Trip Tips: Experience More for Less at The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Set Up Shop at Santa Maria’s Holiday Inn & Suites

Looking for the perfect home base for your upcoming coastal getaway? We’ve got you covered—conveniently located between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria’s Holiday Inn & Suites is the perfect place to set up shop as you explore all the sunny Santa Maria Valley has to offer.

Three Reasons to Stay

1. It’s the perfect place for your pooch. Dubbed “the pet friendliest hotel in Santa Maria,” the Holiday Inn & Suites offers an array of pet-friendly rooms for four-legged friends up to 75 pounds. If your pup’s a beach lover, you’ll definitely want to bring them along for an unforgettable day at sunny Pismo Beach (yup, it’s a pet-friendly beach!). Simply let the folks at the Holiday Inn & Suites know you’ll have your furry friend with you, and they’ll make sure you’re all set in a perfectly adorned, pet-friendly room. Pro Tip: Dine at the pet-friendly patios at Moxie Cafe or Maya Mexican Kitchen after a day spent swimming the Pacific.

2. It’s minutes from endless outdoor adventure. Ready for some serious four-wheeled fun? The Holiday Inn & Suites is located just minutes from Oceano at the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, providing you endless adventure at your white-knuckled fingertips. Fancy yourself more of a serenity seeker? The park has something for you, too! Soak up the stunning views or bird-watch at Oso Flaco Lake. An incredible 18-mile stretch of stunning coastline, there’s a little something for every type of adventurer at the iconic Dunes.

3. There’s no better place to imbibe. Located near the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail and within minutes of local Santa Maria Valley craft breweries, the Holiday Inn & Suites is the perfect home base for those looking to sip on all the Valley has to offer. With one of California’s longest grape-growing seasons, the coveted wines of the Santa Maria Valley offer a distinct and balanced taste. Major bonus: the vineyard owners in Santa Maria Wine Country treat you like family—our wines are complex, but the tasting experience is the most genuine and laid-back you’ll find. So, go ahead, kick off your shoes, and swirl ’til you spill in our Valley. Pro Tip: Check out a complete list of SMV’s brews and wineries here as you plan your tasting trip.

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.