Overall Impression: This hotel was decent. Front desk people were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was good in the two most important categories: bed comfort and quiet level. The bed was comfortable, and the room was quiet. There was some occasional road noise but it was tolerable. The hotel's weakness is it is in bad need of a renovation. The decor is reminiscent of...1980. The kitchenette was very disappointing. I was in town for business for few days, so I was looking forward to using it. The kitchenware that went with it was barely above Hollywood prop quality. A burner but no frying pan. We had to call down for it. No spatula. No paper towels. The spatula they sent up was dirty and nasty looking. The microwave was rotary dial, early 1980s model! This was also a hotels of smells. The elevator had a musty smell to it. The burner in the room had a nasty smell to it when turned on--my wife complained about this. We scrapped the cooking idea and went to Del Taco for dinner--props to Del Taco for rescuing the night. The fitness center was above average, we didn't use the pool, too damn cold outside. The tv had a fuzzy, unclear picture. No free breakfast...just like in 1980.
Final reaction: Would not stay there again, as I prefer modern hotels. If they renovated and upgraded, I would reconsider.
Pros: comfortable bed, quiet room, front desk staff, fitness center.
Cons: 1980 decor, kitchennette very disappointing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between the palm tree lined city of Santa Barbara and the charming college town of San Luis Obispo you will find the peaceful Santa Maria Valley. Just ten miles from the beach and surrounded by vineyards, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites welcomes travelers from near and far.Fresh from a 3 million dollar renovation, the Holiday Inn continues a 51 year tradition of surpassing the expectations of even the most discerning traveler. We understand that there is no place like home, so to help you kick off your shoes and relax we offer kitchenettes, 37-inch flat screen TVs, free wireless/DSL and MP3 compatible radios. As the All America City makes its way up the list of prospective destinations, the Holiday Inn - Hotel & Suites strives to remain the #1 choice in hospitality. Our knowledgeable staff will proudly welcome you in to our family of Constant Caring Friends with award winning service and a smile.Portabella Bar and Grill draws from Santa Maria s BBQ Hall of Fame legacy, abundance of fresh produce, and seaside inspirations to offer up a true taste of the Central Coast. So enjoy the California lifestyle for a moment sit down with a glass of local wine and Relax, it s Holiday Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Santa Maria Hotel Santa Maria
- Santa Maria Holiday Inn