"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
"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
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