Madonna Inn

Madonna Inn

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100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Description
This hotel is located in San Luis Obispo. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is an area attraction. Another nearby attraction is Fremont Theater.

Features.
Dining options at Madonna Inn Resort & Spa

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include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 3.0 star property offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and business services. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This San Luis Obispo property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property has an airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Wedding services and concierge services are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, gift shops/newsstands, and a picnic area. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms.
There are 108 guestrooms at Madonna Inn Resort & Spa. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Guestrooms offer free local calls and complimentary newspapers. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, coffee/tea makers, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request refrigerators and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



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  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Amenities

Bar
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Airport Transfer
Cribs Available
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Monterey

My childhood was filled with coming here for family gatherings. I have lots of memories of this place. Mr. Madonna created this place to be the "Disneyland" of hotels back in the 1960s. Each room is of a unique theme. The Cave Room with real rock walls is the most popular. However, the place has not changed much since the 1960s. The rooms definitely reflect that with the bright colors and floral wallpapers. The restaurant serves delicious entrees but can be pricey. The boutique upstairs sells name brand clothing including Brighton jewelry. The overall look of this place is spectacular but you can also say it looks a little gaudy as well.

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London

Pleasant old style Inn. Walking distance to everything. Beach, bars, restaurants.

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Nipomo

Definitely an interesting place to visit; to stay there for any length of time requires that you prefer glitz to substance

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What a great place to get a adventurous room or just have a drink a bite to eat. Don't forget to get one of thier famous cakes they are so tasty and amazingly worth the cost.

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San Marcos

Can't miss this place off the freeway---everything is pink including the sales receipts. Bakery is famous for their pink champagne cakes and pastires. Theme rooms galore--fun shopping as well.

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Santa Clara

The Madonna Inn is easily visible from the highway yet set well back so noise is not an issue. The building is lovely and the men's restroom is famous.

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Redwood City

A really unique experience awaits you at the Madonna Inn. As an international landmark destination, Madonna Inn redefines unique with 110 individually decorated guestrooms, each with a distinct theme and color, and located near downtown San Luis Obispo. Enjoy Enjoy resort-style amenities, including a beach-entry pool, two whirlpool spas, fitness room, tennis and basketball courts, horseback riding, hiking and biking, as well as, a luxurious Day Spa, world-class restaurants, fabulous shopping and the world-famous Madonna Inn Bakery.

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Manhattan Beach

(review of restaurant, lobby, etc.)

I side with the people missing the attraction here. We were staying in the area and were trying to come up with a place to have breakfast before driving home. We thought of here.

The place looks like it was painted in Pepto Bismol. The tacky furniture with the bent wire chairs, etc. was making me ill.

I opened the menu and had a craving for Eggs Benedict. I found it, and they wanted $17 for it. Looking around the restaurant, this food in no way reflected this level of pricing. So we left.

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Austin

This is a fun place to stay near the central coast, or on your road trip. They have a variety of themed rooms that are very unique, but well done. The restaurant on-site is excellent, and they also have a pool with a waterslide.

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Local from San Luis Obispo

It's a kitschy landmark, with its puffy pink princess perfection glaringly obvious to drivers on Hwy 101. The theme rooms (take a look online on the website!) are hilariously cheesy, especially the 'Hot Pink' and 'Caveman' digs. They're exorbitantly expensive, too, although friends of mine with teenage kids have said that staying here has been fun, to break up a long road trip. Me, I just like to stop by the weird fairytale-esque bakery for some homemade cookies. (Most infamous is the bakery's bathroom, where the men's urinal fountain is made from a genuine piece of the Berlin wall.)

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Labro

A California coast classic, this huge Alpine-style hotel and restaurant is famous for its garish themed rooms. Think "Old Mill Room" with working water wheel behind the bed or "Caveman Room" with cavern-style bathroom. It really is as if Disneyland took a theme and outfitted a suite just for you - with a retro '60s aesthetic. In recent years, the hotel's also added spa and limo services to its offerings, if you're looking for an upscale resort-type experience.

