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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Stopped,over in Ocala and stayed one night at the HoJo. The place is located right next to the freeway so it is a bit noisy. Basically a typical motel but the rooms are appointed above average and the bed was comfortable. They have flat screen TVs though ours did not work as they had just changed cable service and even...

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"Above average motel" with "comfortable" beds is what you, Observer2, our dear guest, found the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala to be. We thank you for choosing us while in our area. And also, thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. Yes, we have flat screen 40" TVs in all our rooms. We have dished out lot...

Maitland, Florida
Reviewed 21 March 2016

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Valletta, Malta
Reviewed 19 March 2016

we got a reasonable quote on the internet and were pleasantly surprised that it was better than others around because it offered several things like swimming pool, mini-golf, play area, breakfast and cable TV. Unfortunately, the cable TV was just hooked up and actually wasn't working. There is a little fitness room with a treadmill and an elliptical machine. there...

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Bescheidgeber1, Dear Guest, thank you very much for choosing to stay with us while in our area. And thank you for sharing your experience with us. Yes, the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala does offer "several things" such as an Olympic-size swimming pool, mini-golf course, play area, cable TV, etc. You found the Howard Johnson to be "better than others...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 March 2016

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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Great place excellent rooms and really nice friendly service and staff ! Helpful in every way ! Second stay here will return!

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

thomasrayb, Our Dear Guest, "Beautiful place," is what you found the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. We want to give nothing less than a beautiful place to all those who walk on the grounds of the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. We want everyone at our place to be "happy." GO HAPPY, GO HOJO!!! The HoJo team, starting from the...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This property has been upgraded since my last stay. Therefore, the price of the room has gone up, but is still very reasonable. Everything was clean and comfortable, and the staff was helpful and friendly. The only problem I had was HBO was not working and did not get fixed during my overnight stay. I did see cable company personnel...

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dianej225, Our dear guest, On 3/14, when you were checking out, you saw the cable company personnel on the property. Today, 3/17, I still see the cable company personnel. They just left stating that they will be back tomorrow morning to finish the final touches. For our guests enjoyment, we decided to go all out and get the best for...

Wildwood, Florida
Reviewed 16 March 2016

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Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The hotel staff were very good. Shane and Alex were helpful. The rooms really were 70's retro colors, cute. It was clean and neat. There is highway noise, but after a bit you don't notice it. There is a large swiming pool too. All in all, it was a very good at a good rate for the stay. You can't...

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indiov2016, Our Dear Guest, "All in all, it was a very good at a good rate ... perfect for my needs," is what you, our dear guest found at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. Thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala while in our area and thank you for sharing your experience with us. The renovation...

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Reviewed 14 March 2016

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Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We booked a king bed and were given two "full" beds that my fiance barely even fit on. The "room service" forgot our drinks and packed everything in FOAM containers. For being a "green" hotel there sure was a lot of foam everywhere. The toilet had black spots on it from the water- wonder when the last time it was...

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E9104FAamandac, Our dear guest, I am sorry we were not able to satisfy you. I did go back and look at the records. As the records indicated, at the time of check in, the guest service representative, Melanie, specifically told you that 'we' wanted you to have a great stay with us and to let us know any time if...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • 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: $82 - $214 (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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Howard Johnson Ocala
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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“quiet ground floors even facing the hwy...black out shade---excellent!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Bamartin50, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All of mine have been good.”
 of 5 bubbles 665davidd665, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had golf clubs and needed a ground floor room. We got it and it was a very nice location.”
 of 5 bubbles Finbogie, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the interstate”
 of 5 bubbles 680Dave, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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