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The Madonna Inn

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by Karen the Wordier (subscribe)
I am a world traveller who likes to learn new places and faces, wander with my man wherever the wind blows, and bring my three young adventurers along for the ride. I also love a good coffee.
Published December 9th 2012
Best Inn Ever
The Madonna Inn is my new amore on the glamorous West Coast. Let me show you why.


This is the inn.

A small glimpse of the inn at night

This is our room called the Old Honeymoon Suite. There are 110 rooms in the Madonna. They are all completely unique with a different name and themed decor.
The Old Honeymoon Suite

Style everywhere

No justice can be done do this place with a mere photo. It's wow.

This is the restaurant, decorated for Christmas.
The amazing Gold Rush Restaurant

A picture cannot capture the joy that bubbles out of this place. The food is wonderful, with home grown beef and pork. Deeper into this restaurant, there's a ballroom dance floor, a live band, and a lot of locals who can really cut a rug.
I loved this stained glass rose. Looks like it's from Beauty and the Beast


The pool and spa area is superlative. It is a walk-in pool. Walking in feels like a warm beach minus the sand. There is a bar beside the pool. Drinks are excellent. Service is practically royal. At night, when the pool and bar are lit, it's ultra romantic. It's also not pictured because I did not bring my camera swimming. Guess you have to see it to believe it.

The Copper Cafe is great in its own right. It's unique from the restaurant.
Peppermint hot chocolate at the Copper Cafe

There's an awesome horseback riding package. We rode up the mountain with a sweet, informative guide - just the three of us. It was a gorgeous ride. The weather was a lovely accompaniment, sunny with a light breeze. I think sunnies or a cowboy hat could help out on an average day.
There are several fun boutiques, a wine cellar, and several gift shops.

Interestingly, when Madonna Inn first opened, there were tours of the men's bathroom by the wine cellar. The website includes special occasion packages and seasonal specials.
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Why? For an unforgettable taste of West Coast style
Where: 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo
Cost: $$$ varies with accommodation choice
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We stayed in the "Just Heaven " room during our honeymoon in 1981..
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