Hotels in Santa Maria, California

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Santa Maria overview

Santa Maria is a budget-friendly place distinct for its beaches and historical sites, and known for its gardens and shops. You'll find extensive coffee and bar options. Soak up some sunshine at Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve and Pismo State Beach. Head to Natural History Museum and Santa Maria Valley Historical Society to make some memories. Santa Maria is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Santa Maria

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Santa Maria can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 74 hotels in the Santa Maria area, some with discounts of up to 20%.
  • • 29 2-star hotels with an average price of $55 per night
  • • 33 3-star hotels with an average price of $79 per night
  • • 12 4-star hotels with an average price of $114 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 21864 user reviews of Santa Maria hotels:
  • • Candlewood Suites Santa Maria (Santa Maria)
  • • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Maria (Santa Maria)
  • • Best Western Plus Big America (Santa Maria)
  • • Historic Santa Maria Inn (Santa Maria)
  • • Radisson Hotel Santa Maria (Santa Maria)

How to get to Santa Maria

Fly in to Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from downtown Santa Maria. San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) is the next closest major airport, 22.9 mi (36.9 km) away. Santa Maria Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Santa Maria

Known for its gardens, the area has sights especially popular with families like:
  • • Monarch Butterfly Grove
  • • Mustang Waterpark
  • • OstrichLand USA
It's notable for its beaches and favorite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
  • • Pismo State Beach
  • • Oceano Dunes
  • • North Beach Campground
  • • Refugio State Beach
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • Natural History Museum
  • • Santa Maria Valley Historical Society
  • • Simas Park
  • • Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
  • • Santa Maria Fairpark