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1 room, 2 adults

The Palomar Inn, Pismo Beach

2-star2 stars
1601 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449, United States of America

No-frills motel in Pismo Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Room is all right
42See all 42 reviews
From 82 reviews

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The Palomar Inn, Pismo Beach

from $75
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Family Suite
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette

What’s around The Palomar Inn, Pismo Beach


  • In Shell Beach
  • Margo Dodd Park - 13 min walk
  • Pismo Beach Pier - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Avila Hot Springs - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • North Beach Campground - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) - 14 min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) - 30 min drive
  • Grover Beach Station - 6 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station - 13 min drive
  • Guadalupe Station - 23 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer/dryer
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

The Palomar Inn, Pismo Beach’s small print


This property does not provide air conditioning. For more information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Also known as

  • Palomar Inn
  • Palomar Inn Pismo Beach
  • Palomar Pismo Beach

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 10.00 per night

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 42 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Great location
Small place, a little worn down, but we were there just for the night
Jennifer, us1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Palomar Inn is the worst I’ve ever experienced, and we travel a lot. The guy at the front desk was rude and unprofessional. The room was inhabitable. If I didn’t have a minor with me, I would have rather slept in the car. Because we drove over 3 hours and arrived late, we had no choice but to spend the night. We actually checked out first thing the next morning, canceling the remaining of our reservation. The smell was unbearable, we had to keep all the windows and door open. The smell gave me a headache. Our son was itching all night and woke up with bites on his body. GROSS!
us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Okay hotel
The hotel was okay. The bed was comfortable and the wifi fast. The walls were a little thin and the geometric spacing of the room and furniture a little cramped. There is a scenic cliffside path just a short distance from the hotel.
Troy, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Just like Home
This motel was the next best the to being home. It was clean and comfy. I could leave my front door open to keep fresh air flowing. Harry the manager was friendly and kind. I will be back again I usually stay in more posh hotels and I won’t waste my money again as long as Palomar has a room for me Beds were comfy and do know there is plenty of shops around for eating any and all meals !! Coffee in room tho so it’s a choice. Thanks for a comfy visit
Joanne, us3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
located close to water, much more quiet than busy Pismo Downtown which I liked. it is about a mile away from Downtown. it does have restaurants and bars in walking distance. Love the cute little cottage like rooms, even though they are kind of old but price is pretty good too ;)
us1 night romance trip

The Palomar Inn, Pismo Beach

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