I don't remember where and when I came across the existence of this magnificent hotel
I remember that when I did, I fell in love!
is in San Luis Obispo, California.
It has 110 extremely unique rooms.
It was built between 1958 and 1960
and I think it's clear from the photos that has retained it's retro charmed quite perfectly.
All of the rooms are decorated with different themes.
And I think it's fair to say that when they excecuted these themes originally, they must have been following the mentality of
"GO BIG OR GO HOME"
I hadn't really had a strong desire to visit California over other more desirable vacation destinations...
I totally want to make a tradition of going there every year so that we can stay in a different room every time.
The kitschy quality is undeniable.
I'm not sure it would ever get old.
I am completely captivated by their amazing over-the-top dinning room.
The weird thing is, I featured a picture of this dinning room in a previous
"Pictures that make me Smile" post.
It was the Pink Edition.
And I had no idea where or what the pic was of. I just came across it on weheartit.
Then I stumbled onto this lovely hotel on a completely separate occasion. As I was browsing the pics I thought "Hey....this looks familiar"
I hope the owners never sell this place.
I have a feeling that an outsider would change it drastically to modernize it.
I think it should stay exactly how it is.
Frozen in time.
That is, of course, what makes it so appealing!
Well.... to me at least :)
We could all use a vacation without all of the "modern conveniences" anyways.
I've always wished that I was born in 1950s.
So getting to stay in a "time warp", so to speak, would be like a dream come true :)