About Madonna Inn Resort and Spa
Set amid 2,200 acres in the shadow of the majestic San Luis Mountain, the Madonna Inn Resort and Spa fosters a whimsical and fun atmosphere. Opened in 1958, the resort's over-the-top design is an assortment of Swiss Alps-inspired architecture accented with vivid pink, stained glass, and boulders as decor. Guest rooms are individually themed, ranging anywhere from Safari to Caveman to Just Heaven (the celestial-style room is outfitted with golden cherubs and a staircase leading to a private viewing tower). The resort's full-service spa and swimming pool area, comprising a waterfall, lagoon, and gazebo, help create a calming environment at this unique resort. Located in the heart of the central coast wine region, the property offers two restaurants, a cocktail lounge, a pastry shop, retail stores, a 20,000-square-foot Expo Center, and ample hiking and biking trails.
Services View Treatments Menu
Bathed in soothing blue and gold hues, complemented by plush furnishings, soft music, and delicate aromas, the Spa at Madonna Inn offers an elegant and inviting ambience. The 3,500-square-foot spa has six treatment rooms, including two couple's suites, pre- and post-treatment areas, and separate locker spaces. Spa-goers begin their visit with an exfoliating shower scrub of lavender, piña colada, or chocolate chip scents and conclude with an after-session snack of raspberry cream-filled meringue cookies and herbal teas in the post treatment room. The celestial-themed spa features a wide selection of services, ranging from waxing treatments to lemon verbena and peppermint mocha body scrubs to white chocolate soufflé and warming spice foot massage modalities. The spa's signature facials use Naturopathica products, created with pure ingredients.
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Facilities & Amenities
Fitness & Activities
Madonna Inn Resort and Spa
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Location & Hours
Madonna Inn Resort and Spa100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
- The San Luis Obispo airport is approximately a 10-minute drive away by car.
- Airport transfers are available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. On-site limousine service can be arranged for a fee.
- The spa welcomes guests ages 12 and above.
- The resort recommends guests bring bicycles and active wear for excursions through San Luis County and up San Luis Mountain, as well as swim attire for the pool.
- San Luis Obispo enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with annual temperatures averaging about 65⁰ F-75⁰ (18⁰ C-24⁰ C). Summers are typically warm and sunny, and the area experiences a mere 29 days of rain each year.
Facilities & Amenities
Health enthusiasts will enjoy working out in the exercise center or taking advantage of the miles of hiking and biking trails that lead up the San Luis Mountain. The resort's outdoor infinity pool, an impressive 90-foot hourglass-shaped complex, is architecturally designed with a 30-foot beach-style entry and a 50-foot lap swimming area. A 45-foot cascading waterfall flows into a lagoon, surrounded by bridges, a gazebo, and two Jacuzzis nestled into rocks. Meeting and wedding accommodations are also available.
Shopping is just steps away; the resort is home to three retail shops for designer clothing for men and women, gourmet specialties, and wines. Guests venturing off property can visit popular sites such as the national historic landmark Hearst Castle and the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Outdoor activities abound in the surrounding area, with options such as golf, kayaking, surfing, swimming, hot-air ballooning, and paragliding.
Rooms & Dining
Keeping with the resort's unconventional vibe, the avant-garde accommodations, housed in three stand-alone buildings against a hillside, are uniquely themed and include custom-designed furnishings that harmonize with each decorating scheme. The "Pick & Shovel" suites feature tractor-seat barstools, while the "Old Mill" has a working water wheel. Interiors of the "Merry-Go-Round," a trio of three rooms, are styled with vaulted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and green-sequined walls; guests may also opt for the resort's famed "all-rock" rooms, which come outfitted with waterfall showers.
With its horseshoe-shape coffee bar, ornate wood carvings, red leather seats, and hand-painted walls, Copper Café has an inviting and entertaining feel. Open all day, the café serves classic American specialties and fresh pastry from the adjoining Bakery & Pastry Shop. Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steakhouse offers hearty steak and seafood dinners, topped off with a selection from the extensive wine list. Nightly dancing and entertainment are featured on the restaurant's stage, and live music is performed on select nights.