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The Palomar Inn

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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Room features
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
10Room tips
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Comfortable and management was pleasant and accommodating. It is an older, inexpensive motel with a certain amount of charm given its location. Not high end, but worked well for a place to stay for a family event weekend. A bit noisy and a few blocks from the beach. Needs
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Response from Brad F, Reputation Management at The Palomar Inn
Responded Sep 30, 2018
Thank you for staying with us recently. Our highest priority is to make sure you receive outstanding accommodations and a peaceful stay. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you return to The Palomar Inn, Pismo Beach/Shell Beach, Ca.
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No doubt coast lodging is expensive so we thot we got a decent value for this motel or better described in its day “motor court!” Probably 1940s vintage. Very modest but clean. When there’s no cancellation once booked that is usually a clue it may not meet expectations. It was
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Response from Harry P, General Manager at The Palomar Inn
Responded Sep 9, 2018
thank for a ice comment always appreciated
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We stayed at the Palomar Inn Shell Beach on the 20th of Juli 2017 for one night. It is an older motel, but very nicely kept, clean with parking in front of your door. The host are very helpful and friendly. We can definitely recommend this place!
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Response from charu c, Front Office Manager at The Palomar Inn
Responded Nov 16, 2017
thnak you so much for coming to stay with us and greatly appreciate for your comments and appreciation at our motel look forward to see you all again in the near future as allways thank you happy thanks givin
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This is the worst motel our family has stayed in .you will definitely get what u pay for .the rooms have no air conditioner and are extremely hot even at night when it's nice and fresh outside. Management does not accommodate what so ever .nothing but excuses. Do your self a
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I made the reservation the morning of our trip on their web site. I reserved a queen bed for $84 on a Sunday night. I stopped on the way through to check in and to see if I would be able to park with a U-Haul trailer on site. The manager was very nice and told me if I had to
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"All rooms are more or less the same."
"101 is a connecting room with 102"
"If you're going for upscale then no, but clean and cozy yes!!!"
"I have always requested a room on the north side of the courtyard as these rooms do not back up to a street."
"My tip is...keep driving. Find somewhere else."
$74 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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