US Air Force fighter jet against a clear blue sky.

Vandenberg AFB Lodging

When choosing the Holiday Inn & Suites Santa Maria as your Vandenberg AFB hotel, you can take advantage of the spacious accommodations and dedicated service provided to all of our guests. Kitchenette’s equipped with microwaves, mini-fridges, glassware, silverware, as well as toasters and coffee makers allows you to find comfort during your stay.

The climate of California’s Central Coast is mild. The 150 square-mile area between San Francisco and Los Angeles is surrounded by the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Pacific, and ranches of northern Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The Holiday Inn Santa Maria is only 24 miles from Vandenberg AFB but is not removed from all the great activities the Central Coast of California has to offer. Whether visiting for business, for family, or for pleasure, the Holiday Inn & Suites Santa Maria lets you stay near the things you love about California.

Close up of hotel bed and headboard with a lamp on each of two nightstands on either side.

Guest Rooms

Vandenberg AFB Amenities

Our location near Vandenberg AFB, as well as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Den-Mat, and Babe Farms is perfect for employees and guests to stay while traveling for business or to visit family stationed at the base.

Choosing Holiday Inn Santa Maria for your lodging when visiting Vandenberg AFB means getting access to these premium amenities:

  • 37-Inch Flat-Screen TV with Premium Cable, Pay-Per-View Movies, and Video Games
  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway Beds Available Upon Request
  • Kitchenette with Microwave, Mini-Fridge, Coffeemaker, Stove, Toaster, Pots, Pans, Glassware, and Silverware
  • Pets Welcome
  • Free Sunday Morning Newspaper Delivered to Your Room
  • Work Desk with Lamp and Plenty of Outlets
  • Bathroom with Tub and Shower Combo, Toiletries, and Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Connecting Rooms Available Upon Request
Since you are in the area, make sure you sample some Tri-Tip BBQ at Portabella Bar & Grill located at the hotel, making it a convenient spot to dine out or if not in the mood, order your savory BBQ to eat in your room.
Five fighter jets flying in a V-formation in a cloudy blue sky.

Headquarters for the 30th Space Wing

About Vandenberg Air Force Base

Vandenberg Air Force Base is headquarters for the 30th Space Wing. The 30th manages Department of Defense space and missile testing, and placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast, using expendable boosters.The base leases launch pad facilities to SpaceX, and has leased 100 acres to the California Spaceport in 1995.

The Space and Missile Heritage Center located on the Air Force base is Vandenberg’s only National Historic Landmark open for regularly scheduled tours through the 30th Space Wing’s Public Affairs office. On display at the Heritage Center are artifacts and memorabilia about the missile and space launches at Vandenberg. The Heritage Center is a great way to dive into the history of Vandenberg Air Force Base and learn about its mission and the role it has played in military, commercial, and scientific space endeavors.

Space shuttle rocket launch with a plume of smoke billowing from the launch.

Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Schedule

When visiting Vandenberg Air Force Base you have the opportunity to witness history. Check out the schedule below for space launch dates, and mission information.

Getting There

Directions to Vandenberg AFB

  • Head northeast on N Broadway
  • Merge onto US-101 S
  • Take the Betteravia Rd exit
  • Turn right onto E Betteravia Rd
  • Turn left onto S Broadway
  • Continue onto CA-135 S/Orcutt Expressway
  • Merge onto CA-1 S/County Rd 20/Cabrillo Hwy via the ramp to Lompoc/Vandenberg AFB
  • Continue onto California Blvd and follow signs for Vandenberg Air Force Base
COVID-19 Update

Holiday Inn Santa Maria & Suites is officially open for tourism travel.

Please read the overview of our precautions and preventive cleaning measures to see how we are taking care of our guests during the COVID-19 pandemic.