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The Palomar Inn

1601 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449
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The Palomar Inn
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small, somewhat outdated m i tel but the manager and her husband totally make up for that. Its clean, its cute, its very accomidating for dog owners and a dog beach right down the street. The Brewhouse next door makes for a yummy evening with many selection of beers and and no need to drive. Totally would recommend this place... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I honestly don't know how this motel would charge $250/night, even during peak season. I am not hard to please and honestly don't expect any extravagance or amenities when staying anywhere, but this place needs a serious upgrade. Wallpaper was peeling off the walls, old stained mattress, cigarette burns in the comforter. Unless you are paying under $100 tops a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

4 of us girls spent the weekend at the Palomar Inn and had a lovely time. It was like being in a 2bdrm cottage. Clean and pleasant. Close to alot of things including a good brewery across the street and nice cafe shop next door. I would stay here again.

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have stayed at The Palomar Inn three times and have been happy with the value for my dollar. The rooms are small but clean and comfortable. The hotel staff have always been friendly and helpful. Be aware that the nightly rate is dictated by the area being a heavy tourist area. In the off season (winter) the rate are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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
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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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