"Cute clean dive, but..."
Going to wedding and only staying one night, so weren't going to spend any time in room but for changing & sleeping, so got a this cheap hotel in good location. Everything fine, clean, vintagey...super small, but super nice staff. However bed was ROCK HARD. Awake all night, wondering how a matteress could possibly be so hard, could it actually just […] be a big plank of wood? Morning light showed it looked like a mattress, but still I'm not convinced it wasn't just a wrapped pool table. If you get a good deal, stay there, but ask for a room with updated mattress or bring a pad to put on the bed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I was on a motorcycle trip and needed a place to stay as it getting near dark. I chose the Palomar because of the price but was pleasantly surprised at the value I got. The room was small but that didn't matter to me as I was travelling alone. The room was extremely clean and the bed was comfortable.....that's all I needed. Would stay there again and […] I recommend it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nothing fancy here but comfortable, clean and convenient. Friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"◄ Best Bang for the Money! ►"
I read a number of negative reviews prior to making my reservation. I based my decision on the fact that for every negative review there were far more positive reviews. Yes, the Palomar Inn is old. Yes, the rooms are small, but the room I had was clean and very well maintained. The room has a microwave and small refrigerator, standard TV and drum roll […] ... a VCR. Seriously, for the money you can not do better. Every other hotel in the area charges $30 to $150 more per night. Keep in mind this hotel/motel was built decades ago so it is not on par with a four star establishment that you will find close by. But again, it is clean and well maintain and I will stay at the Palomar Inn when I next visit the central coast. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful neighborhood/dirty room"
I love the fact that it was within walking distance ocean view and the surrounding neighborhood was beauty. However, Palomar Inn's description was misleading. The bed was hard, bedspread had stains and cigarette burns. The carpet was nasty dirty. It was obvious the maid had not cleaned /vacuum along the walls or corners of the room. It was absolutely […] dusty and dirty. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very small room but clean. A cabin feel."
It was very quiet and it was clean, but very small room. It did the job for a night stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pretty awesome roadside motel experience"
Needed to take 101 down from bay area to LA with one pitstop, found this place. Pretty awesome. Room 104. Very small, limited features, but really good shape and quite clean. Walking distance to some bars, the coast, and a convenience store. Liked the breeze between the bathroom window in the back and the front window. Quiet ceiling fan.Genuine Expedia guest review
"bargain hotel near the beach"
Get there earlier than 10 on a friday if you want a hot shower. The Palomar is a decent, cheap place to stay in Shell Beach. Out of date, slightly sketchy, but pet friendly and clean. Microwave and fridge greatly appreciated by the budget traveler.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Don't stay here"
Booked the hotel for the quite yet convient location, however, found the room to be pretty dirty with dust everywhere. I would have been better off at a Motel 6!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"An oldie, but a goodie"
If you can't afford to stay right on the beach, this motel will suffice. Rooms are very small, but they have what you need: bathroom, bed, micro and fridge. Nothing fancy, nothing new, but it was clean and quiet. Very close to Zorro's, which was a great little Mexican food restaurant!! loved it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Enjoyed my stay."
Had a very nice time. Enjoyed walking down to the beach and looking at the beautiful homes. The weather was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"You get what you pay for."
We booked at the last minute while traveling down the central coast. Inexpensive, clean, but very outdated. Good location Shell Beach, but a lot of highway noise. Staff was nice. Did I say inexpensive and last minute?Genuine Expedia guest review
"Run down and cramped"
But half the price of nearby motels that probably aren't any better.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint place minutes from beach"
The Palomar in wasn't bad for the price. Rooms were small, clean, and reminded me of grandmas. It is blocks away from little hikes to beach and the surrounding area is that of a beach community. The one complaint I would have would be the bed being so uncomfortable. It was hard as a rock and both of us woke up with back pain. Other than that our stay […] was pleasant for the price, and location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Teeny tiny, but served the purpose"
We booked this hotel knowing we would spend minimal time in it. Since the other options in the area were $300+ we figured we would be getting what we paid for--a tiny room and bathroom, and not very comfortable bed. I think it was fine for my husband and me, but would not return with kids. Parking was great! The coffee shop next door, the Steaming Bean, […] was adorable and had excellent coffee (in fact, the coffee shop was the best part of the hotel). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"cute little place"
