$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

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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

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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.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Titus, AL
Jan 1, 2011

Disappointment in Ocala

I realize that this was New Year's Eve, and I expected SOME sort of celebration from some of the other guests, but to be unable to sleep for over 2 hours because of the noise is ridiculous! Every time we would almost get to sleep, another firework would sound and wake us up. Really? Can't people be a little more considerate of others? The hotel was nice, but it was absolutely the worst hotel stay I have ever had...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Brooksvile,FL
Dec 9, 2010

Clean,cheep

I came to stay for final exams. Room was cleaned every day, very pleasant maintenance team.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Inconsistencies in prices
Ocala, FL
Oct 21, 2010

Well furnished and a good value

Good room, well appointed, good value, internet connection worked well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Big Momma
Pensacola,Florida
Jul 6, 2010

Cheaper without a reservation

It was good but the walk in price was cheaper than the discounted rate. I could have saved $10.00 if I didn't use this site.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
prattville al
Jun 19, 2010

worst hotel

cockroaches in the room flying around when we opened the hotel room door. the night manager attempted to kill them and they attacked him.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Buford, GA
Jun 9, 2010

GOOD Hotel

Hotel has good room condition. Pool was good. Breakfast was good too. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bandit1
Ft Lauderdale, fl
Jun 1, 2010

Average place to stay but a good price.

We came from the south and the signage was minimal at best...we missed the exit and had to backtrack which was not a big deal. We checked in after 11pm and found the staff to be very helpful and friendly even at that late of an hour. The rooms were dated and in a bit of disrepair, clean however. Busy Memorial day weekend so the noise was probably a bit higher than at other times. Overall, a nice hotel for a one nighter, not a multi night solution!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lilly the "Wonder Dog" and friends
Tampa, Fl
May 16, 2010

Quiet Hidaway!

Many friends came to Ocala for a Performance Dog event. We loved the quiet! No highway noise, and the great staff put us on an end where few people would pass outside. (The dogs are on high alert and tend to bark when they hear people talking or using amenities outside.)This thoughtfulness insured that ALL (us, the dogs, and our neighbors!)slept well! Well lit parking areas added to our overall safe feeling.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
FSua
Fort Myers, FL
May 3, 2010

Only 25 Mins away fr Gainesville

Went for UF graduation ceremony. The location was close enough to stay one night and rest before heading back home at the same time avoiding the mayhem of downtown Gainesville. Also, most hotels in Gainesville were requiring a two-night minimum stay. The room was not luxurious but clean. It could use some renovations, but overall a good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
florida
Jan 19, 2010

ocala stay

The staff was very courteous, the room was not very clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
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