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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When a major birthday arose,we choose the Alisal as our destination for our family of adults and three children. All said, this adventure at the Alisal was a family memory creator. Besides beautiful grounds, that included horses and a petting zoo, infinite trail walking, a gym swimming pool, and a crafts room for the kids, there was the incredible food.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a family vacation for both the old and the young, look no further. There is always something for everyone whether you want to just relax by the pool, play a bit of volleyball or join in a yoga class. Those looking for more excitement can go horseback riding along the scenic trails or shoot air... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned to the UK from holidaying in California with my partner and our three daughters (ages 20, 18 and 16). We spent the last three days of our trip at the Alisal, which exceeded expectations and helped round off a wonderful holiday. There are lots of great things to note: the variety of activities, the excellent food and... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been lucky to travel extensively and were looking for something new. Alisal had all of our favorite things...well-trained horses, golf, yoga, pool and spa, fishing, and wonderful guests and staff. The lake BBQ, breakfast rides, and rodeo were awesome. The little towns of Los Olivos and Solvang were charming and the wine tasting was great. Enjoy!

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Santa Ana, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I posted the following review last week without changing the rating from poor to excellent. My apologies to Alisal for overlooking the rating. Subsequently I deleted the review (since it could not be edited after posting) and am reentering it…….. We have returned to the Alisal for 15 years with our family. It is a casual, friendly, laid back place... More

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Swanmore, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Fantastic staff, great activities and horseriding, awesome breakfast, especially after the morning breakfast ride. The most amazing seafood barbecue at the lake but consistently terrible evening meals! Room service also left our room unlocked 2 mornings in a row!

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TracyFrost, Guest Relations Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I would like to sincerely apologize for our dinner menu not meeting your expectations. Our chef prides himself on delivering delectable fare to all the guests who visit the Ranch but somehow we missed the mark and for that we are sorry. We are glad that you... More

La Mesa, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had heard of Alisal Ranch from fellow travelers and had put it on our must do list before our kids got too old. The setting is quite beautiful, but there were several things that led me to grade our visit with just 3 stars. Since it was spring break the resort was full, but there was not enough availability... More

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TracyFrost, Guest Relations Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. The week of the Memorial Day holiday is one of our busiest holidays. I am so sorry that the activities filled up so quickly and you were unable to participate in your chosen ones. I can assure you this is a rare event. Unfortunately, it happened during your... More

Leaburg, Oregon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been coming to Alisal for many years as a family and have enjoyed the fine hospitality and many activities offered. In the past I did write one review that was not very complimentary of the food quality, but I am pleased to report that there have been several positive improvements at Alisal. First, many of the rooms have... More

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We needed a venue to accommodate a 24 member family reunion and decided on Alisal. We could not have picked a better location; it was perfect! Each and every family member found something to do that appealed to keep them busy during the days. Watching the 3 grandchildren (4 - 6 year olds) take their first horseback riding lessons was... More

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Brea, CA
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5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My wife and I had a very relaxing weekend. The staff made us feel welcome and our studio room was terrific. I was concerned after reading some of the poor/horrible ratings, and also about the value of a $625 per night lodging, but our experience was great, and yes it is expensive, but if you leave with a new relaxed... More

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Address: 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Alisal Guest Ranch And Resort
Alisal Guest Ranch Hotel Solvang
Alisal Hotel Solvang
Alisal Resort Solvang
Alisal Ranch Solvang
The Alisal Guest Ranch

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