It was late and we were tired...looked up hotels.com. the hotel we looked ay was full and The Palomar Inn was recommended. Cute, vintage motel. Very nice staff considering we showed up at 11:45pm. Room was full of mismatched but it was very clean and it had a full kitchen. Only complaint was the fan in the bathroom was extremely loud. Let them know […] in the morning and I am sure it is fixed by now. They also were great at recommending local restaurant Zorro's for breakfast. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One of the Hotel with Worst Service"
The old chinese man at the front desk was very rude. He made it clear that it was our fault that we did not understand him. We did not know what he was saying because of his accent, yet he was impatient with us. Several electrical outlets did not work. TV was old and difficult to operate.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming little hotel. Close to food and beach"
Stayed 2 nights and the staff was very helpful in making our stay great. There's a great coffee shop right next to the hotel which is delicious. We walked to the beach. There's also a big park for kids about 1 mile from the hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"not as bad as everyone says"
The stay wasnt so bad. The only bad thing was it was hot and the fan didnt work. The bed was comfy and the hotel was really quiet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Vintage charmer - close to everything"
Our stay was convenient and the staff was very nice. Our out of state neighbor was up all night making noise - which was the only down side. The room was pretty small, but nicely maintained over all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Last minute booking"
Not as close to shopping or beach as I wanted. Bathroom was tiny, shower stall felt cramped. I didn't want to pay a lot just for the night, so it was adequate. The front desk lady was nice. Was able to use the WiFi, it had a fridge & microwave, that's a plus.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient Quaint place"
this is a great no frills stay...It meets the basic needs and is comfortable as you travel on the 101 highway and need a place to lay your head for the night. Great location for a walk to the beach in the morning or to grab a bite to eat at a near by restaurant. The hosts are cordial and pleasant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
old hotel, nice reception, NOT a two starGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice little spot to relax"
Definitely the smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in but it was perfect for two. Very clean, the lady at the front desk was such a sweetheart! The only bad thing was no AC just heat and a ceiling fan but when you open the windows it was totally do-able. I would definitely go back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"5 stars for the price!"
This was a small, older motel. The rooms were very small and not fancy. But it also was only $53 a night. VERY clean. We were tired and dudnt feel like driving the final 4 hours home and we didnt want to spend a lot of money. this was just fine. i wasnt expecting the Hilton for this price. The best part was the 3 minute walk to the beach and the great […] coffee shop/cafe next door. We will stay here again. By the way, we are professional who can afford to pay more, but we usually don't for only one night. This was a good deal for being so close to the ocean and very clean. If you want fancy and large, don't go here! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel traveling thru or looking for value"
Nice boutique little hotel (same with the rooms) nothing fancy, but in a great neighborhood with plenty of cafe's, restaurants and bars within walking distance. Beaches are nearby. Just a good value for a couple of days. You want something more upscale, $$$ buys you that upgrade just a mile to the north/south of this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Small, but comfy"
Nice motel, with small rooms, but all the amenities, like a fridge, microwave and WiFi. Friendly staff too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a great place to stay"
The room was very unpleasant and didn't seem very clean. The hot water wouldn't come on in the shower, and when my husband asked the manager, he said, "wait another twenty minutes and if it's still not working, come and get me." The bed was uncomfortable and I felt on edge during the duration of the stay because the motel was creepy. At least the doors […] locked. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, but what can you expect from a cheap motel... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was fine for the price. You get what you pay for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a lovely time...walls are very thin however & we had noisy neighbors that we had to call at 11pm. Perhaps when people check in, they could remind people to be conscious about of nouse levels after 10 pm.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Convenient location. Friendly thoughtful staff. Small room but cozy with all amenities privided.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, quite neighborhood, walk to beach"
Great place to stay in a classic southern California beach town. Clean, comfortable rooms and very friendly staff. This is a much better option than the chain hotels in the area. I would definitely return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Surprisingly good! Room was clean Great independent coffee house next door, Basque eatery. on the other side. Great stay for the price!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"There are better places to stay in the area"
The hotel was alright, but room was pretty small and the location a bit out of the way from restaurants etc. There are better places to stay in Pismo beachGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing deal for the quality & location!"
