$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 14, 2015 Check-out: Sep 17, 2015

Historic Santa Maria Inn

3 stars
View map of 801 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
185 reviews
Historic welcoming and comfortable

This is an often overlooked hotel since not part of big chain. Beautiful historic property. Staff... See full review

  • E M.
  • Aug 12, 2015
Nice weekend getaway!

The hotel was warm charming and met my every need. See full review

  • Laquita Ike
  • May 17, 2015
Historic Santa Maria Inn was built in 1917 and is considered to be both a Central Coast landmark and a symbol of bygone luxury. Located in the Santa Maria Valley, the Historic Santa Maria Inn was a layover spot for Hollywood titans like Rudolph Valentino and Clark Gable. Guests enjoy peaceful rose gardens, an extensive wine cellar, English pub, a heated pool, fitness center and more. The inn is a short drive to San Luis Obispo, Hearst Castle, Santa Ynez wine trails, the PCPA Theater and Big Sur.
Dining
Historic Santa Maria Inn guests dine at the Garden Room Restaurant. A casual yet refined ambiance combines California cuisine and outstanding service. An award-winning champagne Sunday brunch is offered each weekend. The Old English Tap Room is popular with locals and travelers. The Wine Cellar & Martini Bar serves nightly hors d'oeuvres, and The 801 Espresso offers specialty coffee, snacks and sweets. Adjacent to the 801 Cafe is a piano lounge.
Rooms
The 164 rooms at the Historic Santa Maria Inn are pet friendly (fees apply) and offer 5 acres of dog-walking fun. Guests can choose from king, queen or two double beds. Rooms are about 180 square feet, furnished in Victorian decor. A refrigerator, coffee-maker, hair-dryer, radio alarm clock, iron/ironing board, cable television with movies on-demand, Nintendo and free high-speed Internet are included. Larger executive tower rooms are furnished with English country decor. Tower rooms offer a king or two queen beds, bay windows, game table, ceiling fan, two vanities and the amenities stated above.
Property features
The Historic Santa Maria Inn offers a spa, hair and nail salon, barbershop, gift shop, clothing boutique, travel agent, room service, daily guest laundry, and valet. Travelers get a feel for a different era in the courtyard among giant palm trees, a lush rose garden and antique fountain. An inviting pool, heated whirlpool, and fitness center invigorate guests. Hollywood legends Rudolph Valentino and Clark Gable once lounged in the Coach Room en route to Hearst Castle.
Highlights
  • Historic, pet-friendly inn
  • Free high-speed Internet
  • Rose gardens and an extensive wine cellar
Nearby attractions
  • PCPA Theater (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Central Coast Wineries (15 mi/24.1 km)
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base (17 mi/27.4 km)
  • Pismo State Beach (18 mi/29 km)
  • Hearst Castle (60 mi/96.6 km)
Business
  • Free high-speed Internet
  • On-site catering available
  • Audiovisual equipment rentals
  • Offers 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that fits 350
Transportation
  • Santa Maria Public Airport (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (65.7 mi/105.7 km)

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Historic Santa Maria Inn Rooms

Historic Inn
Charming Historic Inn with old world Victorian decor originally built in 1917, approximately 180 sq ft, one king, one queen, or two double beds, high speed cable internet, coffee maker, refrigerator, hair dryer, radio/alarm, cable TV, in room movies, desk, iron & board, ceiling fan, second vanity area (in some rooms), phone, individual heat and A/C.
Romance Package
Our Romantic Getaway includes chilled champagne, delectable chocolates, and Full American Buffet Breakfast for two served in our Garden Room Restaurant 6-9:30 a.m.
Executive Tower
Oversized executive room in newer Tower section, approximately 480 sq ft, one king or two queen beds, bay windows, game table and chairs, high speed cable internet, coffee maker, refrigerator, hair dryer, radio/alarm, cable TV, in room movies, Nintendo, desk, iron & board, ceiling fan, second vanity area, phone, individual heat and A/C. English country style decor.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Dining

