One of California’s most famous spots is the gem of a hotel located off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo called the Madonna Inn. This hotel prides itself on having no one room the same, and the amount of weirdness present in the rooms creation are unlike any hotel in the world. It has rooms completely made of rock, rooms with nothing but pink and rooms that would make Austin Powers proud. The hotel also features a famous bar, dining area, pool and infamous urinal that allows men to pee right into a waterfall fountain. All of this adds to the charm of this eclectic hotel.
The Rooms – Old World Suite
I wish this was more comprehensive, but as I have only stayed in this one room you may also want to pursue this link to see what else they have to offer. That being said the “Old World Suite” that I stayed in was all sorts of epic. The room itself is fully rock with rock ceilings, floor and walls.
It has a kitchen complete with four chairs and a sink, and a full rock fireplace that operates with a wall switch.
Past the rock wall that divides the living room is the bedroom complete with a red bed that matches the rock well.
From there you enter the bathroom with a waterfall that runs water down a series of rock steps into the basin to wash your hands, and a shower enclosure that has a set of two rock showers that rain on you, as well as a normal showerhead.
It is one of those rooms you never want to leave.
The Dining Room
The dining room in the main lobby is also a site to behold. It is largely pink with lots of booths that the patrons can sit in. I didn’t eat here on this trip but I have before and it is great, however, it is pricey.
Copper Cafe and Horseshoe Lounge
Another must see in the hotel is the Copper Cafe with the Horseshoe Bar. The horseshoe bar is exactly that, a horseshoe that guests can sit around to order everything from food and drinks to their famous cakes.
Amie and I each tried a slice of cake, and if you only have two people you really only need one as these are huge!
Copper Cafe is also a great place for breakfast if you are staying in the hotel.
Mens Urinal Fountain
One of the most famous attractions at the Madonna Inn is that of the Mens downstairs lobby bathroom. This urinal is unlike any you have used before and when you step up to the area a motion sensors turns on a fountain from the ceiling that runs water down a rock wall before it cascades off to the ground below. You simply relieve yourself into that water stream. Almost every time I have gone there have been women in the men’s bathroom checking it out as it is one of the reasons people come to the inn.
Now if all of this doesn’t make you want to stay here, the towns surrounding it of San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach and Morro Bay also have a ton of fun things for the traveler to do. Making Madonna Inn an all around great place to spend a night or a week on a vacation. Check out the rest of the pictures and make sure to book the rooms you want in advance as some of the popular ones book out a year ahead.