I stay at HIE's often and chose this location as vacation with my reward nights. It is an older feeling hotel with outdated decor and worn out furniture. The staff was often seen sitting at the reception desk talking and seemed disinterested when I asked for directions. I was not impressed with the "hard sell" I had to listen to while checking in...something about listening to a video to get a Visa card and being given a menu for a local Italian restaurant and told to be sure and patronize them. Breakfast was a big bottle neck with tourists hovering around the food while deciding what to have and taking forever to get out of the way. We chose not to eat breakfast there for the rest of the week because of that.
The room was not comfortable. The chair was a stiff little club chair that was anything but comfortable. The bathroom had mold in the caulking and just did not feel clean. For most of the week, our room was not cleaned until after 3:30pm.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Suites Ocala - Silver Springs Hotel Silver Springs
- Holiday Inn Silver Springs
- Silver Springs Holiday Inn