Olde English Tap Room
Restored to its original congenial atmosphere, the Olde English Tap Room provides you with a quiet spot to sip your favorite drink before the warm glow of an inviting fire. Savor a variety of imported beers in this cozy European atmosphere. Open daily 11 am - close.
801 Cafe
Our 801 Expresso Caf proudly brews Starbuck coffee and Italian Sodas, as well as snacks and desserts. Perfect before or after dinner in the Garden Room. Open 6:30am - 2 pm daily and 5pm - 9pm Sunday - Thursday, 5pm - 10 pm Friday and Saturday. Adjacent to the 801 Caf is our new piano lounge. Enjoy music from our player baby grand as you relax with appetizers and drinks.
The Wine Cellar & Martini Bar
You'll enjoy a grand selection of local vintages and wines from around the world as well as signature martinis in this cozy and intimate downstairs nook. Open Tuesday - Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Garden Room Restaurant
An intimate full-service restaurant serving fresh and imaginative California cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Garden room was voted the "Most Romantic Restaurant" by the Santa Maria Sun. Enjoy our award-winning Sunday Champagne Brunch, named "Best Sunday Brunch" by the Santa Maria Times and Santa Maria Sun. We are open for dine in or room service 6am - 2pm and 5pm - 10pm. Check our menu for selections and pricing.
Tower Lane Shops
After checking in, you are welcome to explore The Historic Santa Maria retail facilities and shops. The spacious and decorative lobby houses everything you need to make your stay a memorable experience, whether it be a cup of espresso or a pampering trip to the beauty salon. The Tower Lane Shops in the promenade provide convenience, comfort and couture.

Unique gifts for the whole family - baby items, Franz porcelain, collectible fairies, music boxes, limited edition artwork, Thomas Kincaid, golf items & much, much more. A must see!

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
From concept to completion, the meeting and catering professionals at The Historic Santa Maria Inn will ensure that your event is a memorable one. Whether you're planning a business meeting or a social affair, you'll appreciate our 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, personalized service and elegant catering.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Historic Santa Maria Inn

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
185 out of 185
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
3.9
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Historic Santa Maria Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
E M.
Couples
glen cove
Aug 12, 2015

Historic welcoming and comfortable

This is an often overlooked hotel since not part of big chain. Beautiful historic property. Staff is professional and welcoming. Go see Jonelle at 801 Coffee...she's a bight spot in the morning. Clean rooms, excellent housekeeping. Courtesy shuttle a blessing!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Historic Santa Maria Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brian K.
Couples
San Leandro
Aug 4, 2015

stay in tower

The hotel was quite a place in its time. Quit charming in a nostalgic way. We stayed on the first floor in older and inferior room. Definitely recommend staying in tower room, worth the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Historic Santa Maria Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chris
Family
N/A
Jun 23, 2015

Cali road trip

Great place: friendly, quiet and accommodating. Best of all no surprises! Wifi works, rooms look like the photos and cost was without any extras. Well worth the stop.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Historic Santa Maria Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
White Rhino
Couples
Campbell
Jun 18, 2015

Cool Bar and pool

The place was very nice but with only one elevator and a maze like upstairs it was always a long trip to and from the car.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Historic Santa Maria Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Laquita Ike
Business
Indio
May 17, 2015

Nice weekend getaway!

The hotel was warm charming and met my every need.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Historic Santa Maria Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Robert W.
Single
N/A
Apr 22, 2015

Great historic hotel

What a pretty place. So nice to stay in a well-kept old hotel and get a history lesson in the bargain. Room was very reasonable, restaurant was good (enjoyed the breakfast buffet) there was free popcorn in the bar. Free wifi, too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Historic Santa Maria Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
A Riot
Couples
Mission Viejo
Apr 6, 2015

Stay in Bob Hope's room

The most interesting part was to stay in the room named after Bob Hope.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Historic Santa Maria Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Haunted hotel
Couples
azusa
Feb 24, 2015

Old but has a lot of character

Nice old hotel, really liked the appearance and setting of the hotel.visited the pub had some drinks and had good time have read reviews of being haunted it really has that feel did not see anything but heard a lot of different noises

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Historic Santa Maria Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zootpat
Couples
Blue Diamond
Feb 9, 2015

Santa Maria Classic

The hotel met our expectations for a value oriented over night. The only drawback was the small size of the bathroom. The bed was comfortable, room quiet, amenities adequate, and great shampoo! Would visit again and would recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Historic Santa Maria Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Manman6inOC
Couples
Chino Hills
Jan 16, 2015

Lovely Weekend Getaway

Took my GF Mandy to this wine country for a lot of fun... This place is OLD but fairly comfortable. The location is so-so as it is quite far away from the main attractions. Overall it is a nice hotel and good choice for a quick stay and more...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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