Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 77
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zebrat Great Staff
Stayed a week during Christmas. Comfortable, convenient.
Saturday night stay was marred by noisy guests up till 1:00 AM.
January 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JTS7638 Average
It was okay, quite a distance off I75 for travelers.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zebrat Would Stay Again
Front desk staff and the breakfast custodian were exceptional. We had no heat with outside temp. at 31 degrees and even though it was Thanksgiving Day the heating unit was replaced immediately even with a skeleton staff. The staff is what makes this place stand out against the competition.
December 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WallyJ Nice bed and pillows
Well located motel on highway 301 near medical center. Room was clean and comfortable. Check-in went smooth.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TPD415 TPD415
My wife and I and 2 other couples stayed at your property. It was a good lodging experience and we will definately be back. Your evening front desk person, Debbie, was exceptional and is a truly professional staff member.
November 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bumpernutz Jeeptoberfest weekend
Everything was great except this hotel does not have very much parking. We towed our jeeps up to Ocala for Jeeptoberfest and we were forced to park our truck and trailers on the side of the road on a side street next to the hotel. The front desk did not recommend it, however they did go out and check on them for us on occasion. We had a group of us that partied in the lobby and the lady at the front desk let us have our fun until she started getting complaints that we were being too loud. We finally got kicked outside...We had a parking lot party into the night. It was a good weekend.
October 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Canscot COmfortable bed and cleanroom
We had a comfortable stay, room was excellent, clean and met our needs.
Around 5.00am we could hear doors slamming shut and other noises that disturbed our sleep.
Breakfast was not good, at 6.15am was not that easy to get a coffee. At 6.30am there was NO hot breakfast. Only cereal, bagels, Yogurt bananas etc. Hot breakfast did not arrive until after we left the dining area.
October 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RandomNicknameAsYouReject Air conditioner in room insufficent
No themostat. Old school wall A/C which was stopped more than it ran despite it being on "very cool/high" the whole time. Sweating while putting my work/dress clothes on. And it wasn't even that hot out.
Staff made no mention of Rewards member, offered no water, etc.
October 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by thom35 Nice Place to stay
It seemed like there was limited availability of hotels in the area so we took the recommendation of family. Very nice place, clean, and courteous staff. I would recommend this if staying in the area.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RG10 Was a great find for the UF Game
We could not find a room in Gainesville and were pleasantly surprised to find this one. Not that far of a drive straight up 441 to the UF campus and with other hotels raising their rates to over $500 on game day in Gainesville ripping people off this is our new choice
September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mimi7 Friendly Helpful Staff
This was our third stay at the Ocala Midtown location. We enjoy staying here because of the location and especially the staff. I had made reservations and when we checked in I realized our room was a long walk down the hall. My husband has health issues and walking is a struggle for him. We asked Sonny if it was possible to change rooms and she was most accommodating. She actually found us a room on the first floor, and asked if there was anything else she could do to make our stay easier. The staff in the dinning area is always cheerful and helpful. Everything is always clean and the staff is gracious and helpful. Hope to see Sonny next year.
September 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TBuck Comfortable room, central location to all of Ocala area
This year (2013) marks the 17th consecutive year that I have stayed at this location, during my annual "Road Trip" to Ocala. The location is central to just about anywhere in the Ocala area. The room is very comfortable, the desk clerks are always very helpful, and the breakfast is pretty good. And, if you want a more upscale breakfast, there is an IHOP restaurant right next door. This is not one of your big convention hotels. It is quiet and personal. Parking is convenient, as there are only about 48 spaces. I will definitely be back again next year.
August 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ashford21 Great bed but problem with air conditioning
Very comfortable bed but air conditioning unit rattled all night.
August 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rich106 Quiet, clean room and great front desk service
I've stayed in this property a few times over the past couple of years and the experience has been very good. The front desk staff always has a smile on their faces, and are very attentive. The rooms have always been clean and quiet, independent of the floor we've been in. One time we brought our pet, and even the room allocated for pets was very clean. On the down side, I think the breakfast could be improved, as the selection is mostly cereal, some precooked eggs and biscuits. By adding a few fruits and maybe some bacon, the variety would improve significantly.
Overall, my family and myself are very pleased with this hotel, it offers a great value and highly recommend to others.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Twenty9 Comfy and quiet
A group of us were attending a wedding and stayed here we all enjoyed our stay. Rooms were clean, cool and beds were very comfortable, slept like a log. Breakfast was great and as they were running low attendants kept bringing more food. Great hot breakfast choices.
August 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wbn2444 Location
My wife and I come to Ocala to visit another couple who are in a assisted living facility close to the Holiday Inn Express. The location makes it easy to visit with our friends.
Your breakfast is very good. It has a good variety which helps us as we have very different tastes in food.
The room is perfect for our overnight stay.
We plan on visiting our friends in the future months/years. Your place is just right for us.
August 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DHD12345 Disappointing
We arrived mid-afternoon and went for a swim. The pool was filthy. Our kids had to swim around lots of tree fallings and large Florida insects. Heading into our room, we found there were no soaps, shampoos etc left for us and the trash had not been emptied. Parts of the bathroom appeared in mid-process of being painted. Breakfast equally nasty.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by don257 Happy Camper
We were very pleased with our stay at this facility. As a platinum member we were upgraded to a very nice suite. I called around 11:00 to see if they would allow us to check in early. Since our room was already clean the front desk was gracious and accommodating in allowing us to check in early. The location is quiet and the property is well maintained. We will be coming again to this property, especially considering the price. The lady in charge of our free breakfast was so nice and helpful to everyone.
