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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 #14 of 268 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Dennis W Fallbrook, United States
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Fallbrook, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Average accommodations. Staff very friendly and helpful. Ok price for location. Would not stay here again since there is a better option at the Bay Club nearby. Air conditioner was so noisy it woke us every time it came on. Only view we had was of the cars in the parking lot. The Bay Club has great views from every... More

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Alatadena, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I were headed for the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego and wanted to stay at a comfortable, reasonably priced hotel away from the noise and fury of the convention. And the Island Palms was it. Its location near the water, the comfortable rooms and attentive staff made our stay a relaxing oasis from the kinetic energy... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice location, make sure you ask for a higher room overlooking the marina, as you not only get a really interesting view with great people/boat watching but you also get the evening sun to sit on the balcony with a glass of wine. Speaking of which, I do wish this class of hotel would provide proper glasses in the room... More

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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 your review, I am glad to hear you are a fan of our marina view rooms. Each of our rooms typically features both glass cups and ceramic coffee mugs and each of these are individually wrapped after we sanitize and wash them. I am sorry that your room did not have these in them prior to your... More

Garden Grove, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a hotel. The people, the grounds, the view, the food, the service. If you want a good stay try this hotel for your vacation.We will always return to this place. The best ever!!! Thank you to the staff of Island Palms. danny

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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 your wonderful 5 star review! We truly appreciate that you had such a great stay with us. We look forward to hosting you on your next trip to San Diego! More

Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Location chosen for proximity to the airport as only here for an evening layover. Stayed in the Casa Marina building. Upper level room overlooked said marina with nice decor, comfortable bed and useable 2-chair balcony. Expected clang-clang from sailboat rigging with balcony door open.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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
Hotel Style
#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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