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Santa Maria Inn Garden Room

801 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6668
+1 805-928-7777
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“onion soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
801 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6668
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service and newly upgrades of restaurant was great! Food presentation outstanding! Thank you.

Thank lydiaamarin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first they offered us to be seated in a small dark table behind a half-moon seating area, despite there were not many customers. I asked for a table with more light, and they took us to the half-moon seating area, which was very nice...More

Thank PueoKupaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked in on the 100th anniversary of the hotel and found out that the Garden Room was reopening that night with a new menu as The Century Room. We had a very attentive server. I ordered the pressed chicken and it was absolutely delicious....More

Thank Nanacarolyn
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The dinner was wonderful. There were 4 of us and everyone loved their food. Two in our group ordered drinks and overheard someone talking about the liquor that was ordered and they weren't sure what the liquor even was. When the drinks came, they were...More

Thank Candice Z
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Santa Maria Inn has been an iconic stopping place between L.A. and San Francisco for many decades. Unfortunately, the restaurant is now a place to avoid. I was there for lunch with friends, and it was pretty awful. My in-laws were staying there and...More

1  Thank smef2013
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a New Years Eve fixed price meal that was elegant, and a good value for four courses. I had the filet mignon oscar, which was stacked over sautéed spinach and fingerling potatoes, and my husband had the T-bone steak, and we both cleaned...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great steak, reasonable wine list and super service. Way above expectations considering the rest of the Hotel.

Thank lascola
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The Santa Maria Garden Room is a restaurant dear to my heart and very familiar since it's inception. It's by no means a five-star hotel, or is the Garden Room in any way FANCY, but there is truly a sweet elegance of a bygone era...More

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 2 December 2016

As we had my elderly mother with us, we required a little extra room to negotiate with her walker. We were seated a a table that allowed us to do that. The food and service was excellent as usual. My ONLY disappointment with the entire...More

1  Thank KathyR7911
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My family and I dined when in town for a funeral. I was afraid the food would be overpriced but it was in line with other restaurants' prices, we found during the days we were in town. The huevos rancheros was outstanding. They offer a...More

Thank JeniferPetri
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Nearby Attractions
PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre
161 reviews
1.40 km away
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
24 reviews
.24 km away
Santa Maria Library
10 reviews
.59 km away
Santa Maria Valley Historical Society
6 reviews
.31 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6668
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-928-7777
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Historic Santa Maria Inn
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