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By a verified traveler on Tue 02 Jun 2020

Hotel Description

3-star guestrooms with free WiFi

In Ocala

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this hotel, you'll find Ocala Equestrian Complex and Ocala Regional Medical Center. Paddock Mall is within 6 miles (10 km) and Bubba Raceway Park is within 9 miles (15 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 3 conference rooms, business center, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the fitness center and free perks like local cuisine breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 125 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Mobility Accessible)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL

Everyone (8) Couples (2) Family (7)
2 out of 5
Every room has bedbugs the pool is filthy soap on our mirror sand in our sheets I could go on. Also not enough plugs and WiFi sucks

Posted by , from Ocala florida on Jul 7, 2020

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Jul 8, 2020 by jenny

As we take our guests reviews very seriously, I did the same with yours. Unfortunately, I cannot trace you back in our system at all. You have no name, no other info that could lead to some info about your stay.

4 out of 5
The staff was friendly and nice and the place was clean

Posted by , from Atlanta georgia on Jun 2, 2020

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Jun 4, 2020 by jenny

Thank you very much for choosing the Howard by Wyndham Ocala FL, when in Ocala, Florida area. And thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We love our guests and we love our Howard Johnson. We will always strive very hard to please our guests by giving them the best product we possibly could give. Thank you again. GO HAPPY, GO HOJO

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 2, 2020

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Jun 4, 2020 by jenny

Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala Fl for your lodging needs. We believe in the importance of giving the best customer service to each and every guest. In the future we hope that you will come back to vacation and enjoy our beautiful springs such as Juniper Springs. Again thank you for taking the time to write a review for Howard Johnson Ocala.

4 out of 5
I loved the retro look to this property. I also thought the price was very good

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

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Dec 3, 2019 by jenny

Thank you for staying at the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL and taking the time to post a review about our hotel. We take great strides to make sure that each and every room is maintained and cleaned to the highest of quality standards. We are very devoted to our guests and always strive to make sure they have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Again, thank you for choosing Howard Johnson for your lodging needs and for the positive feedback you gave regarding your stay at our hotel. We hope to see you again in the future.

1 out of 5
We needed a room after the FL vs. FL State game and based on Travelocity reviews thought this would be ok. We were not expecting a fancy hotel... but a clean, non smoking room for the night. We checked in after midnight (Front desk lady was very nice) and I had to sign a non-smoking agreement for our room. Upon entering the room, it clearly had been smoked in A LOT. I called the front desk to see if there was a non-smoking room and I also did not want to be charged a smoking fee. There were no other rooms...sold out. The room was filthy (dirt and hair on floors, dirty bedding, blood on walls, something smeared all over TV screen). If we could have gotten a refund for the $160 we paid, we would have left. Honestly, this was at best a one star hotel. We slept for 5 hours, got up, and left. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019

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Nov 13, 2019 by jenny

Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala Fl for your lodging needs. We believe in the importance of giving the best customer service to each and every guest. In the future we hope that you will come back to vacation and enjoy our beautiful springs such as Juniper Springs. Again thank you for taking the time to write a review for Howard Johnson Ocala.

2 out of 5
I would not recommend this hotel. The employees were very nice but the place had roaches

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

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Oct 7, 2019 by jenny

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns with us on your recent stay with us. We are always hard at work to make sure our team delivers on our brand promise and every customer has a positive experience. I would like to apologize for the frustration you experienced when your expectations were not met. This is not reflective of what we stand for and you can be confident that we will follow-up with your concerns for you and for future guests.

4 out of 5
It was very clean but pretty barebones and smelled musty. Also our room was right near the stairwell so you could hear everyone waking up and down. Decent for the cost of the room.

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019

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Aug 19, 2019 by jenny

Thank you for staying at our Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL and thank you for letting others know how we are doing here. Our staff strives to provide each and every guest that walks through our doors with exceptional customer service and care. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

4 out of 5
Old, but remodeled room. Decent for the price. Would stay again

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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Aug 9, 2019 by jenny

Thank you for staying at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL. We thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave us such a excellent 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 hotel. I hope while you were in the area you were able to try out our on site miniature golf, dine in restaurant 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.

2 out of 5
The room itself was terrible. Probably more because of the age of it. The people were great. Breakfast was a nice experience.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019

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Jul 9, 2019 by jenny

Thank you for staying at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL. We truly appreciate you staying with us and taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy that you felt the people were great and had a nice experience with breakfast. We are sorry you did not enjoy your room and thought it was terrible. We are always upgrading and improving. It was a pleasure having you at our hotel, please come back very soon and see us!

About the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL

Location 3951 NW Blitchton Road, Ocala, FL 34475

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 1800 square feet (162 square meters). The business-friendly Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL also features gift shops/newsstands, a picnic area, and room service (during limited hours). An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Ocala hotel is smoke free.

  • 125 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 1800 sq ft of conference space
  • 162 sq m of conference space
  • Local cuisine breakfast (free)
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.) (7.8 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL offers 125 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. 43-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. This Ocala hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free local cuisine breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Howard Johnson Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Basketball on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Count on Us (Wyndham). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Count on Us (Wyndham)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 20 (one-way)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 1.50 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Howard Johnson Hotel Ocala
  • Howard Johnson Ocala
  • Ocala Howard Johnson
  • Howard Johnson Inn - Ocala Hotel Ocala
  • Howard Johnson Ocala Hotel
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Ocala FL Hotel
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Ocala FL
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL Hotel
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL Ocala
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL Hotel Ocala

You should know

  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.