Alex Madonna, the cantankerous 82-year-old owner of the amazing Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA, has made local yuppies see pink by freshening the paint on the sign that beckons motorists off U.S. 101 and into his famous motel.
It's the best inn -- a place you can go back to many times and never feel like you've been there before. There are over a hundred rooms with themes like Italy, Safari, the Pony Room, Mountain Cabin, or the Caveman Room. There is a cafe made entirely of copper, and they have blue sugar. It's endless schizophrenia for your imagination!
[John Pratt, 07/15/2001]
Long a favorite of the Roadside America Team (and featured in the books), the Madonna Inn continues to amaze with its excess -- not to mention the magical public restrooms!
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