We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Palomar Inn

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Palomar Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Palomar Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 59: English reviews
Strängnäs
Reviewed 9 October 2012

A very nice place with exellent service! We had a flat tire and the staff was very helpful and kind. It was clean and the bed was confortable! It was a great location and the Mexican restaurant " Zorro" was great!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Anette W
Salinas, California
Reviewed 11 September 2012

If you want a clean, cute place to stay for a night or two, that is PET friendly...this is it!! We stayed here, because it was cheap in price & didn't want to spend the usual big bucks for a suite, when we spend most of our time out & about. We thought it was very clean, cute, but you...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank deocampo67
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2012

We only stayed one night but we appreciated the kindness of the owner; the bedroom was splited in two separate bedrooms which gave us some privacy. We found the place neat and tidy. The location was pretty quiet. The price was fair (110.-- approx.). It is is close to a very good local restaurant, the Zorro's cafe and cantina.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dominique R
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Motel with few cabins situated next to Hwy 1 and close to the ocean. From outside the motel looks charming with its light blue buildings, but inside the rooms are very small and questionably clean. Neither The Palomar Inn nor the small village, Shell Beach is recommendable for an overnight stop. The price for a room is much to high....

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank ReenFri
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Modest and small but it was perfect for us. Good local restaurant nearby (Zorro). 30 minutes walk to Pismo Beach.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Dominique C
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2012

I tried to avoid this place after reading few negative reviews on Trip advisor. We were so pleasantly surprised by this motel. With best location and great price, I tempted to try it out. I and my wife stayed there last weekend in one of the room with kitchen. It is not a dump, little gem on central coast. New...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Peter J
Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We were traveling with a small dog and this is a dog friendly hotel (as is the whole town of Pismo Beach) This is a very quaint little place to stay, nicely remodeled, clean and did not smell at all like your typical motel room. No dog smell either!!!! Some rooms are smaller than others so maybe see if you...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank WillF55
Plumas Lake
Reviewed 25 January 2012

This place is a dump, would never recommend that someone stay here. The only good think were the Managers, John and Carolyn were great to work with, very professional and friendly people, willing to help in any way they could. The room with kitchenette we stayed in was dungy, smelled moldy and in great need of renovation. Rust spots were...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank oceanviewer1
Indio, California
Reviewed 31 October 2011

This very basic hotel is in a good location (short driving distance to the pier and to the outlet stores). Also, Steaming Bean, a great place for a quick coffee and breakfast, is right next door. The customer service was very friendly. The smoke detector in my room beeped intermittently, and the hotel manager sent someone right away to change...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Rachael H
San Jose, California
Reviewed 26 October 2011

This is my second visit, and first after remodeled its look great, nice paint, clean and comfortable beds, bathroom all remodel, excellent customer service. It is very convenient close to shopping center, beach and on Highway one. The staff was very friendly, manager even went above and beyond his way to provide us with extra pillow and blanket. Also recommend...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank andy t

12 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (12)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Shell Beach
1.3 km away
The Inn at the Cove
The Inn at the Cove
#2 of 27 in Pismo Beach
1,255 reviews
1.5 km away
Spyglass Inn
Spyglass Inn
#11 of 27 in Pismo Beach
776 reviews
2.3 km away
Cottage Inn by the Sea
Cottage Inn by the Sea
#5 of 27 in Pismo Beach
1,133 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.4 km away
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
#6 of 27 in Pismo Beach
1,845 reviews
2.2 km away
Pismo Lighthouse Suites
Pismo Lighthouse Suites
#3 of 27 in Pismo Beach
1,536 reviews
3.7 km away
Sandcastle Inn
Sandcastle Inn
#8 of 27 in Pismo Beach
1,101 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: ₹ 4,648 - ₹ 15,320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Palomar Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your The Palomar Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Palomar Hotel Shell Beach
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Palomar Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you're going for upscale then no, but clean and cozy yes!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles ZzyzxDude, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“My tip is...keep driving. Find somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles billyface, 22 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Try to get room toward ocean, avoid noise from 101”
 of 5 bubbles 43PeterJ, 26 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Many different type rooms at this hotel so see what fits your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles WillF55, 22 Feb 2012 | Read review
5 of 5