NYE in SLO: Look. The fact is you could wake up on Jan. 1, 2011 in your own bed and room, which is absolutely peachy. However, there is a real possibility that you could open your eyes in the new year and experience pink sparkly iridescent walls. We're just saying that that option is out there. Those magical walls are at the Madonna Inn, of course, and the room we're referring to is Merry -- it is part of the Merry Go Round set of rooms -- and, as of this typing, it is still available on New Year's Eve.
OTHER CHOICES: The Madonna Inn told us that there are "about 30" rooms left for Dec. 31, which will give you a goodly selection. Romance, Cloud 9, and Hearts & Flowers are three more choices that haven't yet been nabbed for the big night; you can see them on the Madonna Inn room features grid, which might be our favorite thing containing the word "grid" in the entire world, and that includes griddlecakes. So we're serious. The San Luis Obispo hotel is throwing a New Year's Eve party, and the Room, Dinner, & Party package starts at $553, depending on room. Go Merry. Pink sparkly rooms. That is a very lucky way to kick off 2011.