Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Maria

Click on the name of the site on the map below to visit the webpage about that site. Or, here's a PDF you can print out and take with you.

The tour is designed to start at the Museum/Chamber location and proceed clockwise (roughly) around the map.

Tour Map Museum/Chamber SMVRR Coca-Cola Rubel Franklin Waller Easton Bradley DeMartin SMHS SMInn Minerva Tunnell StPeters FUMC CityHall Hart

Santa Maria Inn


The Santa Maria Inn is located at 801 South Broadway (Broadway north of Morrison).

Frank J. McCoy proudly opened the doors of the Santa Maria Inn on May 16, 1917. It boasted of 24 rooms, 24 baths, a kitchen, and a dining room and gave the feeling of an old country inn. The Inn grew and expanded over the next several years with the addition of 12 rooms in 1919 and 21 rooms in 1923. In 1928, an additional 28 rooms were added. Currently the Inn has 166 rooms. The Tap Room was designed by Edgar Cheesewright to capture the atmosphere of an old English pub with peg plank wooden floors and rich wormwood paneling. Added in 1941, the Tap Room completed the grand hotel Mr. McCoy had envisioned. Take a few moments to stroll through the lobby and grounds; you are certain to enjoy the courtyards, cascading fountains and rose gardens.

Next Stop

Minerva Club