Tuesday, July 01, 2008
This morning we stopped on our way to the beach at The Madonna Inn. Built by a husband (architect) wife (interior designer) team, it is in a category all it's own. The inn opened in 1958 and has since become a California Landmark.
The steakhouse restaurant is pure gaudy glam which seems to be a recurring theme throughout. The family and I looked around the common areas and all I could think was 'Oh, my gaudiness!'. I do think that this kind of over the topness is brave and fun, scary as it is.
The Inn has 109 unique rooms. Tour them here but know that only a true visit can give you the full measure, wow.
Rereading this post, I don't sound at all like I had fun visiting the Madonna Inn. So, just to be sure I've given an accurate account, I totally did. We were all amazed by it and of course I couldn't help but daydream about having a hotel with 109 rooms all needing my design attention, wow!