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Madison Street Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Santa Clara B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 May 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Madison Street Inn en route back to San Jose after touring San Simeon and wine country/Paso Robles. We were thrilled with the ambiance, the hospitality and the food! Because Ralph and Teresa live in a separate home that's on an adjoining property we never felt uncomfortable lounging in the lovely parlor or having an early dinner from The Falafel Drive-In (a must!) in the cozy kitchen. We'll be back and we highly recommend it for anyone traveling to the area whether you're "B&B types" or not!

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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

I was looking for an alternative to the major hotels in the area. I had read that the Inn was notable for its food.
I found the Inn to be delightfully comfortable. Each breakfast was done very nicely...more food than I should have consumed. Tuesday's dinner was wonderful! Dinner was served in the living room around the fireplace...just seven f us. It was like being at home with six friends.
If a B&B atmosphere is what you enjoy, the Madison Street Inn is your place.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

I stayed in the Inn's "Jefferson room" for 3 nights while attending a conference at the convention center in January 2011. The room was small but nicely furnished and very adequate for my needs. The breakfasts were excellent and the hosts were delightful. I will definitely return to the Inn on my next trip.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

I moved from Paris, France to California during summer 2010. I had to get a job, then find a place to live. Meanwhile I stayed at Madison Street Inn, for over a month.

This place is like heaven. The hosts are wonderful people. It's cheaper than a rent and you have a beautiful garden, patio, a pool + hot tub. They will take good care of you with delicious daily baked cookies available to all guests (grab one before they are all gone).

Oh, and did I mention free BBQ for all guests once a week? If you have the chance to be there on a BBQ day, you don't want to miss it. The food is delicious. Appetizers, wine, salads, succulent meat and fish. And homemade deserts. Plus, you get to meet people from all around the world which makes your experience unique every time.

There is no other place like this Madison Street Inn. If you are still unsure where to stay, think no longer.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled on business
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Thank aconrad
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

What an amazing place to spend a day or, as I did, close to three months. The rooms are great, but what really does it for this place is its service. Tess and Ralph welcome you as one of theirs, and you (and your kids, if you bring them along) literally join the Madison St Inn family. Great food and even better entertainment--in the form of conversation, drinks, and dinner with fellow guests or just Ralph and Tess--make returning to the Inn a moment of happiness and calm.

I cant wait to come back!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 April 2010

Spent an entire week here and it was GREAT! You are an hour from San Francisco minutes from Santa Clara and San Jose just an excellent location. Theresa was a fine host, with a great breakfast every morning. delicious chocolate chip cookies daily, an invite to dinner one evening, she just could not do enough for us as her guests. She accomodated our schedule so we could have our breakfast before we left on our daily trips. A very nice sitting room with cable TV, your own entrance and nice bedroom with a private bath. We have never been treated better. If we return to the San Jose area this is the place for us to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2010

We live in the East Bay, and planned a quick weekend away to take advantage of the many family-friendly places in San Jose (Happy Hollow, History Park, Children's Discovery Museum to name only a few). Surprisingly, it was impossible to find a bed & breakfast in San Jose, so we added Santa Clara to our search. Fortunately, we found Madison Street Inn online, and Theresa, the owner, graciously took us in last minute on a Saturday evening.

The house was completely charming and comfortable; loved the evening port wine by the fire and a healthy breakfast. Pluses we missed because our stay was so short: the daily fresh-baked cookies, hot tub out back, and nearby playground. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Madison Street Inn

Address: 1390 Madison St, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4759
Region: United States > California > Santa Clara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Clara
Price Range: £94 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Madison Street Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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