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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
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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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Balmain, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed at Alisal on our way back to Australia - we wanted to show our children a different side of the USA and what a way to do it! I can't explain how you can do so much yet feel so relaxed at the same time. We were very lucky that the Australian school holidays coincided with low season... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Staying at Alisal is like stepping back in time. It starts when you walk into your casita which feels like walking into Grandmas's house in the 60's. The room smells of a smokey fireplace...which is oddly refreshing since so many properties now use gas fireplaces. Although there is no air conditioning our casita was wonderfully cool even in the 90... More

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San Diego, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We first started going to The Alisal about 15 years ago. Thank God this place does not change with time. This is a working cattle ranch about 30 miles north of Santa Barbara, next to President Ronald Reagan's old ranch. The bungalows are comfortable but basic - no air conditioning, TV, phone or wifi. Some will be disappointed but most... More

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Chino Hills, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

After reading all the vistor comments we went to the "RANCH" and LOVED IT! We had 3 rooms .All very nice and clean.We even got to check in early as most of the crowd for labor day were leaving:) My Grandkids were in HEAVEN WITH RIDING and the pool and other events at the ranch.We even hired a babysitter thru... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I've gone 3 times and the first two times were sort of worth the RIDICULOUS room rate ($727/day w/ taxes). But this last time was the deal breaker! 95 degree heat, NO AC! NO warning, NO refund, NO apologies and Smokers!!! It was a joke. A very sad, very disappointing $3500 (for 3 days) JOKE! I truly don't know how... More

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

I am truly sorry that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. The Alisal Guest Ranch is a very special place where families have been coming for generations. Being a ranch, we are rustic in nature and pride ourselves in creating a wonderful “ranch” experience for our guests. Unfortunately, the days that you stayed with us, the weather... More

Palos Verdes Estates, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

As other reviewers have noted, Alisal is a family place, with multi-generational families that come back year after year. My husband and I were first introduced to Alisal in the early 1980s, when we were in grad school, by such a family (the parents had basically been coming there since the place opened). Lucky us, we were their guests! Time... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Book the pool suites with the new bathroom re-dos! Walk in closet, shower, tub, sink, separate toliet, and huge vanity additional sink area. Not cheap $620 per night for 2, $820 for 4, but includes all breakfast, and dinners. Food is incredible. First night I had a pastry puff with portabello mushrooms! Played bingo, musicial chairs, and karokoke, and about... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Alisal for a quick, mini-vacation at the end of April (not summer or spring break so it was lightly occupied). Checking in on Friday and departing on Sunday. In advance I had asked if we could take advantage of some activities even before check-in. They said we could and while we didn't do so... More

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Irvine, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

First of all, we didn't do our homework. This IS a family place-period. We are a couple. Secondly, we went over Easter/spring break (also my birthday). The grounds are lovely and the staff very nice. Our room was ok, but dated and dark. We liked the idea of no TV, phones or Internet access. We wanted peace and solitude. Also... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We returned to Alisal last week with my two adult daughters for a girls weekend and had a fun filled time. Many visitors come every year with their families, but this is a luxury for us. It's a pricey get away, but worth the cost. First, we love to ride horses, play golf, drink good wine and relax by a... 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
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:
#1 Family Hotel in Solvang
#5 Romantic Hotel 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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