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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice office staff cared that we were pleased. Was being remodeled but had a ok room . Will go back to check out updates . Looks like will be very nice and had good access to Interstate 75 . I stayed there a couple of years ago by my self , I got sick on way to Tampa and...

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Dearest guest Cheryl H, Thank you for choosing to stay with us again at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala and thank you for sharing your experience with us. Our Hojo is truly lucky to have such a wonderful staff. We do strive very hard to meet and exceed our guest expectations every time they stay. Our customer service is one...

Hartland, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 July 2016

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Arcadia, Florida
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Room was clean and comfy. Staff were wonderful and caring. Well worth the money. Will stay there again when I'm in Ocala.

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Our dear guest finkville, Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala and thank you for taking time to share your experiences regarding your recent stay. We greatly appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our "clean and comfy" rooms as well as our "wonderful staff." We strive to...

Reviewed 12 July 2016

Stayed here in the end of May and was amazed. The rooms were good sized and clean. The bathroom is a little small but it was clean. I came during a renovation. The place, even under construction, looked well maintained and clean. It was a bit concerning that there were a few loose nails around. The pool was clean, the...

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Our dear guest Shelby C, Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala and thank you so much for the wonderful 5 star review! We are happy that you enjoyed our "good sized clean rooms, quiet location, and great staff!" We only wish to give nothing but the best service to our guest...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 9 July 2016

four people to check us in at the reception. I paid through Hotels.com and the receptionist charged my credit card again. When I said I paid through hotels.com guess what he said "you did not tell me that" dah!,,,, they need to be trained on their job more. Then as soon as we went to the room we received multiple...

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Nurjehan S, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL, responded to this review

Sharaz-13, Dear guest, I am sorry we disappointed you. We take our guests' reviews very seriously. Upon my further research on your stay, I discovered the following: 1) Yes, you did make your reservation through the third party. At the time of your check in, we somehow had not yet received your room payment. The manager on duty, Abigail Diaz,...

Lillian, Alabama
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Nice hotel had one problem air condition smelled musty but over all real Nice place to stay I would stay again if going that way couldn't ask for a better staff they were excellent Thank you for a nice stay

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Dear guest Gary H, Thank you very much for choosing Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala while in our area. Thank you for sharing you experience with us. We have noted down about the smell in room 139 and I promise you we will work on this issue. We take our guest reviews very seriously because that is the only way...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Not only is the motel very comfortable and easy to relax at, the staff was very interested in making my stay as easy and comfortable as possible! My room was very nice and very cozy and the staff kept asking what they could do to make it as comfortable as possible! I very willingly suggest you consider staying here!

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mjklitch, OUr Dear Guest, Thank you very much, first, for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala while in Ocala, Florida. Second, for sharing your experience with us. Nothing is more rewarding from the HoJo team members then hearing from our guests that we were able to make the guest 'happy.' GO HAPPY, GO HOJO (Ocala)!!! Our promise to you...

Madison, United States
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed there before because of a good value for the price. Decided to stay again because got a deal on this site. So far so good: the room is clean and large enough. We will see tomorrow how good is the breakfast, but it does not really matter for this price. The only downside is that it faces I-75 and...

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Our dearest guest Ivan A, Welcome back!! Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala again! We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our hotel and our staff. Rest assured we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty. I hope you were able to try out our...

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Great value. Clean property. Retro feel. Enjoyed the pool, spa and miniature golf. Limited menu restaurant served great comfort, home-cooked meal. We will stay again. These Howard Johnson properties are all individually owned now so it's a tough road. The owners here are on the right track. Friendly, responsive staff. Don't expect luxury but good value.

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Our dear guest Tsduke, Thank you so much for this lovely 5 star review of your recent stay at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. It was an absolute pleasure having you with us and we are delighted to learn that we were able to make you feel so welcome, from arrival to departure! We were very thrilled to read that...

Arcadia, Florida
Reviewed 4 July 2016

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering happiness and value, the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida hotel is situated with easy access from I-75 and 4 Miles from Downtown Ocala, Florida Horse Capital of the World. Kick off your day with a free breakfast including Belgian waffles and free WiFi. With 125 rooms located on 10 acres of land, this Ocala, Florida hotel is ideal for families traveling with RV rentals, and includes ample RV and boat parking on-site. This green-certified Ocala, Florida hotel is situated within minutes from the Post Time Horse Farm, home of the annual Horse Shows in the Sun - HITS - Ocala event each winter. As the recipient of Howard Johnson's Best Practices of the Year Award for 2010, the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida is dedicated to providing travelers the best combination of cheerful hospitality and convenience with a great value. Find all that this Ocala hotel has to offer within minutes of top attractions including Silver Springs State Park, Wild Waters Water Park, Florida State Fire College, Ocala Rotary Sportsplex, Big Sun Youth Soccer League, Shocker Park Softball Complex, Ocala Breeders Sales and the beautiful fresh water springs (Silver Springs, Salt Springs, Juniper Springs, Alexander Springs, Silver Glen Springs and Rainbow Springs) of the Ocala National Forest. Fun and convenience are a standard at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala, Florida with the areas largest outdoor heated pool, poolside cabanas and a relaxing Jacuzzi. In and around this Ocala, Florida hotel you will enjoy a complimentary Rise and Dine Breakfast along with on-site miniature golf, meeting and banquet facilities, and our on-site Howard Johnson's Restaurant.No matter what kind of traveler you are, the Howard Johnson Inn in Ocala, Florida hotel provides the ideal location and incredible value you have been searching for. Go Happy. Go HOJO. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Address: 3951 NW Blitchton Rd, I-75 exit 354, Ocala, FL 34475-6765
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Ocala
Price Range: $81 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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Ocala Howard Johnson
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ocala
#2 Green Hotel in Ocala
#12 Business Hotel in Ocala
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“Stay away from pool rooms as it was very noisy at night”
txinfl, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you have difficulty with stairs, request a first floor room as outside stairwell might be difficult for someone with mobility issues.”
sharonp48, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Call ahead for larger rooms or smoking rooms”
brucew229, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“quiet ground floors even facing the hwy...black out shade---excellent!!!!”
R1401HKdeborahc, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Well I like the ground floor across from the front desk.. Quick trip for a free breakfast. A nice dinner, beer and wine etc. lol.”
Bamartin50, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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