Friday, April 8, 2011

The Sanitarium

I remember the first time I stepped foot into the Sanitarium.
I felt special to be in such a magical place and I was instantly so inspired.
I still get that feeling each time I step foot through the beautiful stained glass doors.

The Sanitarium gets its name from the original use of the space: An establishment for the medical treatment of people who are convalescing or have a chronic illness.
It was also a frat house at one point, before being transformed into the beautiful bed & breakfast that it is now.

Owner, Suzi, is an artist and the Sanitarium is decorated in a beautiful artistic way.
There are also paintings all throughout the Sanitarium. I am not showcasing these in this post, but keep your eyes on sloinspired for such post in the future!
Inn keeper, Vince, is a musician and a couple of nights a week the Sanitarium is a space for live music. (Currently on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays)

The rooms are each unique- some with four post beds,
others with beautifully ornate built-in beds.
All of the rooms have deep soak tubs... not only functional but also beautiful and unique.

It's all in the details...
Every nook in the Sanitarium has something pleasing for the senses.

I hope you enjoyed these photos of the Sanitarium.
It is just a peak into this beautiful place.
I know it will not be the last time I post photos... I just love the space so much!
And there is so much more to be covered.

Visit the Sanitarium's facebook page HERE.
And if you are in SLO, visit the Sanitarium at
1716 Osos Street (around the corner from my apartment) and call them at (805) 544-4124
(and yes, that is a hammock in the circular balcony space!)

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