I am a traveling nurse and stayed at Candlewood Suites in Santa Maria for two months with my boyfriend. We enjoyed our stay very much. Though there is not a pool or restaurant there is the ocean nearby and a cupboard open 24 hours with lots of snacks and 24 hour free coffee. There are also a lot of good restaurants in the surrounding area. Not a ton to do in Santa Maria but tons in the towns not too far away and the 101 freeway is less than 1/4 mile.
As far as the hotel goes it is a great place to stay if you are looking for somewhere to stay long term or maybe even just an overnight. I had the executive suite with my own bedroom, a bathroom, living room with a pull out couch, two flat screens, and a full size kitchen minus an oven. It was just what I needed and there are grocery stores in walking distance. Another plus about the hotel is there is free wireless internet, cable, and free movies for rent downstairs. Every Wednesday night they have a free food or drink night depending on the theme.
The staff is exceptional and friendly. All of the staff members went out of their way to make sure that we had an exceptional stay and were truly accomodating. Anything that we needed was taken care of promptly. I would definately return here if I needed a place to stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Candlewood Suites is located in Santa Maria California, nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara County Wine Country. Guests will experience California’s Central Coast beauty, championship golf courses, pristine beaches, performing arts, world famous barbecue, succulent strawberries and picking farms, hiking, festivals and award winning wineries for touring and tasting.Candlewood Suites Santa Maria provides guests with a fitness center, Gazebo BBQ, free guest laundry facility, a complimentary business center, IHG Rewards Club Program and complimentary Internet. Minutes from Candlewood Suites Santa Maria you will find a variety of restaurants, family entertainment, attractions and nightlife. Designed to provide the business traveler and the leisure traveler with extended stay comfort, accommodations offer a kitchen equipped with stove top, full-size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, plate, silverware, glassware and cookware. Suites also host pillow top mattress, recliner chair, flat panel TV, in-room DVD player & free DVD library. Nearby businesses include Vandenberg Air Force Base, Northrup Grumman Mission Systems, Ratheon, Boeing, Denmat, Marian Medical Center, Santa Maria Speedway, California Space Authority, Cal Trans, Santa Maria Fairpark, Haggerman Sports Complex and Santa Maria Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Candlewood Suites Santa Maria Hotel Santa Maria