A great choice for a stay in Vila do Porto, Pousada de Juventude de Santa Maria is just 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from the airport. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.
Hotel Santa Maria is located just 0.6 miles from the Santa Maria Airport and features a large garden and an outdoor swimming pool. Its rooms are air-conditioned and free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. All rooms at the Santa Maria are spacious, bright and decorated with warm tones. Each comes with a garden view, satellite TV, a wardrobe and a private bathroom with either bath or shower. A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the on-site restaurant, the Insula. It offers a selection of international and Portuguese dishes. You can relax with a drink ta the hotel bar. The on-site facilities include a tennis court, a games room and a billiards table. In summer, bicycle rental is also provided. Front desk staff is available 24 hours a day and offers airport shuttle and laundry services. Free parking is provided on site.
Cons: no wifi signal in the roomfaulty room door lock
Hotel Colombo is just 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 10 per person roundtrip. Guests can indulge in massages, facials, or body treatments, and grab a bite to eat at Santa Barbara, which serves international cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. There's an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge, and apartments at this upscale property offer balconies and deep soaking tubs.