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Ocala, FL: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find accommodations in Ocala with the hotel list provided below. Find cheap and discounted hotel/motel rates in or nearby Ocala, FL for your upcoming personal or group trip. Discover the best Ocala, Florida hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Ocala area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Ocala hotels. Planning a group? Lock in Ocala Group Hotel Discounts or Book a Ocala Meeting

The Ocala center point is about the area of Ocala Amtrak Station and the area of Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Thanks to its lengthy history of breeding some of the nation's top-performing thoroughbred horses, Ocala, Florida, is known as the Horse Capital of the World. Whether you're in town for a horse show or you want to explore the area's natural beauty, Ocala has so much to discover. Find out how to pack, what to do, and where to stay in Ocala. More from this guide...

Ocala Hotels & Accommodations

Comfort Suites : 3825 NW Blitchton Rd.
+1-888-389-4121
3825 NW Blitchton Rd., Ocala, FL 34475 Website
  • 3-star Highway property
  • 89 rooms in hotel
From$74
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Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala / Belleview
+1-888-675-2083
13600 SW 17th Court, Ocala, FL 34473 Website
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
  • Breakfast is good
  • Excellent amenities
From$70
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Comfort Suites The Villages in Lady Lake
+1-800-716-8490
1202 Avenida Central, Lady Lake, FL 32159 Website ~20.19 miles southeast of Ocala
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 80 suites in hotel
  • Professional service
  • Great reception
From$80
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Comfort Inn & Suites Wildwood / The Villages - Wildwood
+1-800-805-5223
1224 South Main St., Wildwood, FL 34785 Website ~24.67 miles south of Ocala
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
  • Tasty breakfast
From$89
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Comfort Inn Ocala Silver Springs - Ocala
+1-888-965-1860
1212 South Pine Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
  • Inexpensive Downtown property
  • Hotel has 6 suites
From$60
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Red Roof Inn Ocala : 120 NW 40th Ave.
+1-888-788-5576
120 NW 40th Ave., Ocala, FL 34482
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • 63 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Good accessibility by car
  • Bathroom is ok
Hilton Ocala
+1-888-897-9207
3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
  • Four star Highway hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Brunch lots of choices
  • Hotel facilities could use a good clean
From$105
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocala, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-311-4278
3580 SW 38th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Hotel has 196 rooms
Hampton Inn and Suites Ocala
+1-888-469-4795
3601 SW 38th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
From$119
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Best Western Ocala Park Centre - Ocala
+1-888-734-9421
3701 SW 38th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • 140 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 1 out of 2 guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
  • Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great
Residence Inn Marriott Ocala - Ocala
+1-888-841-5292
3610 SW 38th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
  • 3-star property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$89
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Springhill Suites by Marriott Ocala
+1-888-455-5160
4100 SW 40th St., Ocala, FL 34474
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • 102 suites in hotel
From$80
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Ocala at Heath Brook - Ocala
+1-888-965-8297
4610 SW 49th Rd., Ocala, FL 34474
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Front desk are great and very helpful
  • Exceptional staff members
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Silver Springs Fl - Silver Springs
+1-888-906-6358
5360 East Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34488 ~5.22 miles east of Ocala
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Free breakfast available
Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview in Ocala
+1-888-749-6785
2075 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Excellent business hotel
  • Great on-site breakfast
Hampton Inn & Suites The Villages in The Villages
+1-888-878-9982
11727 NE 63rd Dr., The Villages, FL 32162 ~19.95 miles south of Ocala
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
From$76
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Comfort Suites Near Rainbow Springs
+1-888-389-4485
20052 Brooks St., Dunnellon, FL 34432 ~20.88 miles west of Ocala
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Free breakfast
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Ocala Fl
+1-888-389-4121
3951 NW Blitchton Rd., Ocala, FL 34475
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Desserts & fruits are ok
  • Pool and pool area were clean
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham
+1-888-675-2083
3530 S.w 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
  • Three Star Highway property
  • 6 floors in property
  • Easily accessible by car, said 87%
  • Most guests were disappointed with the minibar
From$76
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ocala, FL
+1-800-716-8490
3720 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 34474
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$76
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Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Ocala Conference Center, an IHG Hote
+1-800-805-5223
3600 Southwest 38th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Hotel has 6 floors
From$99
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites The Villages, an IHG Hotel in The Villages
+1-888-965-1860
1205 Avenida Central, The Villages, FL 32159 ~20.28 miles southeast of Ocala
  • 2 star Resort hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
The Waterfront Inn
+1-888-788-5576
1105 Lake Shore Dr., The Villages, FL 32162 ~21.57 miles southeast of Ocala
  • Mid-scale Lake property
  • 118 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$102
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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lady Lake/The Villages : 850 South Us Highway 27 / 441
+1-888-897-9207
850 South Us Highway 27 / 441, Lady Lake, FL 32159 ~24.27 miles southeast of Ocala
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
From$60
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ocala - Ocala
+1-888-311-4278
4101 SW 38th Court, Ocala, FL 34474
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 4 PM
  • Location is great
  • Very good family hotel
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Graph: Next 20 Days of Ocala Hotel Prices

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Ocala, FL discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Ocala hotel for each day and each star rating category.

