Mesquite meeting room with classroom-style table configuration at Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Holiday Inn Hall Rentals in Santa Maria, CA

Named after California’s most treasured wines and regional flavors, each meeting room at the Holiday Inn Santa Maria provides a unique and versatile space for your next function. With 1,800 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space and 207 rooms and suites, it’s easy to find a Santa Maria meeting venue among our choice of rooms to host your upcoming meeting, conference, or gathering. Plus, mouth-watering catering menus for every meal of the day ensure your group has the fuel they need to make it a productive day. Portabella Bar & Grill, our on-site restaurant, can be booked for your next meeting or event so your group can enjoy locally sourced dishes and Santa Maria-style barbecue. Supported by an experienced event staff and surrounded by California’s beautiful wine country, the Holiday Inn Santa Maria provides a relaxed and sophisticated setting for your gathering. Fill out a request for proposal form to plan your next Santa Maria meeting or event today.
Conference where the speaker is raising his hands and all the attendees are raising their hands.
Merlot boardroom meeting space at Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Santa Maria Meetings & Events

Group Promotion

Make your meeting or large group event happen! Take advantage of some outstanding offers when you book your next group event at the Holiday Inn Santa Maria. You could enjoy perks like:

  • 25,000 Bonus IHG points for groups of 50 rooms or more
  • Spend at least $600 on food and beverage and receive complimentary meeting room rental
  • Spend at least $1000 on food and beverage and receive a complimentary AM Coffee Break for your group
  • 3 Suite Upgrades or 1 per 20 earned complimentary rooms

Contact our Director of Sales, Maurese Nelson, at: [email protected] to learn more or to start your meeting contract.

Prefunction space set up for a reception at the Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Santa Maria Meetings & Events

Floor Plans & Meeting Rooms

From Cabernet to Merlot, Mesquite to Oak, our staff will help you create the perfect space for your next meeting or corporate function, whether it’s a 12-person board meeting or a festive reception with 100 guests. Enjoy the functionality you want with the support you need when you book your meeting room at the Holiday Inn Santa Maria, and take advantage of our flexible event space with five venues to choose from.

Mesquite Room

  • 594 Sq. Ft.
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Cocktail Capacity: 75

Cabernet Room

  • 429 Sq. Ft.
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Cocktail Capacity: 30

Oak Room

  • 403 Sq. Ft.
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Cocktail Capacity: 24

Merlot Room

  • 416 Sq. Ft.
  • Conference Capacity: 12
Awning for the Portabella Bar and Grill restaurant at Holiday Inn & Suites Santa Maria.

Portabella Bar & Grill

private function meeting space

Portabella Bar & Grill is available for private functions for your next meeting, event or special occasion.
  • 1,500 Sq. Ft.
  • Reception Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 70

Add Flavor to Your Gathering with On-Site Catering

From private meetings to receptions and celebrations, the exceptional team at Holiday Inn Santa Maria takes care of all catering needs for your event. Choose from a variety of menus that allow your guests to enjoy a full meal or refuel between sessions.
A plate of hors d'oeuvres.
King guestroom at Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Santa Maria's Go-To Hotel For Room Blocks ​

You’re already in wine country, so why not kick back and relax after a rewarding day of collaboration (or before your big presentation)? Reserve a block of rooms for your meeting and enjoy a full range of amenities for your group. When you book group accommodations for your event and you’ll enjoy:
  • 207 rooms and suites across four floors with interior corridors
  • Free high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Spacious guest rooms with kitchenette (suites with full kitchen)
  • Portabella Bar & Grill serving breakfast and dinner
  • Room service available from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 24-hour lounge area
  • Heated outdoor pool with Whirlpool spa
  • Copy machine & complimentary WiFi
  • Bus parking is available
  • Pet friendly
  • Proud to participate in Green Engage
Four happy people clinking their glasses of red wine together.

Explore Santa Maria After Your Meeting

Come for your event, stay to treat your team to some down time. Because in Santa Maria, there are dunes to ride and hillsides to wander. Vineyards to visit and delicious new vintages to experience. With 13 beaches and over 30 tasting rooms nearby, there’s plenty to see, taste, drink and enjoy in Santa Maria. Take a look at these stunning parks, trails, beaches and more. near the hotel

  • Easy freeway access just off Highway 101 and only three miles from downtown Santa Maria
  • Centrally located between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo
  • 3 miles from Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
  • 3 miles from Santa Maria Fairpark
  • 7 miles from Santa Maria Public Airport District
  • 8 miles from Santa Maria Museum of Flight
  • 10 miles from Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex
  • 18 miles from Pismo State Beach
  • 24 miles from Vandenberg Air Force Base
  • 30 miles from San Luis Obispo
  • 65 miles from Santa Barbara
  • 76 miles from Hearst Castle
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.