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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 269 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Fe, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of this property is great! Great seafood dining nearby, relaxing atmosphere, views of the bay are spectacular, and views of the marina are interesting. Watched sailboats, container ships, as well as military ships pass through from the balcony. The room could use a good handyman - the adjustable pressure mattress did not work on one side of the... More

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Blackwood, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome location and beautiful hotel that was close to all San Diego attractions. Bayside room was wonderful. Air conditioner could use some fine tuning as it was loud but otherwise excellent room with an amazing view .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent hotel for both bay and marina experience. Proximate to all popular tourist attractions and many restaurants. My only issue is that parking was always free in the past but now they charge for each day.

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Mount Sinai, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most beautiful well keep Best Western I have ever stayed in. We had an amazing marina view, the tv was huge, most comfortable bed I have ever slept in with plenty of pillows. The restaurant was high quality with a gorgeous view. We spent 3 nights here and I really loved it!

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Salinas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff upgraded our room to a suite upon check in. This was perfect as we were babysitting our infant grandchild. The room was quiet with easy access to walking paths and lovely water views. Staff was excellent. The maid worked around our baby's schedule, and other staff was outstanding. The kitchen wasn't fully stocked, but we managed. We could have... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Has a decent restaurant, "Blue Wave." Good chowder. So-so, fish. Great burgers. Swimming pool is small but good for kids. Tennis courts available. If you are preparing to sail out of Shelter Island marina, this is a good base camp from which to begin. If you boat can't sleep everyone, this is a hand place to put extra guests. It's... More

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Torcross
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is on a beautiful slice of land between a large marina and the Ocean. It's a little out of time but ideally located to travel anywhere. Our room had a marina view but the veranda was on the side and we also enjoyed the sight of the naval ships going out to sea. We had 5 adults in... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the first stop on our California road trip and it was a great start to our holiday. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was large enough for a family of five and the views of the marina were fantastic. We used the pool which the children loved - never very busy and always plenty of... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My first trip to this hotel was a feeling of a tropical Island resort, relaxing on a sandy beach surrounded by palm trees and the blue calm ocean. The exterior of the hotel property was breathtaking; an array tropical flowers, bungalow styled rooms, and a variety of activities on the property: tennis courts, two pools facing the Ocean, hot-tubs, a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this hotel for a 2 night stay as part of our CA tour. First impressions are very good with a nice reception area and friendly staff. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, resturant is lovely with a view of the marina. Only thing is, fitness centre is of no use...

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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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