The Equestrian

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Overview of The Equestrian

The Equestrian

Ocala resort with 7 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges

9,8/10 Exceptional

107 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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

  • Rainbow Springs State Park - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Ocala Station - 18 min drive

About this property

The Equestrian

When visiting Ocala, The Equestrian is a great choice to consider. 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 include 2 bars/lounges, an outdoor pool, and a terrace.



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


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

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



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

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

Randy, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Equestrian hotel was absolutely gorgeous! The decor was exquisite and luxurious! The service was 5 star and 5 diamond. Every inch of the location was very clean, very well maintained. On site restaurants and shops were amazing as well.
3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Laura, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful decor and spaces. Everything sparkling clean and done with great detail
Agustin, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The equestrian grounds. View of the competition field. Service. Gorgeous room.
Christine, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Esperanza, 2-night trip
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