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The Palomar Inn

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   1601 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stopped by Shell Surf shop and told the nice and pretty lady there I was in town for the night. She recommend the Palomar Inn. What the heck, gave it a shot being the Vacancy sign was on. I couldn't have beaten the price, that's for sure. If you just need a place to lay your head and shower?... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room we were given was ancient. The fan did not work, there was a bulb missing and the wifi also did not work in our room. When I tried to complain to the manager, she talked over me and refused to listen to anything I said. I was then told I had an attitude and that my friend and... More

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Ramona, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed to find a place on the spur of the moment and after quickly viewing their photos online I booked a room there. Unfortunately, the photos I saw must have been of their nicer rooms. My room was decorated in Goodwill style furniture and was tiny but clean. The WiFi was too weak so I couldn't use my iPad.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I almost want to keep this gem a secret. I was favorably impressed with the cleanliness, amenities, price, and especially the location. The rooms are tiny, but comfortable and quiet. The only problem was the cable TV and WiFi were not operating during my stay. Otherwise, I look forward to another stay at the Palomar.

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Porterville, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed here and we loved just how close it was to the beach. It was also a good price. Loved that it was also close to restaurants and coffee shops. The staff was very friendly. Liked the fact that the pier was just a short drive away.

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Oslo, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We arriwed 4th of July in the afternoon, late because of GPS misleading. Our "land lady" was wating for us, she was Very Nice and friendly. Our "appartment" had Two rooms with Two big beds. Clean rooms. We were recommended dinner at Zorro's cafe and cantina; an excellent local restaurant where we enjoied dinner and breakfast. Beautiful surrondings. Recommended.

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Soest, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you are looking for a reasonable priced hotel near the beach this is a good option. We got 3 double rooms for 150 dollars. Rooms were pretty clean and have all you need. There is also a great diner just around the corner. The hotel is run by a very nice family. Note : most hotels in that area... More

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Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Palomar hotel was very nice..the room was clean and comfy and had a full kitchen! the manager went beyond to make us feel comfortable and satisfied. The rooms are with out A/C, however you dont need it ..but if you are like me and like having one at night..the hotel provides fans. What was also really nice was they... More

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Arnold, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Not for everybody, but if you are looking for a basic, good value place to sleep, this is it. The rooms are very small, the fixtures and furnishings are old, but everything was clean and tidy. The staff is welcoming and friendly. It has an old-timey feel and the price can't be beat. The morning traffic on Shell Beach Road... More

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San Jose, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I can't believe some of the positive reviews of this hotel. We stayed here one night in early August and it was truly disgusting. The carpet was filthy and sticky. I kept my shoes on until I got into bed. The room hasn't been remodeled since the 1930s, everything is old and worn out. The bathroom tile was chipped and... More

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Address: 1601 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449
Location: United States > California > Shell Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Palomar Inn 2*
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The Palomar Inn is located in beautiful Shell Beach, California. Visit us year round and explore the quiet cliffs and beaches of Shell Beach. We are also just minutes from Pismo Beach and Avila Beach. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Suites, kitchenettes and weekly rates available. ... more   less 
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