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“Beautiful Hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Santa Maria Inn

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Santa Maria Inn
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Santa Maria
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“Beautiful Hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

What a beautiful hotel! Loved the decor but especially loved the brass stars on some of the rooms to honor the celebrity who stayed there! We stayed in the room next to the "Lee Marvin" room and down the hall from the "Charlie Chaplin", "Bob Hope", "Bing Crosby" and "William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies" rooms. We had a tasty dinner at the onsite restaurant which is very nice and also enjoyed some cocktails at the pub each night. The price was affordable and the staff were very nice and accommodating. The room was comfortable. We didn't get to go to the Wine and Martini Bar but will the next time we're there. If there is a negative part to our stay it would be that the bathroom was very small.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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HistoricManager, Director of Sales at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
We appreciate your feedback! We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy many of the different amenities of our hotel and are pleased you enjoyed yourself. We will look forward to having you back again so that you can enjoy our Wine Cellar and Martini Bar where we offer a great selection of local wines and complimentary nightly hors d'oeuvres; see you soon!
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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were not able to be together as a family unless we went to where my daughter was performing in a show. So, I called several places to see what kind of deal I could get for our family of 5 (which ended up 6 because we took another student in) that would not feel like we were sitting in a hotel room for Christmas. We got a suite that was 900 square feet for an EXCELLENT price! We loved the charm that the Santa Maria Inn had especially at Christmas time! The kids enjoyed the Tap bar and also the Jacuzzi! WE had a fireplace in our room and there were simple but festive touches added to the suite! Anything we needed was brought immediately up to our suite! We enjoyed an amazing brunch on Christmas morning and couldn't have asked for a better experience in our Christmas away from home!

Room Tip: I would just ask to not be near the elevator if you are getting a suite.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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HistoricManager, Director of Sales at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you for sharing both the review and the amazing pictures. It is great to hear that you were able to enjoy the holidays with your family and take advantage of the decor and offerings of the Inn during that period of the year. Our Grand Suites are very spacious and comfortable and seemed to be a perfect fit for your family. We are also delighted to hear that you enjoyed our elaborate Christmas brunch as a family. You will have to pay us another visit during the beautiful Central Coast summer months and take advantage of the heated pool!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

I was intrigued when this hotel popped up with an economical price tag, and felt it would have to be a more interesting place than a Travelodge or Best Western. I was AMAZED when I walked into the lobby through an old-time revolving door on a chilly December night and was welcomed with cozy fireplaces, big band Christmas music, holiday decorations, and a friendly, attentive staff. My room was on the first floor, parking was convenient, and although I expected the aged building to translate into a noisy night, I slept undisturbed. This historic inn also features a beautiful restaurant where I enjoyed a delicious dinner without forging out into the cold, and my package (ordered online) also included a free breakfast buffet. Both meals were enjoyed near a toasty, crackling fireplace. The hardest thing I had to do on the whole trip was pack up, check out, and leave this lovely place the next morning!

Room Tip: I enjoyed my ground floor room, even though it was in an older part of the hotel. I have no basis f...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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HistoricManager, Director of Sales at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you for such an amazing reaction to your stay with us. Our hotel does exude alot of charm and history, especially during the holiday season. We appreciate your interest in our unique property and are glad your interest paid off. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and hope to have you back for yet another stay!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

This hotel was such a pleasant surprise. Traveling south to southern CA, we decided to stay here half way. This has the charm of its age. It is a Historic hotel. The room was the largest I have ever stayed in and completely well kept. It is a little noisy on the Broadway street side, but the corner room was worth it. We purchased a package which included breakfast and it was second to none. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful both in the hotel and the restaurant. I would highly recommend this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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HistoricManager, Director of Sales at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Very nice! Thank you for the exceptional review and great added pictures. Our hotel is located at a great midway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco and many of our guests make us their destination while enduring that journey! We truly appreciate you sharing your sentiments of the property, the breakfast and the amenities. We will look forward to having you stay with us again along your travels. Maybe next time you can make us your destination and take advantage of our amazing wine and golf packages!
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Waynesville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Stayed at the Santa Maria Inn early December, 2012. This is an older Inn and so the amenities you may get at a newer hotel may be better. The hotel was absolutely charming, historical, well maintained , and clean. The staff was very friendly, except for one bartender. The breakfast buffet was tremendous, not large but very tasty. The grounds were nice and well-maintained. I would definetly go back and probably will.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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HistoricManager, Director of Sales at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Thank you kindly for sharing your thoughts. It seems as though you were able to enjoy many aspects the hotel has to offer and enjoy the amenities our guests appreciate. We are happy to hear you considered our property to be clean and well maintained with a friendly staff. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to having you back. Thank you!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

We scored the best room in the place for $119 a night. It was a suite with fireplace, large jacuzzi tub, a full kitchen and a great view. The staff was great, there is a nice restaurant on site, a really nice gift shop with a very amiable owner and a wine cellar, along with numerous others shops. We only stood there 1 night so I'm not sure what there is to do in Santa Maria but I would have been very happy just to mill around town and spend a week or so in that room with my loved one.

Room Tip: If you're coming here book well in advance and ask for room 671., The Vineros Suite
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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HistoricManager, Director of Sales at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thanks for sharing! You are correct, that is one of the best rooms we have to offer and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed it to the fullest, if only for one night. When you return to the area, inquire about our Wine Passport Package, it offers overnight accommodations, picnic boxed lunch for two, complimentary tastings along our amazing wine trail and breakfast for two in the morning. Our very own Foxen Canyon Wine Trail is breathtaking and our staff will welcome you back with open arms. If you have some time, pay us a visit!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

My sister selected this hotel to house the wedding party and guests for her wedding and we're so glad she did! We had a HUGE family room in the newer section and had ample amounts of space to sort out all our wedding paraphernalia, press dresses, etc and visit with family. We all enjoyed the big pool, set back by a garden, and also hosted a bridesmaid's luncheon in the restaurant--a lovely setting for a slightly formal lunch with delicious salads. The housekeeping staff made an extra effort to nicely arrange the children's stuffed animals which made them smile and they kept us in fresh towels which always seems to be a challenge for other hotels for family rooms. I HIGHLY recommend this for a family stay and our friends traveling solo who stayed in the old part said that they loved their movie star rooms. A California gem!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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HistoricManager, Director of Sales at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Congratulations on your sister's wedding! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we appreciate it! Our housekeeping department is hard-working and dedicated to our guests. They go above and beyond each day to provide detailed and specialized attention to our rooms. Thank you for pointing out the small touches that added up to a great stay for you and your family. We hope to have you back at the Inn again for another wonderful occassion!
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Property: Santa Maria Inn
Address: 801 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Location: United States > California > Santa Maria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santa Maria Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a historic, full-service property located in the heart of Santa Maria along California's beautiful Central Coast. We offer an award-winning Garden Room Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, an Olde English Tap Room and a Wine Cellar and Martini Bar. We also feature an on site massage therapist, heated pool and spa, sauna, fitness facility, salon and barber. We are only minutes from the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, championship golf, beaches and shopping. Secure your reservations now or take advantage of one of our many packages. ... more   less 
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