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Ocala Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Seasonal Rentals | RV Parks

Ocala hotels and vacation rentals. Ocala offers a large selection of hotels, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, and RV parks. A word about swimming pools. Most Ocala area hotels offer unheated outdoor swimming pools that are only operated seasonally. Ocala in the winter months is a little brisk for an unheated pool so if you want to swim during those months, look for a  hotel with a heated pool.

Hilton Ocala | 3600 SW 36th Avenue, Ocala

picture of ocala hilton hotelThe Hilton Ocala hotel is conveniently located at I-75 and Highway 200.  Featuring Arthur's restaurant or  Market Kitchen Bar and Grill, oversized rooms in Hilton's tradition. Suites and VIP Level rooms are available.
The Hilton Ocala features PreCor Exercise room, heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, free internet, business center, free ample parking (including trailers) and dry cleaning services. The Hilton Ocala is Pet Friendly!

The Equestrian Hotel (Outdoor Pool)

The Equestrian Hotel is located on the World Equestrian Center property in Ocala, Florida. The Equestrian Hotel features luxury accommodations offering The Yellow Pony Pub, the Stirrups Restaurant, The Spa, and outdoor pool. Other conveniences in all Equestrian Hotel rooms include: Designer toiletries, tubs or showers, and hair dryers 65-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Also, daily housekeeping, electrical adapters/chargers, and phones are standard.

The Riding Academy Hotel at the World Equestrian Center Ocala (Outdoor Pool)

The Riding Academy Hotel is a 390 room suite hotel also located on the World Equestrian Center property in Ocala, FL. The Riding Academy Hotel caters to a busy guests with a large grab-and-go marketplace featuring fresh, convenient food products. A fitness center and on-site washer/dryer amenities are also available. Outdoor recreation amenities at the Riding Academy Hotel include a pool and lawn game activities. A special fenced dog park is available for canine guests.

Best Western Ocala Park Centre | 3701 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala (Heated, salt water outdoor pool.)

Located immediately off of I-75 and Highway 200, the Best Western is near shopping, dining, and is also in close proximity to HITS Post Time Farm. The Best Western offers complimentary continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet, self-service laundry, ice and vending machines. Free parking is available with adjacent parking for RV, motor coach, trucks and vehicles with trailers.

Comfort Suites | 3825 NW Blitchton Road, Ocala (Outdoor pool, open all year, hot tub)

Comfort Suites is located on Highway 27 down the street from HITS Post Time Farm. Amenities include free wireless, high-speed Internet, use of our exercise room and outdoor pool and hot tub. Our suites each have a coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, desk, hair dryer and iron.

Equus Inn | 434 SW College Road, Ocala (Heated outdoor pool that is open all year.)

Equus Inn, located on State Road 200, is a modern 152 room hotel featuring 67 King Rooms, 75 Double Queen Rooms, four King Suites, two Double Queen Suites and two Grand Spa Suites. Each room includes in-room coffee, a mini fridge and microwave. The Equus Inn serves a complimentary buffet that includes eggs, sausage, biscuits, bagels, assorted cereals, waffles, cheese grits and juices. The Equus Inn also offers  an outdoor fireplace and heated pool for guests.


Red Roof Inn & Suites | 120 NW 40th Avenue, Ocala (Outdoor pool, open all year.)

The Red Roof Inn & Suites Ocala has been completely renovated and each room has been remodeled! The Red Roof Inn features an outdoor unheated pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi. This property is non-smoking and pet friendly.


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Ocala | 4100 SW 40th Street, Ocala (Heated indoor mineral pool)

SpringHill Suites are minutes from HITS Ocala on the west side of I-75 and SR-200. Discover classic Florida charm in the Horse Capital of the world while staying at the all-suite hotel that seamlessly blends design and functionality. Spacious suites and a vibrant lobby offer flexible spaces perfect for working, meeting, or relaxing. SpringHill Suites offers free Wi-Fi, a heated indoor mineral pool, 24-hour fitness center,  and complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily. Pet friendly!

