If you ever find yourself in St. Pete Beach, Florida, stop by the newly opened Postcard Inn and take a mental trip back in time to a 1950's surfer cool travelodge. Travel & Leisure featured the cheery spot this month and after seeing the energetic interiors, I had to learn more. Photo above borrowed from here.
The Colonial architecture hosts 195 guest rooms that feature vintage lamps, surf photos, and old school desks and couches, modernized with WiFi and flat screen tvs. Plus it features the critically acclaimed Wildwood BBQ and PCI Beach Bar & Snack Shack. Cold beer and juicy burgers served up poolside, it doesn't get better than that! Photo by Charles Gandee.
I would post more, but honestly PCI has such a nice website and blog that I would rather direct you to the source itself. Check out some of their colorful photos while working up the daydreams of a winter vacation getaway, HERE.