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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

If you like kitsch, then this is the place for you! Book in advance as it fills up -- you can choose your themed room online and they give away postcards for each room.

The restaurant is the most garish explosion of pink you've ever seen but don't let that fool you -- the food is good. The coffee shop has pink sugar and vintage wood paneled decor goodness. They make cakes that are a foot high. The pool is actually quite nice. It was originally intended to be an adults-only pool, but ultimately was deemed family friendly. It's not cheap by any means, but IMO worth every penny!

[Shelly Rabuse, 08/06/2022]

Madonna Inn.

Madonna Inn

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]
Madonna Inn

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]

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