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Manchester, UK
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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100 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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.... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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245 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

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,... More 

1 Thank Duke C
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank EMMVSC
Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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... More 

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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! More 

San Diego, California
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

This is a neat resort... very unusual. The rooms are all decorated differently. I've stayed in 4 different ones, thus far. They add all the special details to each room. The restaurant, bar and dance area are beautiful, beautiful... with beautiful wood and plush rose carpets. I didn't find the food to be that good except for their cakes... yummy... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Well worth a visit. we stayed as a family of 5 one night and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the 2 themed rooms and enjoyed the use of the pool and other amenities. madonna staff were also very helpful with arranging clothes left behind to be forwarded to our next destination by courier. This hotel would have had an excellent... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Hadn't booked the night to stay at the hotel but was told that when your passing through it is a must see. I arrived at the hotel and within 5 minutes I'd booked a room, the buffalo room. I opened the door to the room to be greeted by a huge buffalo head hanging off the wall and other quirky... More 

Thank Sarah F
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

What a great place! We only had two nights but we should have stayed longer. Fantastic and enormous room with two massive beds and loads of space to relax. The swimming pool was lovely and our two boys just thought it was one of the best places they have ever stayed in. We ate in the steakhouse and also had... More 

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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for staying at our inn with your family! We are pleased your sons enjoyed the pool and you had good meals in both our restaurants. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon! 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
  • Suites
  • 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)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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: ₹ 16,656 - ₹ 21,797 (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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