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4.4 out of 5

"Great spot, very clean, friendly service! AND, complimentary full breakfast included :) " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 30 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

Hotel perfectly located for exploring Santa Maria

Heart of Santa Maria

Stay at this Santa Maria hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Santa Maria Civic Theatre and 2 miles (3 km) of Boomers! Santa Maria. Natural History Museum and Santa Maria Valley Historical Society are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking.

Free Internet, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, the 106 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with cable channels. Microwaves, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$110* Per night/room Nov 8 - Nov 9

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Oversized Room;with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Best Western Plus Big America ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Big America

Everyone (10) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Great spot, very clean, friendly service! AND, complimentary full breakfast included :)

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 30, 2019 by Big America Staff

Thank You for staying with us! We are so glad to see you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope that during your stay you got the chance to enjoy some of our amenities such as the heated pool/spa, fitness center and our lovely breakfast! We do hope you'll choose to stay with us again in the future!

4 out of 5
Very nice hotel with thin walls. The last day I had a family that was very loud next to me.

Posted by on May 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 20, 2019 by Big America Staff

Thank You for staying with us and for leaving us a review! We are so glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope you'll come again in the future!

4 out of 5
nice clean hotel with friendly staff - has one lift to service upper floor. Continental breakfast has hot foods.

Posted by on Jul 22, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 25, 2018 by Robert

Thank You for staying with us and for the lovely review! We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you come back again soon!

5 out of 5
I really enjoyed staying here. The service was great on all levels.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 25, 2018 by Robert

We thank you so much for staying with us and for leaving us this review! We're so glad to see you enjoyed your stay and we hope you come back again soon.

5 out of 5

great place to stay

Pros: I like that my pets can come along here
Cons: nothing I like it just the way it is!!
Location: really close to everything , food gas laundry really convient
as always when I stay at any best western property im very comfortable but this one in Santa Maria is very special the rooms are clean and large and the breakfast is always great!! staff are awesome cant say enough good things about this place

Posted by , from santa maria ca on Mar 13, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 14, 2018 by Robert

Thanks Fran for the review! We are glad you and your pets enjoy your stay with us! We are happy you feel especially comfortable at our location and we appreciate your continued loyalty to our Hotel! We can't wait until your next visit with us.

5 out of 5
Good stay and very easy to access. I was only there one night but it the desk host was quick, helpful and efficient. The room was very clean and everything worked as expected. It is also quiet with good insulation.

Posted by , from Palmdale, CA on Jan 23, 2017

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5 out of 5
Rooms were nice and clean. Most of all j lime the idea that the hotel is pet friendly.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel loved the vanity!!!

The room was perfect very clean as the breakfast was delicious I will be returning awesome customer service!!!!

Posted by , from los angeles on Oct 12, 2015

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2 out of 5

All that glitters is not always gold

Pros: The buffet
Cons: See above review
Location: The location was close to the HI way and very nice on the outside, as far as doing anything in town we just wanted to get away and relax.
When we arrived the Hotel was very nice on the outside but once in the room and after laying on the bed for only 10 minutes are so it was obvious the mattress was somewhat aged because it was very lumpy ? I guess no one was aware of the fact that a mattress would last longer and be more comfortable when it is rotated and flipped over from time to time ? The following morning I went down to get a mocha coffee extra strong in the hotel lobby but received the equivalent of flavored hot water. But I did also enjoy some biscuits and gravy that was some of the best I have ever enjoyed. I was told the restaurant next door provided the food that was being served. I will give the Best Western in Santa Maria another chance and hope the next room will be furnished with a better bed. Most people may never have been disappointed but after having 3 back surgeries a lumpy bed is never conducive for having a good nights sleep.

Posted by , from Ventura, Ca. on Oct 5, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to everything.

Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet very good. Had a nice variety.

Posted by , from walnut creek,ca on Sep 2, 2015

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About the Best Western Plus Big America

Location 1725 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Best Western Plus Big America offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Event space at this hotel measures 560 square feet (52 square meters) and includes conference space. Barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and a picnic area are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Plus Big America. Self parking is free. This Santa Maria hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 106 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 560 sq ft of conference space
  • 52 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1986
  • Dining venue
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) (15.3 km / 9.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Big America offers 106 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary newspapers and complimentary bottled water. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy to-go breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Francisos Country Kitchen - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 7.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 176 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of We Care Clean (Best Western) guidelines.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 7.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • America Best Western
  • Best Western America
  • Best Western Big America
  • Best Western Plus America
  • Best Western Plus Big
  • Best Western Plus Big America
  • Best Western Plus Big Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Big Hotel America
  • Big America
  • Best Western Plus Big America Hotel Santa Maria
  • Best Western Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria Best Western
  • Best Western Plus Big America Motel Santa Maria
  • Best Western Plus Big America Motel
  • Best Western Plus Big America Santa Maria
  • Plus Big America Santa Maria
  • Best Western Plus Big America Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Big America Santa Maria
  • Best Western Plus Big America Hotel Santa Maria

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.