Don't stay here if you're traveling with your pet!!!
Reward points were given, not offered, but that was ok. This is a "pet friendly" hotel only by the fact that your pet can stay in the room IF you are in there with him at ALL times. I would like to k... more
Reward points were given, not offered, but that was ok. This is a "pet friendly" hotel only by the fact that your pet can stay in the room IF you are in there with him at ALL times. I would like to know how a hotel can be pet friendly, offer a free breakfast, but not allow you to enjoy it beause you can't leave your pet alone in the room AT ANY TIME which means you can't even leave your pet there long enough to go get breakfast and bring it back to your room -- unless you break your agreement and I do't do that. I actully follow the rules! I had to sign a paper saying I would not leave my pet alone at anytime during my stay AND that my pet was not allowed on the bed! Well, my pet sleeps ON MY BED at home so that was an issue for me and when traveling with my pet, I do things where my pet isn't allowed to go/do...so he stays in the room. Thats why I choose "pet friendly" hotels when I travel !!! Everywhere I have ever stayed with my pet, except here, takes my phone number to call me IF there is a problem--- and there has never been a problem! He is not a barker or a whiner. He is an 8yro, 15lb schnoodle, house trained, well traveled, well behaved dog! And for anyone traveling with a pet, we all understand, although we don't necessairly like it, that some pets are not as well behaved as our own but we accept the barking, or whining while their human is out of the room. ( And for people who don't like pets I suggest you stay a property that is NOT pet friendly as there are MANY more of them around and if you do stay at a pet friendly hotel, remember pets are there and some are not well behaved!) So I paid an EXTRA $25 for my dog to sleep on the floor and for me to NOT be able to have the free breakfast that was offered, ( I was told I wasn't allowed to take my dog to the breakfast area... and that I wasn't allowed to leave him in the room alone - so how am I supposed to enjoy the free breakast??)) Nor was I able to meet my friend next door at Cracker Barrel for breakfast as originally planned which (#1) is why I chose to stay at this location -Cracker Barrel is literally 100 steps away from the hotel and (#2) because I wasn't allowed leave my dog alone in the room!! So, yes I have stayed here before, even during their renovation, but the likely hood of me staying there in the future will depend on how tired I am... meaning I will only stay there IF I AM SO TIRED THAT I CAN NOT DRIVE ANY FURTHER. I live only an hour and fifteen minutes from this location but plan my trip home so that I stay here and can meet my friend at Cracker Barrel and enjoy a nice visit. less
DayTrip769884, Front Office Manager at Best Western Ocala Park Centre, responded to this review
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