can tell them to take a look at the bathroom
facilities. The men's room and it is a hoot. For example,
there is sports waterfall urinals and an old fashioned hand pump
to push up the water when you wash your hands.
Alex and Phyllis Madonna
completed the hotel in 1958. The hotel's exterior has a Swiss
Alp look. In 1966 the Inn burned to the grown but re-opened one
year later. The new version has 109 rooms. Alex Madonna was
quoted in the New York Times in 1982: "I want people to
come in with a smail and leave with a smile. It's fun. What fun
do you think John Paul Getty got out of his life?
Anybody can build one room
and a thousand like it." Alex never got around to building
a swimming pool at the Inn. He said that the guests would go
into the hotel after swimming and get the carpets wet. But after
Alex died Phyllis and daughter Connie Pearce, the hotel manager,
decided to put in a swimming pool.
Each guest room in the
hotel unique. Care to rent the Caveman Room? You can but you may
have to wait six months or longer for an opening. Does the Love
Nest fit your fancy (or fantasy)? Some other rooms are titled
"Antique Car" "Captain's Bridge" "China
Flower" "Fabulous Fifties" "Holland
Dutch" "Matterhorn" "Old Mexico"
"Oriental Fantasy" to name a few. I especially want to
learn what this room looks like - "What's Left" Visit
this website for some great pictures of the Inn and the some of
the rooms. http://poshposh.com/2009/07/
The main rooms of the Inn
include the wine cellar, gourmet shop, coffee shop (Copper Cafe
and Coffee Bar) and bakery, a cocktail lounge, banquet rooms,
gift shops for men and women and an extraordinry dining room
that you need to visit around Christmastime to experience a
beautiful and startling decorating effect. Here is a peek at the
Throughout the Madonna Inn
you will see leaded glass work. The coffee shop sports huge
etched glass windows that you seldom see anymore. Hundreds of
hand wood carvings are scattered throughout the Inn.
The exotic guest rooms
come with a long list of amenities including a complimentary
local newspaper, flat screen TV, clock radio with MP3 plug-in,
hair dryer, in-room safe, iron and ironing board along with the
many other items we've grown accustomed to having at high class
hotels and resorts.
Whether you are a tourist,
a local resident or a newlywed looking for a fantastic place to
honeymoon, you need to visit the Madonna Inn. http://www.madonnainn.com/