First time visiting Santa Maria, CA to pick up a 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000. Relieved after a long 6-hr drive from home to know the owners of the off road vehicle only lived 6 min from this hotel. When we made reservations, we didn't know it was haunted.
From ghosts of a sea captain murdered by his mistress to celebrity Rudolph Valentino many have claimed to experience poltergeist activity at the Santa Maria Inn. (Source: HauntedRooms.com) Luckily, I did not!
”Many of the rooms in which the rich and famous of yester year stayed in are now marked with a star on the room's door displaying who has previously stayed there. One can find Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies, Rudolph Valentino, Joan Crawford, Lee Marvin, amongst other famous people." –WeirdCA.com