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100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.2 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 512 reviews)

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  • Cleanliness
    4.3
  • Service
    4.2
  • Comfort
    4.2
  • Condition
    4.1
  • Neighborhood
    4.1
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Honeymooners destination"
Five stars, no. But really this IS the Madonna Inn. An eclectic icon known for it's unique themed rooms. Room comfort I rated 3 because the bed was worn out. The mattress had a major sag in the middle and caused major discomfort to my back. On the plus side the rooms were spacious! The restaurants at the inn were a positive experience though. Would I stay there again. Only if my wife insisted
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 20, 2015
Gary
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Love, love, love!"
Is there anything bad about this place? NO WAY! Our stay was awesome from checkin to check out. I had my issues that it was on the 101, but you can't hear any traffic. This place is an oasis. The decorations in the main house were astounding.
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2 night romance trip Jul 14, 2015
Edward
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A crazy, fun hotel"
As a one off experience it was brilliant, lived up to my expectations!
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1 night family trip Jul 18, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Madonna in, worth a stay!"
Brilliant
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 13, 2015
Barry
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
This hotel is all about experience. I was disappointed at first that I couldn't pick my room going through hotel.com but I happened to get the room I wanted. Fun experience getting to wear the pink robes!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 9, 2015
Nicole
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Had Wanted to Stay Here for More than 30 Years"
Had always wanted to stay here since I was a young girl. The rooms, pool, pool bar, and restaurants did not disappoint in their kitsch factor. Loved hearing the frogs at night. Nicely landscaped grounds and views. Cafe service was terribly iffy with fairly high prices. Our room was clean with the exception of a yucky band aid someone had left stuck to the room binder and that housekeeping clearly missed. Lots of family fun in the warm pool but also a nice secluded hot tub. No room service but easy to pick up food from cafe. Would definitely stay here again.
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1 night family trip Jul 9, 2015
Yara
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing"
amazing place. Great food. Rooms are very interesting, but lack a bit on the comfort and amenities side
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jun 25, 2015
M. Sami
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Not impressed"
The room was small, poor lighting/dark, and it felt dingy and unclean. The insulation was poor and we could hear everything that was going on upstairs....loud stomping and other stuff. The air circulation was not the greatest. On a positive note, the pool was heated and very relaxing. The hot tub on the deck was nice but be warned the mineral water is stinky.
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1 night family trip Jun 4, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Outstanding service at the spa Best pool in the world
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1 night business trip Jun 18, 2015
LETICIAR
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Everyone should experience the Madonna Inn"
Hotel fun, clean, big room , good bed, linens ... Room had private patio with outdoor fireplace. Staff was great and grounds beautiful. They charged is in unexpected "resort fee" of about $17/night. Was not happy about that. Otherwise great hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip May 21, 2015
Anne
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Quirky and interesting as promised"
The hotel is definitely unique and as quirky as everyone says. We found the staff accommodating and the room clean and comfortable. I would return to stay again if only to check out a differently themed room though I wouldn't go out of my way to return. The steakhouse was booked when we tried to get a reservation so you may want to get a reservation early. We ate in their Cafe and found the food to be pretty good for a cafe even though we thought it was a little over priced. The grounds are very nice and there are interesting things to find everywhere outside and within the various buildings. We didn't have time to partake but they offer bike rentals and horse riding and several riding / biking / hiking trails within and around their property.
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1 night romance trip May 9, 2015
michael
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Discovering SLO..."
Cal Poly campus tour
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1 night business trip May 1, 2015
Julio
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Funky, Cute Hotel"
I stayed here with my mother and sister for mother's day weekend. It is such a cute and charming hotel. I would recommend it to everyone. The only things I wish were different was that we did not get to pick the room we stayed in. We were there on a Sunday and it was not crowded at all. I wish they let us pick from a couple rooms to see what else were our options. We had massages when we got in and it was not very remarkable. They do not have a sauna or steam room and when you ask if they have those amenities they will get you a back word answer. They say, "all our amenities are outside", which make it sound like they are located outside. Finally my sister had to ask can you please tell me yes or no if you have them and then finally the girl replied no. The spa is just okay, would not go back again. We all had decent massages but I will say mine was the best (I believe her name was zoey) This is a great hotel for a night two and will come again! (just not to the spa)
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1 night family trip May 10, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great family get away!"
Our stay was excellent. Rooms were clean, check in was fast and easy; staff was cordial and helpful. From the moment we walked in my kids were enchanted by the dining room and had so much fun eating there. They even loved the bathrooms! It was like staying in a fantasyland. The room was perfect as was the pool. We all had a great time and have already been talking about when we come back next time what room we will request.
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1 night family trip Apr 10, 2015
Heather
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"very nice"
Loved the heated swimming pool at the top of the hill.
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2 night family trip Apr 30, 2015
A Traveler
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3.0 / 5Good
"Close to Disneyland"
Hotel price is good, and close enough to walk to/from Disneyland, which is the best feature.
