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Ocala hotels and places to stay

Motel 6 Ocala Conference Center
2 out of 5
3810 NW Blitchton Road, Ocala, FL
Free Cancellation
The price is $40 per night
3.42 mi from city center
2.9/5 (1,104 reviews)

"it is very quiet and people there do not bother you and the staff is very friendly and housekeeping is nice as well."…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Motel 6 Ocala Conference Center
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocala
2.5 out of 5
3530 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $75 per night
0.49 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,269 reviews)

"No breakfast due to covid19 but ppl were really nice and room was clean."…"

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocala
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocala
2 out of 5
1770 SW 134th St, Ocala, FL
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The price is $58 per night
9.15 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (1,646 reviews)

"This hotel was welcoming and clean. The breakfast was fine and the staff very pleasant. My only negative observation is that the carpeting in my room needed to be washed or replaced, as it was quite stained. I think at this point, carpeting shouldn't even be used."…"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocala
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ocala, FL
2.5 out of 5
3720 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL
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The price is $76 per night
0.41 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (1,315 reviews)

"Due to the quarantine breakfast was not available but a to go bag was. The bowls for the cereal had dirt in them. The bags were not sealable so it defeated the purpose of clean."…"

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ocala, FL
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ocala at Heath Brook
3 out of 5
4610 Sw 49th Road, Ocala, FL
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The price is $104 per night
1.5 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (748 reviews)

"Clean and quiet environment, will return. Price for room was higher compared to other hotels in the area."…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Ocala at Heath Brook
Courtyard Marriott Ocala
3 out of 5
3712 SW 38th Ave, Ocala, FL
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The price is $89 per night
0.54 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (875 reviews)

"Nice lodging, location is close to restaurants. Loud room, however. Walls must be thin, you can hear conversations even to next room and from hallway. We were close to elevator; there got little rest because if noise."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Courtyard Marriott Ocala
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ocala
2.5 out of 5
4101 SW 38th Court, Ocala, FL
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The price is $89 per night
0.67 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (737 reviews)

"Staff was super nice and helpful! Breakfast was very good, lost of cold and hot items to choose from. Location was nice, close to lots of restaurants and stores."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ocala
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL
3 out of 5
3951 NW Blitchton Road, Ocala, FL
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The price is $64 per night
3.66 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (1,795 reviews)

"Pool is still closed although you can possibly use the pool at the sister property if there are no more than 9 people in it. No breakfast was available except for granola bars and coffee, but the coffee was watery and tasted bad. Restaurant only serving pizza and fried foods."…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL
Hampton Inn and Suites Ocala
2.5 out of 5
3601 Sw 38th Ave, Ocala, FL
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The price is $107 per night
0.37 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (267 reviews)

"Was super clean. Better than Holiday inn, or Marriott. It is the best"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Hampton Inn and Suites Ocala
Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview
2.5 out of 5
2075 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL
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The price is $84 per night
9.11 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (870 reviews)

"Friendly greeting in the a.m and p.m.! Helpful and very clean facilities."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview
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Visiting Ocala

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Ocala, and visitors give high marks for the shopping and top-notch restaurants. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its museums and entertainment choices. Top sights in the city include Paddock Mall, Don Garlits Museum of Racing, and Appleton Museum of Art.

  • There are 97 hotels and other accommodations in Ocala
  • The closest major airport is in Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.), 31.9 mi (51.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Ocala

Well-known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Don Garlits Museum of Racing, Appleton Museum of Art, and Ocala Civic Theater. Families come for attractions such as Silver Springs Nature Theme Park, Wild Waters Theme Park, and Petting Zoo Ocala. Notable city landmarks like Fort King and Georgetown United Methodist Church might be worth a visit.

In Ocala, there are 97 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Hampton Inn and Suites Ocala - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and clean, quiet rooms.
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Silver Springs - Ocala - Our customers like the pool and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Ocala at Heath Brook - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with an in-room kitchen. Expedia customers like its overall value and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other favorite sights in Ocala include Paddock Mall, Ocala National Forest, and Florida Horse Park. In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 28.7 mi/46.2 km from the city center, and Devil's Den, which is 25.6 mi/41.2 km away.

Dressing for Ocala

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 81°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 93°F, while the average at night is 54°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 93°F with nighttime averages of 66°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 89°F and nighttime averages of 45°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Ocala is 50.79 inches
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 93°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 46°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Ocala?
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocala is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This property offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Traveler reviews also recommend Hampton Inn and Suites Ocala and Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ocala, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review top deals in Ocala.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Ocala?
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What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Ocala?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Ocala Conference Center is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options to stay on the cheap include Sun Plaza Motel By Magnuson Worldwide and Silver Princess Motel.
What's the best hotel when traveling with kids to Ocala?
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala FL is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options to stay with the kids include Motel 6 Ocala Conference Center and Comfort Inn Ocala Silver Springs. Attractions like Ocala Grand Prix and Silver Springs Nature Theme Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation to Ocala?
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ocala at Heath Brook is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and an outdoor pool. Another good option for a romantic stay is Shamrock Historic Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Ocala?
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Silver Springs - Ocala is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a fitness center for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Hilton Ocala and Days Inn by Wyndham Ocala West.
Where is the best place to stay with easy access to Ocala National Forest?
Beautiful Get-away in Florida’s Ocala National Forest @ Salt Springs Resort! is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this resort offers private patios and a spa tub. You’ll find it 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from Ocala National Forest. Other good choices around the area include Waterfront Guest Suite on St Johns River 30 Minutes From Daytona and River Front Private Lodge!-bring Your Boat-fish From Dock-30 Min. to Daytona!.
What about the best place to stay near Juniper Springs Recreation Area?
One of the top choices for your stay is Waterfront Guest Suite on St Johns River 30 Minutes From Daytona, located 10.2 mi (16.3 km) from Juniper Springs Recreation Area, and this guesthouse features in-room kitchens and private patios. River Front Private Lodge!-bring Your Boat-fish From Dock-30 Min. to Daytona! and Astor Bridge Marina & Motel are two other good options within the surrounding area.
What's the best boutique hotel in Ocala?
Shamrock Historic Inn is a favorite property with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish stay, and features free parking and private lanais.
What's the best golf hotel in Ocala?
Golden Palms Inn & Suites is a hotel featuring an outdoor pool and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Another good choice is Homewood Suites by Hilton Ocala at Heath Brook if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. Visit Golden Ocala Golf Course, Country Club Of Ocala, or Ocala National Golf Club to perfect your golf swing.
What are some accommodations with pools in Ocala?
Days Inn by Wyndham Silver Springs/Ocala East is a top hotel with an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and free WiFi. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocala and Best Western Ocala Park Centre.

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