Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

3951 NW Blitchton RdOcala34482USA
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About Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala FL

Howard Johnson Inn – Ocala offers low-cost straightforward roadside accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout and free parking just off Interstate 75. It’s about four miles from the heart of Ocala, Florida, dubbed the Horse Capital of the World.

Bright air-conditioned rooms boast an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, flat-screen cable TV, free newspaper, fridge, microwave and ironing facilities. Accessible rooms are also offered.

Amenities comprise a 24-hour reception, business center, outdoor swimming pool with hot-tub, launderette, meeting rooms, fitness room, mini-golf, local shuttle service, basketball court and a car wash. Pets are allowed and children can stay free.

A complimentary continental breakfast is provided. There’s a bar plus on-site restaurants serving breakfast and dinner. Alternative dining options are located within five minutes’ drive.

Howard Johnson Inn – Ocala is about ten minutes’ drive from Bubba Raceway Park and approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Silver Springs State Park.


3951 NW Blitchton Rd, Ocala, FL, 34482, USA
Telephone: +1(352)6297021 | Fax: +1(352)6290510 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly service

Guests often spoke highly of the customer service at this hotel, frequently describing staff as professional, friendly and pleasant to deal with.

Handy location off the freeway

The location of this property just off the intersection of Interstate 75 and US Route 27 was welcomed by many guests who liked the easy access to area attractions and downtown with its wealth of historic buildings. Another plus was that there were gas stations, dining options and convenience stores nearby.

Praise for rooms, facilities and reasonable rates

Plenty of reviewers had praise for the rooms and liked the way they had been updated. It was often said the rooms were well-equipped with fridges, hairdryers, microwaves and flat-screen cable TVs as standard. Many guests said they felt the rooms were more than sufficiently spacious, clean and comfortable for a short stay. Moreover, visitors appreciated the range of on-site amenities like the swimming pool, mini-golf and car wash. Budget-conscious travelers also frequently remarked that they found the room rates and restaurant prices reasonable.

Negative Reviews

Mixed views over free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi access was a bonus for reviewers, although there were occasional claims that the network offered sluggish speeds or an unreliable signal.

Cleanliness and maintenance issues

While many reviewers spoke highly of the cleanliness and maintenance standards, there were some who weren't as impressed regardless of the hotel's usually competitive rates. Critics took issue with occasional drainage problems or malfunctioning air-conditioning in certain rooms. There were also cleanliness complaints over unsatisfactorily cleaned bathrooms and stained furnishings in some rooms. Reviewers infrequently claimed they encountered cockroaches.

Annoying smells and noises

Traffic noise from the nearby freeway bothered some light sleepers as did occasional noise from adjacent rooms. Another nuisance for some visitors was a musty smell in certain parts of the building.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1772 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
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7.6 out of 10 based on 1772 reviews