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The Palomar Inn

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old style (like 50's) single story motel. The good news is that, though the rooms are small and dated, the friendly owners have done a great job of keeping the place updated and clean. They have really maximized the somewhat limited potential of the place wherever possible. I was also pleased and surprised to find that they...

Thank MrSnoots
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I we're looking for a nice small inexpensive motel in Pismo Beach for a 1 day weekend getaway. After searching for a couple days we came across the Palomar Inn with okay reviews and a great price. We picked this motel for the price and what we thought was a close walk to the Pismo Beach pier....

Thank Dcasareno64
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We drove up and decide we wanted to change our hotel and they were very accommodating. Friendly and clean room. Close to the beach as in walking distance and there is great patio to sit and enjoy nice weather

Thank C D
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The owner was very friendly and honest and the room was very clean. I didn't experience any bad odors. We had an enjoyable stay. My son especially enjoyed staying in a separate room apart from my wife and I.

1Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We stayed in the farthest room to the West for one night. The service was very friendly and the price was right. Nice and cozy area with plenty of restaurants and quaint little shops. Everything worked as expected. Reviewed the property online prior to travel.

Thank An0n_Traveler
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Bit smelly. Even after they changed me to another room. Not a good sleep due to the environment in the room. Uncomfortable, carpet old and didn't feel clean. shower also old and didn't feel clean. Very cramped room. Fantastic location. Nice enough service. Probably will stay at big chain next time.

Thank yuanfenpiano73
Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The rooms are super clean, just the most uncomfortable nights sleep. We happen to be there when the temperature was in the 80's during the day. There is a weary ceiling fan barely blowing and a very hard and uncomfortable mattress to sleep on. The potential for the property is huge because the location to the beach and food is...

Thank Journalingrox
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2015

we stayed just one night as we were passing through, the motel was small the service at check in was good the room was clean the free wifi was very good the only problem we had was the shower was cold but as it was 90 degrees outside it was not a problem. would stay again

2Thank juliet80
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We stopped by here during a recent road trip. Bad timing with it being graduation week so everything had been booked up. This little placed looked pretty decent from the outside and with no other options, we had today the $245 per night!!!! This trip was to celebrate me finishing my chemotherapy and we took our 1 year old for...

1Thank RosyRoRo
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Small, somewhat outdated m i tel but the manager and her husband totally make up for that. Its clean, its cute, its very accomidating for dog owners and a dog beach right down the street. The Brewhouse next door makes for a yummy evening with many selection of beers and and no need to drive. Totally would recommend this place...

1Thank sybsk5

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Palomar Inn is located in beautiful Shell Beach, California. Visit us year round and explore the quiet cliffs and beaches of Shell Beach. We are also just minutes from Pismo Beach and Avila Beach. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Suites, kitchenettes and weekly rates available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Palomar Inn

Address: 1601 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-1957
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Shell Beach
Price Range: $109 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Palomar Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“If you're going for upscale then no, but clean and cozy yes!!!”
lilninis_12, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“I have always requested a room on the north side of the courtyard as these rooms do not back up to a street.”
ZzyzxDude, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“My tip is...keep driving. Find somewhere else.”
billyface, 22 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Try to get room toward ocean, avoid noise from 101”
43PeterJ, 26 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Many different type rooms at this hotel so see what fits your needs.”
WillF55, 22 Feb 2012 | Read review
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