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Solaire Inn and Suites
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Santa Maria
Reviewed 22 July 2009

Affordable, clean, modern interior. Close to all. Very cozy. Friendly staff. Continentle breakfast included. In town with a large group for a 50th Birthday party celebration. I liked the large bathroom, room to move around without being cramped. Room includes microwave & small fridge which is rare to find. Would stay there again and recommend it to my friends.

  • Stayed: July 2009
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Reviewed 30 June 2009

Modern and clean room, but no chairs!! You have to sit on your bed!
No pool, no place to sit outside, poor breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2009

I picked this hotel primarily because of the price....it was the cheapest rate in Santa Maria. In the grand scheme of things, it was a high price to pay for just how basic it was, but that seems to be the going rate in Santa Maria/San Luis Obispo. The carpet did have a stain, as did the covers. But the room and bathroom were both very modern, and the facilities were more than adaquate, but no pool. One word to sum it up...basic, but he best deal about and therefore has to be recommended,.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 June 2009

We stayed here primarily because of the price. Middle of the week the rates were lower than anywhere else in town. BUT..., you get what you pay for.

Cons:
- Rooms are small and have no closets.
- There are no chairs in the room; they've been "on order" for more than 6 months.
- Despite being newly remodeled, the rooms have developed a distinct, old motel smell. Not horrible, but a bit unpleasant.
- Noisy, particularly from the street, but compounded by the 24 hour running of large rooftop air conditioners at the center across the parking lot.
- The "continental breakfast" consisted of a box (honestly, a PINK box!) of day old doughnuts and a pot of horrible coffee.

Pros:
- Price.
- Wireless internet worked very well, fast and no downtime.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2009

Wonder ful experience.. thinking of other places i have stayed at in santa maria.. this is by far a beautiful place.......close to all..........definately staying there once a month :)

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 June 2009

I booked directly with the facility and stayed there while attending a class @ the nearby community college, where the classes started early and ended late daily.
I made it clear when I checked in that I'd appreciate access to the advertised continental breakfast. The first day coffee wasn't ready @ 0700 and pastries were obtained via owners family hoofing it down to the adjacent bakery.
The advertised wireless internet was not available...I was issued a (too short) cord to plug into a wall outlet..and then there were no chairs in the room to sit on..you could either try stretching the cord to edge of the bed or end up sitting on your ice chest (neither a very comfortable/acceptable solution).
Bathroom did indeed have a very cold floor..and a totally useless, "mod" washbasin that had no plug or stopper.
I also did not receive any room service on my 4th day of a five day stay. I was told "work in progress re: internet & missing chairs..but renovations had been completed late 2008 & my stay was March of 2009.
All that being said, the decor of the room was absolutely top notch..spacious bed..lovely duvet..stylish curtains..rugs..furnishings.
When I go back to the area later this year, I hope that the "finishing touches" have been applied.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 March 2009

Should have known by the name...you get what you pay for. This place had the basics and that was it. I really didn't like that it was literally in the middle of town. There was a really dingy BBQ place next door and we could hear the traffic from our room.
Someone else mentioned the cold bathroom tile..yes...also when you turned on the light the cold fan came on too...
Would I stay here again? If I really really really really had to...but nothing to write home about !

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Solaire Inn and Suites

Address: 1995 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-7837 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)
Region: United States > California > Santa Maria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Santa Maria
Price Range: £51 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Solaire Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's one thing to claim you are environmentally friendly. It's another to prove it in everything you do. The Solaire Inn and Suites, the first entirely eco-friendly hotel in the Santa Maria California Region, does just that.Water is our most precious resource. Low flush toilets and low flow showerheads were installed in every guest room at the Solaire Inn and Suites. Our low flush toilets save over half a gallon of water with each flush compared to regular toilets. Native and drought landscape around the hotel also helps reduce water use.We believe that every bit helps, no matter how big or small. We make it easy for guests to recycle and conserve resources when they stay at Solaire inn & Suites. Recycle bins are located in every guest room and throughout the property. Complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby rather than delivered to every guest room, and guests are encouraged to re-use their bath towel.This summer, 100 LED lighting will be in place. In addition, we will also be offering an Electric Car Charging Station. The Solaire inn & Suites® hotel is conveniently located near several area attractions and local points of interest. Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts theater, the Santa Maria Speedway, the Santa Maria Public Airport, Vandenburg Air Force Base and The Natural History Museum are all just minutes away from this Santa Maria, CA hotel. Nearby cities include Pismo Beach, Lompoc, San Luis Obispo, Shell Beach and Avila Beach.The hotel is nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara County wine country. Explore the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail that runs through the area showcasing miles of sprawling vineyards. Several golf courses are in the area along with a number of lakes and beaches. There are many restaurants, cocktail lounges and shops close to the hotel. ... more   less 
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