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Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California

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The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California is unlike any hotel or restaurant that I have ever been to before! It's a colorful 1960's take on rococo and baroque...

The Madonna Inn is known for their colorful drinking glasses which you can purchase in their gift shop...

People from all over the world come to the Madonna Inn to stay in their unusual and unique rooms. Many of the rooms feature glitter walls, a Waterfall,  a Rock Shower and/or a Fireplace. A few of my favorite rooms are Carin, Just Heaven, Old Mill, and Vous.

The Registration Office for the Inn...

Gold Rush Steak House. You can imagine Mae West sashaying around in this restaurant...

Every Monday night at the Madonna Inn there is the meeting of SLO Swing for swing dancing on the Inn's dance floor. It's like a scene out an old movie... good clean old fashioned fun with youthful enthusiasm...

Silver Bar. We had decadent cake and cocktails...

Hanging in the lobby of the restaurant are paintings of Alex and Phyllis Madonna...

Chris striking a lord of the manor look...

The Copper Cafe. A good place for a breakfast of Belgian waffles...

The Madonna Inn is known for their over the top decadent cakes baked on site...

Some of their famous glassware...

It's unlikely that you have ever seen a bathroom before like the ones at the Madonna Inn...

They did a remodel of the Copper Cafe bathrooms in the mid-2000's- which I feel was a mistake. The original bathrooms went with the opulent theme of the rest of the complex. The new bathroom has charm but not much quirkiness...

This is the Women's bathroom for the Gold Rush Steakhouse and the Silver Bar in all of it's original decor splendor...

This is the Men's bathroom for the Gold Rush Steakhouse and the Silver Bar in all of it's original decor splendor. The Men's urinal features a waterfall!!!

Our wonderful visit was wrapped up in wacky style. We went out to the parking lot and encountered hotel security guards along with hotel visitors and goats!!!

This little kid (baby goat) would butt your hand if you put it out in a fist in front of his head...

The guy in the yellow pants is the goats owner. He says he takes his goats with him everywhere. So, while he was inside of the Inn swing dancing, the goats were waiting out in the car for him...

This post was originally published on May 28, 2012.