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Hilton Ocala
Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Ocala
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Reviewed June 1, 2010

The only hesitation I have about writing this review is that the hotel will become too popular.. This is a wonderful place to stay. Rooms are spotless. Staff is "super"friendly and location is good. We ate in the restaurant every morning for breakfast and were always greatly pleased. And to top it all off, they're pet friendly. The grounds are meticulous.
The only people who would write a bad review of this property is the competition.

A wonderful hotel..

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank travelersK&W
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HiltonOcala, Manager at Hilton Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2010

We appreciate you overcoming your fear and telling people about us anyway! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed March 2, 2010

Visited the hotel on the last weekend in February for a small family reunion. I must commend the staff for being very attentive to a special need, They went out of their way to make sure our stay there was enjoyable.
Even though it is an older property, the rooms are very well appointed and clean. We had Sunday brunch and everybody in the restaurant, from the lady at the podium, to the server, to the chef, were excellent. Friendly and courteous without being intruding.
All in all a very good reunion and stay.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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HiltonOcala, Manager at Hilton Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2010

Thank you for your kind comments! The restaurant staff was especially pleased to be able to make this time with your family special!

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Reviewed February 20, 2010

I have stayed at hundreds of Hiltons all over this country and would have to say that this is one of the worst. First off, this hotel is old. The carpet is worn, the furniture had cigarette burn marks on it and the whole place smelled moldy. Then, there is the housekeeping issue. I don't think the tub in my bathroom had been cleaned in months, the shower curtain was moldy, and the walls had dirty fingerprints with unidentified food particles stuck to them. There are several other hotels to choose from in this area...I would recommend staying at one of them.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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HiltonOcala, Manager at Hilton Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2010

We are disappointed to hear that you had an unpleasant stay. Housekeeping was informed of your concerns and we feel we have greatly improved on the issues you addressed. Feedback like yours helps us perform our very best, and it is appreciated. I certainly hope you will give us another opportunity in the future.

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Reviewed February 19, 2010

My husband and I enjoy getaways and look forward to coming to the Ocala Hilton. The Hilton staff make you feel like you're a part of the family. Our room was emaculate and quiet. The restaurant has an excellent chef who provides a variety of choices. The grounds are well kept. They also have a horse drawn carriage to enjoy. Whenever we get away- we look forward to coming to the Hilton Ocala.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2010

Ocala town itself doesn't have a lot to offer, but the surrounding countryside is a Mecca for horse lovers and the Hilton Ocala is very much a horse-themed hotel. Located just off the interstate, but far away enough not to suffer from traffic noise, just about every aspect of the hotel, from the reception to the rooms has a horse theme going on. Great for my two horse fanatic daughters !

One reason we'd specifically chose the Hilton was that on Fridays it offered free evening rides in a cart pulled by the live-in Clydesdale horse called Buddy. Sadly Buddy doesn't leave his stable when there's a risk of a storm and I'd estimate that not a summer evening goes by in Florida without a thunderstorm, so be prepared for disappointment. His stable is in the grounds behind the hotel, if you're interested in seeing him.

The pool area is quite impressive and the hotel interior well up to the usual Hilton standards, as is the service. Breakfast was also included in the price, a rarity in the US, and the buffet was very good.

Dining options nearby include Hooters (almost walking distance) and Denny's, one junction north along the interstate.

Recommended horseriding nearby: Young's Paso Fino Ranch.

My only complaints are that the free wireless internet didn't work and that considering the hotel has such a big horse theme going on, there is a complete lack of any information concerning horse riding in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2010

By accident we stopped at the Ocala Hilton (just off I-75) What a great surprise. Beautifuylly tucked in amidst (what we discovered) was "horse country", is this wonderful Hilton Hotel. The rooms were classy and the lobby professional and inviting. Free internet in the lobby and lounge area was a pleasure with ample space. The morning included breakfast was abundant and chic. The welcome was genuine and pleasant. Everything is at hand and the ground are maticulous and charming. This hotel exemplifies the "Hilton experience". (AND it was affordable!!!) We liked it! Yes they allow pets and have a $49 REFUNDABLE pet fee. (unlike the brentwood, TN Hilton) This Hilton is a place we will refer and enjoy again and again. Many eating spots just outside the drive area and places to shop are convenient. We are still remarking at this "oasis" Hilton hotel, well-worth the stop!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

This place was spotless and very comfortable. Excellent breakfast. Great value for the price. Would highly recommend

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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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 Family Hotel in Ocala
#5 Romantic 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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