The Madonna Inn first opened its doors and its astonishing individual rooms to the public in 1958. The rooms were each styled by the Inn's founders Alex and Phyllis Madonna.
The Madonna Inn, Photo (c) Donna Dailey
From American Beauty to Yosemite Rock, the Madonna Inn has 109 uniquely decorated rooms, with an extraordinary range of styles. You can imagine that the Caveman Room and the Buffalo Room are vastly different from the Bridal Falls or the Love Nest, so it's important to check out the website where all the rooms are shown in detail, and make the right choice. Some have balconies, some have fireplaces, rocks or waterfalls, and some are wheelchair accessible.
For dining, the Madonna Inn offers the casual Copper Café and Pastry Shop, or the smart-casual fine dining of the Gold Rush Steak House, where you can also get a seafood dinner as well as the specialty oak-pit-barbecued steak. There's also music Wednesday-Monday nights, the Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge, and a Classic Gourmet and Wine Shop as well as other shops.
The Madonna Inn has a European-style pool, exercise room, spas, and the Expo Center, where stars like Willie Nelson have performed.
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To help you in choosing your Pacific Coast Highway hotel, guesthouse, inn, bed-and-breakfast, resort, motel or other accommodations, we've prepared our Pacific Coast Highway Hotels Guide. In it we do mini-reviews of accommodations along the Highway, from Seattle to San Diego, through Washington, Oregon, and California.
In all there are over 200 hotels listed, complete with 8 pages of color maps showing the towns where our recommended hotels can be found. There are both alphabetical and geographical indexes, helping you plan your journey.
We also include color photos of all the hotels that are our Personal Favorites. Here's the link to read more about our ebook guide to Pacific Coast Highway hotels.
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