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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“My stay here was very satisfying.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2011

Renee and Earl was the best part of my stay here Renee takes care of the breakfast buffeet and really keeps on top of things there with so many people. Earl took me back and forth to where my trk was in the shop and showed me places around not to far to walk to if need be this was great! Thank you to you both.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 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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Thank Kristie9902
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, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Kristie, thank you so much for your review of our Howard Johnson Ocala! We are truly lucky to have such a wonderful breakfast server as Renee and staff like Earl who will go above and beyond. Thank you for telling others of your great experience with us.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

Hotel is older and needs to be updated. The room linens had holes and carpet was worn. Seal on refrigerator needed to be replaced as the refrigerator did not close properly.

The staff was friendly, especially Renee who serviced the complimentary breakfast!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nascarfan222
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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, June 30, 2011
Thank you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and taking time to write and post a review on Trip Advisor. At Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida each one of our team members is empowered to give each one of our guests the best possible service. If for any reason we fail to meet our guest’s expectation(s), there will be no charge for one night’s stay. Currently, we are in the process of replacing all our hotel room carpets while doing an extensive maintenance punch out. All of our guests love our deluxe complimentary breakfast served every morning. On weekends there is a line at our “make your own waffle bar.” Also, our friendly server, Renee, is there to make sure everyone of our guests leaves our breakfast with a fully tummy. Hope to see you soon at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

We chose Howard Johnson by accident, thinking that it was the hotel across the street. The best mistake we ever made - this was a great find and we'll always reserve rooms here during our annual family visit.

The hotel is tucked away from the street. It is kept beautifully - the grounds and the interiors. The decor is modern and fresh. The rooms were the cleanist we've ever found with one 5-star exception. The staff was friendly and everyone that we came across greeted us with genuine interest. Our top recommendation!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, June 30, 2011
Thank you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and taking time to write and post a review on Trip Advisor. Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida is Ocala’s most famous hotel. Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida is spread out over nine acres of beautiful and well maintained grounds. Within the complex there is an 18 hole put-put golf course, basketball net and a huge outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. The hotel “is tucked away” from the street-creating an atmosphere of privacy and relaxation. The hotel’s dedicated housekeeping team strives to provide each of our guests a modern, clean and fresh room. Hope Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida can host you next family event.
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2011

We will most definately come back and stay at this hotel. We have visited several hotels and this hotel has been by far the best!!! All of the hotel staff were exceptionally nice and respectful. A few of them that personally assisted us were Sam-Front desk, Roz-Housekeeper, Renee-Diningroom and Rose-Night Front desk. There woman were unbelievably nice and extremely helpful. We cant wait to come back. Thank you so much for making our stay a rememerable one!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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Thank shorty077
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, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to tell other travelers about our wonderful staff here at the Howard Johnson of Ocala! We are very lucky to have amazing people like Renee and Rose keeping our guests happy and making us look so good. Although we take great pride in our cleanliness and maintenance, it is really the people that makes out HoJos great. Thank you!
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Ocala, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2011

The room service Renee the maid service was excellent

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Thank wndylu
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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, June 24, 2011
Thank you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and taking time to write and post a review on TripAdvisor. At Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida our only goal is to give each one of our guests great personalized service and excel in the basics. For us excelling in the basics means providing our guests with a clean, comfortable room where everything from the complimentary high speed internet to our full cable line up with HBO works. Along this line our dedicated maintenance personnel ensure that our special guests always gets to swim in an “amazing[ly]- pristine, clean and so blue” huge outdoor heated pool and relax in our huge outdoor hot tub. There is also putt putt golf for the kids. Added to this is our complimentary free deluxe continental breakfast in the morning. Many of our guest s love our waffle bar where they can make their own customized waffle. See you soon at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida-Ocala’s most famous hotel.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

I live in Orlando and I am currently employed in Ocala. Instead of commuting daily I have decided to stay in town, I thank God for the wonderful staff they have made Howard Johnson in Ocala my home away from home Cedric and Heather are amazing I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The breakfast and the rest of the amenities are excellent. Cedric is very patient and informative excellent customer service I hope that one day Cedric will be the manager of one of the Howard Johnson hotels.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 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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Thank Ohabailey
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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, July 7, 2011
Thank you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and taking time to write and post a review on Trip Advisor. Howard Johnson Inn Ocala offers extended stay rates. All the rooms have fridges and microwaves and come with a deluxe complimentary breakfast. Just like our overnight guests our dedicated team of hospitality professionals will do whatever it takes to make sure our extended stay guests feel that Howard Johnson Inn Ocala is their “home away from home.” Most of the time this means guaranteeing they get the same room every week at the same rate. Thank-you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala-Ocala’s most famous extended stay hotel.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2011

Considering all the taxes and fees you have to pay when staying at a hotel in Florida, this place is a good deal. The buildings are older, but the are relatively well kept and very clean. The staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Oscarhair77
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HoJoOcala, Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, June 22, 2011
Thank you for staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida and taking time to write and post a review on Trip Advisor. Each one of our Friendly team members is trained and empowered to make sure that each one of our special guests truly feel they got the best value for the rate they paid at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida. Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida is also close to Ocala’s famous fresh water springs and horse farms. Many of our leisure guests love swimming and canoeing in the nearby fresh water Springs. These eco-tourism activities are a very cost effective way to vacation with one’s family. See you soon at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida.
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
Address: 3951 NW Blitchton Rd, I-75 exit 354, Ocala, FL 34475-6765
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ocala
#2 Green Hotel in Ocala
#12 Business Hotel in Ocala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL 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 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 
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