As your plane begins to descend into Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX) in SLO, you will be cool, calm and collected, knowing that your accommodation is booked and waiting for you. Welcome to San Luis Obispo!
As much as you might love the excitement that you find in airports, camping out in one is a completely different story. There are no accommodations right next to the terminals, but a short commute will bring you to 3 quality establishments. The Solaire Inn & Suites offers 24-hour concierge and is 2 miles (3 kilometers) away, while the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria is 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) from the terminal.
There are a few interesting attractions just minutes from the airport which you can visit. Come and discover the magic and adventure of flight at Santa Maria Museum of Flight. This is one of the region's most visited attractions, which lets visitors enjoy hands-on learning through various interactive exhibits. It's a decent option since it's only 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) from the airport. There are plenty of other choices, as well. At Santa Maria Country Club, paying members get together for a drink while clearing their schedule for some easygoing activities. It also happens to be nearby.
Now that you know where you are going and what you want to do, be sure to book your accommodation as soon as you're able.
There's no need to travel far for a comfortable bed and a hot shower. The Radisson Hotel Santa Maria is a popular option just a quick cab ride from Santa Maria, CA Airport (SMX-Santa Maria Public).
The Town and Country and the Solaire Inn & Suites are so close that you could walk to either. However, if you've got some heavy bags, it could be more comfortable to get a lift. The former has 24-hour front desk services, while the latter offers internet access.