Our first trip back to Santa Maria that didn't include a stay with family due to plumbing issues we were excited because the speedway had a special at Candlewood Suites. At the time of reservations they said there were dates they don't honor the special rate but didn't say when yet we were making the reservations. After check in we opened the door to the room and wow we were pleasantly surprised! After seeing many pets in the lobby and reading the 2 star rating we didn't expect much. There are no sign of pets in the room, smelly food being made in the kitchenettes or smoke. The laundry was free and spacious, the workout room was perfect, the staff was very friendly, location great, safety was abundant but most of all it's so clean with much thought into what their guest would need. We would stay here again for sure if it wouldn't hurt our families feelings.