When Should You Visit Ocala, FL?

Like much of north Florida, Ocala enjoys warm weather all year round. From November to March, you can expect highs in the 70s and lows in the upper 40s. From April to October, you'll generally find highs in the upper 80s or low 90s.

It's always a great time to visit Ocala, Florida, but you can experience this North Florida destination at its liveliest if you visit during one of its annual festivals. In mid-march, the Ocala Spring Carnival brings arts and crafts, local food, and live music to town. In early November, the Ocala Harvest Fest celebrates autumn with live music, food trucks, and a beer garden.

Ocala tends to be the rainiest from June to September. If you're planning to visit in the summer, bring an umbrella or a light rain jacket. Since Ocala can be affected by hurricanes and severe storms, keep an eye on the weather forecast if you're planning to visit during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June to November.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Ocala, FL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Ocala

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Ocala, FL. Analyze these illustrations to evaluate the least expensive dates to book in Ocala for upcoming travels.

What Are the Best Luxury Hotels in Ocala, FL?

4 Star Average Prices: $121.50

Planning an Ocala trip that you won't soon forget? Take a look at the area's top high-end hotels and resorts.

For a luxury stay in the heart of Ocala, you can't go wrong at the Hilton Ocala. This high-end hotel has nearly 200 rooms and offers generous group discounts, making it a smart choice for groups visiting the Horse Capital of the World. Reserve the Hilton's 13,000-square-foot event space to host galas and conferences with up to 700 attendees. Prefer to relax during your visit? You'll love the resort-style property, the outdoor swimming pool, the hot tub, and the outdoor dining area. Don't miss the restaurant's live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

For a comfortable stay near the center of Ocala, set your sights on the Courtyard Marriott Ocala. This upscale property has over 170 rooms and five meeting rooms so it can easily accommodate group stays. Whether you're visiting for an event, for work, or for vacation, you'll appreciate the spacious rooms, the outdoor pool, the fitness center, and the 24-hour market. Get a great night's sleep, and wake up to free breakfast, which includes made-to-order dishes.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Ocala

What Are the Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Ocala, FL?

3 Star Average Prices: $105.30

Need to stick to a strict travel budget during your Ocala trip? Browse the area's most affordable hotels and motels.

Located in Silver Springs, mere minutes away from Ocala, the Economy Lodge has affordably priced rooms with options like standard and deluxe rooms. Save with a standard room. or upgrade to a deluxe room with a kitchenette. Relax in your comfortable room, and use the free Wi-Fi to share photos and updates from your trip. Traveling with a furry companion or two? This budget-friendly hotel welcomes pets.

When you stay at the Days Inn in Silver Springs, you can take advantage of group discounts and tons of money-saving amenities. You'll appreciate the free Wi-Fi and parking as well as the complimentary continental breakfast. Guest rooms include essentials like coffee makers to help you start your day right, and the outdoor pool offers hours of fun for the whole family. Hosting a small event during your stay in the Ocala area? The Days Inn's 60-person event space is ideal for small meetings or get-togethers.

If you're thinking about a longer stay in the Ocala area, the Value Place Ocala Silver Springs is an excellent choice. This large hotel offers special weekly rates, making it easy to plan an extended stay for work or vacation. All rooms are studio-style and include full kitchens so you can prepare meals and snacks in the comfort of your room. When you want to treat yourself to dinner out, you'll find plenty of restaurants minutes away from this budget-friendly hotel.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Ocala

2 Star Average Prices: $83.18

2 Star Hotel Prices in Ocala

What Are the Best Hotel Discounts in Ocala, FL?

Love getting great deals on accommodations? You'll appreciate these group rates and discounts on Ocala hotels.

AAA members can get discounts at the Comfort Inn Ocala Silver Springs. In addition to affordably priced rooms, you can look forward to the outdoor pool, the fitness center, and the complimentary breakfast. When you stay here, you'll appreciate essential in-room amenities like microwaves, mini fridges, coffee makers, and work desks. Thanks to its convenient downtown location, this hotel is minutes away from the Ocala Historic District and other popular attractions.

Senior travelers can save at the Equus Inn Ocala. This midrange hotel offers generous group discounts and has over 150 rooms, making it a great choice for groups. Whether you're traveling for work or for fun, you can enjoy amenities like an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and complimentary breakfast. Want to share photos from your stay? Log in to the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Need to host a small event while you're in town? Reserve the hotel's meeting space, which can accommodate up to 45 people.

Government employees can get low rates at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham. Settle into your well-appointed guest room, and enjoy amenities like flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade to a room with a microwave and mini fridge, and keep your favorite drinks and snacks on hand. Work out in the fitness center, swim in the outdoor pool, and soak in the hot tub at the end of a jam-packed day. Sleep well on the signature Bright Morning Bed, and help yourself to the free Bright Side Breakfast in the morning.

