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    The Palomar Inn

    1601 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-1957
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    Overview
    • Excellent27%
    • Very good38%
    • Average16%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible12%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Pets Allowed
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    1 - 5 of 64 reviews

    Reviewed 25 September 2017

    We stayed at the Palomar Inn Shell Beach on the 20th of Juli 2017 for one night. It is an older motel, but very nicely kept, clean with parking in front of your door. The host are very helpful and friendly. We can definitely recommend...More

    Thank FarDownUnder
    Response from charu c, Front Office Manager at The Palomar InnResponded 2 days ago

    thnak you so much for coming to stay with us and greatly appreciate for your comments and appreciation at our motel look forward to see you all again in the near future as allways thank you happy thanks givin

    Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

    This is the worst motel our family has stayed in .you will definitely get what u pay for .the rooms have no air conditioner and are extremely hot even at night when it's nice and fresh outside. Management does not accommodate what so ever .nothing...More

    Thank elias p
    Reviewed 10 August 2017

    I made the reservation the morning of our trip on their web site. I reserved a queen bed for $84 on a Sunday night. I stopped on the way through to check in and to see if I would be able to park with a...More

    Thank Chowhound59
    Reviewed 19 June 2017

    Booked online-Woman at the desk is ridiculous. Rude, insisted on another credit card after we had already paid online. Then called after we were in bed to make us come back to get a credit because she had double charged us. Offered to upgrade to...More

    Thank zoomom76
    Reviewed 10 April 2017

    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...More

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    The Inn at the Cove
    1,493 reviews
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    1.3 km
     
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    Spyglass Inn
    864 reviews
    #10 of 29 hotels in Pismo Beach
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    Cottage Inn by the Sea
    1,263 reviews
    #8 of 29 hotels in Pismo Beach
    2.3 km
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Air Conditioning
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 63 - US$ 151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 14
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • San Luis Obispo County >
    • Shell Beach
    • Also Known As
    • The Palomar Hotel Shell Beach
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    Room Tips
    "All rooms are more or less the same."
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    "101 is a connecting room with 102"
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    "If you're going for upscale then no, but clean and cozy yes!!!"
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    "I have always requested a room on the north side of the courtyard as these rooms do not back up to a street."
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