Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, California, 93405, United States

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    Unique Hotel

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    We stayed for two nights in the Madonna Inn in June 2002 .it was recomended to us via an enquiry I posted looking for accomodation in that area .After doing some research on their extensive website we decided it sounded like a very unique hotel.We were not wrong each room has an individual theme and are decorated and furnished throughout to reflect this.There is even a rock room that looks just like a cave ,with the shower just like a waterfall .We opted for the Matterhorn Room which is very Swiss looking and has a lovely view out of the patio windows which open on to a balcony.If you are looking for a different experience from the normal hotel room this is the place for you.

    Unique Quality: Each of the 109 rooms have a unique theme .The hotel itself is extensive with a lovely tea room called the Copper Cafe.Also there is a great bakery that has a wonderful selection of pastries and cakes.

    Directions: Off Highway 101 Madonna Road exit

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    Each room has it's own theme!

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    We only passed through San Luis Obispo and made a short stop for coffee, etc. We regretted that because there was more than enough to see besides the mission post, like the County Historical Museum, in which the history of San Luis Obispo is told. Another place of interest is the Madonna Inn.

    This hotel offers meals and accomodates to everybody who wants to experience how far kitsch can go. The waterfall which cleans the urinal of the coffeeshop is only a foretaste. There are about 100 rooms, each with a theme of their own.

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    Theme Hotel Rooms...No 2 Rooms Alike

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    With 109 rooms with names like, "Bridal Veil Falls, The Kona Rock, Yosemite Rock, Victorian Gardens and Paris Violets" no wonder The Madonna Inn has been a periennial favorite among honeymooners, people celebrating special occasions and just plain curious folk who want to see what all the talk is about.

    We had a sorority birthday gathering in the "Pick and Shovel Room." It boasts a red leather sofa which is over 31 feet long! The room can sleep 9-11 comfortably. There is a bedroom downstairs and 2 upstairs. There is even a small kitchenette.

    The cost split between 11 people made a 2 night stay quite affordable.

    Unique Quality: Each room is decorated in a different theme. The Rock rooms are usually sold out 6 months to a year in advance.

    Don't miss the nortorius men's bathroom downstairs in the restaurant. The urinal is actually a waterfall. It is not unusal to see a line of women waiting to get in to the MEN'S bathroom.

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    Crazy Hotel (4)

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    One of the most famous area of the hotel is the urinal. Some guide books advice to visit it as an attraction.
    There is a water fall when you advance.
    Sorry, forbiden for ladies.

    In a such hotel devoted to laugh, it is a pity to see the staff is not friendly. May be a high dose is laugh is detrimental for health...

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    Crazy Hotel (3)

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    The parking is free.
    There is no breakfast include but you can go to the nearby Copper Cafe or to the IHOP.

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    Crazy hotel (1)

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    Our stay in this hotel was the main purpose of our stop in San Luis Obispo.
    It seems to have been built by Disney for an amusement park.
    All the rooms have their own style and are over-ornated. The most known ones are the cave room of which walls are like rock and the Daisy room which is completly pink.
    The hotel website gives a view of each room and you can buy postcards of your favorite rooms.

    Unique Quality: For 163$ (tax include) we stayd in the Starlite Room, the blue room.
    It was large and clean, at the 3rd floor without elevator.
    One of its main features is the chrystal chandelier at the ceiling.

    Directions: South of the city. On Hwy 101 take exit Madonna Road

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    Madonna Inn

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    Unique Quality: This hotel of 109 unique theme rooms is like no other hotel that I know of. As you drive along highway 101 its large pink sign will catch your eye and draw you in. This is a regular stop for me because of the bathroom and I am told that the guest rooms are just as impressive (I have only stayed in one myself). Some of their more popular rooms book up months in advance.

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Gotta love Madonna Inn

by A TripAdvisor Member

You either love the Madonna Inn, or you hate it. Yes, it's 1950's glitz and glamour, but that's what's so great about it. I've stayed there three times in the past 15 years. Each time it's been wonderful. I stayed for Valentine's Day, what fun (but crowded!) My husband and I stopped for a night on our honeymoon and they surprised us with balloon and champagne. The food is fine, the gilded tree in the dining room is lovely. The rooms are comfortable and clean, although depeding on what room you get, the wallpaper might keep you up. If you are in SLO I recommend a stay at the Madonna Inn as part of the experience. It's a California thing, we revere our tacky, modern past. As well we should.

In the Pink at the Madonna Inn

by TripAdvisor Member Thelma&Louise

We stayed here in 2002 and were captivated. It is the most amazing and unforgettable hotel we stayed at in the USA. So much so that we have planned this years vacation to take in two nights at this wonderful, unique, kitsch hotel. The dining room and bar were staggeringly over the top - but the food was very good, servce delightful and we gazed around agog at the decor. The room we had was enormous - the only downside was that the seven foot tub was exactly that - seven foot long. (not wide) The beds were huge and comfortable. The fireplace and lounge area had to be seen to be believed. I guess that we went round with wide smiles all the time. Can't wait for September to re-visit.

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What to see there ?

by GUYON

Except the mission and the Madonna Inn, what there is to see there ?
Thanks

Re: What to see there ?

by vaara

Morro Rock in the nearby town of Morro Bay is worth seeing. Also, if you're a canivore, don't miss Jocko's in Nipomo, which serves some of the best steak I've ever tasted. Both towns are within 15 miles of SLO. Which has the best-named transit system anywhere: SLO Transit.

Re: What to see there ?

by karenincalifornia

Guyon,

Do you like wine tasting? There are some fantastic wineries in the area and the scenery is spectacular.

Karen

Re: Re: What to see there ?

by Rixie

You can walk around the campus at Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University). There's an amusing preview of the university and surrounding area at:

http://www.ess.calpoly.edu/_admiss/viewbook/index2.html

You can tell Cal Poly is known for its engineering program....

Re: Re: What to see there ?

by Beff

In addition to what the other posters put:

Spend an afternoon/evening in the downtown area: Near the mission (OK, but not worth the trip) there is a creek that runs through a charming shopping area. There's a great outdoor sandwich place that has live music on the weekends. The downtown area also has some great (though "collegy") clubs to hang out at night. Best restaurant in town is the italian place next door to the old fremont theatre (forget the name though). Try to plan your trip to be there on Thursday night; they have "farmers market" - downtown streets are shutdown, and vendors sell great veggies, food, etc.

Also, on the coast is a beautiful national park called Montana De Oro - great sand dunes, forest, to beach stuff.

Regarding wineries: Firestone (between SLO and Santa Barbara) is great.

Re: Re: What to see there ?

by GUYON

Wine tasting ?
Why not ?
But I am very chauvinist in this matter.
Nethertheless, I plan to visit Napa Valley for this purpose.

Re: What to see there ?

by meteorologist1

Hearst Castle is not far from San Luis Obispo as well. This is the second largest privately owned home in the United States, I believe. This is a pretty popular travel destination located by the coast north of the city.

Visit their web site for more info:
http://www.hearstcastle.org/

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Address: 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, California, 93405, United States