The Madonna Inn

By Cedar | August 24, 2014

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As  I mentioned in my last post, we just returned from a fantastic little getaway. For years and years I have been dreaming of staying at the Madonna Inn. Every six months or so I would go on their website and browse through the images of all their distinct, fun, and kitschy hotel rooms, looking forward to the day when I would finally would get to be a guest of this magnificent place.

Well, this year we made it happen (with a little help from our tax return!). We stayed in the Independence room, which wasn’t my first choice, I was hoping for something with a bit more flare, but it was lovely nonetheless. The room was spacious and comfortable, and the shower–oh the shower! I should have taken a picture, it was a lovely tiled walk in shower with glass doors, and boy did it felt luxurious after years of taking showers standing in a bathtub!

We ate out, bought a few little souvenirs (I absolutely had to have one of their signature goblets, which you can see in the picture of the restaurant below), and spent a lot of time in the pool. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer and more relaxing vacation (though, I could have easily stretched those three nights into a week or more).

I could go on and on about what an amazing place this is, but I will let the pictures speak for themselves. If you haven’t been to the Madonna Inn, I also suggest going on their website and checking out the pictures of their 110 rooms.

Have you ever stayed at the Madonna Inn? If so, what room did you stay in?

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3 Responses to “The Madonna Inn”

  1. Kat Says:
    August 25th, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I stayed at the Madonna Inn about 10 years ago. We stayed in The Tack Room and it was great! The bed had a red vinyl bedspread! I love that place!

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  2. PoppyL Says:
    August 25th, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Madonna Inn is such a neat place to visit! I have never stayed in one of their rooms, but my brother and his wife stayed there on the first night of their honeymoon. I have heard that you have to book well in advance in order to get the more popular rooms. It’s really fun to visit at Christmas time, when they have the place decked out with their Christmas decorations. I’m so glad that they did not “update” over the years. I’m sure there was pressure to do so in some way over the years, but their insistence to remain unique is paying off now. Their uniqueness is the exact thing that is drawing people in, and is keeping them around and successful.

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  3. Janell Says:
    August 25th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Love the Madonna Inn! I stayed there once, maybe 5 years ago. I forget the room now, but the wall was made of rocks.

    If you love themed hotels (and don’t we all, just a little) San Diego has a few. The Cardiff lodge Bed and Breakfast has themed rooms and makes a great romantic 1 night staycation, which I know nothng about now that we have kids. :)

    There is also a little Inn next to the zoo, off of Park Ave. I forget the name, but it’s totally the the less cool, San Diego version of the Madonna Inn.

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