"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
"Perfect for a 1 to 2 night stay!"
Staff was VERY friendly.The reviews we read prior to booking were 50/50, but we found it to be way better than expected. The room in fact was small and bathroom is fit for 1 person at a time, however, it is very clean and well maintained. If you're looking for an affordable place near the beach, and not picky, this is what you're looking for!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inexpensive, clean and close to the beach"
We stayed at the Palomar for three nights. The room was comfortable and had a kitchen which I was not expecting. It's an older hotel so don't expect it to be very modern looking. It was clean though and the staff were friendly and helpful (recommended places to eat, etc.) The coffee shop next door was good and allowed us to have coffee on the little […] patio. There was a barbeque on the patio and two tables to relax outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. We enjoyed our stay. The only problem we had at all was with the wooden blinds in the room. They wouldn't shut all the way so the light outside kept my husband awake. Easy fix, we switched sides of the bed. We would definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It worked for us as we had our son, our daughter-in-law and new baby staying right next door and management made that happen which we appreciated. All the events we were going to were very close and walking was great along with nice places to eat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Geat location for our needsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"PORCELAIN PROBLEMS AT THE PALOMAR INN"
I can't believe what I paid for the hotel! It was a holiday weekend so I knew I would be paying a little more but this was ridiculous. I checked in right at 3PM. When I got in the room the toliet was running. I called the front desk to see if they could move us to another room. She said they were sold out... althought there were only 2 cars in the parking […] lot. Her suggestion to me is close the bathroom door or turn the water off the the toliet. I would not reccommend this hotel to anyone! STAY AWAY! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Palomar doesn't make the grade."
Room was very small. Didn't feel the value was worth the price. Nice location though.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room was very small. Was that a queen size bed? Bath room big enough for only one person at a time. Small, small, small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"COASTAL GET AWAY"
California's central coast always a beautiful area to stay and relax. The Inn was just about what I expected, nothing really negative to say about our visit there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheaper Place To Stay Than My Conference Hotel"
Palomar Motel is an older but well kept up motel near my professional conference hotel. Clean quiet room, great price. The lady running the motel is very nice. All in all a great experienceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"palomar motel in pismo ca"
Located north of pismo in shell beach. The motel was clean and the right price. If all your looking for is a clean bed this place will do. The rooms are very small and the motel is more incline with a residential motel. Would stay her again because of cleanliness and price but if your looking for perks in your acomodations you might want to look fu […] rther. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Palomar Inn Shell Beach"
The rooms are small. It states it is a non-smoking facility but there were several people smoking in the parking lot which also has limited parking spaces.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Funky but relaxing"
I grew up spending my summers near hear and loved the location. You could walk to Shell Beach and there were great restaurants near by. The hotel itself is older but has been updated a bit. It is very clean and the rooms are "cozy" meaning the rooms are small but efficient. The point is to be outside anyway! The woman that runs the front desk was really […] nice and helpful, she takes a lot of pride in her work. If you are looking for a luxury resort this is not it, but if you want relaxed place away from the crazyiness of Pismo Pier go hear. You get a the full beach experience at a reasonable price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Theres a reason it's so cheap!!"
The room was super crammed which was to be expected for the price, but bed was VERY hard. I woke up with back and shoulder pain. Not only that, the owners were SO lazy. From the time we arrived to the next day when we left, the front desks phone had a busy tone the ENTIRE time! I called a million times and could never get through. I eventually had to […] google the offices # which I had to let that phone ring about 30-40 times before anyone answered. I was SO frustrated. I told them their front desk phone was busy so she apologized and said shed fix it...she never did. We were also told the hotel offered a complimentary breakfast along with coffee so the next morning I was trying to guide out what time it was served but had to walk to the office since the phone was busy once again only to find the door still locked at 8:30am!! I rang the bell about 10 times and got no answer. Walked Back down to my room and the lady came running out trying to see who rang the bell...I just ignored her. I went down to the office later to discover that the hotel didn't even serve breakfast. I was told there was a cafe next door that I could eat at. Very angering. Would not recommend his hotel at all!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Horrible place to stay..."
The room is so small that you can't turn around - the bathroom is worse. The carpet was filthy. The bed linens were clean and smelled of bleach. I had to ask for a clean bedspread, as the bed was the only place to sit. I realize this is a property that allows dogs, but I did not expect a dog house! We left early because the hotel was so bad!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for a quiet weekend away."
