There’s so much to do near Maricamp, Florida, you couldn’t possibly fit everything interesting into one day. You’ll be lucky if you can keep your must-see list under three pages, so you’ll need to find a good hotel. From the Florida Teaching Zoo and the Discovery Center to Wayne’s World Of Paintball and the Wild Waters theme park, there’s something for everyone in Marion County — including quality, affordable accommodations.
Holiday Inn Express Ocala Midtown Medical Center
About 3.5 miles from Maricamp, the Holiday Inn Express Ocala Midtown Medical Center has 55 rooms that underwent complete renovation in 2009. The Holiday Inn, located at 1212 S. Pine Avenue, features complimentary breakfast daily, outdoor pool and free high-speed Internet. The hotel accepts clean, well-behaved pets in a limited number of rooms for an additional fee of $25 per night.
Sleep Inn & Suites near Florida Horse Park
In 2010, Sleep Inn & Suites near Florida Horse Park won a Choice Gold Hospitality Award for quality business and vacation accommodations. Next-door neighbor to the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, and about a mile away from the Florida Horse Park, this Sleep Inn offers beautiful scenery and luxury amenities. The facility is completely smoke-free, offers deluxe continental breakfasts and complimentary Wall Street Journal newspapers to guests. For sport enthusiasts, there’s a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center. This location is about a 20-minute drive from Maricamp.
Howard Johnson Inn — Ocala FL
The Howard Johnson in Ocala is located at 3951 NW Blitchton Road, accessible from Exit 354 off of I-75. In addition to 125 rooms, the hotel features 10 acres of property for guest enjoyment, and RV and bus parking. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, room service, mini-golf and basketball court on-site, kids’ activities and a gift shop. The Howard Johnson Inn in Ocala is a three-diamond AAA award-winning hotel. The hotel has smoking and non-smoking rooms, and pet-friendly accommodations for $15 per pet, per night. Howard Johnson in Ocala is eight miles from Maricamp in Marion County.
Fairfield Inn Ocala
With 97 guest rooms, Marriott’s Fairfield Inn is located at 4101 S.W. 38th Court in Ocala. The hotel is green certified and smoke and pet free. AAA/CAA, seniors, military and government employees may be eligible for discounts. The Fairfield Inn features free Wi-Fi in public areas and free wired Internet in each room. There’s a fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool and a 24-hour business center. For guests traveling to nearby Maricamp, expect around a 15-minute drive.
The Hilton Ocala at 3600 SW 36th Avenue is situated on six acres of property that houses the hotel’s resident carriage horse, Buddy. Buddy, a Clydesdale, is available for carriage rides in the evening and on Sundays. The Hilton offers the services of Experience Specialists who guide you through the many activities the hotel offers, such as wine tastings, gourmet meals, rose petal turn down services, tickets to Silver Springs and fun stuff for the kids. On site, the hotel has croquet, beach volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. Each room has high-speed Internet. There are also suites available with a balcony, separate sitting area and bar in-room, and Executive Level rooms with private elevators and special restaurant amenities included. The Hilton Ocala also has a Presidential Suite on the 9th floor and features a jacuzzi tub, sunken living room area, canopy bed and free room service.