Santa Maria Terrace

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

29 Reviews
1405 E. Main St, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Call (800) 385-2527
Santa Maria Terrace (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Santa Maria Terrace

June 30, 2021

By Juan

I visited this facility

I visited Santa Maria Terrace for my dad, and it was good. I like it. The staff were great and very understanding. The facility was clean and comfortable. The rooms looked nice and neat. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, they get a free doctor's visit; it comes with the charging of the room and board. They take them to the doctor, and they bring them home. They serve hot plate food. They have a nice, beautiful garden. It is a great neighborhood.

October 09, 2019

By Shirlee

I am/was a resident of this facility

I moved into Santa Maria Terrace and they have been very nice. I use a walker, I have neuropathy, and I can't cook my own meals. However, the staff members are really super. They're so helpful and nice. Their food is pretty good, too. They have dining from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., which is really nice. So if I miss breakfast time I can still get it until the time they set up for lunch. I like my apartment. It is sunny and bright. I'm happy, my cats are happy, and that's all that matters. The gardens here are quite beautiful. There are places to sit outside, a nice gazebo, and a beautiful rose garden. It is quite lovely. The place is a reconverted hotel, and the only problem I have with it is that the bathroom is so small that you can't get a walker inside. I just got back from an activity which I really liked. They have a large collection of nail polishes and they will file and paint your nails for you, too. It's a good thing. Besides getting your nails pretty, you get a lot of fun socialization, which I like. I also like the ice cream socials; they're fun. We play bingo, rummy cube, lots of card games, and do trivia.

January 16, 2019

By Julia

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My ex-husband has moved into Santa Maria Terrace. It isn't a new facility, but it's very clean. The staff is loving and caring. They're very respectful of the community. They help my ex-husband get dressed in the morning and shower. He's enjoying it and loves the food. They will make whatever he wants. They have little day trips for shopping, a big rec room where they have games and puzzles, and provide exercise in an exercise room with machines. The biggest thing they need to do is upgrade the facility. If you're in a wheelchair, it's almost impossible to go through hallway doors because everything is narrow and smaller. My ex-husband loves their attention to detail. Financially, it's a good deal.

March 27, 2017

By Deborah731151

I visited this facility

Santa Maria Terrace used to be a hotel, so it’s more of a retirement place. They are more independent, and my dad needs more care. It was very nice. They have a place downstairs where they eat and dine, and it was very nice. From what I could tell, everybody said the food was really good. I would recommend it for somebody that is more independent and could take care of themselves.

February 07, 2017

By John P.484128

I visited this facility

Santa Maria was nice, not that fancy, and looked like a renovated hotel. They were late for the appointment. The rooms were isolated, so you need to take the elevator, but they were nice, and affordable.

December 05, 2016

By Elise526036

I visited this facility

Santa Maria Terrace seemed a very nice place, and the price was within our budget. Everything was OK. The staff was very kind and informative. The place seemed clean and well organized, and I could not find any fault with it.

August 24, 2016

By Suzzane133545

I visited this facility

Santa Maria Terrace was a hotel. My mother rides a scooter, and the hallways would be too long and narrow. It wasn’t very friendly and appealing. The person who took us on a tour was fine. She didn’t know we were coming, so I was not sure if there was miscommunication because were told to be there. It's important to eat at the place you're visiting because most seniors care about the food. We were not asked to eat there. It just wasn’t a place that my mother would like. When we were there, they were all sitting around in one room like they were having a party for somebody. The residents seemed very happy because I usually liked to go out and talk to them. The room configuration with the two bathrooms would not work for my mom.

June 28, 2016

By Logordon

I visited this facility

Let's start by saying this is not as easy process. My father has been trying his best to stay at but it hasn't been working out. We both toured Santa Maria Terrace and were very impressed with the kind and caring attitude we were shown. It meant a lot to both of us. The grounds are beautiful and the activities seem to be right up my dad's alley. He loves to play poker. The atmosphere was warm and friendly. We talked to a few residents and they all gave us their approval to move in. It was a great experience touring and dad will be joining them soon.

March 17, 2016

By kdiane

I visited this facility

I visited Santa Maria Terrace and was very impressed on what they had to offer. If anyone says they are bored there then they are not looking in the right places.. I am very active and want to live somewhere that I have things to do and that is there. I wish that I could move right now but I have a home to sell but I know this is where I will move when it does. The staff there is very friendly and helpful and listened and answered all the questions I had in a very kind manner which I didn't get at other places I looked. I have not had lunch there yet but have been invited too. I will take her up on the offer soon. The food smells wonderful. The apartment I looked at looked over the grounds that are very well kept. The apartment beautiful and a perfect size for me. If you ever get a chance to visit Santa Maria Terrace please do, it's lovely!

January 29, 2016


I visited this facility

Santa Maria Terrace Senior Living is not as impressive as the other facilities I have visited. It is basically a hotel that was redesigned into an assisted living facility. For a two-bedroom apartment, they put together two adjoining rooms. There were very offensive odors in the hallway. It did not seem fresh, clean, and bright. The dining-room is restaurant-style. They need to improve on their cleanliness, and odor control. The staff was very friendly though.

January 16, 2016

By Sam34

I visited this facility

Santa Maria Terrace was very nice, clean, and full-service. The facilities and dining area looked very nice.

