One of the great things about the Santa Maria Valley is that it is close to everything, from mountains to vineyards to the majestic Pacific Ocean.

And now you can stay and save just minutes from the Pacific at the Oxford Suites in nearby Pismo Beach, where they are offering their premium rooms for up to 20 percent off from now through January 30. Your reservation includes a full hot breakfast buffet, high-speed wireless, on-site parking, heated outdoor pool, and an evening reception (excluding Sundays) featuring appetizers and your choice of wine, beer or soft drink.

Just mention the “It’s Cold Outside” special when calling the hotel at (805) 773.3773, or click here for rates and availability.