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Howard Johnson Ocala

Gainesville, FL, US (GNV)

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Standard Room

Standard Room

1 bed
118 sq feet (11 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Room

1 bed
118 sq feet (11 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

1 king bed
120 sq feet (11 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, wheelchair accessible
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

1 king bed
120 sq feet (11 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Smoking, wheelchair accessible
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 king bed
120 sq feet (11 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, wheelchair accessible
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
Hide room details
Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 king bed
120 sq feet (11 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, wheelchair accessible
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

2 double beds
120 sq feet (11 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Smoking, wheelchair accessible
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Double Room, 2 Double Beds

2 double beds
120 sq feet (11 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, wheelchair accessible
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 queen beds
118 sq feet (11 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, wheelchair accessible
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Howard Johnson Ocala
3951 NW Blitchton Road I-75 exit 354, Ocala, FL US 34482

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 125 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a television in a common area.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Ocala? This hotel has facilities measuring 1800 square feet (162 square meters), including meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

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Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15-30 per pet, per night
  • In-room safe fee: USD 1.50 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Hypoallergenic Room Available
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Picnic Area
  • Room Service
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1135 reviews
from
Submitted on 19-05-2016
This place is great! They sell wine and beer. The room was clean and smells great. No pet room. People in the office were awesome, when I made a joke they laughed. Iife is full of great people and this place is just a happy place to be. Thanks staff for a wonderful time. ... Very satisfied customer
from Milton, Florida
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Is my 3rd or 4th year in a roll staying here. Always great service and the personnel are always friendly. Room was clean and fresh. The entrance is clearly marked from both rout 27 and interstate 75. Why i keep coming back is everything is really great.
from
Submitted on 23-05-2016
We were going to be passing through Ocala in the evening on our way to Anna Maria Island. We only wanted a place to sleep, so we weren't willing to pay a lot. The owner was in the lobby. It was after 9pm by the time we arrived after fighting through construction zone traffic, but he still made us a pizza and talked to us for over an hour. He told us his story of how he started as farmer in Africa, (the child of Pakistani/Palestinian immigrants) and how he ended up in the United States starting f... Read more
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Submitted on 23-05-2016
Checked in here for one night on a whim and because they offered a mini fridge and microwave(which I didn't end up using). This location has superb customer service, I don't really have a problem with that. My problem was because I was put neat all the other guests in front of thr pool, which I found out people sit at thr patio and smoke. I didn't like that since I need non-smoking rooms and area. Also, my room was not cleaned well, if at all and hot water for morning showers was not very hot. ... Read more
from New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Submitted on 23-05-2016
I travel to Ocala for business every other month and always stay at the Howard Johnson's The rooms are clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful
from Fort Payne, Alabama
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Located right off interstate plenty of parking breakfast was really good they can make about anything u want rooms were big and quiet there's an oyster bar restrauant within walking distance if in area again will stay price was reasonable
from Lake City, Florida
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Always enjoy staying at the Howard Johnson, Staff if always so friendly and helpful. THank you Cedric and your staff for always taking care of us.
from DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
Submitted on 05-06-2016
from the time we checked in to check out a great place to stay,pool was clean hot tub clean and hot,free breakfast very good..
from
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Received an upgraded room...very nice. Hotel was had obviously been doing nice renovations and was still in process of improving more. Cedric at front desk did a great job. Other front desk staff were very nice also.
from
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Customer service was outstanding here and that's hard to find in Ocala. Management and staff truly had that old Ocala friendliness you expect when you visit this area. The room was very clean (looked just like the picture) and everything functioned properly though the A/C was a little loud and required constant adjusting to maintain a comfortable average temp. This is an old hotel recently renovated and currently well maintained so don't expect luxury or courteous clientele,... in fact the type ... Read more
from Bainbridge, Georgia, United States
