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Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

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Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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... More 

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

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... More 

Gainesville, Florida
1 review
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... More 

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

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... More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We didn't have reservations. Decided to stop. We went to days inn 1st. Rude front desk. So we went next door to this hotel. Very happy pleasant people checked us in. They have a restaurant right there in the lobby. We got the club with fries and coleslaw. Then a banana split. Both were very yummy. Serving was so big... More 

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

Cynthia P, Our Dear Guest, Staying at the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala was like "we were staying at a condo." Remodeled rooms, with coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, lamps with electrical outlets, complimentary breakfast in the morning and somebody to check on you to make sure you had everything you needed was what made Cynthia P's stay with us special.... More 

Springfield, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

We've stayed at other Howard Johnson Inn before with very good experiences so when we saw there was a HOJO here in Ocala, we decided to stay here. As we signed in, the welcome we received, we knew that we were going to have a good time here. They asked us to please excuse the construction that was going on,... More 

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Ed P, Our Dear Guest, "Overall, I highly recommend this motel," is what Ed P, our dear guest, states about the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. They found, "Everyone here is so friendly and caring, wanting your stay to be as pleasant as possible." And yes, for our guests enjoyment, there is Olympic size swimming pool, heated during the winter... More 

Hollywood, Florida
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We were a little dubious at first because of some of the reviews. In the end, we opted for this property, and are glad we did. To clarify: the lobby was difficult to find, but only because we weren't looking in the right spot. When you turn down the street toward the inn, the rooms are on the left. On... More 

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

"Very nice!" is what you, our dear guest Pamela C's experience is of the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. I am so very glad that you in the end opted to find for yourself how and what Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala actually is. The HoJo team strives very hard to make every guest's stay with us a "very nice"... More 

Ocala, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2016

I've been coming to Howard Johnson's Ocala for 7 years. It really get better and better every year. They treat me like family. I travel alone but I always feel safe here. The room is always clean. The beds are so soft I have a hard time getting up in the morning to go to work. There are numerous hotels... More 

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

Kathryn T, Our Dear Guest, "good to be home," is what you feel about the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. If the founding father, Mr. Howard Johnson, could read or hear your message, he would be elated with joy. Mr. Johnson's deep desire when he founded Howard Johnson Motor Lodges and Restaurants was as follows: "Howard Johnson wants to help... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

The rooms were beautiful and very clean staff was very polite the pool was awesome and the hot tub was hot hotel has done many improvements and everything was up to date continental breakfast was delicious

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Dana C, Our Dear Guest, "Great place" is what you found the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala to be. You found our rooms to be beautiful and "very clean." Yes, and the HoJo team is "very polite" and always wants to do the best they possibly could do for every single guest that enters our premise. I am so glad... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
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: €55 - €88 (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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#12 Business Hotel in Ocala
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