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Madonna Inn

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Whilst travelling from LA to San Francisco on our honeymoon we decided to book a night at the Madonna Inn what an excellent decision, the hotel is an amazing place and were so welcoming and truly spoilt us during the visit I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area, the rooms are extremely clean and themed which...

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Toronto
Reviewed 28 August 2014

This is the most amazing fun hotel. We loved our Rock room. It was incredible. The staff are very friendly. You are given delicious cookies on check in. Make time to stay…use their pink bikes and swim. Horseback ride. Lots to do. The decor of this hotel is incredible and we ate at the steak house. What an experience!!!

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Thank Susancanada33
NEW YORK
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I stayed in a rock room at the Madonna Inn as a teen and remembered it fondly. I took my husband and teens back after 35+ years. It was just as magical, well kept and service oriented as I remember it. We were there for 2 nights between Las Vegas and San Francisco. It was harder to get the rock...

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We stayed here for one night in August. We got the Holland Dutch room and it was a good experiance for one night. Every room is different and this makes the hotel special. Our room was very spacious and had everything we needed. The hotel also tennis courts that were available for guests as well as a great pool. The...

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Manchester, UK
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I guess you could say we fell into the category of people travelling through San Luis Obispo and having read about the Madonna Inn online feeling we have to stay there just to experience the place. Welcome cookies and water which was a nice gesture and the staff were very friendly upon arrival. The place was right by the freeway,...

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2Thank raaaachel
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 August 2014

With its Alice in Wonderland meets The Hobbit decor — and more than 100 rooms, each named for its unique fantasy theme — I doubt there’s a more quirky property than the Madonna Inn anywhere in America. We got a kick out of our “Swiss Bell” room, and enjoyed an early morning stroll along the trails in the nearby pastures....

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Thank MadeByMark
Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 16 August 2014

my husband (who never plans) planned a romantic stay for us and after emailing back and forth with the hotel staff booked the ultimate "Madonna Suite"! I was familiar with the themed hotel, and the mixed reviews but my husband was very excited-so I got on board. when we checked in on a Monday afternoon, we were told that our...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2014

When presented with your key there is an overwhelming odd excitement to which room you have been adopted to, as if you had a optimistic feeling about a Saturday lottery ticket. I was given the room named, 'Marguerite', not certain how this connects to blue and white porcelain saucers, with the added matching blue felt like material curtains and carpet,...

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1Thank Duke C
California
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I have heard about the Madonna Inn for years so on a whim we drove down for the weekend. The staff was friendly but the place just seem old and tired and very dated. I know it's gaudy and that's part of the charm but it was just plain old. The restaurant was very $$$ $42 for a steak dinner...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This was my husbands third visit to this hotel and my second, the first being on our honeymoon. I LOVE this hotel even if it is a little worn around the edges in places, I dont know of anywhere that rivals this for wackiness and must stay quirkiness. We stayed in the Madonna Inn Suite which is one of the...

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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us for your honeymoon! We are happy that you appreciated the uniqueness of what we have to offer and hope to see you and your husband again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Madonna Inn Copper Cafe
Madonna Inn Copper Cafe
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House
Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Madonna Inn

Address: 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5489
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: €156 - €315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Madonna Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
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Also Known As:
Madonna Hotel San Luis Obispo
Madonna Inn San Luis Obispo
Madonna San Luis Obispo
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#7 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
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“Rooms in the main building are the original novelty rooms.”
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