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1 night family trip Apr 30, 2015
Jody
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Adorable get away at the Madonna Inn"
This is a wonderful, whimsical, magical spot, a dream of 1950's elegance perfectly realized and preserved (with fantastic new beds, a great spa, and powerful cocktails). Come for the weekend, bring your fanciest dresses, bring your friends, and enjoy a trip back to a time that probably never was but is certainly fun to imagine!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends May 1, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Had to say we've stayed there."
Everyone was quite friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay, but felt it was a little overpriced.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 20, 2015
Darrell
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Madonna Inn memorable!"
Loved the hotel...pool was fantastic! Was definitely an experience! Clean and eclectic! Grounds are beautiful!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 27, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Loved it!"
It's truly an experience to be a guest at The Madonna Inn. It's something you have to do at least once. The rooms aren't as updated as your standard hotel but that is part of the charm. Every room is different and special. I have stayed here once before but my husband wasn't with me so when we had the need to stay in the area I HAD to rebook so he could experience the hotel. He loved it!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 27, 2015
Mich
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2.0 / 5Fair
"You gotta LOVE kitch/campiness -- o/w not worth it"
I get it -- total kitch -- that's why we went. But that's no excuse for the rude receptionist, bait and switch on room (reserved Cave Room for my son, ended up in dank Safari Room.). Then a "resort fee" when you leave when you use NO amenities.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Apr 20, 2015
Peter
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Love it here!"
Pool is fantastic; warm with a great view. Try the Bloody Mary they make, you won't be disappointed!
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1 night family trip Apr 22, 2015
Karen
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"charming surprise"
Stopped for a quick overnight on a road trip. Stayed here after hearing about the infamous themed rooms. Upon arrival we found ourselves in the Bit of Solvang room. Hotel rooms are a little stuffy especially with the old decor and wooden furniture but the charm and location makes up for it. Rented bikes and went up to the mountains then down to a lake off Madonna Rd. The staff was incredibly nice and there's more we could have done. Definitely will come back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Apr 21, 2015
Alexandra
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Highly Recommend"
Awesome and fun place to stay. Friendly staff. Very clean room and bath. Very quiet environment. Dinner at the Café was very good. A bit pricey, but still good. Cant wait to go back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 19, 2015
ESTHER
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Awful beds"
Went to stay a night at the world famous nostalgic madonna inn... Hubby & I wanted to have a relaxing night away from the kids. Worst night ever spent in any hotel ever! The bed was worse even than being in Europe!!! The linens were itchy scratchy un breathable cheap linens & the bed literally felt like it was going to fall apart. I laid awake till 3 am contiplating to just go home! Little did I know... My poor husband felt the same as we tossed & turned... So much for that good nights sleep... We had had massages that day previous & both woke up with sore necks & backs & instead of hanging at the pool as planned we went home to go to bed at 7am... Such a bummer... Never again will we stay there...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 7, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wedding Anniversary Getaway"
Everything was great and beautiful. You don't have to leave at all if you don't want to as there is plenty of entertainment and activities as well as a wide range of food choices at different price ranges. I only wish we had had more time to spend at the pool. We loved it so much that we are thinking of another stay for our birthdays in August and October.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 10, 2015
Roxana
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Madonna Inn is an experience unlike any chain hotel"
Knowing that the Madonna Inn is not a five-star hotel, I had a great stay and would definitely stay there again! It's quirky, different, and intriguing, and maybe not for everyone. If you're up for a different experience than the big chain hotels, then this is for you! Service was excellent, and as long as you do your homework, you won't be disappointed.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Apr 10, 2015
Laurence
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Visited family over Easter. Jockos is a great."
We love the Madonna Inn. We stayed in the Indian Room this time and I think it would have been better if there was more light in the bathroom. I had a hard time applying makeup. It was too dark. I would have liked a night stand light for reading. We thought the grounds were beautiful as usual. The new Spa and Pool area is a wonderful addition to the hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 6, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Get away adventure"
its a nice themed hotel, perfect for a get away... got the rock wall room...it was amazing...keep in mind, it is a bit on the small size and not much room in the bathroom for your stuff...but it still very worth it...
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 6, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Cool looking hotel with easy highway access."
I had heard so much about this hotel and was super excited to check in. Sadly, we arrived promptly at 4 to check in and had to wait an hour to get into our room. We were given pool keys while we waited but I wasn't about to dig through our luggage to get to our suits. We were in the Independence Room. The room was very nice, the bed a comfortable treat. Our neighbors were crazy loud and slammed their doors more than necessary but nothing the staff can do about that. When we went to check out the men's room waterfall urinal the facility was being cleaned so no dice on seeing the amazing waterfall bathroom. It was a check in the box experience but I'd probably stay elsewhere next time I was in SLO.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 5, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fun Stop!"
Our stay was enjoyable. Fun themed room and entertaining things to do at the hotel.
