San Luis Obispo, California: Madonna Inn

A motel of 109 elaborate, gaudy rooms, no two alike. Lots of pink decor, and a strategic waterfall in the public men's room. Open since 1958.

100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
W. of US Hwy 101 on Madonna Rd.
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Madonna Inn.

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Staying at The Madonna Inn is an incredible experience. I stayed with my kids in the San Francisco room, we ate at the Copper Cafe (where they even had a vegan option) and swam in the heated outdoor pool while enjoying incredible views. It is well worth the money to spend time in this gaudy and unique hotel.

[Nikki, 01/02/2022]
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The room's may be "gaudy," but they aren't cheaply done. Every room uses expensive ceramic tiles, nice furnishings and a coordinated color palette. The room we stayed in was around $150, and well worth it. If nothing else, walk through the elaborately decorated restaurant.

[D Potthoff, 07/12/2015]

Copper Cafe.

Madonna Inn

In the Copper Cafe, carved in the wooden arch, are the words "Let's eat and be forever happy." Decadent cakes abound.

[Ryan Richards, 08/02/2014]
Madonna Inn

Dinner at the steakhouse restaurant is great fun -- a combo of Old Hollywood, the Poconos, and a crazed little girl's doll house.

[Kathleen, 08/06/2011]
Madonna Inn

We've been to the Madonna Inn several times for lunch on our way to Hearst Castle and Big Sur. Everyone should visit the Inn at least once, in my opinion, even if only for lunch.

Built on a massive hillside, the brightly colored pink inn calls to you from the freeway! The main gates are spectacular and fun and once in a while you may spot a "real life unicorn" grazing in the grass alongside the main driveway. While I do not think the theme rooms are particularly the most appealing aspect about the Inn, the public bathrooms are definitely a unique and worthwhile experience. Don't forget to take your camera into the restrooms and have your picture taken in front of the men's urinal! It's a tradition!

[Kim, 06/08/2005]

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