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The Historic Santa Maria Inn

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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.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel


Full view
71Somewhat walkable
Grade: 71 out of 100
46Restaurantswithin 1 km
7Attractionswithin 1 km
100Room tips
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If you're expecting to stay in a hipster or modern hotel look elsewhere; The Santa Maria Inn is a little like stepping back in time. The original part of the hotel was built in 1917 and is on the Historic Preservation List. This means it is protected from ever being remodeled,
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I wasn’t sure what to expect from this hotel but I was pleasantly surprised. We were upgraded to a suite which was huge. Staff were friendly. Rooms are a bit dated but I think it gives the hotel a bit or character and fits in with the style. It’s not a 5* hotel but for what we
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The hotel was old and musty. They put me in a room right next to the bar too which was extremely loud and my walls were pounding. Terrible experience so I asked the desk to leave. I never touched a thing inside the room (they can confirm). I understand hotels and they had more
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Response from HistoricManager, Manager at The Historic Santa Maria Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Travis, we are disappointed to hear that your experience did not live up to expectation and that there was a miscommunication regarding your third party booking. If there is anything that we may help you with further please don't hesitate to ask! Thank you for letting us know and for providing your feedback.
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On our arrival night we had dinner at the Inn's restaurant, The Century Room which continues to provide great service and great food. It was also nice to see the server who helped us a year ago when she was just starting. This time we tried the Wine Cellar for drinks which is
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Response from HistoricManager, Manager at The Historic Santa Maria Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for this review of our property. We are delighted to hear about your return visit. It sounds like you had a great time. Our friendly staff looks forward to your next visit!
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We've stayed at the Santa Maria Inn multiple times over the years. We appreciate the ambiance of the old hotel structure and history. For those unaware, this hotel has been around forever and housed many hollywood celebrities particularly in the 1900's who were either filming
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Response from HistoricManager, Manager at The Historic Santa Maria Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Willie, Thank you for this review of our property. We are sorry to hear that your recent stay did not meet expectations. Being 101 years old we're always striving to improve your stay. We will be sure to share your concerns with our management team. We look forward to welcoming you back next time!
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The historic patio fountain
Cushions along bay windows are a charming and practical touch!
Spacious and comfortable room!
Corner room with curved bay windows!
Sorry, I am just seeing this question. If I remember correctly our rate was $175.00 for one night which included fees and taxes. We were there in October 2016.
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I don't have any pictures. it's not a jacuzzi but a jetted tub. Think of a regular sized bath tub with water jets, that's what they have.
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We have to pay maybe 15 $ per person (dinner). Breakfast is not expensive...there was a restaurant including buffer or bar for take away.
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"I would say request a room with a courtyard view."
"Suggest reserving a room in the new tower"
"Choose the newer parts of the hotel if you are sensitive to odors or mold."
"Excellent Historical Old Wing and Modern Wing"
"High tower room facing the front of the hotel faces the main street which can get loud if you are a light sleeper"
US$93 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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