Studio 6 | 3620 West Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34475 (Outdoor pool)

This newly renovated Studio 6 hotel is only minutes away from Hits Post Time Farm. The hotel is pet friendly and provides grounds large enough to walk pets. A large pool area provides a great area to relax at or admire from your private balcony or patio. This extended stay hotel provides a full size fridge and freezers in each room, as well as kitchenette amenities at guest request.

At Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ocala guests are offered a free continental breakfast, a grocery/convenience store, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Also, free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Fairfield Inn and Suites (Outdoor Pool)

A stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ocala places you in the center of Ocala, within a 5-minute drive of Paddock Mall and West Marion Community Hospital. This hotel is 8.5 mi from World Equestrian Center Ocala.

Rooms at the Fairfield Inn feature refrigerators, flat-screen televisions, and free internet access. Also at the Fairfield Inn Ocala you can take advantage of an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center.


Ocala Vacation Rentals

vaction rental home with poolRenting a nice house in Ocala for the horse show season is a way to save money while still enjoying the comforts of home. Before booking, read reviews on each property and then make your selection. Ocala Vacation Rentals include houses, townhouses, condos, and rental apartments. Veteran horse show attendees book far in advance.


Ocala RV Parks and RV Rentals

Staying at an Ocala RV Park will give you the privacy you enjoy and you can rent an RV if you don't have one of your own. You can request to have your rental RV set up at a nearby RV park, and move in when you arrive. The World Equestrian Center offers RV sites on their premises for long and short stays. RV Supplies.

ocala national forest signThings to do in Ocala

Ocala, Florida hotel deals. Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Ocala features world class horse shows at the World Equestrian Center, HITS Ocala, Florida Horse Park, and Majestic Oaks. The World Equestrian Center is a destination in itself with its dressage, show jumping, and numerous equestrian events.

HITS Ocala features high level show jumping contests during the winter months in Ocala. At Florida Horse Park spectators and riders alike enjoy polo, dressage shows, eventing, and show jumping in the heart of Ocala. Florida Horse Park is operated by the State of Florida and is a major equestrian destination for Florida horse riders. Nearby, in Reddick, beautiful Majestic Oaks puts on fantastic eventing trials, show jumping, and horse driving shows.

Appleton Museum of Art: The Appleton Museum of art has a collection of over 18,000 objects from around the world. It is located on the campus of the College of Central Florida.


Ocala National Forest is the second largest nationally protected forest in Florida and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi. The forest is located three miles  east of Ocala and 16 miles southeast of Gainesville, FL. Ocala National Forest is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River and is the southernmost national forest in the U.S.

The word Ocala is thought to be a derivative of a Timucuan term meaning “fair land” or "big hammock". The Ocala National Forest consists of various landscapes, including highlands, coastal lowlands, swamps, springs, lakes and ponds providing homes to many species of plants and animals. Additionally, the forest offers many recreational activities such as horseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and swimming.
Hotels Near the Ocala National Forest


Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park features glass bottom boat rides over America's largest spring. The main spring is surrounded by serene gardens and historic structures. The park is also home of the annual Springsfest celebrating protection and restoration of all Florida springs and waterways.
Hotels Near Silver Springs State Park

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and International Drag Racing Hall of Fame: The Don Garlits Museum is dedicated to the history of drag racing and has many exhibits on display.

Withlacoochee State Forest: Withlacoochee State Forest is a 157,479-acre forest located in the western central part of Florida. The Withlacooche State Forest has several pristine tracts including Two Mile Prairie, the Citrus Tract (with caves), the room Tract, and more. The forest is adorned with winding rivers and offers hiking along scenic trails, camping and fishing.

Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center: This museum has exhibits on the history of the Silver River and the surrounding area. It also has a nature trail that visitors can explore.


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