We stayed at the Santa Maria Inn while in the area for a weekend of wine tasting. I contacted the hotel directly and booked a N/S King in the "historic" part of the property. I also booked the hotel's Wine Package.
Overall impression is good and it's a terrific value. Reception was friendly and helpful. The property itself is fairly well maintained and comfortable. We had a corner room on the ground floor in the original hotel building which dates back to 1917. I really liked the room. It was spacious with windows on two walls and looked out over the courtyard and fountain. Very comfortably furnished with an updated bathroom. There is high speed internet in the room however it is a wired connection with a fairly long network cable. We did pick up a good strong wireless connection which appeared to be provided by the hotel.
The major failing for me was the condition of the hallway leading to our room. They are using several of the banquet rooms behind the restaurant as food prep or storage areas and every time we went to our room we felt like we were walking through the kitchen. Plus the floor is covered with plastic matting which only added to the industrial feeling.
As I mentioned, we booked the wine package which included full buffet breakfast for each day plus we received complimentary wine tastings in the Wine Cellar and a discount on any wine purchases. The best value though was th packet of coupons we received with free tasting at approx 12 wineries. And we were provided with a delicious boxed lunch which we enjoyed at one of the wineries. If I remember correctly the additional cost was $30 for the package so definitely a great value.
I would absolutely stay here again and can easily recommend it to my friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a historic, full-service property located in the heart of Santa Maria along California's beautiful Central Coast. We offer an award-winning Garden Room Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, an Olde English Tap Room and a Wine Cellar and Martini Bar. We also feature an on site massage therapist, heated pool and spa, sauna, fitness facility, salon and barber. We are only minutes from the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, championship golf, beaches and shopping. Secure your reservations now or take advantage of one of our many packages. ... more less
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