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Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Silver Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
“We went out of our way just to stay there”
Reviewed July 30, 2011

We have stayed at this hotel before and it left such a lasting impression on us that we were determined to fit it into our next trip.
We were seeing friends at Gainsville & were due to visit Thomasville the following day but travelled south to Ocala just to stay at the hotel overnight.
The staff here are courteous, friendly & helpful. Karla, at the front desk went out of her way to ensure we were comfortable & knew where everything was. Every member of staff encountered greets you like a long lost friend & is attentive & cheerful. The Hotel facilities & general areas are clean & well maintained & the quality of the room in terms of cleanliness & facilities available was superb.
Breakfast!!! It's the sort of breakfast that makes you reluctant to leave it's that good.
All in all, well worth detouring for & we'll ensure we do the same again next trip.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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OCFBR, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs, responded to this review, August 1, 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs and taking time to write and post a review on TripAdvisor. The dedicated and valuable team at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs loves taking care and pampering each one of our guests. If for whatever reason we fail to meet your expectations, there will be no charge for one night's stay. All our guests love our complimentary hot breakfast buffet every morning. There is something for everyone. Our new "make your own buttermilk pancakes" station is a big hit. See you soon at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs
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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

From the time of arrival until departure date every employee was very friendly and attentive. Helen and Karla at the front desk were a pleasure to talk with and showed me that I had more priority points than I knew I had. Also Loralee and Anita in the kitchen were very pleasant ladies. My wife and I will be back and stay at this Holiday Inn Express the next we are in Ocala.

Room Tip: The room was a perfect size for my wife and I. It was well maintained.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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OCFBR, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs, responded to this review, August 3, 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs and taking time to write and post a review on TripAdvisor. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs is centrally located in Ocala and minutes east of downtown Ocala. Our team loves taking care of our guests. Our dedicated breakfast attendants put out a delicious complimentary breakfast buffet every morning for our guests. Guest's can check their e-mail(complimentary high speed Internet access throughout the hotel) or read their complimentary USA Today newspaper while they eat their delicious breakfast. Our rooms are the "perfect size" and are well maintained. Hope to see you soon at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs on your next visit to the Ocala/Silver Springs area.
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Interlachen,Fl
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Great staff and an exellent experience. This is the best hotel that I have been to, that makes you feel like home

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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OCFBR, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs, responded to this review, July 30, 2011
Thanks for staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs and taking time to write and post a review on TripAdvisor. The team at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs want to be OCALA'S BEST HOTEL in terms of providing all our guests with the best possible service and accommodations. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs is centrally located. It is minutes east from historic downtown Ocala and at the entrance of the Ocala National Forest. The Ocala National Forest offers many eco-tourism adventures at very nominal prices. Many of our guest love hiking and bird watching in the many trails within the Ocala National Forest. One can also spend their day doing eco tourism activities such as canoeing, snorkeling and swimming in Ocala's famous fresh water springs. Lake George and Lake Kerr are famous for Florida freshwater fishing. The evening can be spent dining in downtown Ocala's famous eateries or bars. Our front desk agents have food and beverge discounts. See you soon at OCALA'S BEST HOTEL-Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs.
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

We would like to say a special thanks to the staff that attends the breakfast area. What a "crew". We were very impressed by them, especially "Fidali".

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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OCFBR, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs, responded to this review, July 31, 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs and taking time to write and post a review on TripAdvisor. The dedicated breakfast team at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs prepares a hot breakfast buffet every morning. There is something delicious for everyone-from fresh scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy to fresh fruit. Our guests love making their own pancakes. To-Go bags are available for our "guests on the run." If there is something not available that you would like, please ask one of our breakfast attendants. And yes, the hot breakfast buffet is free for our guests. See you soon at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs.
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Grove City, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed July 25, 2011

We selected this hotel for location close to family, visiting for a funeral and a wedding. The staff here are the friendliest and most helpful ever! There were very genuine and caring. We especially would like to mention the front desk workers: Karla, Hollie, and Helen; the hard working housekeepers: Tamela, Darlene; and breakfast crew: Laura Lee and Anita. Thank you all! Keep up the excellent work. We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: any room choice would be ok
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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OCFBR, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs, responded to this review, July 31, 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs and taking time to write and post a review on TripAdvisor. The dedicated team at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs love taking care of our guests. We strive very hard for everyone of our guests to leave our hotel satisfied. If for some reason we inadvertently fail to meet your expectations, there will be no charge for your one night stay. See you soon at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs.
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

Samantha at the front desk was very helpful and courteous when I called to make reservations.....stayed 5 nights & received a very reasonable extended rate. Hotel was very clean, & our room attendant, Kathy W., was very helpful & provided excellent maid service. Complimentary breakfast buffet was delicious (especially the cinnamon buns!). Laura Lee, Darlene, and Anita provided excellent service in the breakfast area. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here. Everyone we encountered at the hotel was professional and courteous. The only negatives were that the AC makes a little too much noise if you are a light sleeper, and because pets are allowed in this hotel, the deodorizer was noticeable.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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OCFBR, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs, responded to this review, July 24, 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs and taking time to write and post a review on TripAdvisor. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver has a reasonable extended stay rate. All our spaciously decorated rooms include a small fridgerator and microwave. As you point out, a complimentary delicious breakfast buffet is included with your room. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs is minutes from downtown Ocala's bars and restaurants. We have discounts for some of these restaurants/bars at the front desk. We love pampering our guests. See you on your next extended stay trip at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs.
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

We went to Silver Springs for a couple of days to enjoy the Florida natural springs and horse back riding.This Hotel was the best ever!!I read a couple of reviews and I really decided to try it out.Well, it was exactly what I expected, maybe a little better!The Silver Spring park is litterally across the street and we actually walked which saved us $7 for the parking So is the water park but I really didn't like it: very old, dirty, the wave pool didn't waved for at least 1 1/2 hour until I finally had to call the manager and he told somebody on the radio to turn it on!! I really wouldn't go back in even if it was free!!!
Ms.Karla and the whole front desk stuff was very helpful: they had special for restaurant where they give you discount if you stay at the hotel, free bowling for that night and the hotel rate was great: call Ms.Karla directly and she will offer the best rates they have.
Breakfast was really gpood and plenty of food of all kind.
Even for a weekend, when weather gets better( kind of cooler) we will definetevely go back!!Loved it! Thanks, Ms.Karla!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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OCFBR, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs, responded to this review, July 25, 2011
Thank-you for staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs and taking time to write and post a review on TripAdvisor. The dedicated team at our hotel strives very hard to be Ocala's BEST HOTEL. Our team will do everything in their power to make sure each one of our special guest's stay is GREAT!!! In the event we inadvertently fail, there will be no charge for your room. Our smiling guest service agents have discounts for our guests for local restaurants and bars. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs is also minutes from the Appleton Museum, Pioneer Gardens and the Ocala Civic Theatre. And yes, the bowling alley is only few minutes away. We have two arrangments for horse back riding for our guests. See you on your next Ocala-Eco Tourism adventure at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs
Address: 5360 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1714
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Location: United States > Florida > Silver Springs
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) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Silver Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Silver Springs-Ocala is located next to Silver Springs State Park, home of the historic and world-famous Glass Bottom Boats. The hotel is in close proximity to the Silver River State Park, the Ocala National Forest, numerous fresh water springs (Juniper Springs, Alexander Springs, Salt Springs, Silver Springs, Silver Glen Springs, and Rainbow Springs), the horse farms of Ocala and Marion County, the Horse Capital of the World, Wild Waters Water Park (next door), the beautiful Appleton Museum, Downtown Ocala's business district, the Ocala rotary Sportsplex, Shocker Park softball complex, and Big Sun soccer complex. The hotel is just an hour and a half away from world famous Daytona Beach and the Daytona Beach International Speedway. En-route to Daytona, one will pass numerous fishing spots such as Lake George, Lake Kerr, and the St. Johns River. There are numerous hiking, bird watching, and off road venues in the Ocala National Forest. The hotel features 55 queen rooms and 20 suites. Jacuzzi suites with separate walk-in showers are available upon request. Meeting and business service facilities are on site. The hotel also features a heated pool, fitness room, and guest laundry and dry cleaning services. All guests can enjoy free high speed Internet, free local calls, and a breakfast bar featuring the Express brand Cinnamon Roll, in-room coffee, the Simply Smart Bedding Collection, the Simply Smart Showerhead, an over sized work desk and a hot breakfast buffet featuring the Express brand Cinnamon Roll. This hotel is a Florida Certified Green Property and is a 100 percent smoke free facility. Early Check-in and late Check-out are available upon request. ... more   less 
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