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Dramatic Designs: Madonna Inn's themed guest rooms

Posted by Melanie Nayer  August 21, 2012 06:41 AM

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It's always nice finding a hotel that caters to your mood, personality and travel preference, but when you find a hotel that designs guest rooms to accommodate all your senses, you've struck gold.

Sure, we've seen Presidential Suites that rival some of the most stunning homes of the rich and famous, and we've raised eyebrows over the oddest hotel rooms in the world. But today, we're giving props to one hotel in California that didn't just design a room for fun, it designed all of their guest rooms to appeal to the intricate - and sometimes odd - personalities of guests.

madonnainn_0731.jpgThe Caveman room at the Madonna Inn

The Madonna Inn has been one of California's landmark attractions for over 50 years, and is still one of the most sought after hotels for one-of-a-kind-experiences, thanks in most part to its unforgettable 110 themed guest rooms.

Can't get to Africa this year? Stay in the leopard-print Safari Room. Want to play Tarzan and Jane? Book the Caveman suite, which includes a waterfall in the bathroom. Gold cherubs embrace the Cloud Nine room, hand-painted headboards and white wood blinds adorn the Fabulous Fifties room, and a carousel horse stands guard in the Pony Room. There's even a Harvard Square room - a three-bedroom, two-bathroom dark wood and plaid suite that includes a large stone fireplace and sitting room.

In addition to the decorated guest rooms, the inn also has a European-style pool, full-service exercise room and day spa, and boasts one of the largest convention center facilities just minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo.

Readers: Your thoughts?

Past Dramatic Designs:
B2Hotel's Lobby Lounge and Wine Bar
Gramercy Park Hotel's Drawing Room
Mandarin Oriental New York's elliptical lobby
Ritz-Carlton Wolfsburg's 'floating' swimming pool
Ireland's Lismore Castle
Frescos at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Cave Bar at Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg
Bulgari Hotel London's glass mosaic pool
3D art at Four Seasons Baltimore
Viceroy Miami outdoor pool deck
Fairmont Copley Plaza's $20 million renovation
Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao's glass-bottom pool

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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