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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

#16 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed our stay here. Our room was clean and quiet; the bathroom was newly refurbished with a nice shower. Our room faced the marina - literally steps away from the water. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. There are two pools, each with its own hot tub -- all facing the marina. One pool also has an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful stay. Nice clean room right off of the marina. .2 pools.. nicely furnished and decorated room. Definitely a nice quite stay. Close to downtown, highway accessibility with ease, small town feel in the city! !

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Bremerton, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have often stayed at two other hotels on Shelter Island but I figured I would give the Palms a try. Room is very nice, although only a beautiful rain shower & no soaker tub. The surprise was the daily deposit on my debit card! (Hold for 10days?!)Neither other resort does this & I didn't budget it in my trip.

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Temecula, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This property has a very tropical Hawaiian feel with lush gardens and fabulous views of the yacht marina and channels going out to the ocean. Watched naval ships and cruise ships come and go. Service is impeccable. The front desk is so helpful and friendly. The dining room food is very good with very good service. Very nice property for... More 

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Concord, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is wonderful, beautiful location on the Marina on Shelter Island...about 4 miles from downtown San Diego...can catch the Tram to down town which is only about a mile away. Great for going to Petco Park, Gas Lamp, Sea Port Village and Old Town. Rooms were very nice, two pools overlooking the Marina. Nice Restaurant and Lounge. Only drawback... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Best Western Plus from 4/14-4/17 and we very happy with our choice. We disembarked from our cruise and took a short taxi drive to get our rental car. We We arrived at the our hotel around 10:00 AM and was given an upgraded room with a view of the marina. Our room had been refurnished was tastefully... 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 kindly worded review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the appointments of our guestrooms and hope that you will return to the San Diego area soon so that we can host you again. More 

massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't think I can add anymore to what has already been said about the Best Western Island Palms. Our experience from start to finish was pretty close to perfect. Front desk staff were very polite, helpful and check in was super easy. Our room in the Casa Marina building was wonderful-clean, comfortable with an amazing view of the harbor.... 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 the wonderful five star review! We always love to hear when our guests have a great trip! We hope you will visit with us again soon! More 

San Diego, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great stay, will definitely come again. Accommodations were outstanding and easy access to Shelter Island. Room was nicely furnished, staff was very welcoming and had everything needed for a great stay-cation.

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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 the great five star review! I am glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay-cation with us. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to San Diego! More 

Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While you will need a car to get around San Diego, this hotel starts your trip off by giving you a great view across to the city skyline. The hotel is still refurbishing suites, but they are what you would expect -- clean, comfortable, modern, with pool, free wifi, etc, which is perfect. Nice park for morning walk or jogs... 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 that you enjoyed our wonderful Shelter Island Location during your stay. Hopefully during your next stay you will have an opportunity to join us in the Blue Wave Bar & Grill. More 

muskegon mi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never having been to San Diego or having stayed at a Best Western Plus we were very pleasantly surprised with the property, its location, services and staff. Wonderful view of the marina. We had to call maintenance twice (clogged bath and locked safe) and they were there within minutes. All of the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful.... 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 the wonderful five star review! I am glad to hear that you had such a pleasant stay with us. We look forward to your next visit! More 

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