This was my third visit to the Madonna Inn and most likely my last stay. It's definitely unique- It's a cute, kitchy type of hotel, good service and the employees are very friendly, but all the rooms I have stayed in are musty and dusty. Let me begin by saying I prefer a modern contemporary hotel. I'm not a fan of the B & B's with the big overstuffed furniture and heavy draperies, etc., or rustic settings (unless it's in an amazing location on the water, mountains, etc). I don't mind if a hotel is old, but I like a hotel to be squeaky clean. This last stay was in the "Country Gentleman" room which is a huge space, 2 story, w/ 2 bedrooms and a big living area w/one bathroom. The space is great, but it has a very musty, old smell. I think it's because they have so much heavy upholstered furniture and heavy velvet bedspreads and such, that the dust just gets trapped in there and creates the "mustiness". It looked like their updates are piece by piece instead of updating the entire room. The bathroom tile and fixtures looked new and updated, but the carpet is old and in need of repair and the paint is old and worn. Little details like cobwebs in the shower and a "stale" smell just bother me. The beds were soft and lumpy, the closets in the bedrooms were not finished and the couch was saggy. Again, these things are minor if it felt really "clean", but it didn't. If this room was updated properly and had one more bathroom, it would be fantastic.
The Copper Cafe Restaurant has a nice menu-again a throwback type of 50's American comfort food and the Steak restaurant is very reasonable for their huge portions. I would definitely go back for a meal, and stay elsewhere. The Country Gentleman room was $359/night. I'm sure I can find something cleaner and more comfortable in the area for that price.
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- Also Known As:
- Madonna Hotel San Luis Obispo
- Madonna Inn San Luis Obispo
- Madonna San Luis Obispo