July 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jo1953 Noisy a/c
This was the worst place to stay, the hotel was pretty clean, our room was ok.. If your going there to sleep please stay somewhere else !!! I got aout 2 hours sleep through the night .. Every time the a/c would kick on it sound like a plane landing !! So just when you dosed off it would kick on and wake you up.. Upon checkout I conplained to the front desk that my stay was awful and that I had only gotten a couple of hours of uneasy rest. She said she could make an adjustment on the bill.. She ended up adjusting the bill by $20.00. Really !! that was an insult more than anything.. Please do yourself a favr and stay somewhere else!!
July 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tacannon Recent stay in Ocala
I recently stayed at the Ocala FL location. The staff was very good in assisting me with all the business documents and directions that I needed for my trip. The room was very clean and most of all it was QUIET, as per my request. I recommend this location if you are ever in Ocala, FL.
FYI.... --> Be careful of the IHOP across the street. While the staff is friendly, I did find a long brunette hair in my take out grilled chicken salad the night before I left for home. It was too late to take it back, they were closed for the night, 11pm. Starved until morning, I tossed it in the garbage... !! GROSSSSSSSED me out ... !~
May 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kkhd everyone was very nice and room was great
Staff was great,room was quiet and bed was awesome I usually can't sleep away from home but did great.Contently located ... Will book here again!!!
May 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SusanB Nice hotel
Recently stayed for the weekend. The staff was very nice and helpful when we needed more towels and when we were trying to get into the pool area which was locked. The room was comfortable, had a microwave and refrigerator which is always nice to have. There were nice clean beds, only complaint was the bathroom, the sink and toilet were very low, both could stand to be redone at a more comfortable height. Breakfast was very good, the best hotel eggs I have had, there were many choices but didn't have croissants which is ok, just was in the mood for one. Overall very nice accommodations, would stay again if was in the area.
May 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RBKRAAY RUDE BREAKFAST PERSON!!!
I stay at many Holiday Inns a lot just to get away I am a platinum member this hotels front desk staff has been great not the person who does breakfast this is my second and LAST day here yesterday the person was more worried about bull dogging us people who were getting coffee and we had to wait for her to move what she was doing? I don't know it wasn't cleaning or stocking it was like she was just guarding the stuff.Today was even worse I went to get coffee at 6:30 am here she comes standing next to me watching every move I made as she was in the way of other people,than I am putting sugar in my coffee and a lady said to her one of the coffee containers has cool coffee in it she said no it don't another lady said yes it is cold.the lady argued a minute than as I was putting creamer in my coffee the BREAKFAST PERSON said to this lady with as much sugar you use you could buy another room.HOW RUDE!!!! as well as said I don't know why people eat here when there is I HOP next door.we went outside to drink our coffee together and I guarantee you lost 3 guest today me being one of them.all I will say is IF YOU DONT LIKE YOUR JOB QUIT AND SYOP WORKING WITH PEOPLE YOUR NOT A PEOPLE PERSON OBVIOUSLY !!!! sorry this is a long review but that's exactly as it happened this morning.so I didn't even go back to get any breakfast because I didn't want to get yelled at or belittled by someone infront of others..one lady is 43yrs old 75yrs old and 62 yrs old and now I am leaving this hotel.may some of you who stay watch out the BREAKFAST PERSON IS NASTY!!!!!!
May 9, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NolaGirl Not my favorite property
Upon arrival I was given a room that was already occupied. The staff quickly put me in a "suite" on the 3rd floor. This was a nice gesture. It was late in the evening, and I was ready for the nightly news, but the local channels were so grainy that I could not see the picture. I would think that in today's world, the TV reception should be crystal clear. Other than local channels worked well. It's a shame to have a new flat screen that isn't fed digital cable to satellite. In addition, I was not recognized as a Gold member.
April 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NJRetiredGuy Less than desired
I received a free upgrade to a king suite as a Priority Club member as requested on my reservation. But, after I settled in after a late check-in at 6pm, I found out the AC barely worked and it was a hot day. Didn't bother changing rooms. Room had stains on the carpet and the drains in the tub and sink ran slow. Front desk staff did not acknowledge me as a PC member. Parking is very limited at this hotel and I was towing a motorcycle on a trailer.
April 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by letterman01 In and out. No issues. No real chance to enjoy.
This was an acceptable Holiday Inn Express. Bed and pillows were good. Pretty clean. No complaints on the room. The staff was good helping me and my colleagues adjust our reservation without a hassle. We got in late. The rooms were ready, and the staff treated us well. This was much appreciated! The only "downside" was the breakfast. It had the standard fare, but the eggs were pretty rubbery. There were other options, though.
Overall, it was a decent facility and good for the location.
March 31, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by lylebasecamp Review Of Recent Stay
The room was continuously NOT cleaned. A) dirty tools left in the room, B). Clean towels NOT adequately left in the room, C). Shower and tub NOT cleaned with soap and shampoo containers leftover, D) Poor drainage in the sink and tub, I fixed the sink drainage myself, E) Room NOT adeqautely swept each day. I am a Platinum Club member and I will NOT stay in this H.I. again. Thank You.
March 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bbear Michigan Bill
Very nice hotel, a little old but kept up. Would stay there again.
March 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Vacationeer convenient to route
comfortable clean room with good amenities and convenient location en route
February 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rich2013 Comfortable and Pleasant Stay
We recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express-Ocala and found the location to be convenient to the medical center area, the room to be clean and comfortable and the staff to be friendly. The "free" breakfast was exceptional with both hot entrees and the normal cold cereal, yogart, breads, etc.
January 25, 2013