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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I have only had one other experience with the Madonna Inn, in Dec 1983, so 31 years later we were sufficiently impressed to want to try it again, and we were not disappointed!! We booked & got a 'waterfall'room, which proved to be the ensuite shower for our room. It had a 'natural' rock siding to the... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee (small cup) is $3.19. Yes, you do get refills, but if you want a to-go cup, it's another $3.19. Chili tasted like it was out of a can. Service was slow. I'm not comIng back. This was lunch at the counter.

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Madonna Inn has been on my Travel Bucket List for quite some time! So glad I can now check it off the list! We stayed in the Rock Bottom room for one night on a road trip up to Carmel-by-the-Sea. I wanted to stay in the Caveman Room (which I guess is one of the most popular... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Madonna Inn is out dated and worn out. We were scheduled for two nights but checked out after one. The rock motif is feels like sleeping in a cave. The bed was bad but the bedspread was just plain gross. It must be the same one used when the room was open 40 years ago. Drapes were heavy velvet that... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night while driving up Highway 1 from LA to San Fran. I thought this would make a good night stop off point! After looking at the website of this place I knew when booking it would not be a normal night in a hotel! You really do have to experience this place to believe it!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night at the Inn just for the experience. The room (Dez) was very clean (the shag carpet was recently vacuumed and the bathroom was spotless). The toilet/bidet was nice to have and had a warm seat! The heated swimming pool and two spas were wonderful at night. Reception staff were very friendly and welcoming, however, the cafe staff... More 

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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and your recent stay with us! We appreciate your feedback regarding housekeeping's cleanliness and also the Copper Cafe's service. Your comments have been passed along to their management for review. We will look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future for a special occasion! More 

Torrance, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second trip to the Madonna Inn. This time I was with my family on our way to San Francisco. It is a good half way point from Los Angeles. We met Mrs Madonna and some of her family. When Mrs Madonna is at the property she comes and greets guests and makes you feel welcome. The property... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were booked for 2 nights and were lucky to have the Irish Falls room. It was perfect for us. The grounds are kept really nicely , we enjoyed our walk from the room to the restaurants and the pool . The restaurant staff was wonderful, the food was good with large generous portions. I don't recommend... More 

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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, the grounds and your room. We appreciate your business and your positive review and will look forward to seeing you again another time in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one crazy place to stay! We'd stumbled on The Madonna Inn while watching a travel programme back in NZ. I'm so glad we stayed there (just for one night) in January. I'd booked us into The Jungle Rock Room - zebra bedspreads, zebra print wall in the bathroom and a waterfall shower... All very over the top. The... More 

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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your travels from New Zealand. The rock room suites are quite popular, especially Jungle Rock so we are pleased you were able to experience that for your special stay. Thank you for your review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's January 10, 2015 and the New Year celebration which we experienced at Madonna Inn is still fresh in our memory. From the room accommodations, general festive ambience, great seating for two, delicious food, and excellent service from check in to checkout, our stay was a very fun, happy and enjoyable time. Our thanks to the entire staff who worked... More 

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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review of our establishment! It was our absolute pleasure to serve you and we will look forward to welcoming you back next year! Thank you for being such valued Madonna Inn guests! More 

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Additional Information about Madonna Inn

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
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#8 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo

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