We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Always a pleasant experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palomar Inn

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Chula Vista
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Palomar Inn
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Chula Vista
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Always a pleasant experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Between 2012-2013 I used to travel often to Chula Vista. Traveling alone, and staying by myself after my days out, the feeling of safety was HUGE. I'd previously stayed at the GoodNight Inn a little ways away and there was always some commotion outside, it was isolated, the rooms felt icky, and I just hoped I could find a better place.

The Palomar was recommended and I could not feel any better. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, the location is splendid considering the trolley station is just down the road, theres a marina closeby and PLENTY of stores/places to eat. There are security cameras on nearly every corner and someone always at the front desk.

The pricing, for what I was looking for and how long I was staying was reasonable. The Palomar easily became my go-to and when I do go back, I'll be staying with them again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
Helpful?
4 Thank Miriam A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    28
    13
    5
    3
    7
See reviews for
13
18
7
4
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

I booked the Palomar as it was convenient to business meetings I attended in Chula Vista. Stayed 4 nights, and was more than happy with the accomodation. Yogesh was affable, informative, and ensured my needs were attended to. I found my room clean, well kept and with all the amenities one would expect. Location was excellent, with shops, trolley train eateries all within close proximity. In Australia, this would be a $120 a night room, so at less than $50 bucks, represents value. Add in the complimentary breakfast in the lobby you got to be happy.
While tipping is not a custom of Aussie culture, on a friends advice I left a $10 on the pillow each day, and room was spotless with fresh everything on my return. Would book again.

Room Tip: There is a lift to the second floor. Nice.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Bill_of_adelaide
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

We were a bit apprehensive about coming to the Palomar Inn, as my friend made the reservation online from a pop-up that appeared while searching for a place for us to stay after a concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheater. We were pleasantly surprised. Yogesh, the manager, greeted us nicely when we entered the lobby. He was very cordial and answered all our questions about the hotel. He even offered to show us the room before completing the check-in.

Our room was a Family Suite which had three king beds, two in one room and one in an adjoining room, with a large bathroom attached. Both rooms had a 27" TV and they have HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime along with lots of other cable channels. Each room also had a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker. The beds were quite comfortable and we all slept well.

The room was extremely clean. In fact, it smelled so clean that we turned on the a/c to bring in some fresh air from outside.

The bathroom had a nice large countertop. It was very clean. The water pressure in the shower was good but not great, but we must all do what we can to conserve water. There were plenty of towels in our room and they were all clean and fresh.

They have an ice machine and a soda machine. They also have a continental breakfast in the morning.

So, if you are going to a concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheater or need to stay in the Chula Vista area, the Palomar Inn would be a thrifty and comfortable place to spend the night.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
Helpful?
2 Thank Steven H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

the evening manager was not pleasant.
The rooms were unkempt and dirty. Hairs were found on the towels.
We stayed two nights as we're were already locked in.
Never staying here again.
The wifi never ever worked.
Yogesh you are a nice charming man, but your hotel needs help.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Geordino
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
RMJ123, Public Relations Manager at Palomar Inn, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Dear Mr. Geordino:

We have taken all the action for slow internet and the new system will be placed this week. Our housekeeping staff has been briefed for all the details you mentioned. We sincerely apologize for your difficulty during your stay. We will do everything in our ability to prevent that in future.

GM
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my 5 nights here. Yogesh, the manager, was very accommodating and the cleaning staff was friendly and thorough.
The location is perfect with many storefronts and restaurants within walking distance, and for those using public transit, the trolley stop is 1 block away.
For $49 a night, Palomar Inn cannot be beat!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mclov1n
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

We stay in this hotel for 2 nights, It was very pleasant stay, just to go to sleep. I thinks the bed are not so comfortable but it was ok. We would defenietly stay here again.
Average price.
Insuficient parking lot (but you can park in the street beside)
Wifi works ok.
You don't even notice the freeway noise.
If you want to breakfast or dinner outside in 5 minutes through Palomar ave. you can found a Mc Donalds, Jack in the box, etc.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Nestor A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

It was a horrible stay. I am not exaggerating you can check the pictures that I have added. I don't know how they got so many positive reviews!! The room and the bathroom were dirty and stinky. Water in washbasin was pouring to the carpet..It was unbelievable..There was a sunflower seed in the towel!!! If you check the negative reviews you can see how polite the management is!!! I definitely won't stay there and I don't recommend it..It is not expensive, i have paid 66 dollars per night but it doesn't even worth for 20 dollars

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Minikcik
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
RMJ123, Manager at Palomar Inn, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Thanks for getting our attention. Yes the room you stayed needed a little maintenance. It was overlooked due to the motel sold out every single day. Our maintenance department has aknowledge all of these and repaired and resolved all of these issues.

Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Chula Vista hotels
0.9 mi away
Chula Vista Inn
Chula Vista Inn
#10 of 20 in Chula Vista
3.5 of 5 bubbles 227 reviews
1.8 mi away
Hercor Hotel - Urban Boutique
Hercor Hotel - Urban Boutique
#3 of 20 in Chula Vista
4.0 of 5 bubbles 307 reviews
2.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - Chula Vista
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.5 mi away
Good Nite Inn, Chula Vista
Good Nite Inn, Chula Vista
#4 of 20 in Chula Vista
3.5 of 5 bubbles 547 reviews
3.4 mi away
Comfort Inn Chula Vista San Diego South
2.6 mi away
BEST WESTERN South Bay Inn
BEST WESTERN South Bay Inn
#6 of 20 in Chula Vista
3.5 of 5 bubbles 445 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Palomar Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Palomar Inn

Property: Palomar Inn
Address: 801 Palomar St, Chula Vista, CA 91911-2615
Region: United States > California > Chula Vista
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Chula Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guest Room Amenities in All Rooms/Suites:: * 32" High Definition flat panel Samsung T.V. in every room. Work Desk with Lamp & Desk Level Electrical Outlets. * Refrigerator/Microwave/Steam Iron/ironing board/Hairdryer * Free super high speed wireless Internet access Coffee/tea maker with Premium Classic Coffee & Condiments. * Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk in all the rooms and suites. Premium High Definition cable channels with three movies. * Guaranteed Non-Smoking Spacious Rooms/Suites * Air-Conditioning with Heating and Cooling * Lord & Mayfair Premium Bath Amenities * Curved Shower Rod Bathtubs with Extra Space for Big & Tall * Automatic Door Closer * Electronic Locks and Secondary locking Device * Wide Angle Door Viewer * Dataports and speaker phone * AM/FM radio and alarm clock Free local calls under 30 minutes Free Wall Street Journal-San Diego Union Tribune available ... more   less 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing