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“Beware UK visitors with a Prepaid Dollars Credit Card”
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Madonna Inn
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Well worth a visit. we stayed as a family of 5 one night and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the 2 themed rooms and enjoyed the use of the pool and other amenities. madonna staff were also very helpful with arranging clothes left behind to be forwarded to our next destination by courier. This hotel would have had an excellent rating from us but for the fact that 2 weeks post our 1 night stay I am still waiting for $380 dollars pre authorised amount to be be refunded on my pre paid $ credit card.
What is it with the US? everywhere we go hotels want preauthorisation in excess of the room rate and hold on to your money for weeks on end.
We're returning to the UK with over $1000 awaiting refunding on our card - is everyone dishonest in the US?

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Hadn't booked the night to stay at the hotel but was told that when your passing through it is a must see. I arrived at the hotel and within 5 minutes I'd booked a room, the buffalo room. I opened the door to the room to be greeted by a huge buffalo head hanging off the wall and other quirky details. Looking around the rest of the hotel it was like christmas lots of lights and pink. Had a meal in the steak restaurant which was amazing and so was the cake :-) had time for a dip in the heated outdoor pool in the morning which was lovely.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

What a great place! We only had two nights but we should have stayed longer.

Fantastic and enormous room with two massive beds and loads of space to relax. The swimming pool was lovely and our two boys just thought it was one of the best places they have ever stayed in.

We ate in the steakhouse and also had breakfast in the cafe - both excellent meals.

Very helpful staff at reception who gave us some good information about going into the town.

I hope we get back to California soon just so that we can enjoy another stay in the Madonna Inn!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Thank you for your review and for staying at our inn with your family! We are pleased your sons enjoyed the pool and you had good meals in both our restaurants. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

This place is absolutely rediculous. From the bathrooms to the beds. It's like you got stuck on the Star Trek Enterprise hologram deck. Reserve the Cave man room early! It sells out months in advance!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

My family and I spent a night in the Sky Room over the 4th of July weekend. We wanted to spend the entire weekend there, actually, but we didn't book far enough in advance and some nights were sold out. We had a great time at the hotel and recommend it.

Staff was courteous and helpful, from the phone reservation system to the front desk to the cafe. The grounds are large and beautiful, and the buildings are full of character. The layout reminds me of a motel, which is a testament to the compound's location and era of construction, but it was clearly meant to be nicer than a motel. The beautiful pool and hot tub area was proof that we were staying at a place aiming to be a nice hotel, as was the room's decor, balcony, large shower, and quirky heated toilet.

Only a couple things kept our stay from being perfect. The main thing was the "resort fee" that included Wi-Fi that wasn't working for the first half of our stay. The other was the oddly narrow corridors, which meant having to walk single file from our car to our room. The front desk was apologetic about the Wi-Fi and waived our resort fee, which was a welcome gesture.

I have stayed in SLO many times, and I'm glad I finally stayed here. Overall, it's a great place to hang your hat. Recommended!

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I wish we had stayed more than one night. Myself, husband and 18yo daughter stayed one night in the Portugal room and it was just what we needed, a small fridge would have been better. The property itself is huge and beautiful and Horseback riding is a must. My husband and I went ourselves early in the morning and it was just the 2 of us with the guide. The 3 of us had dinner in the fancy restaraunt and I recommend the NY Sirloin instead of the Filet. I did a little shopping in the gift store and then we spent a little time at the pool after we checked out; the pool was fantastic, not too crowded and plenty of chairs/towels provided. There is also a bar if you'd like a cocktail while you sunbath. We also had breakfast at the Copper Cafe and it was bit pricy but was good. We grabbed croissants on the way out and they were fabulous the next morning. All around it was a nice stay and I would stay here again.

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Joe_Forgette, Manager at Madonna Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Thank you for your recent stay with us. We appreciate that you were a patron at multiple facets of our hotel, including the restaurants, pool bar and bakery. In the future, we do keep small mini-fridges on hand complimentary for our guests, first come first served! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again in the future!

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed in the Anniversary Room. We did not like the location of the door to our room. The door to the Anniversary Room is Located Under the Stairs and Behind the Ice Machine. The room was nice and clean and beautiful. We did hear the noise of the ice machine a lot. They were very nice to give us a bottle of champagne with a pink bow because we were celebrating our Anniversary. The staff was very nice and very helpful. The restaurant is beautiful. The pool is beautiful.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5489
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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: £181 - £244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Madonna Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
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