There are times you feel really frustrated by the fact that you can’t have 110 images in one blog post. Right now is one of those moments.
Last week I drove with Dan up the California coast. Although our top destination was Carmel and Big Sur a miracle moment came when The Madonna Inn appeared along Highway 101. I just had to stop and check out a hotel with a huge pink retro sign along the highway.
The Madonna Inn was the mastermind of Alex Madonna and his wife, who in 1958 designed it as a place for overnight travelers on their way from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
This wonderfully wacky California cool hotel was an instant success with over the top themed hotel rooms. Today it’s a favorite destination for weddings and fun seekers from around the world.
I find myself dreaming of which of the 110 gloriously kitschy rooms we will stay in.
You drive in and check in here.
Image Madonna inn
We entered and were greeted by a crazy hot pink fifties, rose petal party affair that had your head spinning.
Hot pink leather bar stools. I must have a drink there one day.
Here is the main ballroom ready for one of the many weddings.
My favorite part, the themed hotel rooms.
Image via Huffington post
There are a ton of photo shoots that take place at the Madonna Inn. For the obvious reasons.
The Love nest room.
The rooms are kaleidoscope colorful, filled with humor and often have stair cases, balconies or rock walls! How can you not love that?
Yosemite rock room.
All the stone in the rooms comes from the land.
Just Heaven room.
American Home room.
Barrel of fun room.
Dot & Daisy room.
Fabulous Fifties room.
These last two I don’t know the name of the rooms.
Oh boy, I can’t decide which one to pick…..Which is your favorite room?
I wish I could include all 11o, although the 110th room has a sign on it that says “NoName” and is storage room.
Bet even that is cool. And wait until you see the bathrooms…