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“Couldn't have been better!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Madison Street Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Santa Clara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Saratoga, California
1 review
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“Couldn't have been better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

I stayed at the Madison Street Inn from mid-January until the end of April. Aside from giving me a clean, quiet, comfortable room at an unbeatable price, there were all kinds of unexpected extras. Theresa brought me homemade soup when I was sick, found me good people to paint and clean my current home prior to move-in, and always kept the inn's parlor stocked with port and wonderful chocolate chip cookies. Ralph, meanwhile, fixed my car, took me to an authentic San Jose speakeasy, and orchestrated at least one gourmet dinner a week for the inn's guests.

I miss the place already!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights with our dog Cooper. It was my husband's first time in a B&B & we really had a great time. Even our dog was happy playing in the backyard with their dog Lana. The location itself is very convenient. We had a nice breakfast prepared every morning. The chocolate chip cookies was to die for. The hosts Ralph & Teresa are very accommodating & attentive to their guests. We will be staying here again if we happen to be in town.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

I would definitely go back and recommend this B&B to others. The building is original, the furnishings are very comfortable while fitting in well, and the garden and pool area provide an enjoyable place to hang out if you have the time (and you should take the time). Above all, Ralph and Theresa are very warm and welcoming hosts. And did I mention the cookies?

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

The hostess was friendly, the daily display of cookies and breakfasts were a delight! Some downsides: ants by the coffee, very sticky drawers in the rooms, tiny sinks, intermittent internet [which was fixed on the last day]. However, these were all minor. The location is wonderful, a short walking distance to the post office, shopping, & restaurants. It's a short drive from the San Jose airport, adding to the ease. Thank you, Madison St. Inn!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank dwvs
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tesswsantaclara, Owner at Madison Street Inn, responded to this review, 12 January 2012
I am glad that this couple enjoyed their stay at the Madison street Inn, despite its quirks:)
Being in the HEART of silvan Valley, we live for our Internet connection( sadly!) .
We just went through some defective router issues, but happily this has been totally resolved and our Internet is better than ever!
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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Madison Street Inn. This was our first time staying at a Bed & Breakfast. We experienced comfortable, relaxing accommodations, including varied, delicious breakfast entrees, and enlightening conversations with the owners and guests. While there, it became our home away from home. We are looking forward to our next trip to California so we can, again, visit with Theresa and Ralph at Madison Street Inn. – J. & B.

Room Tip: The Madison Room was perfect for the two of us and it has its own bathroom.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jim W
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

Enjoy the 1890 house and furnishings, relax in the hot tub and heated pool and soak in the friendly family like atmosophere that the inkeepers Theresa and Ralph have created with the Inn. Like to jog in the morning? - They will even schedule you in a time with their pet Husky, Lana. The breakfasts are great, and if you are lucky enough to catch one of their dinners you won't be dissappointed! Great hosts, accomodations and location. Staying in town a while, ask about their extended stay options. :-)

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

Traveling up the California coast via Amtrak to San Jose we found the perfect Inn at the end of out trip.
Close to Amtrak, San Jose airport, and an easy walk to Cal Train, the Madison Street Inn is perfect!
Theresa was so gracious at our late arrival presenting us with a wine and cheese plate that hit the spot!
Also, the home made cookies waiting in the hall were to die for! Ok, diet next week….
After a wonderful breakfast the next morning, took a morning stroll over to Cal Train for a day trip up to San Fran. Again, could not be more convenient for folks that don’t mind a walk about and access to mass transit.
Recommend highly!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Madison Street Inn
Address: 1390 Madison St, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4759
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Region: United States > California > Santa Clara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Clara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Madison Street Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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