Stayed here just one night while wine tasting in Santa Maria. As a Diamond member, got upgraded to a suite, which was basically just a sitting area with a sofa bed, desk, small fridge, microwave, coff... more
Stayed here just one night while wine tasting in Santa Maria. As a Diamond member, got upgraded to a suite, which was basically just a sitting area with a sofa bed, desk, small fridge, microwave, coffee maker and extra TV in the front section of the room. However, with the placement of the desk, it was a bit tight to pull our rollerboards around the U-shaped hall leading from the front room to the bedroom.
The rooms are a bit more run down than most of the BW "Plus" hotels I've stayed at. Still, our stay was perfectly adequate. Location, not too far from the freeway, was excellent. The staff was very friendly. The included breakfast burritos were surprisingly good (delivered by an outside caterer). There was also coffee and fruit.
On the website, it says that your room key can be shown at about half a dozen local wine tasting rooms for "complimentary tasting" (staff clarified it actually meant two-for-one). But those deals had been arranged pre-COVID so the hotel staff didn't know if they would still be honored a year and a half later. We checked at the one winery on the list that we went to (Foxen) and it took them awhile to figure out if they would still honor it, but they did. I don't think the staff even knew about the deal, but we showed a screen shot.
My main complaint was that the rug was filthy, though hard to see given the design of the carpet. I had spilled some water by the bed and used a white towel to wipe it up. The towel was almost black by the time I was done! less