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“solid satisfaction”
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Hilton Ocala
Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“solid satisfaction”
Reviewed December 20, 2008

This hotel is not excellent, not outstanding, but it does give solid satisfaction.

It is just off I-75and yet well hidden in a kind of park like setting.It has good leisure facilities with a well maintained pool and tennis court.

Public areas are pleasantly spacious and are kept clean and the conference facilities are positioned nicely away from the main part of the building.

Our bedroom was a good size , light and airy, with 2 comfortable queens,a desk and two easy chairs. We had a large Flat screen TV. The bathroom was adequate although on one of the nights was not cleaned very well.

Staff were small town friendly and seemed proud of their hotel.

All in all this is a good hotel for a one night stopover rather than for a longer stay

Avoid the food.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed November 13, 2008

We have stayed here several times as our daughter and family live in Ocala. We had not been back for 3 years and in this period the rooms have been redone. Although I do not like a room with windows that don't open, the air quality is fresh and odourless. I had several requests before we checked in all which were honoured. The staff,are truly friendly and many of them have been at the hotel for the 8 years we have been we have been staying there, Upon checkin we were made to feel most welcome.
We love the bar and the restaurant and found the grounds all still very attractive and well kept.
We look forward to our return.

  • Liked — friendliness
  • Disliked — windows don't open
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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hollywood florida
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Reviewed October 29, 2008

worst example of a hilton I have ever seen. Rooms were old/run down not clean. Carpet was dirty. awful hotel.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — rooms were dirty
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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New York
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Reviewed May 12, 2008

We have stayed at the Hilton in Ocala twice now. The first time we thought the Staff was accomodating but when we overheard the sales manager berating an employee, we posted a complaint with the Manager. The hotel was beautifully decorated but not as clean as it should be. The Restaurant is fabulous!

On our second trip to Ocala, there were all new faces...That did not make us feel very comfortable. When there is constant change in staffing, there must be something lacking in the upper management. Still, the Restaurant was great. Pool area needs an update.

  • Liked — Arthurs Restaurant
  • Disliked — Management
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed March 28, 2008

The Hilton Ocala experience is one that keeps us coming back again and again. It has the warm atmosphere of a B&B. We have stayed there at least 5 times over the past 3 years and it seems to get better every time.
We enjoyed wonderful down pillows with soft sheets and a down mattress top that gave us a great night's sleep. Our room was exceptionally clean and attractive with granite counters on the mini bar and in the bath. The Executive Level has a bar and hor d'oeuvres every evening and fresk baked cookies later.
The staff seems to remain the same year after year, which says a lot for the management of this Hilton. They are gracious and go out of their way to be helpful. We arrived late one evening after a long drive and had our expensive mountain bikes with us. The valet saw us heading to our room with them and offerred to lock the bikes in the office overnight so we wouldn't have to carry them up and down in the elevator.
The pool area is expansive and we have enjoyed our own little luncheons and cocktails in the gazebo situiated in the large lawn behind the Hilton. The gazebo is also used for weddings.
A short walk from the patio and gazebo is the small barn and pasture and the Clydesdale, Buddy. He is a huge but gentle creatrure. It is amazing to watch him interract with children.
Our experience with the restaurant, "Arthurs" is somewhat mixed. Have had some very good meals and good wait staff, and some not so good. But it is certainly more convenient than fighting the bumper to bumper traffic and the extended waits for any of the chain restaurants that line the strip.
All in all I would definitely rate this the #1 hotel in the Ocala area.

  • Liked — Great rooms, great location
  • Disliked — Dining
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Beverly Hills, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2008

My Husband and I went for the Food and Wine Escape after we got married. We had a wonderful time , we stayed on the Exectutive Floor and were delighted. The room was beautifully decorated, comfortable and the bed was so plush you just melted in. The Thoroughbred louge was wonderful with it's complimentary cocktails and appetizers. The Chocolate fountain was decadent and the staff was very courteous and helpful.We truly enjoyed spending time with Buddy he is a beautiful, friendly Clydesdale we loved giving him his cookies. We look foward to another visit soon. It was a delight

  • Liked — The room was wonderful and we enjoyed our time with Buddy the Clydesdale
  • Disliked — Leaving!
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 18, 2007

Hello,
the Hilton Hotel is from the rooms a quite hotel. The rooms a large enough and clean. The equimpent in the bathroom are organized with glasses and a place to put the soap away.
What is missing is a small fridge.
The staff tries to do whatever is needed.
The Arthur restaurant I got two times dissapointed and one time it was good. But if you are in Ocala go to Ipanema very good restaurant with a fair price.

The hotel has a large pool, a horse in front of it. The gym is from my point of view for this kind of hotel to small.
I propably stay again.

CU
Jens

  • Liked — Clean and not noise
  • Disliked — Fridge missing in the room
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled on business
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Property: 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 Family Hotel in Ocala
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ocala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Ocala 3.5*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hilton Ocala is truely a "Piece of Paradise in the Heart of Horse Country." Located just off I-75 at SR200 you will find the area's most popular restaurants within walking or a short drive distance from the hotel. At the Hilton Ocala, you will find every comfort of home or office. Each room features comfortable, plush bedding, ample work-desk space, modern decor, and more. Our 8th & 9th VIP floors include access to our 9th floor VIP lounge with morning continental breakfast, evening appetizers, drink specials, and more.When it's time to relax, induldge in our large outdoor heated pool or whirlpool, or just relax on our enormous pool deck. If a little exercise is part of your day, take a jog outback in the glade and visit Buddy, our resident Clydesdale horse, and enjoy our outdoor fitness stations or workout in our well-equipped in door fitness center.The Starting Gate lobby bar is perfect for a cool beverage, dinner, or late night snack. Arthur's Restaurant is on of Ocala's most popular dining destinations open for Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch. ... more   less 
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