Trip Tips: Experience More for Less at Santa Maria Valley’s Candlewood Suites

Set Up Shop at Santa Maria Valley’s Candlewood Suites

Looking for the perfect place to stay the next time you’re in our cozy-cool Central Coast town? We’ve got you covered! Conveniently located off the 101, Santa Maria’s Candlewood Suites is the perfect place to set up shop as you explore all of the endless adventure our beautiful Valley has to offer. Read on for three reasons this convenient property is calling your name.

Three Reasons to Stay

1. It has the best specials. Whether you’re a vino lover or a sight-seeing maniac, there’s a special for everyone at Candlewood Suites. The “Cool Hand Luke’s” package includes a welcome gift upon arrival and a $25 gift certificate for Cool Hand Luke’s steakhouse; the “Act Like a Tourist” package includes boxed snacks, a city map, and a disposable camera (hello, throwback!); and the “Bags Stay Free” package refunds you $20 on your room rate to make up for any baggage fee you may have had to pay your airline. Psst..check out all of Candlewood Suites’ packages here.

2. It’s minutes from the world’s best BBQ. Just minutes from Broadway—a street that’s home to a number of Santa Maria’s iconic BBQ joints—the dining options near Candlewood Suites are endless (and endlessly irresistible, too!). Dubbed the “Barbecue Capital of the World,” Santa Maria Style barbecue is based on traditions that date back centuries. Think: coal-roasted tri-tip, tasty Pinquito beans, toasted French bread, and fresh green salad made with the Valley’s finest produce. Now that’s a meal we don’t mind rolling up our sleeves for! Pro Tip: Want to dive deep into the history of Santa Maria BBQ before your stay? Check out this piece on the Great Treasure of Santa Maria Valley.

3. It has an amenity for every type of traveler. Whether you’re a parent to a four-legged friend looking for a dog-friendly room, or a fitness fanatic who can’t skip an early-morning workout session, Candlewood Suites offers a number of accommodations and amenities to make your Central Coast getaway as easy as the sun is warm in our Valley. There’s a barbecue grill and gazebo on site, a small grocery/convenience store on the property, a community pool and aquatic center, and more. Pro Tip: Want to explore even more options? Simply take a 15-minute drive to the Pacific Ocean and visit any one of the coast’s sandy beaches (we love Point Sal State Beach and Pismo Beach), hop on the Santa Maria wine trolley for an afternoon of imbibing, or head to the Rancho Maria Golf Course for an unforgettable day on the links.

In Santa Maria Valley, there’s so much to do from here. Hit the road and explore it all with our 24 hiking trails, 34 tasting rooms, seven unique AVAs, 13 beaches, and a growing selection of local breweries, all within a beautiful 30-minute drive. There is no need to venture far if you are looking for sand dunes, cycling and authentic Santa Maria Style dining. You’ll find it’s the perfect home base, where you can eat, drink and do more for less.