What Are the Best Hotels in Ocala, FL for the Value?

Looking for accommodations that balance reasonable room rates with ample amenities? Check out the top-rated midrange hotels in Ocala.

Book your stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Silver Springs, and you'll have everything you need at your fingertips. This midrange hotel offers affordable room rates and guest rooms equipped with microwaves, mini fridges, 32-inch TVs, free movie channels, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Squeeze in a cardio session in the fitness center and cool down with a swim in the pool, or head to the business center to catch up on work. In the morning, wake up to the Holiday Inn Express' free Express Start Breakfast Bar, which includes omelets, sausage, cinnamon rolls, and more.

You'll love the comfortable rooms and North Florida hospitality at the Country Inn & Suites. This midrange hotel has 59 guest rooms with options for standard rooms and suites with upgrades like jetted tubs. No matter which room type you choose, you can take advantage of hotel features like a heated indoor pool, a well-equipped fitness center, and a lending library. Fuel up for the day with DIY waffles and omelets at the free Be Our Guest breakfast bar, and treat yourself to free cookies in the afternoon. This Country Inn also offers free Wi-Fi and parking.

Which Attractions Should You Visit in Ocala, FL?

Whether you're here for the horses or you'd rather enjoy Ocala's historical and natural offerings, you'll find plenty to do and see here. Start your visit with a tour of the Ocala Historic District, located right in the center of town. First developed as a residential area in the late 19th century, this district now features a range of architectural styles dating from 1880 to 1930. Enjoy a quiet stroll through this charming area as you admire both the homes and the massive live oaks.

If you're in town for a horse show, you'll want to make the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion your next destination. Since 1945, this pavilion has been Ocala's home for everything from dressage events and rodeos to agricultural events and trade shows.

Next, make your way to the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. Here, you can view nearly 300 sports cars and dragsters, including 90 racing cars and 50 vintage vehicles. Don't miss the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, a corner of the museum that pays homage to the sport's top performers.

If you want to immerse yourself in Ocala's natural beauty, head to Sholom Park, where you'll find native plants, wooded areas, a tranquil fountain, and plenty of birds to watch. For a bigger outdoor adventure, set your sights on Alexander Springs Recreation Area, which is located in the Ocala National Forest. In this massive forest, you can do everything from hiking the trails and canoeing the waterways to scuba diving and wildlife viewing to exploring the largest sand pine scrub forest in the world.

Ready to plan your trip to the Horse Capital of the World? Book the perfect hotel for your group and get ready for your visit to Ocala.

FAQs about hotels in Ocala

What are the most favored hotels in Ocala?

Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala and Comfort Suites The Villages are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels in Ocala?

Hilton Garden in Ocala Downtown, Hilton Ocala and Brownwood Hotel & Spa are the top 3 luxury hotels near Ocala city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Ocala?

Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala, and Comfort Suites The Villages are the properties closest to Ocala city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Ocala cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Ocala can be as cheap as $83.18 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Ocala cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Ocala has been $105.30 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Ocala cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Ocala has been $121.50 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Ocala?

The Waterfront Inn, Sun Plaza Motel and Golden Palms Inn & Suites are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Ocala?

Residence Inn Marriott Ocala, Springhill Suites by Marriott Ocala and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ocala are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Ocala?

Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala and Comfort Suites The Villages are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Ocala?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocala, an IHG Hotel, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Silver Springs Fl and Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Ocala Conference Center, an IHG Hote are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler guest reviews of Ocala, FL

Below are reviews of the city of Ocala, FL from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Beautiful"
Score 5.0 / 5

Ocala is a beautiful, friendly place. Plenty of things to do and see. Restaurants are everywhere, all different types.

Donna K., from 15-Nov-2019
"Nice Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

It's not like a big city. It's green, and beautiful. The people are friendly and helpful.

Donna K., from 04-Nov-2019
"Travel"
Score 4.0 / 5

Ocala is beautiful.

Sarabeth D., from 15-Oct-2019
"Great place to stay"
Score 4.0 / 5

Downtown Ocala has an Art Fest in the Park on the first Friday of each month. Also, some very good restaurants off the beaten path.

Patricia K., from 09-Oct-2019
"Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice area.

Sonya H., from 01-Oct-2019
"Good Location "
Score 5.0 / 5

Centralized stores and activities for kids on 200

Crissie M., from 15-Jul-2019
"Great Place for a Golf Retreat"
Score 4.0 / 5

Ocala offers great weather this time of year with plenty of golf courses to play. Our group played seven different courses and ate at six different restaurants, all great!

Harry C., from 05-Mar-2017
"Beautiful City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Was there for a softball tournament for my granddaughter so we did not get to see very much of Ocala .. However, Ocala with it's love of oak trees and great landscaping is a beautiful city.

Chester G., from 26-Jun-2016
"Great base for a FL visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

I love central Florida and the "hub" Ocala. Took day trips in every direction coast to coast.

Sarah C., from 23-Dec-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Ocala, FL shown above is 4.7 out of 5 based on 9 reviews
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