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Madonna Inn
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
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“We had a blast here in the Sky Room”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Fun, fun, fun! We loved our fun room full of hidden surprises, and we really enjoyed walking around the hotel grounds, enjoying the storybook-perfect flower gardens and watching the horses at the stable next door. A little pricey for us, but well with the splurge for one night.

Stayed March 2014
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Tulare, California
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Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been to the Madonna Inn twice since we started dating (2012). Both times we've gone were amazing! The rooms best to reserve are rooms that either have a stone fireplace, waterfall / stone shower or a balcony. I recommend the Barrel Of Fun Suite (all three things above included) or one of the stone rooms (Yosemite Rock Room). The Yosemite Rock bathroom was beautiful and covered in rock. The bathroom has a beday / toilet and the seats are heated which pretty much feels amazing in the middle of the night! It's a romantic place for couples. Not to mention their awesome pool and jacuzzis.
Boyfriend loves steak so the Gold Rush Steak House is delicious!
I can't complain about the customer service because we've always had great friendly customer service the times we've gone.
I'm just in love with the place... Heaven.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for your repeated visits to the Madonna Inn and for your great review! We look forward to welcoming you and your boyfriend back!
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

I just wish we could have afforded to spring for more expensive room. That said, our room was wonderful and overall experience was near perfect. We stayed in the Mount Vernon room. Everything was clean and beautiful. Pool is beautiful, waterfall amazing. The staff are second to none. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

...we had staying here. If you are travelling this way there is no excuse not to stay here. Its just so cool.. The rock rooms were all booked so we chose Canary Cottage which was fabulous and felt like we were in some Slim Aarons photo. With all its quirkiness it was tip top clean and comfortable.
The pool is fantastic although I could of done without some of the pop music they were playing which seemed out of place a bit. Think if they'd gone a bit more vintage with the music it would have been the icing on the cake.
Both the restaurants were amazing - in the main dining room where we had supper they presented us with their infamous pink cake to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. There was some ballroom dancing going on while we ate which seemed to make things extra special. Breakfast was made tricky cos we couldn't decide wether to sit in the amazing muralled booths or at the breakfast bar so we'll just have to go back one day so we get to do both!
We ended up leaving with Madonna Inn books and glasses and can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your accommodation, facilities and restaurants. We appreciate your feedback on the pool music as we are always looking for ways to enhance our guests' experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to try a rock room and another location in our Copper Cafe.
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Ventura, California
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

My sister and I both have fond memories of driving by here as kids and always wanting to see inside the "palace". Since mom or grandma would never stop we decided to do so ourselves by celebrating her 50th birthday here. After very careful consideration we choose the Yosemite Rock room and were not disappointed. The room is on the small side but the rock fireplace and bathroom take up a lot of space that would be otherwise used for the room. The uniqueness of these features made it totally worthwhile.

The pool and spa area are beautiful, and we used both several times. The staff was all friendly and helpful. The only reason I gave them four stars instead of five is that the food at the Copper Cafe was overpriced and not very good. The cake is amazing, I recommend having meals elsewhere but dessert at the Inn.

Room Tip: Call ahead to reserve the room you want. We were able to get our first choice this way.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Why other hotels are afraid to use color and originality escapes me. Just go into the Madonna Inn website and you will see what I mean. The pool area is top notch as was the steak house. Filet that has been cooked over an open wood fire brings a sweet smokiness - unforgettable. I can't wait to come back and check out another awesome and unique room. The front desk and all staff were as nice and professional as could be.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lake Villa, Illinois
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a fun place to stay! We stayed in the Kona Rock room and it was very comfortable. It seemed like we were in the Flinstones! The bathroom was really neat, all made of rock and the fire place added great atmosphere and warmth as it was cold and rainy that night. We used the hot tub and the pool and both were very nice. The bar was closed by the pool that evening. The "pink" restaurant was buzzing with all kinds of people. There was a band and there was dancing. We did not eat there and the food looked very expensive ($71 for Australian Lobster Tail). But we did have drinks and I had the lemon-coconut cake which was heavenly.
I would stay here again. The Madonna Inn is also a great stop if you drive from San Francisco to San Diego.

Room Tip: The place is pretty spread out. Must try the pool, it's very nice.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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