The Santa Maria Hotel is a really neat hotel. Some parts of the hotel are nearly 100 years old and full of pictures of Hollywood movie folks from the 30's 40's and 50's that have been and stayed at the hotel. It has a really nice restaurant and bar. Food prices are a little high for the casual dinner, but is quite reasonable for the "formal" type of breakfast, lunch and dinner it servers. With the parking garage in back it provided plenty of parking which is really nice. The rooms we had were really big for the price and the price was quite reasonable ($110 to $150 range).
Traveller from Tulsa, OK
Located in Santa Maria, 13 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the hotel is in the heart of the Central Coast wine country …More
The room had a modern design and was clean, but it was obvious they cut corners. The towels are very cheap and leave fuzzy stuff on you when you dry with them. The only hygiene product they supply is a very drying soap, so make sure to bring your own shampoo, and probably your own soap. The shower was very small with a curtain that absorbed water and then dripped it all over the floor, and the drain cover moved around because it was cracked. The mattresses are pretty basic but comfortable enough, but they tend to slide around on the platforms since they aren't on box springs. They charge for their internet, and it's pretty slow and drops your log in pretty easily. Ok stay, but I would probably look into alternatives that are similarly priced next time.
Traveller from Fresno
Situated in Santa Maria, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boomers! Santa Maria and Santa Maria Civic Theatre. Santa Maria …More
Santa Maria, the largest city in Santa Barbara County, is known for wine, strawberries, and barbecue. The city produces more than 20 million trays of strawberries annually. Wine tours are available, offering tastings and beautiful vistas. The area has also been a popular location for film productions. “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “G.I. Jane” were shot in the Santa Maria valley.