Just a short walk to a beautiful beach and a few minutes from Shell Beach and Pismo.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I wanted the clean, newly painted, spacious room I saw pictured on the internet ad! The room was tiny and best described as "campy". Great location, the beach and bluffs at the end of the road are magnificent the Palomar Inn leaves something to be desired. The owners/operators were very pleasant and welcoming.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I read all the reviews, so I knew the experience could be mixed, but the staff was friendly, the room clean and the location was awesome! We had a very small room, which was fine. My only real complaint is the hardness of the mattress and freeway noise. This is typical for 2 stars hotels, so it is no worse than expected for the mattress and the freeway […] was not close enough to keep us awake. The beach was only two easy blocks away. You are on a bit of a bluff, so you need to find the stairway down and do not expect a large sandy oasis to relax on. You have to get in your car and travel a few minutes down to Pismo to get a real beach. The views are awesome and the neighborhood was delightful. Great coffee house next door, great deli down the street, great kayak rental place down the street. Good times! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I guess it all depends on the location and what you can get for the price. It's a *very* small room. Old TV with VCR. However, the room looked reasonably clean. I probably should have paid a little extra money for one of the neighboring chain motels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Beach Vacation Room"
Friendly front desk clerk. Room is small but still has many amenities, fridge, micro, even dvd player. I thought I read that all the rooms had been updated in 2009 but this would be doubtful unless they put up 80's decor wallpaper again...still, a good place to stay if you are going to spend most of your time at the beach or sightseeing anyway.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very clean. All staff and maintanence were excellent. Very nice and very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great little hotel, awful managment"
This little motel was great, comfortable room, nice location. It's not the four seasons but it was great for the price. The surrounding area was nice. There is a little coffee shop right next door, a pizza and wings place a couple blocks down and a grocery one block away. Would have been a great stay if not for the management. We had booked two nights, […] but had booked at different times (originally we were only going to stay one night). Checked in for first night with no problems, the front desk worker (a young female) was wonderful! The second day we had to recheck in and that is when it got bad. The manager, Who said he was new, did not know the procedure for checking in for Expedia booked rooms and there was some confusion. This I could of handled no problem, but when he started yelling at me and accusing me of not paying for the room I had a problem. When I could not get thru to him and his wife could not calm him down anymore, on the verge of tears I demanded that he call expedia. After passing the phone back and forth a few times (he still didn't get that I had already paid for my room in full) the problem was worked out. Thank you Expedia! The best thing to come out of this stay was that I now know I can count on Expedia, even after they have made their sale. As for the Palomar Inn, great little hotel, awful management. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Palomar Inn Pismo Beach"
My husband and I will be staying here again. It is a nice mom and pop motel within walking distance to the beach 3 blocks, a coffee shop and little stores.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"there is better out there for the money"
Super nice people run the place. But the rooms are extremely small and you can hear the people in the next room sneeze. I want a little more for my money.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was a dive. The size of the room was like a closet. could barely get past the bed. It was practically up against the wall. Had to wait for around 10 minutes for water to get hot. No air conditioner. Parking lot crumbling. No amenities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"nice location - nice place"
terrific location to walk to the beach. its the perfect little beach cottage type place and close to Pismo beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Pleasant Surprise!"
Let me start by saying that after reading the reviews from the guests of The Palomar Inn that came before us, my husband and I were nervous about our over-night stay to say the very least. No hot water, cramped rooms, poor customer service, & thin walls were just a few of the complaints that we read about...but, we booked a quick over-night stay on […] our way to Tahoe there anyway. And, much to our surprise, we were very pleased with our room & the customer service. Yes, the rooms are small, but it was perfect for me, my husband, and our 3 year old son. I requested two queen beds, and was excited to see that the second queen bed actually came with it's own room (great for our little boy)! We never had a problem with hot water. The showers suited our needs just fine. We also never heard our neighbors in the room directly next to us, and the customer service we received at the front desk was a sweet girl who made pleasant conversation with us and offered to give us ideas for meals and attractions. The front desk accomodated all of our requests with no questions asked. For those of you that know the Pismo Beach area you know that you could stay in a trash can and the area would still be beautiful with wonderful weather. While I don't think The Palomar Inn is the best hotel to accomodate large families or groups it is perfect for a long weekend or a quick over-nighter for a group of 4 or less per room. Actually, we were so pleased with our stay on the way up to Tahoe that we re-booked on the way back home a week later with the same results. So, if you're one of the guests that had a bad experience, I encourage you to give The Palomar Inn another shot. Otherwise, happy traveling and thanks for listening! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Palomar Inn not worth the money"
It was very very small, cruise ship size room! It was not worth the money we paid. We have stayed at much nicer places for the same money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Palomar Hotel Shell Beach/Pismo Beach California"
