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Howard Johnson Ocala

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Right off I-75, HOJO's is convenient for travelers. Nice economical hotel. Not fancy, but clean and comfortable. well worth the price. They offer free breakfast but I couldn't take advantage of that. Nice pool and mini-golf course. Rooms are small but comfy. I would stay here again.

Brought whole family and inlaws to look at houses in preparation for big move for new job. Was cheap clean and did the job nicely

Central heating and air didn't work, loud all night, couldn't get sleep for all the noise. Appears to be Safety issues as you had to check in with clerk behind bullet proof glass

I picked this hotel because it was about half way between Atlanta and Miami and stayed there both coming and going. Also because it was away from the beaches and the Orlando attractions, and therefore more affordable.

On the road, looking for a place to crash at 9pm. Booked room on my phone, showed up and got some rest.

coffee was great in the rooms. we drink alot of coffee and it was great. morning b-bar was ok. beds ok and pillows were good. 1st day after coming back from a long day room wasn't as cean as the last 2 night. diff. cleaning person

We stayed in the newly updated rooms and they were really nice. Very clean and tidy. The staff were very helpful.

It's an older hotel recently renovated. Large outdoor pool and hot tub. Free continental breakfast or you can purchase a home cooked breakfast for less than $5. Dinner every evening even have a glass of wine if you choose! Wi-fi, putt-putt and will even bring you organic stone brick oven pizza straight to your room from the front desk! Friendly staff and owners make this a great place to stay.

Family and I just needed a overnight stay during our travel. It was a late arrival. The room was pleasant and clean. For the price, we couldn't have been happier. The included complimentary breakfast was a bonus. Kids loved the waffle machine! Would not hesitate to stay again.

Nice hotel, for my family and me, we are very happy with the stay in this hotel

The hotel was what we expected for the price paid, and easy access to the highway. We highly recommend it.

The hotel staff were extremely nice and hopeful. This hotel was less than what I expected after reading other reviews.

Close to I-75 , nice pool and amenities for children. the complimentary breakfast was a bonus. staff was pleasant and helpful.

It was all that I wanted and more when it comes to an hotel.

it was overall nice stay. I would recommend to my friends .

Although I scheduled the wrong date for my stay, The manager made room for us at the Inn. Thanks

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.

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.

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.

Other than the noise neighbors this visit and my last visit I was completely satisfied. I called the from desk both times and the noise stopped right away!

3951 NW Blitchton Road Ocala FL

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Ocala

Everyone (8) Couples (16) Business (5) Family (24) Friends (3) Other (7)
4

nice economy hotel

Everyone

Right off I-75, HOJO's is convenient for travelers. Nice economical hotel. Not fancy, but clean and comfortable. well worth the price. They offer free breakfast but I couldn't take advantage of that. Nice pool and mini-golf course. Rooms are small but comfy. I would stay here again.

By , from Jax, FL on Mar 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 21, 2017

Dearest guest Jeb, Thank you so much for this lovely review of your recent stay at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. It was an absolute pleasure having you with us and we are delighted to learn that we were able to make you feel so welcome, from arrival to departure! We were very thrilled to read that we were able to meet your expectations during your stay and that you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We are continuously being upgraded and improved. So very glad you will be back and we hope to see you soon! Thank you again

4

relocation scouting trip

Everyone

Brought whole family and inlaws to look at houses in preparation for big move for new job. Was cheap clean and did the job nicely

By on Jan 16, 2017

3
Everyone

Central heating and air didn't work, loud all night, couldn't get sleep for all the noise. Appears to be Safety issues as you had to check in with clerk behind bullet proof glass

By , from V on Dec 18, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 23, 2016

Thank you very much for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. And also, thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. During your stay you mentioned you the central heat and air didn't work and there was loud noise to where you couldn't get any sleep. It is our goal to give our dear guests the best we can give in terms of value, cleanliness and service. If there is ever an issue that we can assist guests with, we like to know about the issue while the guest is still at our establishment. Simply so we can correct it then and there. We would have been happy to move you to a room where the ac was working had we known about the issue. We hope you come back and see us!

4

more than adequate

Everyone

I picked this hotel because it was about half way between Atlanta and Miami and stayed there both coming and going. Also because it was away from the beaches and the Orlando attractions, and therefore more affordable.

By , from Atlanta on Dec 16, 2016

4

right off the highway but no traffic noise

Everyone

On the road, looking for a place to crash at 9pm. Booked room on my phone, showed up and got some rest.

By , from fl on Oct 17, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 21, 2016

Dear guest becky, Thank you for staying at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala. We thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave us such a great review! Our staff is highly trained to give you an exceptional experience and we are pleased to learn that we achieved this goal during your stay. We're so pleased you enjoyed our fresh made pizza and great highway access. These are just a few of the many things we try to maintain here at Howard Johnson. Our staff strives to provide exceptional customer service and care to each and every one of our guest. We hope while you were in the area you were able to try out our on site miniature golf and some of our nearby attractions. Our hotel is within a short drive to many fun destinations including zip lining, kayaking, fresh natural springs to go tubing down and so much more! Thank you again. It was a pleasure having you at our hotel and we hope to have you back very soon!

3

price was good for overall rating.

Couples

coffee was great in the rooms. we drink alot of coffee and it was great. morning b-bar was ok. beds ok and pillows were good. 1st day after coming back from a long day room wasn't as cean as the last 2 night. diff. cleaning person

By on Oct 14, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 17, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Howard Johnson Inn of Ocala and thank you for taking time to share your experiences regarding your recent stay. We greatly appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our "great coffee"in the rooms as well as our "morning breakfast bar." We strive to accommodate our guest and create a lasting experience for them. It will be a pleasure to have you come back to stay with us in the future! Thanks again.

5

very nice and clean

Everyone

We stayed in the newly updated rooms and they were really nice. Very clean and tidy. The staff were very helpful.

By on Aug 31, 2016

4

was in ocala for business for 3 days.

Everyone

It's an older hotel recently renovated. Large outdoor pool and hot tub. Free continental breakfast or you can purchase a home cooked breakfast for less than $5. Dinner every evening even have a glass of wine if you choose! Wi-fi, putt-putt and will even bring you organic stone brick oven pizza straight to your room from the front desk! Friendly staff and owners make this a great place to stay.

By , from Former Kentucky Resident on Apr 10, 2016

4

overnighter

Everyone

Family and I just needed a overnight stay during our travel. It was a late arrival. The room was pleasant and clean. For the price, we couldn't have been happier. The included complimentary breakfast was a bonus. Kids loved the waffle machine! Would not hesitate to stay again.

By , from Hueytown, Al on Apr 1, 2016

5

family trip

Families

Nice hotel, for my family and me, we are very happy with the stay in this hotel

By on Sep 3, 2015