4.1 out of 5

"**you lose the ability to choose your room by booking through travelocity*** It is an amazing hotel with wonderful amenities and restaraunts. " More

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Hotel Description

At Madonna Inn you'll be within a 20-minute walk of Cerro San Luis Obispo and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 spa tubs, and a full-service spa.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 110 individually decorated rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and designer toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Free local calls, free bottled water, and hair dryers are also available.

A relaxing visit to The Spa at Madonna Inn. can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with body wraps, body scrubs, and aromatherapy. The steakhouse, Alex Madonna Gold Rush, is open for dinner. At the hotel's own poolside bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and fitness center as well as access to horse riding/rentals and bike rentals. 6 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center are among the business amenities offered. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Breakfast is available daily. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3.5-star San Luis Obispo hotel, you'll be 20 km (12.4 mi) from Morro Bay State Park.

Economy Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$109 per night

Economy Room, Multiple Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Multiple Room Standard

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Madonna Inn ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Fun hotel

**you lose the ability to choose your room by booking through travelocity*** It is an amazing hotel with wonderful amenities and restaraunts.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

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5 out of 5

Unique and Priceless

Pros: I love the personality.
Cons: N?A
Location: There is plenty to do on the property, but we went to downtown SLO and had dinner and drinks. Quaint and cute town.
I only wish we had more time to spend here. Such a unique and kitchy hotel. Amazing experience not to be missed. Yes, it is older and may look dated - but the facilities were up-to-date with a cool, 70s vibe. I hope to go back next time I'm out west.

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015

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3 out of 5

nice but a little funky

Pros: heated pool and spa with great view of valley. great breakfast.
Cons: updated couch and beds upstairs, and addition of a mini-bar.
Location: Cal Poly
Stayed in the 'Country Gentleman' suite. Great rock fireplace, and bedroom. HUGE couch in living room was a bit dated and dusty, and upstairs room with 2 VERY small beds didn't look used in months. Shower was too small, but other than these issues, room was clean, great flat screen TV, pool, spa, and hotel restaurant were all great.

Posted by , from Napa, CA on Mar 30, 2015

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5 out of 5

What a great hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
The rooms are so varied and fabulous. The bands and breakfast were amazing as well. I would highly recommend this hotel in SLO! It is the best one there. Joy

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

awesome getaway

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
went to celebrate new job.. we were treated very nicely by all staff.. great food in steakhouse. overall a great and wonderful weekend.. will go back many times

Posted by , from Taft, Ca on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

Fun place to stay for a night or two!

I've heard about this place and had to check it out. We asked for the Starlite Room for my birthday weekend, and even though they can't guarantee rooms when you book on-line, they're great at doing their best to accommodate requests! The room and bathroom were very clean, and the special toiletries and complementary bottled water are a nice touch, too! The Inn is a spectacle - we spent the evening at its bar and steakhouse and watched the live band play. The food at the steakhouse is okay - aside from the steak cuts, the rest of it's kind of overpriced in my opinion. The shrimp in their appetizer dip were definitely the frozen kind and they were overcooked, and the soup was over-salted. Not sure we'd eat there again, but breakfast at the Copper Cafe was awesome. Overall really enjoyed staying here and would definitely do it again for a weekend trip just so we could check out another one of their various rooms!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2010

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2 out of 5

Not Happy : - (

I was expecting so much more. Sadly, I have to report that this was not one of the better nights of our trip. I thought this was going to be a romantic stop with a theme room. We were greeted by a receptionist at 5:15 pm to advise us that she found our reservation for the room but could only offer a 5:30 or 9:00 reservation for the steak house on site?? After a day of driving and walking there was no way a person can get to a room get comfortable then want to rush to dinner. Dinner was on the priority list and it is a good thing the Cafe on site could get us in for dinner. The pool and spa area was comfortable and relaxing. Upon returning to the room my wife and I thought it would be nice to order a bottle of wine from the “On Site Wine Cellar.” We called and were advised that the bottle would be delivered shortly. Forty-five minutes later the Bar/Cellar called to advise “they got busy and forgot about us.” Not what I wanted to hear at 9:45pm. We decided to just go to sleep, maybe we could just relax and get some rest. I guess 2:00am is when the bar closes because the party moves to the main deck of the hotel. After being woke up by someone shouting and laughing outside my window, I decided to go take a look. About 20 people had migrated from the bar to the deck, laughing, joking and generally being rude drunks to the guests. You can not tell me that Management didn’t know about this. My wife slept through it and I resigned to watch a movie on my IPOD until it ended and I could fall asleep again. Not a very restful night. Upon check out I expressed my issues with management and was offered…..nothing.

Posted by on Sep 1, 2009

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2 out of 5

Not worth the money

The travel website deal was, if available a upgrade would be given. NOT! there was a total of about 12 cars in the whole place, and unless a handicapped room is a upgrade, Madonna Inn did not honor the travel website's deal. Bed sheets looked like they were stepped on, with their shoes on, had to ask for a additional pillow, Check in room clerk was rude. Room was a motel room for 3 times the money.

Posted by on Nov 24, 2007

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5 out of 5

This was more than an Hotel.

One thought come to mind about this hotel, what you put in... is what you get out. Every theme is not for you...so pick your theme and you will have memories forever. I read other comments about the hotel before I made my reservation ...and they were not good. I have never had so much fun at an hotel like this one...the only regret was...because of the room I picked, I wished that we had more towels...the bathroom rock waterfall. Make sure that you check in early so that you can enjoy everything this establishment has to offer. Breakfast was great, service was great. I... we left this establishment all smiles and can't wait to experience the other rooms in the near future. I would have paid more because this is a one in lifetime hotel.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2007

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5 out of 5

Happy Traveler

The hotel was great; location very convenient to downtown; many comfortbale ammenities.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2007

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Property Features

Madonna Inn offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 spa tubs, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. There are 6 meeting rooms available. Spa services, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Madonna Inn. A roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours and a train station pick-up service are free. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star San Luis Obispo hotel is smoke free.

  • 110 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1958
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) (6.4 km / 4 mi)
  • Train station: San Luis Obispo Station (3.5 km / 2.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Madonna Inn offers 110 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary newspapers and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs available
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily.

Alex Madonna Gold Rush - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

2 spa tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, or fitness facility without adult supervision. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

This hotel enforces a strict year-round, no-parties policy.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No elevators


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 16.95 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Self parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Madonna Inn offers transfers from the airport and train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.