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The Palomar Inn

The Palomar Inn welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night. Both dogs and cats are allowed, but four-legged guests may not be left in rooms unattended. Guests with pets are assigned to Single Queen rooms. The hotel does not have a designated pet relief area, but there is grass near the property.
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Room Types
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    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed and 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
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Located in Pismo Beach (Shell Beach), The Palomar Inn is convenient to Margo Dodd Park and The Spa at Dolphin Bay. This motel is within close proximity of Tastes of the Valleys Wine Bar & Shop and Sans Liege Wines. Make yourself at home in one of the 14 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls. Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and barbecue grills. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: The Palomar Inn has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Hand sanitizer is provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, and cashless payment is available.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Family Rooms
  • Television
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Outdoor Grills


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

The Palomar Inn has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido and 3.5 out of 5 by 86 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Dennis
    Dec. 31, 2022
    Not ready for prime time

    I really wanted to like this place, but it has some issues. There was a serious plumbing issue that caused the room to be unusable. The property managers were reluctant to even move me to another room! It was after 9pm, so finding another room would be troublesome at best. There is also some light construction around the property that is not safely cordoned off creating potentially dangerous situations for children and pets. That being said, the rooms are pretty small but quaint. The property itself is between a dog-friendly alehouse with great food and a coffee place (not dog-friendly). Maybe I'll try this place again in the future when the reviews get better, but for now there are better options in Shell Beach.

  • Jinnene
    Jun. 27, 2022
    Good things come in small packages

    Room is very small but well appointed & our dog was welcomed. Manager was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Jayrene
    Nov. 26, 2021
    Pleasantly surprised!

    I was hesitant at first because it’s an older motel but it’s been completely updated. The room was clean and spacious and very comfortable. We stayed in the “family suite” (1king and 1 queen)because my husband just had rotator cup surgery and the extra bed came in handy. It was myself, my husband, my Doberman, my dachshund/terrier mix and my service dog (Scottish Terrier) we were all very comfortable and to take the dogs out it was just a short little stroll through the quiet neighborhood. We stayed 3 nights during the Thanksgiving holiday and will definitely stay again in the future!

  • Robin
    Jul. 30, 2021
    Great location!

    Accommodations were basic, very clean, and totally workable with two medium-sized dogs. Might be a little tight with bigger dogs. The neighborhood had several good restaurant choices with outdoor seating options, and our dogs enjoyed two dog friendly beaches in the area: Olde Port Beach in Avila Beach, and the lovely tide pools below the cliffs just down the block from the Inn (no, we did not let them disturb the tide pool inhabitants). Would definitely stay again.

  • Mike
    Apr. 5, 2021
    Satisfied all-around

    Great location, convenient parking, good-size rooms, friendly staff.

  • David b
    Feb. 22, 2019
    One night

    Good for one night. Close to everything. Maintenance could be better. Nice breakfast.

  • Katie on Dec. 5, 2022
  • Brian on Sep. 4, 2022
  • Pete on Jul. 7, 2021
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The Palomar Inn