The Equestrian Hotel: The grand hotel features 248 stylishly-appointed rooms and suites at the heart of America’s horse country in Ocala, Florida. As the centerpiece of the 378-acre World Equestrian Center, the largest equestrian complex in the United States, guests can enjoy a splendid view of top-level equestrian sport right from their luxurious rooms and suites.
The elegant accommodations feature spacious layouts with thoughtful amenities like European linens, custom furniture, SubZero™ dry bars, exclusive bath products, and equestrian-inspired details. Guests can also enjoy complimentary general parking, as well as access to valet services, a 24-hour fitness center, business centers, and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Guests will find no shortage of activities to explore during their stay. Relax poolside or indulge in a spa or salon treatment at the full-service Calluna Spa. Dine al fresco on the outdoor terrace at the world-class Stirrups Restaurant or grab a bite at one of six other property restaurants. Explore the whimsical toy shoppe with larger-than-life animatronics and charming selections for all ages, or shop at over 30 luxury and performance retailers on-site.
- Luxury hotel showcasing the equestrian lifestyle
- Award-nominated interior design for an elegant and stylish stay
- Convenient access to outdoor recreation at local state parks, national forests, trailheads, and world-class waterways
- Close proximity to historic downtown Ocala for culture, arts, and entertainment
- Centrally located near major thoroughfares with service from surrounding airports including Ocala, Gainesville, Orlando, and Tampa
Director of Hotel & Hospitality Operations
“World Equestrian Center’s dynamic environment caters to a wide range of clientele. In a single day, we might greet world-class equestrian exhibitors, owners, and support staff; local Floridians, global tourists and equine enthusiasts; meeting and event planners and patrons; and luxury hotel guests escaping for a spa weekend to the heart of America’s horse country. With so many different experiences to shape, our approach to hospitality is centered around meeting the individualized needs of each unique guest. To accomplish this, we embrace true Southern hospitality with a warm and welcoming approach, and never hesitate to go the extra mile to make a moment momentous. Whether it’s serving up ice-cold poolside cocktails at Horse To Water Pool & Bar, offering a busy rider a fast and flavorful lunch at Filo’s Mexican Cantina or a decadent pastry from Emma’s Patisserie on-the-go between classes, or making a guest’s celebration extra special at the five-star Stirrups Restaurant, our team excels at creating truly memorable experiences with quality, class and distinction.”