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1 night family trip Apr 2, 2015
Timothy
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Unique and very fun"
Very fun, unique place to stay. Each room is made in a different over-the-top style and the nature around is beautiful. There is also a cool drive-in theatre 2 min away for a quick trip back into 50ies :)
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1 night family trip Mar 27, 2015
Harel
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Not what we expected"
It was nice to stay at a place that we've been driving by for years, but the hotel is old and the walls are thin. Both nights of our stay were interrupted by loud neighbors.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 27, 2015
Mac
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Fun Room - Nifty Fifties"
Everything was nice except the carpet was stained and needs to be replaced. The paint and decor was nice.
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1 night trip with friends Mar 17, 2015
SHARON
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"One Night on Central Coast"
Relaxing getaway in a beautiful locale. Great restaurant as well.
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1 night romance trip Mar 16, 2015
Norman
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Put this place on your Bucket List"
A great experience. When we requested an extra blanket, we got 5 wrapped in plastic. Clean, for sure! and extra pillows. The copper cafe has giant portions and the service is prompt and friendly, the food was luke warm. 2 visits there on our stay. Not sure if it's not hot going to the table or what. My only complaint. What a joyfull place.
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1 night family trip Feb 28, 2015
James
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Something different =)"
I have passed by this hotel once and thought it would be nice to stay here on one of my trips... I googled it and thought it had an interesting setting, it is definitely different from the usual business type hotels. There are so many things for everyone to do - go for hike, horse back ride, dancing, swimming...
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 8, 2015
Sandra
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Different"
very nice
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1 night romance trip Feb 16, 2015
michelle
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Interesting and great hotel"
Madonna Inn is a great and interesting hotel the one who wants special experience for a stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Feb 27, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Not really a memorable experience."
This place did not live up to its hype. We were not given a choice of theme and were assigned the 50s room which was so so. The wall between the adjacent room was paper thin and we could hear the rowdy bunch carry on their party in the wee hours of the morning. We're not sorry we went but probably won't do it again.
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1 night romance trip Feb 21, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Unique"
We loved it they had the best champagne cake!
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2 night family trip Feb 20, 2015
Hovig
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2.0 / 5Fair
"Way overpriced. You are paying for the name only."
Pretty old facility. Big hype about the rooms, we stayed in the Italy room and all it was was flowery red wallpaper. I def didn't see the reason for the price. Maybe we stayed in the wrong room. Bathroom was really nice.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 22, 2015
twin grandma
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3.0 / 5Good
"Good for a weekend away."
Stayed in the Flower Fantasy room. I do think it's in need of updating, as it has a very musty smell, possibly from old carpeting. Also the bathroom sink with no shelf space is really hard to work with. While we only ate at the restaurant for breakfast, the decor is amazing. Use the pool and hot tubs, cause they're charging a resort fee each night either way. I had a good time experiencing the character of it. Everyone there was very nice, and I'll probably be back for dinner next time I'm in town.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 14, 2015
Michael
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Quirky getaway"
Really enjoyed the Madonna Inn, but it takes a special appetite to enjoy this place. You gotta love the weird and quirky. Our room was bright green with a carousel horse as a chandelier. The hotel can look kind of timewarpy/ rundown, especially the restaurants, but if you're into that, then you'll enjoy it! The pool/spa area was great with two jacuzzis and the pool was kept warm at night. We also got cookies when we checked in, but it was Valentine's Day...Also, conveniently off the freeway, a quick drive to downtown SLO/ winetasting.
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1 night romance trip Feb 14, 2015
Brittany
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2.0 / 5Fair
"Party House"
I wish I could say something nice. Three different rooms were throwing parties while the guests would stay up until 330 AM talking very loud , smoking and drinking on the balcony in front of my room. I got four hours of sleep.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 9, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fun and interesting place!"
This place is truly a must-see! Definitely not high on my list in terms of comfort or service, but I would stay there again just because it was such a unique experience. Difficult to put into words. Just do it!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 4, 2015
Dehron
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A Truly Legendary Resort..."
Amazing attention to detail. There was just no issue with anything at this hotel. They have customer service down to a science. You have to try this hotel if you're in the area.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 10, 2015
Donald
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Do it!"
Rooms are fun, different and clean. Staff we all very friendly.
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1 night romance trip Jan 3, 2015
Roger
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3.0 / 5Good
"Interesting place"
Interesting place. Massage and pool were great. Food was very mediocre. Rooms were fun but moldy. Heated toilet a plus. Nice setting.
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1 night family trip Dec 29, 2014
Lauren
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Had a great time with 5 and 8 year old boys. We are pleased about the cute room. Very nice restaurants are built in and we also enjoyed nice mountain view from hiking paths. My husband, the boys and I could stay in one room for a reasonable price. The 5 year old was sick and threw up in the cafe, but no one treated us miserably. We will definately go there again and try the beautiful swimming pool next time!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 30, 2014
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