Motel 6 Santa Maria

2040 North Preisker LaneSanta Maria93454USA

About Motel 6 Santa Maria

Offering free parking, Motel 6 Santa Maria provides straightforward budget accommodation just off US Route 101 in the central California city. It’s about two miles from downtown for shopping and dining and roughly 15 minutes’ drive from Pacific Ocean beaches.

Modernized air-conditioned rooms with colorful decor feature an en suite bathroom, wood-effect floors, cable TV with free expanded channels, free local calls and paid Wi-Fi. Accessible rooms are available.

Facilities include a 24-hour reception, outdoor swimming pool and launderette. Pets are allowed and kids can stay free.

Vending machines are available at reception, where morning coffee is complimentary. There are various dining options within ten minutes’ walk.

Motel 6 Santa Maria is within striking distance of many California wineries and vineyards. Santa Maria Public Airport is about ten miles away and it’s about 20 minutes’ drive from Oceano Dunes. Santa Maria Town Center mall is about five minutes’ drive away.


2040 North Preisker Lane, Santa Maria, CA, 93454, USA
Telephone: +1(805)9288111 | Fax: +1(805)3491219 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Handy roadside location

Many guests commented that this motel's location was handy because it was a short drive from shopping and dining in the city center, about two miles away. However, a few critics wished there had been more dining options in the immediate vicinity. Another bonus was the proximity of US Route 101, which enabled easy access to beaches, attractions and vineyards in the area.

Clean and comfy rooms at reasonable rates

There was praise for the updated rooms with laminate flooring, although some guests felt they were a bit cramped. Many visitors said the rooms were clean and comfortable enough for a short stay and that free parking was a bonus as was the inviting swimming pool. Due to its usually reasonable rates, many reviewers found this motel to be cost-effective, apart from a few who remarked that it seemed overpriced during periods of peak demand when rates were sometimes steeper.

Staff were friendly

Guests largely praised the customer service, often describing personnel as friendly, attentive and courteous.

Negative Reviews

Reviewers disliked Wi-Fi charges

Reviewers disliked the extra charges for Wi-Fi access. Moreover, there were some claims that the network was prone to patchy coverage and sluggish speeds.

Maintenance and cleanliness issues

Some guests remarked that maintenance and cleanliness could have been improved in some rooms and bathrooms. Reviewers described occasional issues including stained bedding, unsatisfactorily cleaned bathrooms, broken air-conditioning and poor TV reception.

Nuisance noises and smells

Light sleepers were sometimes bothered by noise from adjacent rooms. Some rooms were also exposed to occasional noise from the freeway. There were also reports of smoky smells in some parts of the property.

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