Choose Hotel
Select Room

Hotel Overview

Combining a great location and thoughtful inclusions, the Best Western Plus Big America is a hotel in Santa Maria, CA where you get more money for your travel budget, and more time to enjoy whatever brings you here. This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner offers a location just off the 101 Freeway and amenities that add value to your trip, like free parking, free high-speed Internet, and a complimentary breakfast served each morning.

This 100% smoke-free, pet-friendly hotel is perfect for vacationers traveling to Pismo Beach or for visitors to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Stay here whether you’re watching a race at the Santa Maria Speedway, enjoying a day of family fun at the Santa Barbara County Fair, or exploring nature at Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge. We’re also close to golf and wineries galore.

Whatever comes next in your day, you’ll appreciate the ability to start it with a full stomach. So join us for our complimentary breakfast and fill up on freshly made waffles or pancakes and eggs, biscuits and gravy, and even breakfast burritos.

Did you know that we can accommodate your next meeting? Our Heritage Room can seat up to 45 in a theater layout or 35, classroom style. We’ve got audio-visual equipment, dry erase boards, and everything else you need.

When the work is done, you can relax with a swim in our heated outdoor pool or hot tub. Or, if you’ve got excess energy to burn, our fitness center awaits. We’ve also got a business center and even an on-site restaurant, Francisco’s Country Kitchen. As for your room, you’ll find Thomasville furniture in the early American style, along with modern amenities like a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker.

We’re waiting to make it a great stay here at the Best Western Plus Big America!

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion.
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 3 mile(s) from Marian Medical Center
  • 4 mile(s) from Lockheed Martin
  • 20 mile(s) from Vandenberg Air Force Base


  • 2.00 mile(s) from Santa Maria Speedway
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Children's Museum
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Santa Barbara County Fair
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Waller Park, disc golf, duck pond, butterfly garden
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Museum of Flight
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Guadalupe/Nipomo Dunes Preserve
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Pismo Beach
  • 20.00 mile(s) from California Missions
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Butterfly Grove
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Santa Ynez Indian Casino
  • 70.00 mile(s) from Hearst Castle


  • Francisco's Country Kitchen, on premises, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, with friendly service, 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m
  • 1.4 mile(s) from La Hacienda Restaurant, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.4 mile(s) from Red Robin®, brasserie, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.6 mile(s) from Jovi's Delights, cafe, International, open for: lunch
  • 1.7 mile(s) from Jay’s Fish and Chips, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.7 mile(s) from Shaw's Steakhouse, full service, steak house, open for: dinner
  • 1.7 mile(s) from Perko's Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.8 mile(s) from Dino's Deli, deli, International, open for: lunch
  • 2.1 mile(s) from El Toro Tortilleria, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.3 mile(s) from Schlotzsky’s Deli®, deli, American, open for: lunch
  • 2.6 mile(s) from Café Monet, cafe, American, open for: lunch
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Ming Dynasty, buffet, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Ichiban Restaurant, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.3 mile(s) from Klondike Pizza, brasserie, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4 mile(s) from Moodybrews, coffee shop, American, open for: lunch
  • 3.2 mile(s) from Applebee's®, brasserie, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 5.6 mile(s) from Papa Napoli Italian Deli, deli, Italian, open for: lunch
  • 6.1 mile(s) from Hudson's Grill®, brasserie, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 6.6 mile(s) from Jocko's Restaurant, full service, steak house, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 8.5 mile(s) from Ricky's House of Pizza, brasserie, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 8.6 mile(s) from Pepper Garcia's, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 9.2 mile(s) from The Wine Cottage Bistro, full service, International, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 10 mile(s) from Far Western Tavern, full service, steak house, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 10.8 mile(s) from Chef Rick's, cafe, American, open for: lunch, dinner, American, cajun & creole, pizza, seafood, steakhouse, contemporary, Californian
  • 21.1 mile(s) from Hitching Post Of Casmalia, full service, steak house, open for: dinner


  • 2.50 mile(s) from Allan Hancock College
  • 31.10 mile(s) from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Voted as one of the best colleges/universities by U.S. News
  • 68.90 mile(s) from UCSB, University California Santa Barbara

Nearby Cities

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Nipomo
  • 11.40 mile(s) from Orcutt
  • 14.30 mile(s) from Arroyo Grande
  • 21.10 mile(s) from Pismo Beach
  • 24.80 mile(s) from Avila Beach
  • 25.60 mile(s) from Lompoc
  • 30.20 mile(s) from San Luis Obispo
  • 34.40 mile(s) from Buellton
  • 37.80 mile(s) from Solvang
  • 57.80 mile(s) from Paso Robles
  • 64.40 mile(s) from Santa Barbara


  • 0.2 mile(s) from Rancho Bowl, family bowling
  • 2 mile(s) from tennis
  • 3 mile(s) from Satellite Horse Racing
  • 6 mile(s) from softball center
  • 6 mile(s) from Skateboard Park
  • 10 mile(s) from Blacklake Golf Course


  • 176 mile(s) from Los Angeles International Airport
  • 6 mile(s) from Santa Maria Airport
  • 25 mile(s) from San Luis County Regional Airport
  • 2.2 mile(s) from Greyhound Lines
  • 10.1 mile(s) from Guadalupe Amtrak