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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Madonna Inn

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Madonna Inn
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“Has to be seen to be believed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed in the Fox and Hound sweet, its like an old English hunting lodge complete with open fire and hunting dog paintings spacious and comfortable. We had dinner in the steak restaurant, it is like nothing I've ever seen; if fairies ever came to our dimension and opened a nightclub this would be it, fantastically over the top but in a good way. The food was excellent as was the service a great experience.

  • Stayed September 2013
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Loved the... bathrooms. The Men's bathroom was spectacular. The individual room bathrooms were great due to a special technological upgrade. I'll let you all discover that for yourselves. Nice property. The pool was awesome. You have a nice view of the surrounding area from the pool area way up on the hill. 2 sets of towels for room and pool. Great service at the restaurant. Good food. Fun atmosphere. The staff could of been on Beverly HILLS 90210. Like being at Disneyland and sleeping there.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Spent a night in "The Country Gentleman" room. Clean, excellent pool, nice on site dining with pink crystal sugar--my niece's favorite part. Staff was friendly, room could easily sleep six, we had four, so space was a luxury!
Highly recommend this quirky hotel.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed at the Madonna Inn for one night, wished it was for more. The rooms are huge, very high ceilings and the bathroom was totally re-done beautifully. The pool and the spa are awesome. Staff was very nice and gave us a free bottle of wine. Great Stay!! Spent 7 nights in California and their bed was the best night sleep we had.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had our wedding at the Madonna Inn and reception. We also were there for two nights in the "Barrel of Fun" room. Nicole Cippy and Cristin of the banquet department were amazing, and everything went off flawlessly! The food was better than any reception food, I checked, all plates went back to kitchen licked clean! Room was delightful, carved our initials in the armoire (totally acceptable)! Pool was beautiful and we hosted a brunch the next morning for the guests who stayed over which was also excellent! Would recommend to anyone without hesitation!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I will start with a booking.
As i red review, before i booked it, it has been advised to book it directly with hotel. That was a big mistake, i booked and have been charged, but when we arrived next day, there was no booking and room we wanted has been already taken by somebody else.
So we spoke to manager and she gave us Old World Suite.
The hotel staff has got excellent customer service skills.
Room - very interesting, but not very clean. I did inform management, so hopefully is not gonna happen to anybody.
Room has got a waterfall showers - good expierence.
Pool - best part of hotel, loved it.
Restaurant - after reading reviews, decided not to go there, instead drove to local restaurant. As hotel restaurant is clearly overpriced.
All in all, would not stay at this hotel again, all booking mess, room wasnt clean, obviuos coffee stains.
Advise to hotel to have a seperate room to take customers when they have any missunderstandings, as its very embarasing to be infront of all people when errors are made by hotel and you are trying to explain what happen.
Thanks for refund and i hope that was a good lesson how not to do it.

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

The whole experience of the Madonna Inn is a kind of wacky unreal environment I have only ever seen before in the Ls Vegas Casino Hotels.
Each room is different each with its own character and include caves with waterfall showers and outlandish suites in bright vivid colours.
Not all rooms will suit all tastes but there is definitely something for everyone.
Our room was 'Cabin Still' which was a subterranean cave with a still in the bathroom.
The pool area was not crowded even in late August and provides a full bar service with food at poolside.
Steaks in the restaurant were terrific but the size of the deserts means they are made for sharing.
Would definitely visit again if I was in the area

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Madonna Inn
Address: 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5489
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#7 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Madonna Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
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