Was on my way from San Diego -> San Francisco, and spent a night at the Palomar. Very friendly front desk staff! Wonderful little eateries walking distance. Close to the beach & freeway. Room was much nicer than anticipated, very clean! Easy parking. Heater was a bit old, but other than that, this hotel was perfect! And CHEAP!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was only there for business but did want to spend time on the beach. On the same street, I found a beautiful secluded park right of the beach with stairs going down to the shore. It was beatiful, don't let the area scare you away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"simple room, great location"
Pros- walking distance to the beach and coffee shop through a very nice neighborhood. Nice locals. Very dog friendly community. Right in the middle of pismo and avila beach. Nice staff. Cons- small cramped room, barely any amenities. Just a simple room which is fine if u don't plan on spending to much time in it. Overall we had a great time being […] so close to everything. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"definitely not like the pictures"
Our room looked nothing like the pictures posted here on expedia. Our room was tiny, bathroom so tiny you could wash your hands while sitting on the toilet. There was no kitchen type area, just a small, loud refrigeration with a microwave on top next to the door and everything was so outdated. A little dirty too. I know the rooms were cheap, but if […] I would have seen the pictured of the room we were given, I would have booked it, no matter how cheap. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"No hot water, uncomfortable bed"
I knew when I made this reservation that the rooms would be small; The Palomar Inn is clearly a "mom 'n pop" type of establishment. That being said, the room was REALLY small (barely enough room to walk between the bed and the wall), the "queen" size bed felt like it was made of cardboard, and when I got up early Saturday morning and tried to shower, […] there was NO HOT WATER (despite letting it run for 10 or so minutes). We ended up leaving a night early and sacrificing the money we had paid for our second night. All of the negatives aside, however, the woman at the desk was very friendly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I loved the location. The bed was very firm and the tv remote didn't work, but the room was well laid out and the motel was charming! The room seemed very clean. You could tell it had some updates done recently.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The rooms are small but who stays inside when your on vacation? We stayed there a second night on our way home, so what does that tell you? Quiet place and the manager/owner was very nice person. Very glad I supported the small business owner.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint and convenient"
I was in for a wedding in Pismo beach. There is a great coffee/breakfast place in front of the hotel that was gerat. This is not the fanciest hotel in the area and has no view but it is an affordable option I'm glad I used.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"scam dont book"
It's not what they show on photos and clerk knew about it..please don't book with them.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Selective Ice Giving?"
The guy whom I assumed was the owner was intent on not giving me ice! The first time I asked where the ice machine was, he replied there was none. Then the 2nd day when I saw some guests leaving the reception with a couple of zip-lock bags with ice, I immediately went up to him and asked for some. And he gave me some lame excuse that he didn't have […] any left (with a major guilty look on his face). Yeah, I definitely will NOT stay at this place anymore. Oh, and the rooms were super tiny! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"On a relative basis..."
Loved this place but that's all relative as our expectations are based on a Motel 6. Great place for a stopover.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really friendly office manager, clean room"
The room was sparsely furnished but clean, which was the most important thing, frankly. This was just an overnight stop before moving to to our actual vacation spot the next day. It was clean, the office manager was extremely nice and they are pet friendly. The bed and sheets could use a replacement since the mattresses are HARD and meager and the sheets […] were a bit scratchy. BUT we would stay here again as a stop-over on our way to wherever we are going. Location is at the top of a block that runs right down to the ocean view from the top of a small bluff. Tidepools below, benches to sit on and stare at the water and several large outcroppings of rock just offshore. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"would stay again"
we loved the price, staff, and cleanliness of the motel. we walked to restaurants and could walk to beach, although the part of shell beach it is near is very rocky, there are benches to sit on .... easy drive to wineries, and our favourite Avila Beach and airport.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap But Dirty"
The price was great for the area and we knew it would be a bit of a dive but thought we could rough it for just one night. Upon arrival the staff was very kind and helpful. The rooms were small and rundown but again for the price it was accurate. After checking in we went to beach than out for dinner and came back around 10 and went to bed. Before crawling […] into bed we noticed a few human hairs in the sheets and began investigating the bed and found enough human hair for a fill the head of a middle age man. When calling the front desk to ask for clean sheets we were denied and said we should have informed them upon checking in, but really, who gets into bed right away at 4pm. After a second phone call and waiting for 30 minutes a staff member came to "investigate" the sheets to make sure we weren't lying or didn't mess them up on purpose. After then being disgusted herself, the staff member took the dirty sheets and finally came back with clean sheets. After making our own bed and finally crawling into bed we were kept up all night but our neighbors hornier than newlyweds. After a night of sleeping with the tv on to drown out the moaning and groaning we were awaken with more neighborly noise. Between the noisy neighbors, freeway noise and staff members putting up a fight to give us clean sheets, I would not recommend this place, despite the affordable price for the area. Needless to say, my toothbrush and pajamas have already been tossed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was very impressed . The room was very clean. It was perfect location. Very very quiet at night for being next to freeway ! I will definitely stay here again. Walking distance to beach and ammenities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Late Night Arrival"
The property was located in a road that parallels the 101 Fwy and easy to locate in the dark. Parking was available but tight confines. It is an older property that is well maintained and the service is friendly. The room is small, meager amenities but clean. It was an adequate stay for the price and one-night rest on a longer journey.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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