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Everyone is exceptionally nice. Food was very good. Everything was nice and clean. Beds were soft and comfy. They are still in the process of updating some of the rooms but that was no problem.plenty of outlets to plug your phones and iPads into. Wifi was easy to hook into.
from
Submitted on 18-06-2016
This was our stopping point for our drive to Miami for a cruise. It is right off I 75 that can be good and bad. Easy to get to but some noise. The staff was friendly. They are still doing the remodel. Room #s are written on tape. They have 2 buildings one allows smoking outside the room the other "allergen free" but is located in front of pool. The pool and hot tub were both good. Plenty of towels at the pool. We had a room with a jetted tub, but did not use it after the hot tub. The roo... Read more
from Saint Marys GA
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Enjoyed our stay. The facility was spotless and very comfortable. We had a very bad experience in an up market Disney facility the following night, (not our choice) and looking back we would stay here in preference every time.
from Tarpon Springs, Florida
Submitted on 20-06-2016
The entire staff was exceptional, very professional, and very welcoming! Our room was perfect! The swimming area and pool were perfect! The restaurant, well it needs overhauled absolutely sucked. No other words for it. From menu to food. Hence 4 for " traveler rating"
from
Submitted on 20-06-2016
The hotel is nice and pretty clean did find a roach in our room. When I told management she had a attitude. On our last night there they made us change rooms due to painting so the swimming pool was closed till almost 4:30. I came her before and it was wonderful after this stay I won't be back. A lot of noise from the highway. The other workers were very nice the maintenance lady wonderful they really don't clean the bathroom they spray I just know cause when we had to move rooms we got there be... Read more
from Haleyville, Alabama
Submitted on 25-06-2016
If you are like me you expect service to be equal to the value spent but let me tell you HoJo's in Ocala has 5 star service and it is a bargain. Very friendly staff, clean rooms, well taken care of grounds, and security are just a few of the amenities. A pool, carpet golf course and a restaurant with great food to enhance my stay.
from Live Oak, Florida
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Great location to the restaurants, attractions and shopping ! If you are in this area on vacation or just passing thru and need a great clean ,comfortable place to stay at a reasonable price please stop here and stay! You will not be sorry.The staff are all great smiley faces and great people to help you in any way.
from Perry, Georgia
Submitted on 28-06-2016
The front desk staff were very knowledgeable and nice. I had a problem when ordering my breakfast; their were people that ordered the same time that I did after me that got their breakfast and I never did. I waited a hour and twenty minutes and never did get mine.
from New Tazewell, Tennessee
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The employees at the front desk were very helpful and polite. They helped with printing tickets for me and the rooms were very clean.
from
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Old florida meets new - renovated motel. It feels like home being at a hojo! Was pleasantly surprised when the room came with a jet tub! Staff courteous as floridians are. Location is right off 75 in the heart of Ocala a wonderful area to staycation.
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Submitted on 04-07-2016
This place had amazing friendly staff ! New remodel section was clean and cute inside Comfortable bed and pillows Great value a must stay if you just drove 20 hours and can't quite make it to Orlando It says 4 stars and I couldn't agree more STAFF IS FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING
from Arcadia, Florida
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Older hotel straight out of the 60's. Rooms were updated and services was good. Breakfast was ok but nothing great. Everything was very reasonably priced. Very close to the interstate.
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Submitted on 05-07-2016
Great value. Clean property. Retro feel. Enjoyed the pool, spa and miniature golf. Limited menu restaurant served great comfort, home-cooked meal. We will stay again. These Howard Johnson properties are all individually owned now so it's a tough road. The owners here are on the right track. Friendly, responsive staff. Don't expect luxury but good value.
from Madison, United States
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Stayed there before because of a good value for the price. Decided to stay again because got a deal on this site. So far so good: the room is clean and large enough. We will see tomorrow how good is the breakfast, but it does not really matter for this price. The only downside is that it faces I-75 and the traffic can be heard in the room. It is OK for me, but if someone is looking for a really quiet place, it is better to look somewhere not so close to the interstate.
from Saint Louis, Missouri
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Not only is the motel very comfortable and easy to relax at, the staff was very interested in making my stay as easy and comfortable as possible! My room was very nice and very cozy and the staff kept asking what they could do to make it as comfortable as possible! I very willingly suggest you consider staying here!
from Lillian, Alabama
Submitted on 08-07-2016
Nice hotel had one problem air condition smelled musty but over all real Nice place to stay I would stay again if going that way couldn't ask for a better staff they were excellent Thank you for a nice stay
from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Submitted on 09-07-2016
four people to check us in at the reception. I paid through Hotels.com and the receptionist charged my credit card again. When I said I paid through hotels.com guess what he said "you did not tell me that" dah!,,,, they need to be trained on their job more. Then as soon as we went to the room we received multiple calls about the dinner and breakfast times. We didn't make reservation for dinner. The room wasn't dark enough to sleep. Lot of light from outside was coming inside the room. It i... Read more
