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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
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
From 82 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Delicious food
Good internet service
More comfort would be nice

The Palomar Inn, Pismo Beach

from $72
  • 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

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

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* 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
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • 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

Also known as

  • Palomar Inn
  • Palomar Inn Pismo Beach
  • Palomar Pismo Beach
  • The Palomar Inn Motel
  • The Palomar Inn Pismo Beach
  • The Palomar Inn Motel Pismo Beach


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.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 10.00 per night

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 61 reviews

Fair 4.0
Never again
We recently stayed at a five star hotel for less money tan this dump. We could hardly walk around the end of the bed the room was so small, the shower had peeling paint, the framwork from an old door and mold. No a/c and windows that wouldn't lock so we could leave them open for air.
Marcia, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
its all and more!!!!!BASIC-
this is basic/good/clean/fun-coffiee next door!!!!lv our stay!!!we return over and over!!!!
michael, us1 night business trip
Good 6.0
Pillows were a little firm. Small rooms. Not much around, but the beach is down the street which was nice.
David, usTrip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Ok ok
Nolis, usRomance trip
Fair 4.0
Tired and Noisy
I knew the hotel would be old, and from the pictures I could see it hadn't been updated in a while, so my expectations were not high for our stay. But we were disappointed that the sheets were tired, worn, and slack. Sheets are not expensive to replace, so I hope the management does that very soon. Also we were in room 101, which had paper thin walls to room 102. Our second night we found it absolutely impossible to sleep due to a very sweet and happy family playing a loud and howling laughter filled game until midnight or later. I didn't complain because neither of these things were something I felt management could do anything about at the time. But be forewarned. It is not a clean, quiet, older hotel. It is a bit dingy and noisy.
us2 night romance trip

The Palomar Inn, Pismo Beach

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