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Holiday Inn & Suites
2100 North Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Tel: (805) 928-6000      Fax: (805) 928-9230
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Holiday Inn & Suites is the official lodging hotel of the Santa Maria Museum of Flight's "Thunder Over The Valley Air Show" and the Museum since 2009. The Holiday Inn & Suites provides more than the standard amenities in a hotel suite. The warm friendly staff portrays to its clientele that they are there to provide them with a positive restful environment and a staff that cares about their clientele.

The Museum’s visitors as well as the air show’s civilian and military aircrews have annually looked forward to returning to this hotel for the same experience during their stay in Santa Maria. It is the staff’s warm friendly attitude and high dedicated service to its clientele that gives this hotel a second to none rating over the other hotels and motels in the City of Santa Maria.

Mike Geddry Sr.
CEO/Event Director

Santa Maria Public Airport Lodging

Santa Maria Public Airport Lodging

3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 928-8000

The Radisson Hotel is an excellent hotel for pilots and the traveling public flying into the airport. The rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly to their guests. The transit aircraft ramp at the rear of the hotel enables the general aviation owner/pilots to park their aircraft next to the hotel. For those traveling via air or ground transportation to attend Santa Maria Museum of Flight's annual "Thunder Over The Valley Air Show" they will find the hotel an excellent location to be view the event.


El Palenque Mexican Restaurant

El Palenque Mexican Restaurant
715 S. Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 928-2343

There are many Mexican Restaurants throughout the City of Santa Maria that advertise the old world authenticity of their food. This restaurant does not follow this trend in the local Mexican Restaurants. They insure that their clientele receives quality food and the best service in their restaurant.

Orcutt Burger
1099 E. Clark Ave
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-0064

Do not let the name deceive you! This is not the usual fast food restaurant. Here you will find a breakfast meal that requires for most of us a doggie box to take home. Imagine being served a meal that provides more than the normal serving of food received at a major chain restaurant. Whether it be a breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal there is one thing that never changes. The food is high quality and extremely mouth watering delicious.

Home Town Buffet
1431 S. Bradly Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 352-0111

If you believe buffet restaurants are all the same then you are in for a surprise here. The two cold buffet stations contain a variety of green salads, vegetables, fruits and other salads that create a healthy self-made appetizer that is above and beyond the norm for a buffet restaurant. The three hot food buffet stations provide a wide variety of delicious food to select from for your main course. Every night there is one or more special items in this area that makes it truly hard to select just one these items to start with. So just load up your plate and enjoy. Yes! There is also a dessert station that will kill any diet plan.

You will also find that the staff is not only friendly but also dedicated to providing you with a positive experience at this restaurant. They work hard to make sure your table is free of each finished dish and clean up any accidental spills of food or liquid as soon as they are aware of it.

Jersey Mike's Subs
2358 S. Bradly Suite F-4
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 347-0097

If you have ever wanted the return of old style deli sandwich shops this is it. Imagine having a deli sandwich with fresh sliced meat, cheese, and vegetables or even fresh tuna fish prepared that day. There are no small containers in a freezer here containing meat sliced on an unknown date for sandwiches like a major chain sub sandwich shop. Select your added sandwich fixen's and Mike's added ingredients you have a sandwich as it is suppose to be.

Sunset Grill
1424 Fairway Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 347-1070

Early riser, love to play a few rounds of golf, or just hit a few golf balls on a driving range this is the place to go to get breakfast or lunch! The grill is located within the club house of Sunset Ridge Golf Center, 9-hole (1,526yds) golf course with a slope rating of 84. What more could a golfer ask for: quality food to enjoy before or after a game. A few rounds of golf and a light meal before a business meeting or just a meal that is second to none.