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Historic Santa Maria Inn places you next to Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum and within a 5-minute walk of Santa Maria Valley Historical Society. This 164-room, 3.5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Santa Maria, the hotel is also a short walk from Simas Park and Natural History Museum.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 164 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with pay movies and video-game consoles, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Ceiling fans, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Historic Santa Maria Inn features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Historic Santa Maria Inn

801 S Broadway Santa Maria CA 93454

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the heart of the Central Coast's wine country, this historic landmark hotel offers a lush courtyard and peaceful rose garden (some of the plantings were made by the hotel's founder in 1917). An outdoor swimming pool and spa tub sit on a patio with chaise lounges and umbrella-shaded tables.

The Garden Room Restaurant serves three meals daily, in addition to a Sunday champagne brunch. A cafe, English pub, and wine cellar provide other options for dining and drinking.

This Santa Maria property has 10,000 square feet of event space, including meeting and banqueting rooms. Complimentary high-speed Internet is available on a computer in the lobby. Wireless Internet is available hotel-wide and is complimentary. Massages can be arranged on site, and a fitness center and sauna are also available. The hotel offers a shuttle to the airport.

Guests at the Historic Santa Maria Inn are in good company; over the years, presidents, ambassadors, actors, and corporate magnates have stopped here while winding their way along California's historic El Camino Real.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Total number of rooms - 164 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 1917 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10,000 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Wedding services 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Historic Santa Maria Inn offers 164 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature video-game consoles and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Santa Maria hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with pay movies. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Microwaves and in-room massages can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Video-game console 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Garden Room Restaurant - This historic restaurant offers a casual yet elegant atmosphere and features fresh, imaginative California cuisine. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Champagne brunch on Sundays.

Old English Tap Room - Lounge designed to capture the atmosphere of an old English pub. Features peg-plant wooden floors and rich wormwood paneling. Open mid-day to late evening.

The Wine Cellar and Martini Bar - Intimate lounge. Offers wines from local vineyards and beyond. Signature martinis. Open evenings, Tuesday through Saturday.

801 Café - Espresso, specialty coffee drinks, Italian Sodas, snacks, and desserts. Open mornings and evenings daily.

Room service - Available daily during breakfast and dinner hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel offers a fitness center with cardio and strength training machines, in addition to a sauna and private showers. The hotel's outdoor spa tub and swimming pool is located on a patio with chaise lounges and umbrella-shaded tables.

At Waller Park, 3 miles away, offers lakes with fountains, expansive grassy fields, picnic areas, playground equipment, Frisbee golf, and sports fields and courts.

Rancho Maria Golf Club offers a championship public 18-hole course, 8 miles away.

  • Golfing nearby 

Spa Services

Located within the Historic Santa Maria Inn, the independently owned and operated Ambiance Massage and Spa offers massages, signature body treatments, salt or sugar scrubs, and warm algae wrap. Complimentary pool and sauna are available to all guests. Advanced reservations are required.

  • Body wraps 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 11 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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