The Hacienda is an historic site that now serves as a hotel in Monterey County, California. The building was completed in 1930 by William Randolph Hearst. He built the structure to serve as temporary housing for his employees and guests. It was a central headquarters for activities taking place on the surrounding land.
The lodge building, designed by architect Julia Morgan, replaced and expanded upon an earlier wooden structure known as the Milpitas Ranch House. That building was destroyed by fire in the 1920s.
The 1930 hotel has also been known as Milpitas Hacienda, Hacienda Guest Lodge and Milpitas Ranch House. The property was placed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1977.
The lodge includes a lounge, cantina, offices, public assembly rooms, guest rooms. Hearst sold the structure and its surrounding property to the United States Army in 1940 for use as a training facility. Responsibility for the land and buildings was assumed by the Army at Fort Hunter Liggett. Today, the Army still owns the facility and operates it as a public hotel within the military base.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Welcome to the Historic Hacienda at Fort Hunter Liggett. We hope you enjoy your stay with us. The Hacienda today is the same as it was in the 1930s. The buildings have been well maintained since the 1940s with only a few modifications to the interior which include: the wall paintings, modernization of the bathrooms, two kitchens on the lower level, and the installation of a kitchen in an upstairs room. The lodge building, designed by architect Julia Morgan, replaced and expanded upon an earlier wooden structure known as the Milpitas Ranch House. That building was destroyed by fire in the 1920s.The building was completed in 1930 by William Randolph Hearst. He built the structure to serve as temporary housing for his employees and guests. It was a central headquarters for activities taking place on the surrounding land.
The property was placed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1977. Today, the Hacienda is managed by the United States Army, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation organization (MWR) whose primary mission is to provide a variety of quality programs that uphold the Army Family Covenant.
What you need to know:
Check in is at 3:00pm in the Historic Hacienda Lodge Office. If you arrive after business hours you will be provided a code to the lock-box to retrieve your room key. This lock box is attached to your door. Checkout is promptly at 11:00am. Guests who depart at a later time are subject to charges for an extra night's stay. All cancellations require a 48 hour prior notice. Failure to provide a timely cancellation will result in an additional charge for one night’s stay per room reserved this includes no shows.
Free Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is available but not reliable so please do not depend on it for work.
Free bottles of water in your room daily.
In-Room Features: Flat-Screen TV, Coffee Maker, Toiletries, Hair Dryer, Microwave, Mini-Fridge, Iron & Ironing Board.
- Not all rooms have air conditioning. Please check with receptionist when making your reservation.
- Rollway beds are not available. Our rooms unfortunately cannot accommodate a rollaway bed.
- Our policy is to change sheets every third day of your stay and replace towels left on the floor or in the hamper.
No restaurant on-site. Please call for hours Liggett Lanes Bowling Center (831)386-2194 or Subway (831)386-0110.
Due to the historic nature of the Hacienda Lodge and its location on a Military Installation, certain restrictions have been implemented and must be strictly adhered to.
- Military personnel take priority for reservations.
- No smoking or vaping is permitted in the rooms or within 50 feet of the building.
- No lighting or burning of candles, use of hot plates or devices posing fire hazards are not permitted in rooms.
- NO PETS are permitted in-room, exceptions for Service animals are possible with prior notification at the time of reservation placement.
Guests will be charged $200.00 for deep cleaning fees due to any instances where evidence to include but not limited to cigarette/cigar/pipe/vape odors, burn marks, ashes, butts, pet hair or pet odors are found in the room by housekeeping either during your stay or upon check out.
You are responsible for your actions and the actions of your guests during your stay at the Historic Hacienda Lodge and will be charged a minimum charge of $50.00 per item for any room fixtures or furniture damaged or missing upon checkout. The Fort Hunter Liggett Police Department will perform a background check to permit access to the base. You will need to provide a valid state driver's license, current insurance paperwork and vehicle registration. We look forward to welcoming you to the Historic Hacienda Lodge and all that Fort Hunter Liggett has to offer.