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1725 N Broadway
Santa Maria, California 93454-1927
United States


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Hotel Overview

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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.

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This 1oo% 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!


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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.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Amenities


  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Choice of breads, cereal, fruit, oatmeal, bacon, scrambled eggs, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, Danish, juice, and coffee
  • Outdoor pool, heated
  • Multilingual staff English, Spanish
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Conference services
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Meeting facilities, our largest meeting room - The Heritage Room, seats up to 45-theater style or 35-classroom, free meeting materials provided - white board, overhead projector, dry erase, pens, screen, television, DVD player and VCR
  • Cable or satellite television, cable television includes HBO®, ESPN®, Disney®, CNN®
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Hot tub
  • Exterior corridor
  • Conference facilities, two conference suites available
  • Air-conditioning
  • Exercise facility open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
  • Business center 24 hour free
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services Outgoing
  • Coffee shop, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged, free
  • Complimentary coffee
  • Internet station in lobby
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Golf, wine trail and theater packages available
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Our largest meeting room - The Heritage Room, seats up to 45-theater style or 35-classroom, free meeting materials provided - white board, overhead projector, dry erase, pens, screen, television, DVD player and VCR

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space
More Amenities


  • Cribs available
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Wake-up calls
  • Air-conditioning
  • Microwave
  • One Honeymoon Suite available
  • Mini-suites available with two rooms, king bed, cable television in bedroom, sofa sleeper, television in living room
  • High-speed Internet access hard wired also available
  • Sofabed available
  • Easy chair available
  • Fireplace available

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area
  • Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
  • Accessible table in eating area
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
  • Public restrooms accessible

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Telephones have volume control
  • Visual smoke alarms
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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 Obispo County Regional Airport
  • 2.2 mile(s) from Greyhound Lines
  • 10.1 mile(s) from Guadalupe Amtrak