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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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Ranked #15 of 268 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed on the Marina side with a balcony which was terrific. The bay side is nice too, it depends on your preferences. Not all rooms have balconys. The property is beautiful and a quite stay with a park across the street for enjoyment. The pool area can have a few more kids at one than the other. The restaurants... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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15 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hi again folks, Where do I start. We had just come off a long flight from Hawaii and a short annoying one from LAX. This place is about 10 minutes from the airport and NOT on an approach route. The room was excellent and right next to the pool. It came with all the amenities. It was clean and the... More

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

We stayed here for our 1st Anniversary. I based it off the reviews of other ones. Everything positive that's been said is true! We were very happy with our stay. The marina view is worth it! The pool is heated to 80 degrees and the hot tub was nice. It was a good balance between family friendly without going overboard.... More

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Phoenix, AZ, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just returned from a six day stay at Best Western's Island Palms Hotel on Shelter Island, San Diego. We very much enjoy SD and have visited there 10-15 times over the last 20 years. Of the many places we've stayed I don't believe we've enjoyed any as much as the Island Palms. The combination of Shelter Island, many close... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My second time to stay at this hotel. I love the location on Shelter Island. Enjoyed the tennis courts, bikes, and nice pools. Wish they had a free breakfast, as it gets pretty pricey to bring my family, but overall enjoyable. The hotel lobby and the room smelled musty when first walking in, but I do enjoy this hotel.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is about the fifth time we have stayed at this Best Western. We keep coming back so that speaks for itself. Great place for our baby girl to play with the ducks and watch the boats coming and going. Close to everything and quiet and we feel safe as it is secure and has parking.

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David C, Director of Guest Services at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are always pleased to hear when families choose to come here to make their memories. We look forward to your next stay with us! More

Loma Linda, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cesar at the front desk was awesome. he went above and beyond to give us the perfect room. the views of the marina were great. the room was spacious and the beds were super comfy. the lounge was ok sadly not all employees ie (Theresa) was not as friendly as most of the staff is. overall we would comeback again.

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Rocky River, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel has it all. Very helpful and friendly staff. Excellent restaurant and other restaurants within walking distance if you want to get away. The views are spectacular of the Bay and massive marina. We have been staying there for over 10 years and would never consider staying anywhere else in San Diego.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful location on Shelter Island that allows for marina views, beautiful walking area across the street all along the water and a small pier (fishing if interested). Easy drive to Harbor, Sea World and other San Diego attractions. Large complex with several 2 story buildings. 2 pools - the one sitting against the marina was our choice. Did not eat... More

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Olympia, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Island Palms Hotel with my mother and my son April 4th - April 9th. I didn't know what to expect because I have never stayed at a Best Western property. We loved it! We had a room with a patio that opened directly up to the walk in front of the marina. The setting is beautiful.... More

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Address: 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#14 Family Hotel in San Diego #17 Romantic Hotel in San Diego #38 Business Hotel in San Diego
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Located on San Diego's Shelter Island, the Island Palms Hotel and Marina is surrounded by the blue waters of San Diego Bay. Nestled among 6 acres of lush, tropical landscaping, this spectacular setting overlooks our private yacht marina and San Diego's largest yacht basin. Features and amenities include 227 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites, 2 heated waterfront pools and spas, waterfront restaurant and bar and over 6,300 square feet of water view meeting space. ... more   less 
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