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Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 12 June 2015

The Inn was being renovated during the time of our stay. It appears that there are two sections a newer part and the original older part. I occasionally look for places that might be haunted and I saw a story that this place has possibly two rooms that might just be haunted. I asked for one and got room 210....

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HistoricManager, Manager at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a good time! Thanks for coming and we are glad you were able to get the room you wanted, hope to see you again.

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We didn't have a problem with the room, but the lobby, bar, and restaurants are starting to look shabby and old. This hotel is in desperate need of a face lift. The room however was fine, the bed was comfortable, and it was nice and quiet.

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HistoricManager, Manager at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear your room turned out well and we appriciate your insight about the public areas of our hotel. We are constantly working on our almost 100 year old property to keep it up to date.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 June 2015

The historic Santa Maria Inn is nearly 100 years old but the rooms are clean and up to date with contemporary amenities. I like the tower end with bay windows. Not much to look out at but it adds to the feeling of space and comfort. The restaurant serves above average hotel food but for a taste of real Santa...

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HistoricManager, Manager at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel! Our tower rooms are among our most popular, and Shaw's steakhouse is delicious. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again!

California
Reviewed 5 June 2015

I found this to be a charming place, but BEWARE! It is also reputed to be haunted, and while I never had things happen to me, I was with 4 other people who talked about bizarre happenings -- floating mists in bathrooms? Pennies showing up on the faucet. Noises of chairs being scraped on outdoor patios in the middle of...

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HistoricManager, Manager at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our hotel! Being almost 100 years old we do have lots of stories tied into our property and you can learn a lot of cool history when you come visit us. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again!

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

This hotel is very dated and badly needs an upgrade. The worst thing though was the odour. It hits you as soon as you enter the reception, gets worse in the hallways but thankfully isn't as bad in the rooms. It is a horrible musty smell that id hard to deal with. The aircon in our room was so loud...

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HistoricManager, Manager at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear about your disappointing stay here at our hotel. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and share your thoughts on the rooms, and the odor you encountered in parts of the hotel. We will take all of this under review in our efforts to grow as a hotel.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This old hotel is an easy stop if you are heading south on Highway 101. The room was OK but not great. It was old and tired, but clean and the bed was comfortable and we had a quiet room. It was quiet because it was down a labyrinth of connected hallways that made for a LONG confusing walk from...

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HistoricManager, Manager at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel! It sounds like you were able to enjoy your time here in Santa Maria, The Pantry is a delicious place to eat. We are also happy to hear you were able to enjoy some food in The Tap Room. We are glad you were able to navigate your way back to your room, they...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Booked this hotel at from one of the discount travel sites and was pleasantly surprised at how very much I enjoyed staying there! The hotel is about 100 years old and blends historic charm with modern amenities. Room was spacious, bed and bedding were outstanding, nice flat screen TV with pay movie, marble in the bathroom, nice window looking out...

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HistoricManager, Manager at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review

Wow, we are so floored by this wonderful review!! Thank you for sharing about your stay here, and we are so happy that we were able to take care of you and your dog during your stay. Our owners and managers work hard to take care of this property, and we look forward to celebrating our 100 year anniversary in...

California
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I stayed at the Santa Maria Inn after a bad experience at another property in town. I enjoyed the 2 nights I was there in an updated (but nothing fancy) king room in the new tower. In fact, I went back for another night the following week. This will be my go-to property when visiting Santa Maria. The property has...

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HistoricManager, Manager at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed your time at our hotel and that you were able to check out the restaurant. All of our staff enjoy getting to know our customers and we are always happy to have you back.

Rocklin, California
Reviewed 24 May 2015

The was the first time we had stayed at Santa Maria Inn. I was looking for a nice place to stay that was not a chain but local. I always wanted it to be nice. This was perfect. As you walk in you can sense the history. Unlike some places that show their age I found that the owners had...

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HistoricManager, Manager at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review! We are glad that in your search to find a unique hotel you found our property. It sounds like you had a charming time here and we hope to see you again in the future!

Los Angeles
Reviewed 20 May 2015

The Santa Maria Inn was a great location to stay and branch out to explore the area. The hotel is lovely and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is close to restaurants and also provided easy access to the freeway. We stayed in a corner King Suite and loved the big windows and open space. I would...

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HistoricManager, Manager at Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that it sounds like you had a wonderful time here on the central coast! Our corner king rooms are among our most popular and we are glad you took advantage of one during your last stay. See you next time!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Santa Maria Inn

Address: 801 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Region: United States > California > Santa Maria
Price Range: ₹ 6,405 - ₹ 11,438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santa Maria Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 164
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
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“I have since heard there is a more modern side--avoid the garden rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles MrsFaber, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Tower is modern and new.”
 of 5 bubbles LVFire, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor facing the fountain is always a good choice.”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were on the sixth floor. The hotel was quiest”
 of 5 bubbles D3470IUpatriciar, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room not facing the parking structure.”
 of 5 bubbles Amitadave1, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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