Had two rooms Nov 19, 2011. the hotel is easy to find and get to - perhaps a hundred hards from the I-75 exit. Check-in was efficient, though only one clerk was working at about 6:00pm and there was a line in the lobby. This property is one of the types with the front "desk" being more like a convenience store.
The layout of the property is a little confusing at first - we followed the instructions given and made a loop around the courtyard. The public areas as tidy and modern with clever sitting areas including a 'business' area with public PC's and also a sitting area with large television. Breakfst is available but basic and expensive (think $2.50 for a plain, refrigerated bagel); we chose to eat at the Bob Evans nearby and there is also a Cracker Barrell next door.
The rooms were comfortable and clean. We had 2 queens and they were very comfortable - far better than average. The toilet/shower area of the bathroom is in a seperate room with its own door - seperate from the sink. Towels and toiletries were basic and not noteworthy.
The staff was helpful and friendly. I made a special request at the front 'desk' and of housekeeping and both were satisfied quickly and cheerfully.
The property is in a square shape, surrounding a swimming pool in the center, and parking was plentiful and of reasonable access.
Based on my experience there are two major drawbacks: 1) the rooms are not quiet at all; we had an inside courtyard room and an outside room and both were quite noisy. We could hear sinks running in adjacent rooms, road traffic at all hours, normal-volume conversations by the pool AND in the hallways and the ice machine far down the hallway. 2) The cost was $109/nt, which seems high based on the basic, budget nature of the property. This exit of I-75 has many, many hotels (three by Marriott alone) and there is nothing abotu this property that justifies the price difference.
I would stay at this property again if I were guaranteed a toop cloor, outside, rear corner room as remote from the other parts of the hotel as possible and there were a price special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come to the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott in Ocala Florida, and experience 171 newly renovated and beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Easy to access from SR 200 off Exit 350 of the I-75, your visit to to this strategically located, green certified and pet free hotel places you close to everywhere you need or want to be in Ocala and Marion County! Four newly renovated meeting rooms can host your impressive meetings or social events of 10 - 80 people, and complimentary high speed wireless internet is available to all guests throughout the hotel. Fitness routines are easily maintained in the on-site fitness room, and your stress simply melts away in the enticing outdoor pool, courtyard and whirlpool spa. The on-site guest coin laundry is a practical convenience. Reserve your stay with us at the Courtyard by Marriott, and you will have a choice to enjoy several dining and shopping options, all walking distance to the hotel. Come to this Courtyard by Marriott Ocala in Ocala Florida, and enjoy superb quality, convenience, comfort and service. ... more less
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