I'd heard about the Madonna Inn and it really appealed to my sense of eccentricity and kitsch, I was soooooo excited to stay here on the road trip my husband and I were taking from LA to San Fran. We were just staying for one night in the Madonna Suite, the website pics looked fab - all deep pink, roses, a rock fireplace and amazing rock pool bathroom. When we arrived and opened the door OMG the awful thick, musty smell hit me like a hard punch, it smelt like it had been built in the 50s and never been aired or cleaned since. Everything looked dingy and old and the curtains and carpet were dusty and worn - it was hard to sleep as I found the stale thick smell so overwhelming and I woke up with a blocked nose despite our attempts to air the room. It was an expensive suite and I was incredulous it wasn't a health and safety hazard to let people sleep in there. Unfortunately, our suite was the only part of the hotel we went to as we had to be out of there the next morning. I complained to the receptionist but he was quite young and didn't really know how to respond, he gave me $15 off (a hotel tax or something) but I really felt like I should have had a complete refund. I was just so disappointed and annoyed I hadn't slept well. I have never left a bad review before, never needed to, but I felt I had to warn people do not stay in the room named Madonna Suite until they have completely renovated it - it is NOTHING like the website photos.
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- Also Known As:
- Madonna Hotel San Luis Obispo
- Madonna Inn San Luis Obispo
- Madonna San Luis Obispo