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Roseville, California
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to find. Easy on and off fwy. Reservations made over the phone while in route. Great front desk service. Rooms super clean. Bed was super comfy. Parking lot well lite and loitering going on. Breakfast was great with many options. Was able to print out docs needed that was a high plus.

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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Big America, responded to this review

Dear Ibalmar, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Western Plus Big America Management and Staff

California City
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great location in town and easy access to freeways. The breakfast was good and the lobby area was spotless. Bed was very comfortable and everything in the room worked fine. The staff was helpful in recommending a place to get dinner.

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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Big America, responded to this review

Dear David W, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Western Plus Big America Management and Staff

Santa Ana, California
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were up at Cal Poly SLO for parents weekend but the rates in SLO go up really high during high traffic weekends so going 30 minutes south to Big America is fiscally smart. Nice rooms, good breakfast and a pool. Great value.

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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Big America, responded to this review

Dear lorenwebb, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Western Plus Big America Management and Staff

Hemet, California
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was an excellent place to stay! The rooms are nice, the beds were very comfortable and everyone was friendly. They could use bigger parking lot and an elevator but other than that everything was great.

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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Big America, responded to this review

Dear 836stephanie, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. We would like to point out that we, in fact, do have an elevator. Best Western Plus Big America Management and Staff

San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Just spent the night enroute SF-LA. Room was spacious-- bathroom was suite-style. Beds were only fulls, but everything was clean and worked. Breakfast had some neat hot items, like biscuits and gravy. Two waffle makers- score! Staff was helpful during our visit. No complaints.

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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Big America, responded to this review

Dear Jon W, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Western Plus Big America Management and Staff

Bakersfield
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our favorite place to stay while in Santa Maria. Rooms are big and clean. The hot tub and pool are clean and relaxing. The best part besides comfortable beds is the breakfast. The hot breakfast that is included is the best we've had for a hotel breakfast. Hot waffle maker, breakfast burritos with amazing homemade salsa, biscuits and gravy, plus...

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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Big America, responded to this review

Dear ambern21, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear we are "your favorite place to stay while in Santa Maria." We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Western Plus Big America Management and Staff

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Arrived at 10 p.m. after a challenging drive. Was thrilled that the heated outdoor pool and hot tub were open 24 hrs/day. We enjoyed both late in the evening and early the next morning. The hotel room was spotless. Bed was very comfortable firm, linens in excellent shape. Check-in and check-out were very fast. The free breakfast was very starchy...

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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Big America, responded to this review

Dear Susann C, Thank you for your review. We apologize you found our breakfast to be "very starchy." We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Western Plus Big America Management and Staff

Atwater, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The rooms were outstanding. They came complete with everything we needed from the refrigerator to the Iron. The beds were extremely comfortable. The rooms were very clean and the Staff was so friendly and helpful. I would Highly recommend a stay here.

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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Big America, responded to this review

Dear Joyce P, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Western Plus Big America Management and Staff

Lancaster, California
Reviewed 11 October 2016

All of the rooms have been redone and a few turned into mini suites. Breakfast wasn't the usual but didn't have enough protein options, no eggs (except boiled) and no bacon or sausage, biscuits were good but the gravy a little bland. The front staff was very friendly.

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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Big America, responded to this review

Dear 123jessicav, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy our complimentary, deluxe continental breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Western Plus Big America Management and Staff

Milwaukie, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I've come to this Best Western every year for several years now because it's always clean, comfortable, friendly, safe, convenient, and I can get my breakfast on the premises. I hope to continue my yearly visits for many years to come.

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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Big America, responded to this review

Dear Jacqueline K, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you have been staying with us for so many years, and that you have enjoyed your recent stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Western Plus Big America

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whether you are traveling on business or traveling for pleasure the Best Western PLUS Big America hotel in Santa Maria , California has something to offer for everyone. Located between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo , the Big America hotel in Santa Maria offers its guests many luxuries for an affordable price. Join us in our lobby every morning for a complimentary, deluxe continental breakfast, and while you are eating your breakfast help yourself to a couple of complimentary newspapers.Our Santa Maria hotel rooms have been called by many “the best hotel rooms in Santa Maria ” because of the size of the rooms and the cleanliness of the rooms. Each of our Santa Maria hotel rooms contains a mini refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, cable TV, air conditioning, wet bar, voice mail, and each room is equipped for High Speed Internet Access, both hard wired and wireless. Santa Maria is known for its Santa Maria style barbecue and the Big America hotel is close to many fine restaurants, and the meals they usually serve are big, so there are bound to be leftovers. We also have a restaurant located on the premises, which is called Francisco's Country Kitchen. We keep on hearing good things about the food, so why not give it a try. The microwave and mini refrigerator would come in really handy if you are looking for a midnight snack.Our Santa Maria hotel has rooms that can accommodate just about anyone. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Plus Big America

Address: 1725 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-1927
Region: United States > California > Santa Maria
Price Range: $126 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Plus Big America 2.5*
Number of rooms: 106
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Big America Hotel Santa Maria
Best Western Santa Maria
Santa Maria Best Western
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Maria
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Maria
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