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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Solvang
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Rating summary
  • 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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Pebble Beach, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is going on our 30th year at The Alisal and every year they seem to outdo themselves in every way! We had always had the same cottage on the green for a long while and decided to stay in one of the newly (as of April, 2014) remodeled cottages. It was amazing! Everything updated, but still in keeping with... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
22 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my two teenagers for our first visit to The Alisal Ranch over Spring Break. We wanted something fairly close to home (3 hours from Orange County) but far enough away to feel like a vacation. The Alisal fit the bill perfectly. During our 4 night, 3 day stay (just the right amount of time), we went on two... More

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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We just got back from our annual Anniversary trip to Alisal. As always it was a wonderful three day stay and we know we'll be back next year; it's already booked! I've never written Alisal a review in all the years we've been going to Alisal for our Anniversary, but it's too wonderful not to share with others who might... More

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Whittier, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I used to come to the Alisal with my parents when I was little. Of course, we didn't get to stay there as I had 5 brothers and sisters and it was expensive 40 years ago. My dad would bring me just to see the horses because he knew how much I loved them. I always thought that the people... More

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DaveLautensack, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a heartfelt review. We love hearing from our guests about the special times that they have while visiting the Ranch. It is stories, such as yours, that make us feel proud to do what we do. We look forward to your next visit with us. More

southern california
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We have been visiting the Alisal as a family for 19 years. Yes it is expensive, but we always leave there marveling over how well they look after their guests. The food was great, the dining room staff friendly and accommodating. The recreation options (horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, golf, tennis, fitness classes, fitness room) give something for everyone. We... More

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DaveLautensack, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on Trip Advisor. We always love welcoming back our long-term guests and are honored that you have made the Alisal your family retreat for the last 19 years. Your comments will surely help convey to others what a special place the Alisal truly is and has become for... More

Southern California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is not the Four Seasons (thank God). If you need a flat screen TV, room service or kiss-your-butt waitstaff, please look elsewhere. This place is all about downtime (with great cuisine, friendly service and low key luxury). As a person who doesn't partake in Alisal's golf, tennis, spa or horses I still LOVE this place. For a while I... More

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DaveLautensack, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us here on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled that you have made the Alisal an annual tradition for your family. We pride ourselves on being able to offer an experience like no other. An experience that allows oneself to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just relax and enjoy nature... More

Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My wife and I had heard about Alisal Ranch for years from friends and our second honeymoon was our opportunity to make our first visit. Absolutely magnificent! I don't know where to start. The food, atmosphere, ambiance and available activities are terrific; particularly if you are looking for a laid-back and relaxing environment. Lot's of things to do, but no... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I called to inquire about availability and it was like I was bothering this person. This is a RESORT, you will receive questions about availability and the like. If you can't be friendly, don't answer the phone and fine another job. This completely turned me off. If they treat people like this over the phone, I wonder how they will... More

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DaveLautensack, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on the service that you received upon contacting our Reservations Department. We sincerely apologize if one of our associates was less than professional or courteous. We strive to offer the best customer service at all times, however, we must have fallen short on this occasion. We have a wonderful ranch with many... More

La Jolla, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My family stayed at Alisal twice in recent years. We loved the horse back riding, air soft, archery, golf and great gym. The rooms and decor are a throw back to the 1960's -- and unfortunately I'm not sure they have been remodeled since then. It is a wonderfully relaxing place, just beware that the rooms are outdated and bathrooms... More

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uk
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed here on the "Round Up Package" which includes meals, golf and horse riding. The meals were excellent but a bit excessive in volume. The golf courses are in first class condition and the trail riding is second to none. All of the staff will go out of their way to help you. Most of the guests are regulars... More

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Additional Information about Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Also Known As:
Alisal Guest Ranch Hotel Solvang
Alisal Guest Ranch Hotel
Alisal Guest Ranch And Resort
Alisal Hotel Solvang
Alisal Resort Solvang
Alisal Ranch Solvang
The Alisal Guest Ranch
Address: 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and renowned Santa Barbara County wine country. Privately owned and operated since 1946, the Alisal is a working cattle ranch and full-service resort. This historic ranch is one of four original Spanish land grants on the west coast given to conquistador Raimundo Carrillo in the late 1700’s. Today, the romance and majesty of the old west remain in the wide-open spaces and unspoiled natural beauty of the Alisal. They serve as a reminder of simpler times and as an invitation to those with a taste for adventure. As California's premier guest ranch, the Alisal transports guests back to a bygone era. Set on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, this one-of-a-kind resort blends the best of nature with exceptional golf, horseback riding, tennis, fishing on a 100-acre private lake, fitness center and spa, children's activities, barnyard activities and fine dining. ... more   less 

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