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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric inn and modern amenities in wine country

Wine country, ocean

Located in Santa Maria, 13 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the hotel is in the heart of the Central Coast wine country; between Los Angeles and San Francisco along California's El Camino Real.

Rest and relaxation

Guests can opt for a relaxing on-site massage or stroll through the peaceful courtyard and rose garden. The outdoor patio features a swimming pool, spa tub, umbrella-shaded tables, and lounge chairs.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

With the décor of an English country inn, guestrooms are equipped with amenities like complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, flat-panel TVs with cable and pay movies, compact refrigerators, and coffeemakers.

Historic Santa Maria Inn

Hotel Amenities

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Laundry facilities

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 (929 square meters) of event space, including meeting and banqueting rooms. Complimentary high-speed Internet is available on a computer in the lobby. Complimentary WiFi is available hotel-wide. Massages can be arranged on site, and a fitness center and sauna are also available. The hotel offers a free 24-hour airport shuttle.

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 
  • Year Built 1917 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10,000 
  • Free self parking 
  • 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

  • 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) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

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 


If you have requests for specific 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 ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

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.

This property does not accept prepaid cards for payment. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Hotel Name

  • Historic Inn Santa Maria
  • Historic Santa Maria
  • Historic Santa Maria Inn
  • Santa Maria Historic Inn

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