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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Ranked #9 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We left this place with very mixed views. On the plus side, the guest welcome was excellent (the cookies were very tasty!), the decor crazy-but-fun, and the service from the bar staff extremely good. There is plenty to see and do at the Inn, including a spa, a pool, some trails for hiking and riding, and tennis courts. However, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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Manchester, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Address: 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Madonna Inn 3*
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