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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

The price was good. The room was clean and nicely decorated. This is a huge hotel just off the highway and very easy to get to. A nice touch was a room safe. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone. I will look forward to staying here in the future.

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

"Really a nice place," is what Jeanine_V found the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala to be. She also adds that the room was "clean and nicely decorated" and the "price was good." As for the location, just off the highway and "very easy to get to." Dear guest, The HoJo team sincerely thanks you for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn...

Conyers, Georgia
Reviewed 9 November 2015

had never stayed at a Howard Johnson Inn before; very nice and clean; our room had been renovated; I loved the decor! The mattress appeared to be older, but it was comfortable; had a spa tub that was super. The room faced the highway, but it was quiet; when my husband commented on check-in that it may be noisy, the...

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

LizzieB45, First stay at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala and you found it "very impressive." I thank you very much for choosing HoJo Ocala--yes, we know our guests have a choice. I am delighted we were able to make you 'happy.' GO HAPPY, GO HOJO!!! The rooms have just been renovated and still we are improving on little things....

Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed here after seeing the Gators (chomp chomp) and was pleasantly surprised. It's 3* that's clean and cheap. Didn't see any bugs either which is a huge victory in Florida. We didn't hear much noise either despite the proximity to 75. Didn't use the generous sized pool but good for those who would use it.

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

"Clean," "no bugs, not much noise, and "the generous sized pool," is what you, our dear guest, found the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala had to offer. It is reasonably priced considering it is close to the University of Florida--Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala was, yes, a "pleasant" surprise to you and for many of those who find us on...

Plantation, Florida, United States
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I had booked an overnight stay in Ocala for the wrong night by mistake and was told when I arrived that there was no vacancy at all. The desk clerk called the Howard Johnson at exit 354 off I-75 and they had rooms. My recollections of Ho-Jo from my past was not positive so I was concerned about what we'd...

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

"What a pleasant surprise!" is Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala--so writes SCB878. Dear guest, you ended up at HoJo Ocala not by choice but by force of circumstances. You found the front desk staff to be "very pleasant and accommodating." And as for your rooms, it was "spacious, clean, and well equipped with a nice size flat screen TV and...

Indianapolis
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Outstanding in all, price staff very friendly all.Room was great clean and quite. Was very pleased that even the owners were always around lots and always asking how your stay was. Restaurant by front desk was so good and different specials every night.Price for was outstanding. If anyone ever stays in Ocala area this is one to stay at.Cannot say...

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Dwight S, Thank you very much for sharing your experience of the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala with us. I am delighted to hear that your experience of HoJo Ocala is "Outstanding in all, price, staff very friendly." And as for your room, it was "great clean and quite." We take our guests reviews very seriously and strive very hard...

New Port Richey, Florida
Reviewed 4 November 2015

I have been staying at this location every time I come to Ocala for the last 15 years, Including a 12 week straight stay & a 5 week straight stay. They have done a fabulous job on the remodel. But most importantly the staff is very friendly they always know who I am & always a have a warm &...

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

Debbie S, "Awesome Job" is what you feel about the remodeling work that you have witnessed first hand happening at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. Your experience has been that the friendly staff "go above & beyond to make sure that I am happy every time I come." We thank you, Debbie, for taking the time to share your...

Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Clean and attractive, Friendly and attentive staff, Great bargain, Everything available. Food to order is available on site in addition to free continental breakfast. Well lighted, safe and secure environment. Located conveniently adjacent to I-75 highway.

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Judith D, Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala "Exceeded (your) Expectations." Yes, one actually has to stay at the HoJo Ocala to know what it actually is. We love our guests and we strive hard to give the best we possibly could give to our guests. We never compromise on our cleanliness, service to our guests and value for their money....

Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I stay weekly at Howard Johnson in Ocala, Fl, for Business. I always get welcomed at the front desk with a sense, of a personal touch, when I check in. My room is always clean and comfortable, the staff is more than friendly and helpful. The bed is better than my bed at home. Recently they have made many upgrades,...

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Dear Tracey S, I am delighted to hear that Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala is "My home away from home" for you. We love our guests and we want to do the best we possibly could do for you, our guest. Yes, we do not compromise on the cleanliness and service. Our greatest asset is our staff who know that...

Warner Robins, Georgia
Reviewed 1 November 2015

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Bargersville, Indiana
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here over several years and the staff never cease to amaze me. Every single one of them make you feel like you're at home away from home. The breakfast is great and their dinner is amazing. I have never been disappointed with a stay and don't expect I ever will. When I walk in, they know me...

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Dear Kim W, Thank you very much for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. Also, thank you for sharing your experience with us. You have revealed our riches to me--the staff. Yes, every single one of them is amazing and I am so glad to have every single one of them. Also, I am delighted to hear that you...

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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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  • Microwave
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  • 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 - $212 (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
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#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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