Lodging & Travel

Lodging and Meals

Welcome to the historic Santa Maria Inn, A Central Coast landmark

Located in the spectacular Central Coast wine country, Santa Maria Inn has been a California landmark since 1917. This charming hotel in Santa Maria, CA blends the style and elegance of an English country inn with modern hospitality. With its palm trees and soothing fountains, the Inn is an oasis of tranquility and luxury, offering unique experiences for leisure and business travelers. A registered historic landmark and celebrity retreat, the Santa Maria Inn offers beautiful guestrooms and luxury suites, some with fireplaces and patios. Savor delectable California cuisine in The Century Room with a romantic ambiance set against a crackling fire and sip local wines in the Wine Cellar and Martini Bar. Nestled in the wine country, our Santa Maria hotel is surrounded by 58 wineries and sprawling vineyards that span the oak-dotted countryside. Explore the tasting rooms along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail or drive along the coast to Hearst Castle.

For room/meal registration, it is important that you register through the CETA portal so that you have access to our room block. To reserve your room, click here.  Select your dates, use the drop down menu to select “Group Attendee” and enter code 9999CETA_001.

A registered historic landmark and celebrity retreat, the charming Santa Maria Inn offers 164 boutique guestrooms, including 18 luxury suites, some featuring fireplaces. From the quaint, cozy ambiance of the original Inn to the oversized guestrooms in the newer tower, the Santa Maria Inn blends the architectural grace and style of a bygone era with modern travel amenities, including complimentary wireless Internet, flat-screen televisions, and desks with dual-line phones. Discover your perfect stay in the wine country.
For the CETA Conference, you’ll have your choice between the historic inn or the more modern tower.


For map that shows both the Santa Maria Inn and PCPA, click here.

Travel by car from Santa Barbara is approximately 1.25 hours.
From Los Angeles is approximately 3.5 hours.
From San Francisco, expect 4.5 – 5 hours.

Consider taking Amtrak for a beautiful coastal adventure! Relax and dine on your way to a great conference weekend!


The following meals are included with your registration this year:

Welcome Reception on Friday evening (heavy appetizers)
Lunch on Saturday
CETA Awards Banquet on Saturday evening
Brunch on Sunday