love but otherwise the staff was friendly and attentive.

Hotel staff was very helpful. We will stay here again when passing through.
will definitely stay here again.

Stayed May 2014
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Thank mcabnet
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GMOcala, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Thank you so much for your compliments, rating and review of our high housekeeping and hospitality standards. Hearing about how our efforts to give you a pleasant and accommodating experience have been successful is very rewarding for every member of our staff and management team. We are so glad that your stay was peaceful and we look forward to seeing you again!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Jerseyville
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

The best directions I can give to locate this motel is to turn next to Burger King and follow the road. The motel itself was fantastic. The front desk was very friendly and helpful. The motel was beautiful inside and our room was very clean and roomy. They have a very nice in house restaurant and a Crackle Barrel with 100 yards.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael M
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GMOcala, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
It's good to hear from you and we greatly appreciate that you've taken the time to share your five star review! We are all pleased to learn we were able to make you feel at home and that our services and accommodations lived up to your expectations. We look forward to your next visit!
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Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a nice hotel, conveniently located, with a friendly staff. The Internet service, however is spotty and unreliable. The rooms have a refrigerator and microwave, but no in-room safes. The gym is in a smaller room while the designated room is being refurbished.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MASTERC0ACH
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GMOcala, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! It is rewarding to hear that we have succeeded in making you feel at home. We look forward to seeing you again!
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illinois
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stopped for a night on a long drive from Chicago to Delray Beach. There are 3 Holiday Inns in Ocala. This one was the closest to the expressway, which was why we chose it. It is decorated in a very eclectic, Asian theme. The front desk staff were very friendly and accommodating. The room was very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ntmeme
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GMOcala, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
It's good to hear from you and we greatly appreciate that you've taken the time to share your experience with us! It is heartwarming to hear of how our efforts to give you a great experience, filled with hospitality, comfort and convenience have been successful.
We appreciate your loyalty and we are looking forward to your next visit!
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Pasay, Philippines
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

It was a comfortable stay in a clean, nicely decorated hotel for the night. We choose it because of its proximity to I-75. It was also near several places that we can stop by and eat (Steak and Shake, Cracker Barrel, Burger King etc.). The hotel seems pretty new, room was pretty nice, good sized.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank travellergagirl
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GMOcala, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience during your most recent visit with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and I want to thank you for taking the time to share. We area always thrilled to learn that our guests enjoyed the services, accommodations and convenient location of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocala Conference Center. We look forward to serving you in the future.
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louisiana
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83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was our first visit at this Inn. We chose it because it seemed to be one of the newer hotels in Ocala, and it was a good value for the days we chose. We stayed here four nights and were generally pleased. The front desk staff were pleasant and helpful. Service was a little on the meager side. There's no bellman of course, and apparently not much room service. At one point we wanted more coffee for our room and had to go downstairs for it. And there's no newspaper outside your door in the morning (I know - I"m spoiled), but there's plenty of papers in the lobby. The room was large and clean. The hotel is not far from the interstate highway so we heard the highway at times. Interestingly, the Hampton Inn (my first choice) is very close to the highway so we're glad we didn't stay there. This is holiday inn is in a little neighborhood of hotels and calls itself a conference center. we didn't see conferees during our stay but we there in Easter week. We didn't try the breakfast offering or the restaurant, an Asian Fusion spot called Sky.
Perhaps it was the restaurant that influenced the atrium decorations. The atrium is rather hideously furnished. There's one nice touch of an old hand drawn rickshaw, but the rest is a mish mash of things that we finally decided were supposed to represent a Japanese marsh.
The beds were comfortable although the pillows were a little tall for my neck. The air conditioning is window units, so the bad news is it's loud, but the good news is it drowns out the highway sounds.

Room Tip: ask for a room on the side away from the interstate highway.
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Green Features: signs were posted in the bathroom to minimize the demand on towels, if you wanted.
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank mac6
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GMOcala, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thanks for sharing your feedback. Input from guests like yourself is especially important and helpful to us. We are better able to improve upon our services and accommodations through such honest and thorough evaluations. I want to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced and to thank you for acknowledging our staff and the value for your money. We hope to see you again, soon!
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

It was a full weekend for Ocala and this wonderful hotel made room for our soccer team and treated us all very well. Rooms were comfortable, staff were easy to talk to and we did great at our tournament thanks to one thing less to stress about for the weekend - accommodations! Will stay here again for business or pleasure or another tournament! Thanks!

Room Tip: They are all very nice - plenty to choose from. Sound quality was equal.
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Green Features: Wonderful to see that they practice what they preach!
  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Kenna W
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GMOcala, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Hi Kenna! It's great to hear from you! I'm so glad that you had such a great time with Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocala Conference Center during your most recent stay! It is always our goal to give each guest a five star experience in comfort and service and it is rewarding when our guests take the time to share their positive experiences. Thank you for the compliments.

We can't wait to see you again!
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Property: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center
Address: 3600 SW 38th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474-4379
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Ocala
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Ocala
#4 Business Hotel in Ocala
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ocala
#9 Family Hotel in Ocala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Ocala Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the most incredible Holiday Inn & Suites in Florida! Our 6-story atrium lobby hotel is packed with amenities and features seldom found at any hotel. With Tempur-pedic beds in every room and a world class style your stay in Ocala is sure to be the best possible. Make sure to dine at one of our two restaurants or bars, including SKY ASIAN FUSION, winner of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Golden Spoon Award. ... more   less 
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