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Santa Maria California Accommodations

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The Santa Maria center is approximately the area of Allan Hancock College and 1 mile west of Santa Maria/Guadalupe Amtrak.

Thanks to its location in Santa Barbara County just a few miles inland from the Pacific coast, Santa Maria is home to a rapidly growing wine industry. Also known for its unique style of barbecue, called tri-tip, Santa Maria is a destination for wine lovers and foodies alike. Whether you're visiting for the wine or the barbecue, you'll find plenty to sample and your choice of great places to stay. More from this guide...

Santa Maria Hotels/Accommodations

The Historic Santa Maria Inn 801 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 164 rooms in property
  • Rooms are ok
  • Bathroom could be bigger
Days Inn in Santa Maria 839 East Main St., Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
Laura Lodge in Santa Maria
1107 North Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Low Cost hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 P.M.
  • Not very clean
  • Fantastic service
Best Western Big America
1725 North Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 106 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • For 57%, maintenance was acceptable
  • Comfort level is high
Travelodge Santa Maria
1514 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 70 rooms
  • Great wellness & sports facilities
  • Tasty breakfast
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Maria 2061 Roemer Court, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
  • Average sized rooms
  • Enjoyable stay
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Candlewood Suites Santa Maria - Santa Maria
2079 North Roemer Court, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Low priced Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Fantastic service
  • Excellent budget hotel
Holiday Inn & Suites Santa Maria 2100 North Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • 207 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • Breakfast is mediocre
Solaire Inn & Suites - Santa Maria
1995 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Low Cost Resort property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Plain croissants
  • Most guests said the bathroom was dirty
Quality Inn & Suites Santa Maria : 210 Nicholson Ave.
210 Nicholson Ave., Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 P.M.
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • The majority of guests thought it was rather dirty
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria in Santa Maria 3455 Airpark Dr., Santa Maria, CA 93455
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
  • Most guests thought it was a great value
Aloha Inn
611 El Camino Real, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 ~14.58 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Two-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 40 rooms
  • Excellent water pressure
  • Beds were acceptable for 60%
Pacific Plaza Hotel in Oceano
444 Pier Ave., Oceano, CA 93445 ~15.20 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Four star Beach property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • The majority of guests thought it was clean
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Centaur Health Resort & Spa - Pismo Beach
745 Quebrada Lane, Pismo Beach, CA 93420 ~15.21 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Four star Beach property
  • 2 rooms in hotel
Excellent 5.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Casitas of Arroyo Grande
2655 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 ~15.25 miles north of Santa Maria
  • Four star property
  • First class treatment
  • Private patio
Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach Pismo Beach in Grover Beach 775 North Oak Park Blvd., Grover Beach, CA 93433 ~15.61 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Fair breakfast prices
  • Refrigerator wasn't working
Best Western Hotel & Suites in Arroyo Grande
850 Oak Park Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 ~15.77 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Economy Beach hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Oxford Suites Pismo Beach in Pismo Beach 651 Five Cities Dr., Pismo Beach, CA 93449 ~16.36 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Most guests said rooms were clean enough
  • Adequate balcony
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach 601 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 ~16.51 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Affordable Resort property
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Great service
  • Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Quality Inn Pismo Beach
230 Five Cities Dr., Pismo Beach, CA 93449 ~16.89 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Air conditioner didn't work properly
  • Bathroom could be bigger
Seaventure Beach Hotel - Pismo Beach 100 Ocean View Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449 ~17.23 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Midscale property
  • 50 rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Sandcastle Inn in Pismo Beach 100 Stimson Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449 ~17.32 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Check in: 4:00PM
  • Rooms are ok
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Dolphin Cove Motel 170 Main St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449 ~17.48 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Check-in time: 15:00pm
Ocean Breeze Inn - Pismo Beach 250 Main St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449 ~17.51 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Two-star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 6 suites
  • Friendly desk
  • Most guests found the staff to be friendly enough
Seacrest Oceanfront Hotel 2241 Price St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449 ~18.12 miles northwest of Santa Maria
  • Three Star Oceanfront hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00PM
  • Great shopping
  • About half of guests thought the minibar was ok
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
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When to Visit Santa Maria, CA

Santa Maria has a relatively cool Mediterranean climate that stays fresh thanks to coastal breezes. Temperatures stay consistent throughout the year with some slight seasonal variations. From July through October, daily highs reach the low 70s and dip down to the low 50s overnight. During the rest of the year, highs are generally in the low 60s and go down to the upper 30s at night. Summers in Santa Maria tend to be dry, but you might want to pack an umbrella if you visit during the winter months.

Visit Santa Maria during one of the city's many delicious and colorful events to experience the area at its best. In the spring, take the whole family to the Santa Maria Kite Festival, which includes kite contests and races, local food, and kid-friendly fun. Celebrate the beginning of your favorite juicy, red fruit's season in style at the Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival. This three-day event includes dessert-eating contests, strawberry tastings, and carnival rides.

In the middle of July, the Santa Barbara County Fair comes to town, complete with agricultural demonstrations, arts and crafts, a rodeo, musical entertainment, and fair food. When October rolls around, it's time for the annual Autumn Arts, Grapes, and Grains Festival, which brings together the area's legendary barbecue and local wine along with a fine arts show.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Santa Maria, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Santa Maria

Santa Maria by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Santa Maria, CA. You can use these illustrations to evaluate the best months to stay in Santa Maria for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Santa Maria, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $230.70

Though you won't find luxury hotels in the heart of Santa Maria, several are just a short drive away in Solvang, Los Olivos, and Santa Ynez.

