Really good experience. This hotel was surprisingly quiet, especially for being a two story walk-up. You normally hear people above you banging the doors, and clunking their luggage down the stairwell, but I heard nothing here, and slept really well.
Comfy beds and pillows. Very spacious bathroom with vanity. Big bath tub with extended curve and very large tiled ledge for towels, etc.
The rooms were a teeny bit dated, but the bathrooms looked all new. I definitely wouldn't call it the 70's. That's an exaggeration.
The room had the faintest smell of smoke, but nothing horrible.
The staff was very friendly, and they do have a giant cat sleeping on the front desk.
Breakfast looked pretty good, but crowded, although there was a great place for breakfast just next door that we opted to try.
Parking was easy. There is also a decent sized pool, and very large jacuzzi (20 people), although it wasn't steaming hot. Just warm. I would test it out before you committed to go down there (or turn the bubbles on for 20 minutes ahead of arrival). The pool area is not in the center of the complex, so the sound doesn't carry the way it would other places, and the guy at the front desk told me if you were quiet, it was ok to stay in there after hours. I thought that was nice.
Anyway...it's not luxurious, but if you have to stay in this area, it is nice, convenient, clean and over all a pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you are traveling on business or traveling for pleasure the Best Western PLUS Big America hotel in Santa Maria , California has something to offer for everyone. Located between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo , the Big America hotel in Santa Maria offers its guests many luxuries for an affordable price. Join us in our lobby every morning for a complimentary, deluxe continental breakfast, and while you are eating your breakfast help yourself to a couple of complimentary newspapers.Our Santa Maria hotel rooms have been called by many “the best hotel rooms in Santa Maria ” because of the size of the rooms and the cleanliness of the rooms. Each of our Santa Maria hotel rooms contains a mini refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, cable TV, air conditioning, wet bar, voice mail, and each room is equipped for High Speed Internet Access, both hard wired and wireless. Santa Maria is known for its Santa Maria style barbecue and the Big America hotel is close to many fine restaurants, and the meals they usually serve are big, so there are bound to be leftovers. We also have a restaurant located on the premises, which is called Francisco's Country Kitchen. We keep on hearing good things about the food, so why not give it a try. The microwave and mini refrigerator would come in really handy if you are looking for a midnight snack.Our Santa Maria hotel has rooms that can accommodate just about anyone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Big America Hotel Santa Maria
- Best Western Santa Maria
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