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Hotels near Natural History Museum

Historic Santa Maria Inn $99
Historic Santa Maria Inn

Historic Santa Maria Inn

801 S Broadway, Santa Maria
     
    3.6
    of 5, from 28 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    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.

    Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Maria $76
    Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Maria

    Days Inn by Wyndham Santa Maria

    839 E Main St, Santa Maria
       
      3.9
      of 5, from 8 reviews
      2.0 out of 5.0

      Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Hope Cancer Center, Natural History Museum, and Marian Regional Medical Center. Simas Park and Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Best Western Plus Big America $109
      Best Western Plus Big America

      Best Western Plus Big America

      1725 N Broadway, Santa Maria
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 31 reviews
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Located in the heart of Santa Maria, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Maria Civic Theatre and Boomers! Santa Maria. Natural History Museum and Santa Maria Valley Historical Society are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Radisson Hotel Santa Maria $104
        Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

        Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

        3455 Skyway Dr, Santa Maria
           
          3.5
          of 5, from 13 reviews
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Maria Museum of Flight and Santa Maria Country Club. Sunset Ridge Golf Center is 2 mi (3.1 km) away.

          Travelodge by Wyndham Santa Maria $71
          Travelodge by Wyndham Santa Maria

          Travelodge by Wyndham Santa Maria

          1514 S Broadway, Santa Maria
             
            4.0
            of 5, from 33 reviews
            2.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Santa Maria, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria Valley Historical Society, and Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. Simas Park and Natural History Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Motel 6 Santa Maria $70
            Motel 6 Santa Maria

            Motel 6 Santa Maria

            2040 North Preisker Lane, Santa Maria
               
              2.9
              of 5, from 7 reviews
              2.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Santa Maria, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boomers! Santa Maria and Santa Maria Civic Theatre. Santa Maria Speedway and Natural History Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Motel 6 Santa Maria - South $89
              Motel 6 Santa Maria - South

              Motel 6 Santa Maria - South

              1007 E Main St, Santa Maria
                 
                2.3
                of 5, from 7 reviews
                2.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Santa Maria, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mission Hope Cancer Center and Marian Regional Medical Center. Marian and Severson Theaters and Natural History Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Solaire Inn & Suites $75
                Solaire Inn & Suites

                Solaire Inn & Suites

                1995 S Broadway, Santa Maria
                   
                  3.9
                  of 5, from 8 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Santa Maria, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria Valley Historical Society, and Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. Simas Park and Santa Maria Country Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                  Econo Lodge Inn & Suites $84
                  Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

                  Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

                  210 Nicholson Avenue, Santa Maria
                     
                    2.2
                    of 5, from 4 reviews
                    2.5 out of 5.0

                    Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mission Hope Cancer Center and Marian Regional Medical Center. Marian and Severson Theaters and Natural History Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                    Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria $96
                    Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria

                    Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria

                    2100 N Broadway, Santa Maria
                       
                      4.3
                      of 5, from 40 reviews
                      3.0 out of 5.0

                      Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria is located off Highways 101 and 166 on North Broadway. It is opposite Boomers family amusement center, and a short drive from Main Street. Santa Maria Speedway, theaters, and museums are less than 10 minutes by car, and Pismo Beach is a 20-minute drive away.

                      Buckboard Motel $70
                      Buckboard Motel

                      Buckboard Motel

                      1620 S Broadway, Santa Maria
                         
                        2.5 out of 5.0

                        Situated in Santa Maria, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria Valley Historical Society, and Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. Simas Park and Natural History Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                        Colonial Motel $65
                        Colonial Motel

                        Colonial Motel

                        1866 S Broadway, Santa Maria
                           
                          1.0
                          of 5, from 1 reviews
                          2.0 out of 5.0

                          Situated in Santa Maria, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria Valley Historical Society, and Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. Simas Park and Natural History Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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                          Natural History Museum Hotel & Travel Guide

                          Ready to make your way to Natural History Museum?

                          To see it, travel about 260 miles (418 kilometers) from the state capital, Sacramento, until you reach Santa Maria.

                          With 7 hotels and other accommodations within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of Natural History Museum, you should not have a problem finding the right place. Only 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away, you can kick back and relax at the Historic Santa Maria Inn. Two other places are the Best Western Plus Big America, 1 mile (2 kilometers) away, and the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 1 mile (2 kilometers) away.

                          Looking for an economical place to sleep? Luckily enough, there are a couple of moderately priced hotels nearby. You will find the Travelodge Santa Maria, a mere 1 mile (2 kilometers) away, and the Motel 6 Santa Maria - South is only 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers) away.

                          Don't be surprised if you find it is a supreme test of willpower to resist the lip-smacking baked goods at Cafe Steinbecks (421 South McClelland Street, Santa Maria). Think you could still fit a bit more in? Although you may discover that your stomach can't quite keep pace, it's likely you'll still savor the variety of dishes at 510 Event Center, (510 South Broadway, Santa Maria).

                          Other Things to Do Near Natural History Museum

                          On top of Natural History Museum, here are some additional things in the area that you'll want to check out:

                          • Give the kids a chance to burn off some of their apparently limitless energy by playing at Simas Park, a green, leafy getaway within the city.
                          • Explore many facets of the past and enjoy a fun family excursion in the bargain when you visit Santa Maria Valley Historical Society.
                          • Let the youngsters move around and amuse themselves in the exhibits at Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. It doesn't get any more hands-on and gratifying than that!
                          • Step right up! Live a little and visit Santa Maria Fairpark for a few hours of fun.
                          • Visit Marian and Severson Theaters and have a great time watching talented actors perform.

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