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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Maria
2.5 out of 5
2061 Roemer Ct, Santa Maria, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $107 per night
1.63 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (370 reviews)
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"It was excellent. We enjoyed the stay and not having to leave the hotel in the morning without first breakfast. An additional like was the indoor pool n spa."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Maria
Motel 6 Santa Maria - South
2 out of 5
1007 E Main St, Santa Maria, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $80 per night
0.9 mi from city center
3/5 (137 reviews)

"Quiet... Nice... Clean... Awesome staff... Private"…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Motel 6 Santa Maria - South
Travelodge by Wyndham Santa Maria
2 out of 5
1514 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA
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The price is $84 per night
1.38 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (1,308 reviews)

"It’s clean & decent. Nothing special in the room but the bed was comfortable. It’s the Travelodge not Westin, so you just have to know that. The pool & jacuzzi was nice. The jacuzzi was hot, some hotels I’ve been to list a jacuzzi and either they weren’t working or lukewarm at best. The Cracker Barrel ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Travelodge by Wyndham Santa Maria
Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Maria
2 out of 5
839 E Main St, Santa Maria, CA
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The price is $70 per night
0.68 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (982 reviews)

"Nice clean cute updated rooms with granite counters."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Maria
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria
3.5 out of 5
3455 Skyway Dr, Santa Maria, CA
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The price is $95 per night
3.98 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,642 reviews)

"Next to the airport, was nice starring into the air strip."…"

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

Radisson Hotel Santa Maria
Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Maria
2.5 out of 5
2190 Preisker Lane, Santa Maria, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $104 per night
1.9 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (60 reviews)

"It looks like a brand new building and clean and comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Maria
Best Western Plus Big America
2.5 out of 5
1725 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $112 per night
1.2 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"Best Western as all you know always delivers. Very few guests as the pandemic sweeps the nation. As an essential fire technician it’s a good respite of the chaotic situation to rest on a comfy bed on a super clean room and bathroom. No breakfast for obvious reasons but outstanding service and quality ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

Best Western Plus Big America
Candlewood Suites Santa Maria
2.5 out of 5
2079 N. Roemer Court, Santa Maria, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $89 per night
1.64 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (656 reviews)

"Love our room. For sure coming back and staying at this hotel"…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Candlewood Suites Santa Maria
Motel 6 Santa Maria
2 out of 5
2040 North Preisker Lane, Santa Maria, CA
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1.82 mi from city center
3.1/5 (800 reviews)

".staff was very friendly and welcoming. The wall in the bathroom was chipped and needed repair. There was no shampoo or conditioner"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

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Visiting Santa Maria

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Santa Maria, and visitors give high marks for the shopping and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its live music. Top sights in the area include Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Morro Bay State Park, and Morro Rock.

  • You'll find 738 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of San Luis Obispo
  • The closest major airport is in Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), 22.9 mi (36.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Maria

Well known for its live music scene, the city's cultural venues include Natural History Museum, Santa Maria Valley Historical Society, and Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. The city's natural beauty is on display at Simas Park, Santa Maria Fairpark, and Los Padres National Forest. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Santa Maria Civic Theatre and Marian and Severson Theaters.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 18 hotels and other lodging accommodations to pick from in Santa Maria. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Candlewood Suites Santa Maria - This 2.5-star hotel features free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and comfortable rooms.
  • Best Western Plus Big America - Our customers like the WiFi and comfortable rooms at this motel. With a stay at this 2.5-star motel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
  • Radisson Hotel Santa Maria - This 3.5-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and overall value.

Dressing for Santa Maria

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 66°F and the nighttime average to be 39°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 72°F during the day and 43°F at night
  • July through September averages 74°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 74°F during the day and 39°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Santa Maria is 13.43 inches
  • Hottest months are usually September and October with an average temperature of 73°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 40°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Santa Maria?
Best Western Plus Big America is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This property offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Traveler reviews also recommend Candlewood Suites Santa Maria and Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Maria, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel bookings are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view top deals in Santa Maria.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Santa Maria?
For additional details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Santa Maria, click here.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Santa Maria?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Santa Maria is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Best Western Plus Big America and Hotel Santa Maria.
What's the best accommodation when traveling with kids to Santa Maria?
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices to stay with the kids include Candlewood Suites Santa Maria and Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Maria. Attractions in the area like Mustang Waterpark are also fun for the whole family.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Santa Maria?
Historic Santa Maria Inn is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Classic 19th Century Architecture, Huge Space For Large Families and Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Santa Maria?
Historic Santa Maria Inn is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Candlewood Suites Santa Maria and Radisson Hotel Santa Maria.
What's the best place to stay close to Foxen Canyon Wine Trail?
Skyview Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It’s located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Other good choices within a few miles include Alamo Motel and Skyview.
What about the best place to stay close to Santa Maria Fairpark?
One of the top choices for your stay is Historic Santa Maria Inn, located a short 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Santa Maria Fairpark, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Travelodge by Wyndham Santa Maria and Buckboard Motel are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Santa Maria?
Best Western Plus Big America is a top 3.5-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your beach trip include Travelodge by Wyndham Santa Maria and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Maria. Spend some quality time by the water at Point Sal Beach.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Santa Maria?
Historic Santa Maria Inn is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a bar.
What's the best golf hotel in Santa Maria?
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria is a 3.5-star hotel featuring a restaurant and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Motel 6 Santa Maria - South and Hotel Santa Maria. You can tee off at Santa Maria Country Club or Sunset Ridge Golf Center while you’re in town.

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