Can’t Afford The Madonna Inn? You Should Still Visit!

madonna-innOk, so the Madonna Inn is pretty damn expensive. We all know that. But – you can still check it out even if you don’t have the funds to stay in a room (still a dream of mine – one day!!). We went to their cafe and grabbed a slice of cake (yep, that’s it – we broke) and then walked around this gem of a hotel.

The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California[It’s already so cool! A PINK SIGN!]

You can check out the restaurant, bathrooms (of course lol but you really should look at them, even if you don’t have to go! They fancy AF – the dude’s bathroom has a freaking WATERFALL in it), shop(s), pool area (although I don’t think you can swim unless you’re actually staying at the hotel), tennis courts (they’re also PINK!), garden, and the outside of all the pretty hotels. Maybe you’ll even get lucky and someone will be leaving theirs when you walk by and you can get a glimpse inside! (I’m actually the creepiest)…

Hanging Flowers at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California[Actually my dream ceiling!! Although the flowers are fake, in my dream I’d be surrounded on all sides by real ones. Or maybe that’s just called camping?]

If you’re not familiar with the Madonna Inn, each room has a different theme. And they are decorated waaaaay over the top, and are so amazing! I’m dying to stay in Carin or Merry (both pink glitter rooms), Daisy Mae (yellow and rock walls), Caveman (animal prints and more rock walls)…All the other rooms are just as equally ridiculously themed. I’m literally down for any of them, as long as there’s glitter and rocks involved.

Bathroom at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California[I TOLD YOU THE BATHROOMS ARE CUTE]

The bathroom doors have these amazing plush red doors. Next time I’m planning to achieve ultra creep status and take better photos of the rest of the bathroom!

Bikes at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California[Any place with pink bikes is a major win in my book]

The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California[The entrance area to the restaurant, I think – don’t hate me, I don’t actually remember]

And okay, a very short history. Originally, it was built by Alex and Phyllis Madonna in 1958 – only to burn down in 1966. A year later, they reopened with the 110 fantabulous rooms that make it up now.

Registration at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California[The whole style of all the buildings at the Madonna Inn are sooooo cool]

Pool at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California[Check out that adorable pool]

One day, I will swim here, in all its retro pool glory.

Oktoberfest at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California[Apparently they have Oktoberfest celebrations]

Restaurant at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California[Check out how nuts this restaurant is]

We went during the day, and just ate at the cafe, but I’d imagine the restaurant at the Madonna Inn comes alive at night!

The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California

The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California

Hanging Flowers at the Madonna Inn[More pretty hanging flowers]

Restaurant at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California

In short – The Madonna Inn is one of the most unique hotels to ever sit on this earth. I am obsessed and I hope you are, too.

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