I read the oither reviews and have this to say: The Palomar is a "Retro Motel" For the time when it was built, it is in excellent clean condition. The location is spectacular, the room adequate, linens clean and fluffy and the service OUTSTANDING. And the price is very economical! No it is not a 5 star luxury spa, nor is it a super efficient chain. […] Yes the rooms are small, and yes the parking is tight. But my wife and myself, two dogs in crates and TOWING a TRAILER were comfortable! Particularly when we walked down to the ocean with the dogs through pleasant beach neighborhoods. That is right, at this price WE WALKED TO THE BEACH! \ Oh there was a coffee maker in the room, but no coffee! Hmmm But there were TWO gourmet coffee shops within a few blocks. And not far off a seafood restaurant with unbelievable boiled crab. I suppose coffee in th room is somehow better than that? Hmmm... Stay in a room you are complaining about being too small and drinking self brewed chain coffee vs getting out and feeling the Pacific roar in your face then idling over a cup of exotic coffee fresh brewed by an expert? LOLOL!!! That one is a No Brainer! Slow hot water? Thanks for the warning, I turned the water on, brushed my teeth while it warmed and then enjoyed a noce hot shower. Now where was the problem again? I seemed to miss it. Bottom line, a motel within walking distance of the ocean, clean, quiet and peaceful. And in a word, QUAINT! We will certainly go back, but then we are not spoiled. We enjoy those things in life that are special. And five star chains can be beautiful and polished, but have you ever heard one described as QUAINT? The people who manage the Palomar in no way deserved any of the nasty reviews I saw here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good for the price"
Good location, close to Pismo. Rooms were small but cleanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Palomar- Shell Beach"
This is a very quaint hotel for the price! Location is convenient to all nearby beaches if willing to drive. The room was clean enough. We loved that it was pet friendly and so inexpensive. I would recommend it! I loved that for the price the cleaning staff cared enough to make these cute little fans out of the toilet paper and towels like we were on […] a cruise ship! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Palomar Inn"
Very small room but great for a 1 night stay. Wonderful view from the beach very close to the hotel and good restaurants nearby. Nice staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Horrible, Horrible, Horrilbe"
This place is a hell hole. The person in the lobby was inept and put me in a room that wasn't clean. Not only that, when I got to the room, the 'house keeper' was there having lunch with his whole family and watching TV!! Then the 'house keeper' yelled at me (literally YELLED at me) for disturbing him. I stayed at the Hampton Inn south on the 101. […] That place was amazing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Was Dirty and the window treatments did not work"
The room was not too clean. The window treatments did not work. The shower was not to up to date and parking was a little pain in the butt. THE TV DID NOT WORK! On the good side the location was really good and the price was OK......for the room I thought the price was a little high. All and All Pismo Beach is a great place but this hotel is not […] ! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was okay"
It was somewhere to lay my head at night. My mother and I were in town for a wedding, and stayed for two nights. The odor in the room was not charming! We opened the windows and turned the fan on, and that made it okay. The room is small, but was clean. There was a coffee pot with no coffee or mugs. The people were very nice, and the town was absolutely […] breathtaking. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Palomar Inn, Pismo Beach"
I liked my whole experience,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Owners more interested in saving money, rather than customer convenience. Simple things we expect on vacation. Inquired about an ice maker, was notified the nearest one was 2 blocks away at the local market. Little coffee machines in room, but no coffee packets available. Hot water heater was so far away from rooms, it took almost 10 minutes to get […] hot water for shower. Did not deliver new towels or wash clothes daily., Room key failed to work each day, had to get replacements daily. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great value for the money. Surprised room came with a kitchenette.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
if you like small and old, but it was clean and the couple who run it were nice and very helpful...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Never going back"
For the money we paid I was expecting something a little better, the rooms were really smal with I think they picked the furniture from goodwill store.Genuine Expedia guest review
The bed was very uncomfortable and the walls were terribly thin. We could here the people on both sides of our room. Needless to say we did not sleep well...The rooms are overpriced for the accomodations.Genuine Expedia guest review
"My stay at the Palomar Inn at Pismo, CA"
My stay was good.. The hotel is nothing to look at from the outside but the room was clean and adequate. I needed a hotel that took pets. I really enjoyed my stay because the hotel was very close to the beach ad close to several restaurants. Rooms are on the small side but so is the price. I would recomend it as an economical hotel that takes pets. […] Ethel Flavin Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Palomar Hotel did have clean sheets and fluffy towels. They ran out of filters for coffee the first day we were there and still were not available on the next day. The water in the shower took 20 minutes to heat, the hairdryer was but a mere whisper of air. The bedspread was stained and dirty as was the blanket, The furnishing were decrepit but […] the surrounding beach and quaint cafes were delightful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great for one night after a long drive. The walls are thin and we had neighbors who started a conversation about 10pm and continued tell about 1am - 2am. Not the hotels fault. Just your typical rude traveler who had a lot to say. The best part was the coffee shop next door. Quaint and great coffee and happy people and good service. Get your coffee and […] walk to the beach and relax and laugh about what you heard through the walls. Beds, too firm for my body. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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