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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, the Inn is not everybody's cup of tea. Some people, pull into the carpark, take one gander at the gaudy building, with its rollicking spiral staircases, multiple balconies, pink faux-Tudor towers with cupolas and turn the car around continuing towards San Francisco. how much kitsch is too much? there are 109 rooms, with no two alike. Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is magical. Wish I could arrange to be there when their Christmas decorations are up but anytime, it is a treat. I've stayed in various room over the years and look forward to trying many more. Each room has a different theme and each is exceptionally clean and well done. The bubble gum pink dining room serves the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I first encountered this place in the early 60’s I was overwhelmed by its ridiculous excess and to me at the time, bad taste. Among my friends the thing to do was to stop for a banana split and look at the men’s room with the walk-in stone urinal. Now 50 years later I am taken by the unique... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great! The rooms are worth the trip, and I will be coming back again and again. All rooms are different, with a theme. You can live in a castle or in a cave, or in old Mexico. The food isn't fantastic, but it doesn't matter, because the place is.

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Larkspur, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great destination stay with breakfast restaurant and dessert. Must have dessert to go or take home a whole cake. Don't forget to go up stairs to shop. Each room is different. Ask them to show the book of each room before deciding .

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Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here late November 2014 and enjoyed the experience. It is not modern, so if that is what you are wanting, then I suggest you look elsewhere. I stayed in a two bedroom suite with a friend. It only had one bathroom though. The room had a fire place and you feel you were in a 'hunters lodge' out... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a kitsch palace. For a one night stop on your way up the coast, sure, OK, it does the job. I found it a little depressing. I wanted the Old Mill room, I got the Flower room. The heated toilet seat was the best thing about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on a road trip down the Californian coast and it didn't disappoint - we got our pick and stayed in the Caveman room. The room exceeded all expectations - its like staying in a luxury cave. There's a rock shower with a cascading waterfall and animal print everywhere, it was unlike anything we have... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kitch, gaudy, OTT it's all these things, if you haven't got a sense of humour please, please don't go. All the rooms that we saw were great, we stayed in the Wilhelm Tell room which had the cave shower which was very comfortable. Try the cocktail's but beware they are not the usual watered down drinks you get in some... More 

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Folsom, California
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10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom laughed at me when I told her we were staying here because she said it was gaudy. I loved the place. The rooms are all decorated differently. It may be a bit gaudy but in a good way. Good quality decor. Large rooms. There is a bidet in the bathroom...lol! Fun to use. Nice quality toiletteries from their... 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*
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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#6 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#7 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo

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