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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
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Illinois
1 review
“A Great Home Away From Home”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stayed for two weeks in the last two months at this hotel. The rooms are clean, and the A/C is cold. No musty smells or un-slightly stains in the rooms. The staff are polite and accommodating. The pool is clean, the hot tub works great, and they keep the lawn trimmed....wish more hotels could maintain this standard. They have a small restaurant in the lobby that is cost effective and has good food. Finally the beds are reasonably comfortable, and the showers actually have hot water. Best value I've seen in my travels this year.

Thanks to Eddie and Cedric for making it a great place to stay!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room near the pool, it'll be worth it. They are freshly renovated and looking very ni...
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Green Features: Standard "go green" information in the rooms. Noticed they use the low watt bulbs and insulated curtains.....which is a step the right direction. Also, they use the "green by design" facial tissues and biodegradable laundry bags....thought I'd check since the site asked.
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Thank you Shon from all the staff at our Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala! We are so pleased that we could become your home away from home for several weeks. We are thrilled that you noticed the little touches (the recent renovations, the attention to detail in the rooms, and the care given in grounds maintenance). We do work to constantly improve while still keeping a strong handle on preventative maintenance and cleanliness. Thank you.
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

All the people on the front desk are helpful and sociable. One particular employees stands out, Ina is very good with people while on the front desk and in the restaurant. Makes you feel comfortable. She is very efficient.

Room Tip: The breakfast in not up to par. Needs scramble eggs, sausage or bacon. Needs something besides co...
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Green Features: It has adequate parking for buses. Yes it is a environmentally-friendly practices.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
James, thank you for your wonderful compliments for our staff. We are pleased that everyone was friendly and helpful during your stay. Although our complimentary breakfast is limited (cereal, waffles, boiled eggs, oatmeal, fruit, pastries) we also have a breakfast menu with additional choices such as you described. We do not include more hot items on the complimentary buffet because that would drive up the cost of the rooms and we try to keep our rates as low as possible while still providing things like the free breakfast. Thank you again for your review.
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

I always stay here when passing through. The staff is great. They even remember me. It may be an older hotel but it is a great place and easy access to many of different places!
Thanks.. I will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Becky S, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Stacey, thank you so much for your wonderful compliments to our staff. Many of our guests are repeat customers and every time a return guest walks into our Howard Johnson of Ocala, we try to greet them as such. We truly appreciate the business and will always work to earn your loyalty and ensure quality service each and every stay. Thank you again!
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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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