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Submitted on 12-07-2016
Stayed here in the end of May and was amazed. The rooms were good sized and clean. The bathroom is a little small but it was clean. I came during a renovation. The place, even under construction, looked well maintained and clean. It was a bit concerning that there were a few loose nails around. The pool was clean, the staff was friendly. It was a good experience. The numbers weren't right on the door so we had a hard time locating the room at first but I told my three year old we were on a treas... Read more
from Arcadia, Florida
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Room was clean and comfy. Staff were wonderful and caring. Well worth the money. Will stay there again when I'm in Ocala.
from Hartland, Wisconsin
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Read great reviews when I reserved. Hotel lived up to them. Staff extremely friendly; establishment was very clean; felt safe and secure. Price was right. Pool and breakfast good. Recommend!
from Toledo, Ohio
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Very nice office staff cared that we were pleased. Was being remodeled but had a ok room . Will go back to check out updates . Looks like will be very nice and had good access to Interstate 75 . I stayed there a couple of years ago by my self , I got sick on way to Tampa and when I told desk clerk I was not well she made sure I got dinner delivered by room service and called to check on me to Mach sure I had everything I needed , she went above and beyond for me !!! Nice to get this kind of car... Read more
from Richmond Hill, Georgia
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Not a very good breafast ...employee said deluxe but it was the worst breakfast i ever had at a hotel....
from
Submitted on 19-07-2016
When traveling to normal destinations like Orlando, we typically stay in upscale townhomes or villas. We aren't wealthy but if we are going to be on vacation we like to roll like it. Those types of places arent as readily available in Ocala. This is our second stay at this Howard Johnsons and both occasions have been very nice. Rooms are clean and neat, showers work great, and best of all the AC is fantastic. Staff are some of the nicest I've encountered, the pool is heated and kept clean. ... Read more
from Jacksonville, Florida
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I returned for another motorcycle trip in central Florida. The people at the hotel are very helpful and engaging. Very professional and the rooms are comfortable and clean. I feel my motorcycle is pretty safe there also. There was a misunderstanding on my bill and I said don't worry about it, but the gentleman at the front desk took the time to make sure I got my best value with the rewards program. I like the people in central florida and the towns and country roads. America is a really great c... Read more
from Ocala, Florida
Submitted on 22-07-2016
When we checked in, we were so happy with the friendly service we received. The room has been redone in the original 50's style and colors. Who ever remodeled did a great job. Even the painter did an outstanding job. The room was very clean, the bathroom was spotless even the sink shinned. The flat screen TV had plenty of channels. Yes there is even free WiFi. When in the area I will stay here at the Howard Johnson Inn. Fred
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Submitted on 22-07-2016
Came down all the way from NC using my employee voucher for a family reunion. The staff was amazing. Hotel was just as advertised. Housekeeping were friendly and prompt to any of our needs. We are still checked in and having a ball. Melanie was very nice and quick to answer any of our questions. You could tell she was very knowledgeable of her position. Eric was also at the front desk and was very professional as well. The AGM Cedric was also very helping upon check in of my first two rooms. Tha... Read more
from Moss Point, Mississippi
Submitted on 23-07-2016
We have stayed at this hotel 6-7 times in the past on our way to Disney World because it was affordable and had a nice diner on site. Things appear to have changed some. The price jumped $20 from what I remember and the diner scaled back the menu. The people were nice as always, but with the price increase and food changes we will more than likely not be back.
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 24-07-2016
First of all, kudos Ho-Jo, great job on the renovations! Love the vibrant colors and interior design. Second of all, I had one small issue. I was not provided a detailed receipt; I had to request one when I received a simple receipt for the total paid. Looking closer at the detailed charges, I realized they charged a nightly safe charge, and tax, which was never disclosed. We didn't even use the safe! Since the amount was insignificant, I didn't say anything; however, it's the principle.
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Submitted on 26-07-2016
What friendly staff. The decor was great like the colors of hojo's we remember. The round mirrors in the room like the Howard johnson's logo of the past . The rooms were large the beds and pillows were so comfortable. We slept well. When we checked in there were tractor trailer drivers checking in I thought this place will be loud with trucks coming & going Even that and being close to the interstate, we heard no noise. We ordered room service it was prompt and the food was hot and tasted wonde... Read more
from long Beach, United States
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Very nice Property that has been nicely remodeled. The pool area is nicely maintained and the staff is very helpfull. My only complaint is that I believe that my room, which was supposed to have two queen beds actually had two full beds.
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