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“Small Town, Great Hilton!”
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Hilton Ocala
Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Ocala is a nice little town in a beautiful, thoroughbred breeding area. Although it’s not a mega hotel, all the luxuries you would expect from a Hilton are present, plus extra Southern Hospitality!

No problems with the rooms – clean, serviced well and nice views from the higher floors. The heated pool was better than most; enough room to swim laps, and there was also a large hot tub. Flat panel HD sets, a nice bar area and workout facilities are on the premises. Just about every chain restaurant you could imagine are on this street (College Ave.),and the property is visible from and convenient to I-75.

This was one of the best Hilton’s I’ve stayed at, and I will be back again!

Room Tip: Hilton will let HHonors members select Concierge level (floors eight and nine) for a small fee. I’m...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Karl K, Manager at Hilton Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2013

Thank you for your feedback. I would normally want to point out a few of the extras you will find at our "resort style" Hilton Ocala...but you did a fantastic job with the details.
I hope you took advantage of dining in Arthur's Restaurant and enjoying our world class culinary choices as well as the finest selection of wines, bourbons, and vodkas in the area.
Of course nothing can compare with taking a stroll around our 6-acre oak-lined paddock or giving our resident Clydesdale "Buddy" a snack or two.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

I checked in without any issues and was greeted cordially at the desk. The bathroom was small but the room was large. The elevator is really slow and breakfast was not that great. The staff is very friendly and the hotel is in a good location. It is surrounded by a lot of restaurants and not far from the mall. The hotel overall is not the Hilton quality I have come to expect but it will do for a short stay.

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Karl K, Manager at Hilton Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

"OK" is our way of knowing we have work to do when it comes to meeting your expectations. We certainly appreciate your comments and giving us the direction needed to improve and "wow" you in the future. Your comments have been shared with our team and we look forward to your visit in the future.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Overall property is quite nice. The rooms are your standard Hilton quality. There is room for improvement in the restaurant as service was slow. Fortunately there are several restaurants nearby the hotel.

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Karl K, Manager at Hilton Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Your comments are short and sweet...sometimes all it takes to say thank you and to get our staff to "raise the bar". With our recently addition of David Lewis as the Restaurant/Outlets Manager at Hilton Ocala you will certainly see some remarkable changes. With David's renowned history from the Columbia Restaurant Tampa and several other high-end dining destinations, we look forward to the total food, wine and beverage experience to continue to be an area we are famous for. We hope to see you here again soon

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

It's been several years since our last visit to this location, but it was just as we remembered -- very nice and quiet, easily reached. We were extremely impressed by the very hot water in our room. The included breakfast buffet is decent. All the staff was very pleasant.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karl K, Manager at Hilton Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

On behalf of the entire team at the Hilton...WELCOME BACK! Some things only get better with age, and that is the case with Hilton Ocala. The new decor of the Starting Gate Lobby bar, remodeled Arthur's Restaurant, and the cozy landscaping of the 6-acre Oak Paddock and Palm Terrance has been a refreshing change for all our guests.
It's the culture of our team and we are glad you enjoy it...CHANGE IS GOOD!

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Whether choosing a place to hang your dressage frock coat and helmet at the end of a day of equine competition or working the business angle away from the office, I can well recommend this establishment. The staff is friendly, courteous, and attentive. The facilities themselves are well maintained and provide a comfortable place to rest and recharge. A full complement of amenities including a work out room and business center, it has all the bases covered for the informed tourist and business traveler alike. to sum up; The room was clean and comfortable. The food was plentiful. The staff was very hospitable, and the stay was wonderful and stress free.

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Karl K, Owner at Hilton Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

ya know....I usually like to take a moment to respond with a few comments about our facility and some of the wonderful things Hilton Ocala has to offer that cannot be found anywhere else. But your kind and gracious comments covered so much about what is great about this Ocala landmark hotel, I will just simply say "thank you and please know we look forward to your return soon."

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have been here multiple times and it must have been busy season with horse or dog shows. It was hard to get a room, which tells me others agree that this is the palce to stay if staying in Ocala. It is right off the highway and 5 minute drive from any restraunt in town. On-site eating is also a viable option if staying in for the night or grabbing something on the way out in the morning.

I have to travel to Ocala 5-6 times a year and this is my only choice for stay. i have even held off on a trip to wait for an avaiable room.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Karl K, Manager at Hilton Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words and being one of our loyal, trusted friends of Hilton Ocala.

Our motto "Hospitality In The Heart of Horse Country" certainly is true in the month of March. With the HITS horse shows and the renowned Ocala Breeder Sales March sale...you can certainly find the Hilton Ocala the center of the action.

Buyers, sellers, riders, and enthusiasts all enjoy the atmosphere and culinary experience of Arthur's Restaurant and The Starting Gate Lobby bar. We certainly look forward to your return visits.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Attended a function at the hotel and ate at Arthurs...always great service and great food. There was a live band which was new since the last time I had been there. Very enjoyable!

Rooms are always clean and well kept. Hotel is quiet and classy and the staff is very friendly. This is the only hotel I will stay at in Ocala as none of the others even come close.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Karl K, Manager at Hilton Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Arthur's Restaurant. Chef Randal White and his team are always striving to surprise and exceed expectations with night dinner specials, homemade soups, and of course fresh baked breads and desserts.

we hope to see you again soon

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Additional Information about Hilton Ocala

Address: 3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474-4474
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Ocala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ocala
#3 Business Hotel in Ocala
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ocala
#5 Family Hotel in Ocala
Price Range: $138 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Ocala 3.5*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reimagine your next hotel stay at the all new Hilton Ocala. The all new Market Kitchen & Bar offers fresh, local and sustainable ingredients and expertly hand crafted cocktails. Take a little tour of our very own Chef's Garden. Weekly live music is a great way to end your day. Enjoy a poolside cocktail by our relaxing outdoor pool with views of our spacious 6 acres of green space. Elevate your stay when you upgrade to the Club on NINE. When you join the club, you will discover your business trip has turned into a mini getaway. Discover our all new meeting and event space. Hilton Ocala was voted the one of the Best Wedding venues in Ocala in 2017. PLan an outdoor event at the Reserve with tented space for up to parties of up to 750. Reimagine your next getaway, event or dining experience at the Hilton Ocala. ... more   less 
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