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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
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Safety Harbor, FL
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“Great hotel on the side of the interstate”
Reviewed May 19, 2004

The rooms were VERY clean. A nice suprise for the reasonable price. We received a smoking room & they changed it right away for us since we reserved non-smoking. There is lots of stuff for kids to do & there were lots of families staying at the hotel (didn't look like a truck stop). I would recommend it to families on the go.

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, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you very much for staying with us at the Howard Johnson of Ocala, Florida. Our hotel caters to many different types of individuals. Our two main clientele are families and truck drivers. We are careful to maintain our hotel as a clean and comfortable location and we are not your typical "trucker hotel." We expect our guests to behave and we keep our property well maintained so that our guests understand that we take care of our property and work to maintain our reputation as a high quality budget hotel. This is why we are currently rated the #4 hotel in all of Ocala out of 34 hotels.
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Reviewed January 6, 2004

If your looking for cheap, then this is the place. There is nothing in walking distance. I ending up with a smoking room which is not want I needed. The pillows were small and stained. The bathtub had dirty water in it and I could hear the water running at night. I would suggest staying a few miles south at exit 350.

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, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Dave, I am sorry that you had such a poor experience with us. Our staff are always willing to transfer guests to a new room if anything is wrong. If there were cleanliness issues of any type, we would want to move you to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Our Front Desk staff would also be very happy to provide you with a list of dining options with walking distance of our hotel including a grill, a BBQ joint and an Italian restaurant. Thank you.
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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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