We stayed three nights in the Madonna Inn this spring. We loved the kitschy-ness of the whole thing, but the Inn has seen better days. Many of its coolest features are starting to feel pretty run-down. The half-shell sinks in the lauded downstairs bedroom are wearing through, and many of the decorations are just getting a bit tired. The whole site needs renovation and preservation.
The bedrooms are all unique, but the uniqueness may be part of its downfall. Again, many parts of the room are wearing through and the general quality is more motel than hotel. The randomness of the rooms also makes it hard to know what you're going to get. For instance, our room didn't have a dresser in it, so we never were able to unpack our bags. The rooms are not well insulated from each other so you hear everything. The hair dryer was weaker than my own breath. But the ultimate worst part was the shag carpet in our room--next to the bed, it was, for lack of a better word, sticky.
I recommend the restaurants on site, and everyone should visit the Madonna Inn, but I can't recommend any travelers *stay* at the Madonna Inn. The rooms are overpriced for the quality you get.
Also, there's no room service, so if that's important to you, you definitely will need to look elsewhere.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking