The Equestrian

4.5 star property
Luxury resort with spa, near World Equestrian Center – Ocala

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The Equestrian

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Outdoor pool
Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing
7 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; southern cuisine

Overview of The Equestrian

9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
8510 NW 17th Lane, Ocala, FL, 34482
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 7 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • 2 coffee shops/cafes
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • 9 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Standard Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Gallery Room, 1 King Bed

  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • World Equestrian Center – Ocala - 20 min walk
  • I-75 Super Flea Market - 16 min drive
  • Ocala Downtown Square - 18 min drive
  • Rainbow Springs State Park - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional) - 59 min drive
  • Ocala Station - 18 min drive


  • Pepe's Mexican Store - 8 min drive
  • Crossroads Country Kitchen - 8 min drive
  • Horse & Hounds Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Darrell's Diner 12 - 9 min drive
  • Filo's Mexican Cantina - 1 min walk

About this property

The Equestrian

The Equestrian puts you 1 mi (1.7 km) from World Equestrian Center – Ocala. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps or facials, and Stirrups, one of 7 restaurants, serves southern cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious resort include 2 bars/lounges, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Fellow travellers say good things about the overall property condition.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 248 units


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 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 on-site self-parking
  • On-site 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/hire
  • Shopping

Working away

  • 9 meeting rooms


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


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Art gallery on-site
  • Designer shops on-site
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


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

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 curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • 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 specialises in southern cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).
Yellow Pony – This pub specialises in American cuisine. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
Emma's Patisserie – On-site 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 – On-site café. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 12 to 22 for adults and USD 6 to 12 for children


  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Guests can rest easy knowing that 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

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Equestrian?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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 horse riding. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Equestrian also has 2 bars and a fitness centre, as well as spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Equestrian?
Yes, there are 7 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining and southern cuisine.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We evacuated from Idalia here with our horses. Excellent hotel, friendly staff. Very accommodating of our needs as evacuees!
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kimberly, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mellissa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

If you adore horses, this is a wonderful place to unwind, fine dine, watch horse shows, relax by the pool… I just love the vibe. Very “horse and hound” meets Ralph Lauren.
Steven, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Another great stay at The Equestrian! Beautiful & clean, an overall great place to stay.
Lauren, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful and comfortable elegance
Loved the large marble bathroom, high ceilings and the most comfy mattress I've ever slept on! The lobby is over the top but tasteful and I loved the fresh lilies and orchid arrangements.
Matthew, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marni, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This property is an amazing jewel. The grounds are immense and truly a horse-lovers paradise if you are there to participate or watch an event. The lobby was classy, staff competent, and Stirrups restaurant was fabulous (a bit pricey but I expected that). My room was beautiful, large, and comfy. The only disappointment was that there was no in-room coffee maker but free coffee was offered each morning on the 5th floor. I attended an independent event in one of the property’s Expo buildings. It was super clean, spacious, and had adequate bathrooms and parking. I would not hesitate to stay there again.
Stephanie, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place is amazing
Scott, 1-night business trip
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