Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 133
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrFixIt Absolutley Perfect
This patio set is simply beautiful. The weave pattern of the table top is very nice. The seats are wide, yet supportive. But my favorite part of the design has to be the finish. Both the chairs and the table have this oil-rubbed-iron look to it that is not only absolutely striking, but practical as well. Any scratches or scuffs will be hard to see. Even the chair arms are well made, and conform to your body well. A truly superior design.
The quality of this dining set is second to none. Lower end patio sets used hollow aluminum tubes for the supports. Not Hampton Bay! The chairs & table are made of solid cast aluminum. The chairs are sturdy, yet comfortable. They rock and swivel flawlessly. The table is solid and sturdy, yet surprisingly light; I weight 200 lbs and it didn't didn't even flinch when i hopped onto it. The legs of the table have srcrew-feet on the bottom that unscrew to level out the table on rough or uneven surfaces. This set does not come with an umbrella, however there is a hole and a mounting bolt for one.
The mesh for the seat and seat backs is high quality and very comfortable. Other patio sets require cushions for comfort, and that comes with the problems of cleaning, storage, and sun damage. This type of plastic/fabric is outdoor safe, and will last for many, many years exposed to the elements.
Attention to detail.
When you buy something like this, whether over the internet or from the store, someone still has to put it together. This can be a simple process, or it can be a nightmare. I was truly blown away by the "little things" that, quite literally, brought this patio set together. From the moment i opened the box, i knew this was going to be a quality set. The attention to detail in this set is phenomenal. Each and every metal surface is carefully wrapped with a type of foam/paper, that protect the set during transport. (see attached picture) The parts were tied together with twist-ties to ensure they didn't bang around during shipping. Each and every chair came with its own assembly kit that included an instruction manual, bolts, and a pair of wrenches. Also included were plastic bolt covers to protect the bolts and make sure no water or rust damage occurs. And on the bottom of each chair, there is a small imprinted metal plate with the name of the set, year, model#, and contact phone number. Not some sticker that will come off with the first wash. Nope. A metal plate! And the ultimate cherry on top: a small bottle of touch-up paint. Seriously. The last time i received a bottle of touch-up paint was when i bought a new car. I didn't even know that companies did that. Very impressive, Hampton Bay.
The actual assembly of this set is straight forward. It took me about an hour to unpack and assemble the entire set, with the help of my 5 year old son. As mentioned before, the set includes wrenches, but i would highly recommended NOT using them, unless you want to triple your assembly time. They are too small, impractical, and difficult to use. A common socket wrench worked wonders, and is all that's really needed to make this a speedy installation.
Overall, this is an absolutely fantastic patio set. I call it a dining set because i can't NOT use it for meals! It is beautiful, sturdy, comfortable, and looks great in just about any patio. The attention to detail is best in class. I couldn't be happier with this patio set.
April 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave This priduct is a great value for the money
Can't comment on ease of assembly because my wife and daughter did it in about 2 hours. Chose this set because it's looks high end, the swivel rocker chairs are very comfortable, easy to get in & out of, and the aluminum will not rust if scratched. The location of my patio is subject to high winds during storms. The chair design allows wind to flow between the back and seat making it less likely they will be pushed into the patio door they sit by. A leg brace under the table top allowed me to place a heavy brick adding stability without being noticeable. The open table top design doesn't create wind resistance and stays clean with little effort. When not in use the chair arms are easily bungeed to the table legs adding overall stability for the entire set. I highly recommend this item.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MurrietaPaul PERFECT FOR OUR PATIO.
We had the set delivered to our house (no charge); much easier than trying to hassle it into our Suburban. It took about 4 hours to assemble the table & chairs. Very comfortable chairs. The entire is set is well made and serves our purpose perfectly.
April 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lena The table and chairs are a great addition to my patio.
I love my patio set. It's just the right size for my patio and the chairs are very comfy. I especially like the fact that the frame is aluminum and rust resistant. I look forward to using it this coming summer.
April 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerziDi Comfortable Seating
I have been testing seating at consignment shops and all the major stores. This set was the most comfortable, heavier weight and affordable price. I am thrilled with this purchase. As a matter of fact my family used the set for meals, reading and just hung out on the lanai more after purchasing the set. I am very pleased.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Belynd Dining Set
The set was easy to assemble, sturdy, and most importantly, comfortable!
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Molignoni Well built, quality patio set.
I received the Santa Maria patio set in about 5 days. It was well boxed and wrapped. Everything was there and it was easy to put together. I agree with the first reviewer, it is better to use your own tools if you have them, it makes it go much quicker. I found this patio set exceptional in quality and build. It looks great on the deck. I have searched high and low before making my decision and find this set looks much more expensive than other patio sets of same costs. I have a bar set made out of the same seating material as the Santa Maria, it is exposed to the weather all year long, it is ten years old and still looks great with a little soap and water, so I expect this will be the same for the set as well. I like that it came with touch up paint.
March 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fritz This patio set is very well made and should last for many years
I ordered this set and it was delivered from Georgia in three days, completely unexpected. The set is well constructed and very easy to assemble pretty much without the instructions. It's very heavy and hard to believe it's made with cast aluminum but a magnet wont stick to it and likely will resist rusting. It comes with cheap tools which can be used for assembly, but you likely will want to use your own. Also included is a bottle of touch-up paint to repair any dings that might occur
February 10, 2013