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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

3.0 of 5 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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Farmington Hills, MI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect getaway location for our 5 night trip in December. The Island Palms is REALLY close to the airport. And an easy drive to downtown, the zoo, La Jolla, etc. A caution for high season vacationers....there's only one route on and off the island. So I would keep an eye out for Humphreys' shows and the accompanying traffic. Not an... More 

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Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the Island Palms on Shelter Island. So quiet on the marina side you don't know you are in a city. We took the kids so got the villa which had two bedrooms upstairs and two baths. Downstairs has living room, kitchen, dining room and bath. The only downside was the patio is next to the pool so no view... More 

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San Diego, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful stay at Best Western Island Palms. Everything was very clean and the staff was very courteous. The view is great to either direction and the hotel is centrally located so it was easy to go visit friends Downtown

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great staff, great location, great value. Tough choice of views (downtown S D or Point Loma & the marina ( we chose marina, but you can't go wrong either way!) Miss already & can't wait to return! Front desk staff is wonderful & can recommend great activities ( free bike "rentals" -take advantage of the flat paths around the island!)

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i love this hotel. The view is gorgeous, the palm trees, the water just beautiful. Our room was spacious with modern decor. The room smell fresh and the linen and furniture are clean and spotless. The coffee in the room was good too and comes with disposable cups so we made coffee before we left the room.

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san diego
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had enjoyed two prior stays here, and thought it would be a good place from which to watch the annual San Diego Boat Parade of Lights. We were right, had a second floor large room with balcony looking at the Bay. The room was immaculate, nicely furnished, comfortable bed, friendly check in and out. Can't think of a better... More 

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meridian
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to stay in San Diego! Near everything to do, and quick trip to airport. Views of downtown, and the bay. A little noisy in daytime with Navy base operations going on, but cool to see/hear all the different kinds of planes, copters, and other craft on the water. Nice wharf across the street, with fishing from... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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28 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed here for 5 days visiting kids and grandkids. we really enjoyed a previous stay. That time we were upgraded to a Jr. Suite, which faced the Marina and was spacious. we took advantage of a special offer, 5 days at a discount, with breakfast included. the room was in the 'newer' part , Casa Marina. standard hotel room,... More 

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Allendale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for four nights when we were in San Diego to see our son graduate from boot camp at MCRD. As far as proximity to MCRD and the airport, it was an easy trip. We loved the Shelter Island location. Like many others say, the location is close enough to the fun things without being in the middle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a great stay in March of 2014. The staff was most accommodating, the room was very nice and the restaurant and bar were most fun. The location, near the marina, is great and central to all we needed. They have a couple of fun pools and hot tubs, one is located next to the restaurant... 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*
Number of rooms: 227
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel And Marina
Best Western San Diego
San Diego Best Western
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in San Diego
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#38 Business Hotel in San Diego

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