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“FUN but thats it.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Madonna Inn
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“FUN but thats it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

it was fun to stay here. TWICE.
had the Love and rose room ( red, VERY RED)
stone cave shower!
VERY uncomfy bed!!!
but it was fun!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Allan C
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Joe_Forgette, Front Office Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review on your past stay with us. We hope you will join us again for a third time in another one of our uniquely themed rooms. All rooms have new top of the line mattresses, and we’re sure the next time you join us you will find one that better meets your comfort. We look forward to seeing you again!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Denver
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

We stayed at the Madonna Inn during a road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. We stayed here at the recommendation of several people. So, we didn't take the time to research it much or look to see where it was located in relation to the PCH and the beach.
We were disappointed to realize it was not a beach town/hotel.
When we arrived was the only time we dealt with hotel staff and they were a little preoccupied and didn't provide the greatest service. They weren't rude but they weren't kind either.
We were excited to see our room as we spent much time selecting it. We were disappointed when we walked in because it felt very dated. Also, we were looking forward to sit up on our second level and read. To our disappointment the 'second level' is literally the top of a set of spiral stairs on which you can only stand in one spot. No sitting together was going to happen. Now we know why there are no pics of it up there.
We decided to stay at the Inn for dinner after a long day of driving. We were not impressed with the cleanliness nor smell of the diner. We at there anyways and were not impressed with our food either.
This is a fun idea that was probably cool back in the 50s when it was originally built but now it leaves a little to be desired. It would benefit from a better website and a remodel.
We will not go back.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Joe_Forgette, Front Office Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
Dear valued guest. We appreciate your feedback, as all comments help better improve our guest satisfaction. All your key points have been address to the appropriate departments. We apologize that your expectations were not exceeded, but we look forward to seeing you again next time you pass through town, even if it’s just to stop by and do a little shopping or to have lunch in our café.
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Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Every few years we like to visit the Madonna Inn with a group of friends ranging from 12-24. It is always so much fun. The decorations are so kitschy spectacular- you must go at least once in your life. The restaurant is quite good and can serve large groups. The coffee shop has tasty breakfast and a sweet staff. The pool is sparkling clean and so nice and warm- probably around 92 degrees...and they have a pool bar, spa, great music, and comfy lounges. Some of the rooms have hi-tech toilets which are surprisingly wonderful. The rooms are nice and quiet because they were nice enough to put in double pane glass. Even though the decorations are cheesy- which is why you go- each room has its own over the top character. Everything is impeccably clean. We will definitely be returning in a few years.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Joe_Forgette, Front Office Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
What a fantastic review. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. It’s always a delight to hear about each of our guests unique experiences. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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London
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

My husband stayed here in the 70s when he was a kid and was so excited about going back. It lived up to all his memories! We stayed in the Starlight room which was a bit pricey considering wifi and breakfast are not included but it was a lovely room. Very peaceful, nice size, comfy bed and fabulous toilet!! We had breakfast at the copper cafe the following morning which was great. This place has such history and it's a great stop on the coastal highway. We would rather pay a bit extra and stay somewhere with character when it's as fabulous as this!

Room Tip: The Starlight room is on the top floor and was very quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank small2006
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Joe_Forgette, Front Office Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
Thank you for leaving such a glowing review on your past stay with us! The Starlite room is quite popular and we are thrilled that you were able to experience it. Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon!
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Olympia, Washington
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

If you have never stayed here, you must...at least once in your life. We found an internet special and stayed in the Indian room. The room was fun, but the toilet was over the top! It washes the front or back of your bottom and even dries it...while you relax on the heated seat. The new Madonna pool is gorgeous. All in all, we had a fun experience.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cathy C
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Joe_Forgette, Front Office Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Dear valued guest! Thank you for writing such a nice review. We are thrilled that all your expectations were exceeded. We do hope that you will join us again soon!
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Property: Madonna Inn
Address: 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5489
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#7 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Madonna Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
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