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Madonna Inn

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100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

This place is something else and has to be seen to be believed! We had a fun night staying here at the Madonna Inn! As me and my other half both like a bit of kitsch this was a no brainer for us! Our room was 'Starlight' and looked far better in the flesh than on website or in the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

Stayed in the Caveman Room - different - we actually prefer bed and breakfasts - but we had heard so much about the place and was going to Hearst Castle so we dediced to do it - little pricey - but you only live once in life.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

We wondered why we had stayed here - it did not live up to the hype for us. The website photos of the rooms over-flatters. Sure it was quirky, but it also looks/feels dated and the service is not good enough for the prices. We found the food very disappointing - everything was unbelievably sweetened.

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Sonora, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

My husband and I were so excited about trying out this unique hotel. I called today to make a reservation in one of the more expensive rooms. The reservation agent was EXTREMELY unpleasant and quite rude. I did not feel like a potential guest. She acted like I was bothering her when I asked questions and her tone was very... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

My husband and I went here for a little Babymoon. We stayed in the Love Nest. When my husband surprised me that we would be taking a little trip up North (we live in Santa Barbara), I looked at the reviews and was a little bit skeptical about if my husband and I would have a nice stay. You know... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

Reputation: a colorful place, where each room is unique, with its own interesting decorations. Almost a tourist site for that reason alone. Many reviews say it's a place to stay at least once in your life. Reality: All that is true, if you think bed bugs and a grubby, tacky room, with hard beds and so-so service, are worth experiencing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

My boyfriend and I heard about this hotel from a friend saying the rooms were very unique. We checked out the rooms online and they looked amazing. We chose to stay in the Anniversary suite, which is the second most expensive. We got there and the room was in the corner under stairs next to the ice machine and some... More 

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San Leandro, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

I have been to the restaurant and cafe a few times, but have never stayed here. Recently got the chance when a sudden snow storm drove us out of our campsite and we needed to find a place to stay last minute. All of the staff we encountered were awesome, the place is super clean and the bed was comfy.... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

Knowing the Madonna Inn's distinctive escapist persona, we've been wanting to stay there for years, and so we finally took a two-day getaway. As other visitors have mentioned, the Madonna Inn is a place you have to stay in at least once in your lifetime if only for the pure pleasure of its scenic California beauty and its novel, romantic... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011

We stayed at the Madonna in March 2011. We came to San Louis Obistpo from L.A. where we stayed at our new favourite hotel, the Magic Castle. So the Madonna had a lot to live up to. It didn’t disappoint! My wife, twin 8 year olds and myself stayed the “Sky Room”. I chose that because each kid had a... More 

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