San Luis Obispo
Rooms from $199
If the epicness of Big Sur didn’t trip you out enough, perhaps book a night at the Madonna Inn, a rose-hued, ca. 1950s vintage explosion, for a sure perspective shift. Each of the rooms is individually decorated, from Country Gentleman (Room 108) “in the tradition of a stately English manor” to Yahoo (room 132) where “the days of cattle drives are still alive” (and the bed is on stagecoach wheels.) Some rooms book years in advance such as Caveman (Room 137) which has solid rock walls decked out with stone-age clubs.
Inside tip: Don’t, uh, miss the rock waterfall urinal downstairs.