$51 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 1, 2014 Check-out: Oct 4, 2014

Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

2 stars
3951 NW Blitchton Road, Ocala, FL 34482
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
48 reviews
Comfortable and friendly

It was amazing clean comfortable quiet. The staff was very friendly and helpful. See full review

  • Married 4 2 yrs
  • May 16, 2014
best staff I have ever met

Great room, good value, good location, and most of all the friendiest staff ever, from the maids to... See full review

  • kayakfool
  • Aug 6, 2013
Take the family to this eco-friendly Howard Johnson Inn Ocala FL off Interstate 75 near Bubba Raceway Park. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Ocala National Forest with fishing, hiking, canoeing and swimming in natural springs. Take a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs State Park eight miles away. Energize with a meal at the on-site Howard Johnson restaurant. Wake up to a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast with a newspaper, and plan your exciting day with complimentary wireless Internet access. Relax at the heated outdoor pool with hot tub and cabana. Enjoy complimentary large-vehicle parking, car wash, laundry and valet services. Stay active with the fitness center, basketball court and mini-golf course. Book your next social or business event in the banquet and meeting space, and take advantage of the business center. Comfortable guest rooms include microwave and refrigerator. Smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms are available. Pets are welcome at this lodging.

Hotel Map

29.2079 -82.1878
Area description
Shopping district

Recommendations for you

Customers who viewed Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL also booked these hotels.

Reviewer score 3.4 out of 5
Reviewer score 2.6 out of 5
Reviewer score 3.5 out of 5

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Overhead projector
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Back to menu Return to top

Guest Reviews (48)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
48 out of 48
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.6

73% would recommend to a friend.

Sort by:
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Relocating Couple from PR
Ocala, Florida
Sep 5, 2014

Stop During Relocation

The only problem was that the non smoking room we got only smelled like smoke. we talked to the front desk and they upgraded us tu a deluxe room, and this one was way nice. good stay overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
J.Blanco
Miami, Florida
Aug 25, 2014

Not bad for a night.

This is the second time I've stayed here, and it wasn't bad. The newly renovated rooms look nice, though the ceiling in the bathroom seemed to be falling apart, and there was a noticeable stain in the carpet near the A/C. Beds were comfortable, though like my first stay, the pillows don't support much. The staff was nice, even welcoming me back even though my last stay was in 2012. For $36/night like me first trip the hotel is worth it, though at $59/night I feel like some people might not see it as worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

For those that mountain bike, the Santos Trailhead is not far away, and the bike shop across the street from the trailhead rents bikes.

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
scottkapsig249
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Jul 14, 2014

Oldie but a goodie

We were on our way to the beach and needed a place to catch a few Zzz's so we found the HoJo in Ocala. When we arrived the young gentleman at night was more than he seemed, very pleasant and informative. We got to our room and in was nice a clean, but just old. Hard to find an outlet to charge my phone. Got up in the AM and checked out the continental breakfast and it was normal, very Carb based so we did not partake. Overall we were very pleased and would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
daddyof5
Florida
Jun 23, 2014

not what I expected

Staff was excellent. Pictures online were way better Than reality.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Book thru a different site youll get a better deal

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Married 4 2 yrs
Buffalo, NY
May 16, 2014

Comfortable and friendly

It was amazing clean comfortable quiet. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
5
Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
fnawesome
PA
May 9, 2014

Pretty decent place

Staff was very helpful. The air conditioner in the room was not working properly. They gave us a room right next door with no problem. The hotel has a kind of odd layout, very spread out and the lobby in a separate building. Breakfast was ok. The restaurant had food in the evening, not a big selection but food was good. Would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mickey the Bear
Minnesota
Dec 31, 2013

Good Old Fashion Motel

This 60's type Motel was clean and had a very staff. Check in is a separate building from the rooms. Leave your bags in the car

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Buy fruit only when in season

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lori dorrie
Jax., Fl
Dec 7, 2013

Employees

If it weren't for the absolutely wonderful hospitality of the entire staff this HoJo's rating would have been much lower. This staff is the outstanding!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

To Gator games

Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Megs16
Savannah, GA
Dec 4, 2013

Not again if I had to!

While I felt the amenities and location were fine, even what I expected I was disgusted by the room. It was dirty and the beds were HORRIBLE! Additionally, housekeeping practically barged into our room at 830 in the morning, because they didn't have "a record" of us being checked in. I about fell out of the bed! I wouldn't stay there again if it were free.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kayakfool
lake city, fl.
Aug 6, 2013

best staff I have ever met

Great room, good value, good location, and most of all the friendiest staff ever, from the maids to the front desk people, just fantanstic. Will go back without a doubt!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback!
Back to menu Return to top

Change search