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Arlington, Texas
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

How on earth do you describe the Madonna Inn? Kitsch, cool, funky, fun and so full of character that it's not for the timid traveler. We stayed in the "Barrels of Fun" room and found it delightful. The rock shower was both exhilarating and a little scary (if you slip and fall, I'm certain a massive head injury would result)... More 

1 Thank Scribble96
Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Barrel of Fun room and the overall experience here at Madonna Inn. We appreciate your positive review and thank you for your business! More 

New York City, New York
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44 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

So no one really prepared me for what I was walking into with this hotel. More specifically- I don't think I've ever seen so much pink in my lifetime in one place. Even the cake is pink. The napkins are pink. The decor is...you get the idea. I asked for the most normal room and got the swiss chalet. I... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Madonna Inn for one night in May during our two day drive down Highway 1, and this was our second time staying here - the first being four years ago while on our honeymoon. I loved it four years ago, and if possible I loved it even more this second time - yes... More 

2 Thank GT_28
Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your return visit and your wonderfully positive review on our establishment! We have two other rooms that sound like they might be good choices for you also called Love Nest and Just Heaven that are also on the top floor and feature small staircases that provide you with lookout views of the property and surrounding areas. We... More 

San Jose, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Each room is unique. A picture of each room is available on-line. This room has a partial rock wall behind a sofa with wallpaper above which looks odd. The room is a good size, end unit with windows on two sides and in the bathroom, but it is near the ice machine and we could hear laundry machines during the... More 

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Rivervale, NJ
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

My family and I stayed for 1 night at the Madonna Inn. My children thought the rooms were not updated. However, they could not see the charm in each and every inch of this place. This place is the most unique lodging I had ever stayed at. We checked in at night and our room was called Springtime. It was... More 

Thank jacque5
Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and for bringing your family to stay with us! All of our rooms were renovated and updated in 2008. I'm happy that you appreciated the small details that make us so unique! More 

Stockton, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

The Madonna Inn is charming, unique and very pink. You should definitely stop for a meal to experience the folly of Alex Madonna. I'd think twice, however, before spending the night here. Our room was dark and and musty, though it appeared clean. It's dated by design with one part bordello, two parts thrift store and a dash of Louis... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

They don't build them like this anymore I recommend stopping just to see the property and see the inside. Lots of pink lots of handcarved wood in the bar and again , lots of pink. The restaurant was completely full on a Sunday brunch time visit. Beer was a little pricey at seven dollars for a bottle of sierra Nevada

Los Angeles
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I've passed this place several times but never been; that changed when we had a wedding and most people were staying here. Just look on its website to see that each room is BIZARRELY decorated. That is, of course, part of the Madonna's appeal and fun. You can have fun picking a room or just go with it; they're all... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

If we had paid $100 or less per night for our stay in the 'Pioneer America' room I might have laughed at the irony the Madonna Inn portrays in its tackiness. However, as our one night stay cost us over $200 the laugh was clearly at our expense! (No breakfast included at this price either.) The room was musty and... More 

1 Thank Jazzwood
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43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Upon a friendly check-in we were allocated our room, but when we got to our room it wasn't what we were expecting (our fault entirely). However, a simple phone call to Reception and we were invited to look through a book to choose one of the vacant rooms and we found one we liked at no extra cost. As each... More 

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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing it to our attention that you preferred another room. We always want our guests to enjoy their accommodation. We appreciate your review and happy to hear that you enjoyed your rock waterfall! More 

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  • 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
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities

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: $323 - $419 (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
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#5 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#7 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
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