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Huntington Beach

Lots of pink stuff everywhere. More like a motel with different themed rooms. Don't believe all the hype, but worth a look if you need a place to stay on a long drive up or down the coast.

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Los Angeles

Love Madonna Inn - this place is a must stay at least once in a lifetime :) if you are a "themed" room type of person. It's not The W or the Ritz but it is one super hot pink spot ;) Love the steakhouse for a fun, special dinner on the property and the diner for breakfast the next morning. The food is nothing extraordinary but everything is a good time. This property is 100% FUN - the pool and hot tubs are great. Stayed in "Romance" loved the rock shower and the toilet, oh my! who reviews a toilet?!?! but seriously this is a great stop on a wine tasting trip or CA road trip.

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Los Angeles

One of the most memorable hotels I've been to. Each of the rooms in the inn portray a different theme. I stayed in the Austrian Suite, one of the larger rooms at the inn, and I felt like royalty. Blue accents, antique furniture, and European feel transported me to another world. Check out the in-house day spa, outdoor pool and restaurants, too. Whether it's a one night stay or a weeklong one, the Madonna Inn should provide comfort and a unique, unforgettable hotel experience.

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Las Vegas

A must see on the way to San Francisco from Los Angeles. The food is great and the decor is wild.

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Durham

It's not a cliche to say there really is nothing like this hotel in the entire world. The restaurant and lobby are decorated in hot pink, light pink, dark pink, with a few pink accents thrown in just in case there wasn't enough pink, the rooms take on a totally different feel. Most of them have themes, some more pronounced than others. There's the caveman room and the Western room that are totally over the top, but there are also plenty of ... comparatively more understated rooms. My favorite is the tall and short room, with chairs and other furnishings for mismatched guests. Even if you don't stay here, be sure you stop in for lunch, or for a slice of their princess cake.

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Los Angeles

This place is like no other place I've ever been. I don't even know how to describe it, except it's like stepping into someone else's dream, if that dream were a hotel conceived of in the most kitsch terms possible.

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New York City

Madonna Inn is a landmark on the Central Coast of California perfect for travelers cruising between Los Angeles and San Francisco. All of its individually decorated by themes guestrooms are distributed throughout 2,000 acres of pastoral land. On an old-school and brightly decorated setting is the Copper Café and Pastry Shop serving all daily meals along with legendary pastries. Good steaks and live entertainment can be enjoyed at the Rush Steak House onsite. A European style pool and a modern exercise room adorned with a cascading waterfall are treats offered to guests. The service is continually welcoming.

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Tarzana

Victorian style unique, historic hotel. A landmark in San Luis Obispo. ( check its Gen restroom :) )

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Pleasant Hill

The Madonna Inn opened for business in 1958, and quickly became a landmark on the Central Coast. The Inn was created by Alex Madonna, a successful construction magnate and entrepreneur who died in April 2004, and his wife, Phyllis. The well-known motor inn, which includes a restaurant and bakery, is prominently located on the west side of US Route 101.

The property is adorned with a pseudo-Swiss-Alps exterior and lavish common rooms accented by pink roses, Western murals, and hammered copper. Each of the 110 guest rooms and suites is uniquely designed and themed, though some tourists (like me) stop just to "piss away their time" at the famous rock waterfall urinal located in the men's washroom.

A stop at the Madonna Inn Bakery (for the large slices of cake) is a family favourite. Otherwise, this place is crazy fun and so over the top that you can't help but shake your head and leave with a smile on your face. And free Theme Parks are so hard to find these days.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Shopping on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Transportation
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Free airport transportation
  • Free train station pickup
Parking
  • Free self parking
Accessibility
  • No lifts
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Cribs/infant beds available
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Conference center
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water
Media & Technology
  • Satellite TV service
  • LCD TV
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspaper
  • Access via exterior corridors
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 110
  • Number of floors - 4
  • Year Built 1958
  • Express check-out
Other Policies
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
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