September 03, 2015

By terryyoung

I am a friend or relative of resident

it was hard finding the right community for my mom. She had been living in her home since my father and her were first married. She had many memories and attachment to her home. When we started the search for assisted living she was very resistant to the idea. I cannot even begin to tell you how many large and small communities we looked at until she made her final decision was to move to Santa Maria Terrace. We visited numerous time and there was always a friendly face greeting us from the staff to the residents. What impressed me the most were the residents and how well they interact together and how open they were with sharing their experiences living at Santa Maria Terrace. They all love living here and they love the staff. It seems like a big family. My mom and I had lunch there on a few occasions and the food was great. When she finally moved in the staff and the resident ambassador program helped her get acquainted with the community. She has been doing a lot of the activities and going on the outings. My mom is happy and doing so much better than she was at home. I feel at ease and I am actually planning a vacation knowing my mom will be ok! I recommend you taking a look at Santa Maria Terrace.

August 31, 2015

By Caring112854750

I visited this facility

I visited Santa Maria Terrace. They seemed to offer more things going on, but the rooms were converted hotel rooms. If you want a one-bedroom unit, you end up with two bathrooms, and you don't need two. The facility wasn't as pleasant, although the grounds were very nice. They have spacious grounds that you can use for personal business. They did have activities going on in there in their main building. Overall, Santa Maria Terrace was pleasant and livable, but it didn't impress me.

January 31, 2015

By Phoenix1234

I am a friend or relative of resident

For the most part this is a gem! Santa Maria Terrace is a 4-story building centrally located within a block of the hospital, medical facilities, doctors offices, as well as a pharmacy. They provide outings in the community for doctor's appointments, CVS Pharmacy, Vons, and some on-site activities, as well as Balance Classes. They have a lovely dining area with scheduled meals. There is a quiet courtyard with a rose garden and many beautiful trees. All the the staff I have met are kind and patient. In the later part of the 1980 this residential facility was a very nice hotel; and all the current rooms are large hotel suites, with private bathrooms and outside views. The challenges - within the last couple of years the property was purchased by Ensign, and there are many relatively new management staff, and/or staff in new positions learning new responsibilities. Also, because the building is at least 35 years old, it has been undergoing improvements which has resulted in some challenges for the residents. In October 2014 the hot water heaters apparently had to be replaced, as well as other issues with the building that left residents without hot water in their bathrooms for 1 week. Temporary trailers were brought on the property and placed in the parking lot behind the structure for residents to use.

July 24, 2013

By joy386

I visited this facility

I was so amazed with the community. My mom is not ready to move just yet but this will be the place she will be moving to. We were taken through the building and shown the wonderful amenities. My mom was able to talk to a few of the residents there and they all seemed very happy. The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed everything about the tour. We were invited back for lunch which I thought was wonderful. It was a great experience for both mom and I and we both appreciate the attention and compassion that was shown to us. This is not an easy desicion but the tour help tremendously. Thank you Santa Maria Terrace for you help!

April 18, 2013

By Caring9933

I visited this facility

I paid a visit at Santa Maria Terrace Senior Living once. The rooms did not appeal to me. My mother-in-law needed a living room, kitchen and her own room. I did not think they had a lot of employees to attend to the residents. I would suggest they hire more employees and a more updated amenities.

September 12, 2012

By coronazao

I visited this facility

The facilities are very astonishing; almost 5 star hotel status. The residents all seemed to be in a happy mood. The day I visited they had a perfomance done by some local forkloric dancers. I was very impressed by the friendly staff.

May 09, 2012

By Corkey1

I visited this facility

We are in the process of entering my dad into this facility. We visited it Sunday morning and had a wonderful introduction, visit and meeting the staff, medical and all the way down to maids. This place had the most up beat patients-residents I have every seen in a facility. My husband and I know because we used to manage an Independent facility 6 years ago. Any way my hats are off to this facility and we are waiting for the OK to move dad in!
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Independent Living Reviews for Santa Maria Terrace

April 09, 2018

By Kathie

I visited this facility

Santa Maria Terrace is a converted Holiday Inn. The room was just like a small hotel room. They had the option for assisted living. The staff was very nice.

April 13, 2017

By Susan170023

I visited this facility

Everything at Santa Maria Terrace was very nice, and everyone was very helpful, but the rooms were too small for my mother. The staff was very nice and sweet. Their price was good for what they had to offer.

June 20, 2012

By Corkey1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We found a place for my dad in Santa Maria Terrace. We chose this facility for him because it was really homey. It wasn't stuffy and the place is really clean and the people are very friendly. The best thing about this community is that they have a lot of activities for all the residents that will keep them busy and that's really important so they will not get bored. My dad will be moving in to Santa Maria Terrace on the 22nd. It's just really friendly and homey feeling. It feels right. Definitely a great place to recommend to others.
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Services and Amenities of Santa Maria Terrace


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2300/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2300/month

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Library, Dog Park

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes


  • State Licenses: 425801863
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About Santa Maria Terrace

Residents who call Santa Maria Terrace Senior Living home enjoy an active independent atmosphere, while receiving support services as needed. Our four-story building offers studio and one-bedroom apartments. Our private courtyard features an award-winning rose garden and gazebo which provides the perfect setting for family gatherings, or just relaxing with friends or a good book. Companionship and recreational activities are always available. Upon arrival, you may notice residents heading out for an afternoon of sight-seeing and lunch via our Lincoln Town Car or community bus, or enjoying a movie and popcorn prepared in an old-fashioned popcorn wagon. Walk into the activity room to see others working on crafts, playing cards, or enjoying a Wii bowling match. We are centrally located in the historic city of Santa Maria. A community rich with culture, community programs, services and conveniences. We are directly across the street from Marian Hospital. Shopping, entertainment, and medical centers are conveniently accessible by our scheduled transportation. Kindness is a way of life here and it shows in all we do. Santa Maria Terrace, where home means home.

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