The Equestrian

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Outdoor pool
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Gallery Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, soundproofing
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Overview of The Equestrian

The Equestrian

Ocala resort with 7 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges

9.8/10 Exceptional

118 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is CA $361
Price available on 09/28/2022
8510 NW 17th Lane, Ocala, FL, 34482
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 7 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • 2 coffee shops/cafes
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • 9 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

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About this area

What's nearby

  • World Equestrian Center – Ocala - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Ocala Station - 18 min drive

About this property

The Equestrian

Property highlights
You can look forward to a terrace, an art gallery on site, and designer stores on site at The Equestrian. Indulge in a sports massage, a facial, and a manicure/pedicure at Calluna, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 7 onsite restaurants, which feature southern cuisine and al fresco dining. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as 2 coffee shops/cafes and a garden.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking, plus valet parking (surcharge)
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk, and a porter/bellhop
  • Smoke-free premises, luggage storage, and multilingual staff
Room features
All guestrooms at The Equestrian boast comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, as well as amenities like late night room service and free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Designer toiletries, tubs or showers, and hair dryers
  • 65-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Daily housekeeping, electrical adapters/chargers, and phones



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 248 units


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 22.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 7 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Room service (late night)

What to do

  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Shopping

Working away

  • 9 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool
  • Art gallery on site
  • Designer stores on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Sign language-capable staff
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 65-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance and local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Calluna has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and facials.

The spa is open daily.


Stirrups - This steakhouse specializes in southern cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Yellow Pony - This pub specializes in American cuisine. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
Emma's Patisserie - Onsite coffee shop. Open daily.
Viola & Dots Italian - This café is located by the pool. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Filo's Mexican - Onsite café. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 12 and USD 22 for adults, and USD 6 and USD 12 for children (approximately)


  • Valet parking costs USD 22.00 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

The Equestrian Ocala
The Equestrian Resort
The Equestrian Resort Ocala

Frequently asked questions

Does The Equestrian offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Equestrian does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Equestrian?
As of 25 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Equestrian on 28 Sept 2022 start from CA $361, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at The Equestrian?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Equestrian?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Equestrian?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Equestrian?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at The Equestrian and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horseback riding. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Equestrian also has 2 bars and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Equestrian?
Yes, there are 7 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and southern cuisine. Nearby restaurants include La Hacienda Restaurant (6 mi), Wendy's (6.8 mi), and Cracker Barrel (9.1 mi).

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
Hotel is lovely and rooms are huge and comfortable. Stirrups is a fantastic restaurant. Only complaint, loud music into the night from a wedding right under our room.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful hotel
Lovely experience beautiful hotel 5 star service
Jean B, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Beyond 5 Stars
Amazing. Exquisite. Everyone was so accommodating. Especially Donna. Our initial room had an issue with the shower. Even though it wss very late, 12am she went above and beyond to rectify the situation and put us in another room. Every one we encountered from the staff was professional, kind and made us feel very welcomed and special. I like the fact they treated everyone with respect regardless of their status. Thank you for a wonderful experience, will be back and will tell all our friends.
Paula, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kit, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel
Jean, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ROLANDO, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Horse lovers dream. Stunning hotel. Miss 2 amenity
The equestrian, as the name suggests is based on the theme of horses. If you are a horselover, this is the place for you. The hotel is built in the middle of the WEC and has some high end shops and several eateries. Stirrups for breakfast is a must. If you are very hungry go for the croissant sandwich. It is huge ! The hotel also has a very nice pool. We stayed when no events were on so was very quiet and therefore can't give an opinion on when it is busy. I cannot praise the staff enough though. It was our 30th wedding anniversary that night and we were well looked after. Special mention to Dasia on reception. She really made our visit very special. All the staff were very friendly and very professional. Do we want to go again ? Absolutely yes. If we had a couple of asks, please get the rooms coffee machines. This I've noticed many people have asked for. A bigger request, please have a hot tub put in near the pool. This is a must for a hotel of this calibre and a must for tired riders!
Mark, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This has been a wonderful trip, haven’t seen any horses yet but maybe today.
Nicole, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sylvia, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Some of the Staff not friendly like in most 5 star Hotels. Very snobby.
Dejan, 1-night family trip
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