A short drive south of Santa Maria, The Landsby is located in nearby Solvang and convenient to several area wineries. Choose a deluxe room or upgrade to a premium room with a balcony and settle into this boutique hotel. All 41 guest rooms are equipped with deep soaking bathtubs, digital programming, free Wi-Fi, and bottled water. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast, and spend the afternoon soaking in the sun in the hotel's garden. In the evening, stay in and order room service or take a stroll to the nearby Solvang Festival Theater.

One of the top rated hotels in the Santa Maria area, Fess Parker Wine Country Inn offers luxury rooms with extras like fireplaces and complimentary wine tastings. Make yourself at home with amenities like an LCD TV and a DVD player, and get a restful night's sleep on a pillow-top bed with a down comforter. Book an on-site massage or facial, or head straight to the outdoor pool for a relaxing afternoon. Have a memorable meal at the on-site restaurant or dine out in downtown Los Olivos, right outside the inn's front door.

Book a stay you won't soon forget at the Santa Ynez Inn, Luxury Boutique Hotel. This upscale property is located in the heart of downtown Santa Ynez and just a short drive from Santa Maria and the area's many wineries. All 20 rooms at this boutique hotel come with refrigerators and plush bathrobes, and the hotel's sauna and whirlpool ensure that you stay relaxed throughout your stay. In the morning, indulge in a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast before heading out to explore this beautiful area.

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Santa Maria, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $158.30

You'll find plenty of places to save with budget-friendly accommodations near Santa Maria's Highway 101.

Stay at the Motel 6 Santa Maria, and you'll get some of the lowest room rates in town. Rooms include essentials like a comfortable bed and wireless internet access available for a surcharge, and the hotel offers free coffee in the lobby.

Located on the east side of town, the Days Inn Santa Maria is convenient to the city's Natural History Museum and several area wineries. Rooms include basics like mini fridges, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, and the hotel offers a complimentary Daybreak Breakfast each morning.

If you're visiting the Santa Maria area for the Strawberry Festival or another annual event, book a room at the Travelodge Santa Maria, just minutes from the city's Fairpark. Rooms and the Travelodge are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and workspaces, as well as free Wi-Fi. Wake up to a complimentary Bear Bites continental breakfast, and take advantage of the hotel's free truck and RV parking to get even more value out of your stay.

When you're looking for a home away from home in the Santa Maria area, book your stay at the Candlewood Suites Santa Maria. All rooms at this apartment-style hotel include kitchens with full-size refrigerators and stoves, so you can prepare all your meals inexpensively. Use the workspace and free Wi-Fi to catch up on email, and make your way to the 24-hour fitness center to work up a sweat. The hotel also features a 24-hour business center and front desk for round-the-clock service.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Maria

2 Star Average Prices: $95.29

2 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Maria

Where are the real discounts in Santa Maria

Save even more on low room rates with Santa Maria's best hotel discounts. AAA members save on standard rates at the Travelodge Santa Maria and the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria. Government employees and members of the military get low rates at the Days Inn Santa Maria and the Best Western Plus Big America.

Best Value Options in Santa Maria, CA

No matter if you want to stay in the center of the city or on its outskirts, you'll get plenty of value out of these mid-range hotels in Santa Maria.

The Best Western Plus Big America is just steps from the Santa Maria Civic Theatre and other downtown attractions, making it the ideal choice for visitors who want to explore the city. Make yourself at home in the well-appointed rooms, which include mini fridges, microwaves, LCD TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Take a dip in the outdoor pool or head to the nearby fitness facility for a workout. In the morning, get started with a complimentary buffet breakfast. If you plan to use the hotel's complimentary airport shuttle, be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time.

Located in the heart of Santa Maria, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria has over 200 guest rooms with workspaces, video game consoles, and free Wi-Fi. Cool off in the Holiday Inn's outdoor pool on a hot summer day or work up a sweat in the fitness room. Use the 24-hour business center to finish work projects, then grab a drink at the bar when you're done for the day. The hotel's free on-site parking makes the Holiday Inn a great deal for all types of travelers.

Book your stay at the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria, and you'll be just minutes from the Santa Maria Country Club and the city's business district. All 184 guest rooms have basics like complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee makers, and the hotel keeps guests busy with a fitness center and an outdoor pool. Start your day with breakfast at the hotel restaurant before making your way to an event or conference in the Radisson's 4,000 square feet of facilities. Free on-site parking adds to the hotel's overall value.

Leave the chain hotels behind and be a part of history at the Historic Santa Maria Inn. Convenient to the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum and the city's historical society, this hotel has it all. Rooms include basics like mini fridges, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi as well as extras like video game consoles and designer toiletries. Make your way to the on-site spa for a body treatment or a massage or enjoy a long soak in the spa tub. Have a quiet night and order room service or go to the hotel nightclub for a late-night drink.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Santa Maria, CA

Explore Santa Maria's culture with a visit to the Pacific Conservatory Theatre, which puts on a variety of classic and contemporary plays and musicals year-round. Take the family to the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, which offers hours of interactive fun, recreation, and play spaces for young kids. Everyone will appreciate the Santa Maria Museum of Flight, which has everything from helicopters to airplanes to military aircraft on display.

Sample local vintages at your choice of wineries, or follow an established route like the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Presqu'ile Winery makes some of the area's best bottles of pinot noir and chardonnay, Rancho Sisquoc specializes in Malbec and Syrah, and Foxen Vineyard and Winery produces a special line of varietals and blends.

Whether you're planning a winter or a summer visit, Santa Maria has plenty to do and taste. Book your ideal accommodations and start planning your trip to Santa Barbara County today.

Verified reviews of the city: Santa Maria, CA

Below are reviews of the city of Santa Maria, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Nice, Quaint Town"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful, sunny weather. Very family oriented place.

Joe H., from 09-Apr-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Santa Maria, CA shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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