Winter on the Central Coast is nothing short of magical, and it’s a sure sign the holiday season has arrived when the fabulous decorations are up at Madonna Inn—a must-book spot for visitors and locals alike, especially this time of year! Our amazing community gets together to spread holiday cheer, local businesses make holiday shopping easy and fun, and the gifts just keep on giving! But where to start? We’ve outlined the Perfect Winter Day on the Central Coast for you to enjoy.
The colder weather means you’ll need something warm and delicious to get your energy up! Before checking into your room at Madonna Inn, grab some hot, steamy Clam Chowder to-go from Splash Café and savor it at the beloved Pismo Pier or inside our cozy store.
On your way out, grab some fabulous holiday gifts for friends and fam! They will love getting some classic Central Coast souvenirs, like our award-winning Clam Chowder and cozy Merch. Our Hot Sauce and Spice Rubs also make perfect Stocking Stuffers or, if they have more of a sweet tooth, opt for shareable treats, like our custom Hanukkah Cake, Cookie Boxes, or Christmas Cake!
Madonna Inn is not only a Central Coast landmark, but a world-famous hotel as well! People come from all over to see this incredibly unique hotel created by Alex and Phyllis Madonna, especially during the holidays.
Fun fact: The hotel’s first 12 rooms were completed on Dec. 24, 1958, and a handful of surprised travelers were allowed to stay in them for free as a holiday gift! Construction on the inn continued into the 1960s to include a coffee shop, dining room, cocktail lounge, wine cellar, gift shop, and more. Today there are 110 rooms, each decorated in a special theme.
With their exquisite ambiance and holiday decor, Madonna Inn is the perfect place to experience all things SLO this holiday season! Snuggle up with your Splash Merch in one of their unique hotel rooms, take some festive photos of the twinkling lights, and check out their pool, spa, and shops!
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