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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

#17 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner had a conference nearby, and he wanted to be in more chill hotel. This is super for a Best Western - not fancy and great value. Staff all extremely helpful, especially front desk, and set a welcoming tone. A number of places walkable for dining - nothing fancy, but tasty and we appreciated the "low-keyness". Unfortunately we hit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite overlooking the marina. We had our 2 daughters and had ample room with 2 quean beds in 1 room and a large lounge room and kitchen. The views were fantastic and great location. Positives, - Quiet. - Food was very good. - Loved happy hour 4-7 and finger food very good value. -... More 

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Hotel has 3 separate buildings and we stayed in the middle building the Casa Del Mar. Very nice room, large and comfy with a kitchen and dining room and a small patio outside. A tad outdated but well maintained. Super friendly desk people as well as maintenance staff. We had a harbor view room which was terrific as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my 2nd stay here. I like the fact that it is close to everything. You have a beautiful bay with a view of downtown San Diego on one side and the marina on the other. It's 5 minutes from the beach, and a nice walk way along either the marina or the bay. We were upgraded to a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of our stay-cations, and we were delighted to find another great place to spend a couple nights in San Diego. We heard some diners in their restaurant that they wanted a place to stay near their boat that was berthed in the Shelter Island marina and they were enjoying their stay also. Our room was directly off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very nice hotel and a great location. Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown but close enough to do all the touristy things. However, there are some issues. There were three of us. His and, 15 yo son, and me. We upgraded to a harbor view. The breakfast service out last day was terrible. Luke-warm coffee,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed here before. Nice rooms and the grounds are lovely. The restaurant is very good too! We like that it is close to the San Diego harbor and downtown. We have gone to concerts nearby and then stayed here to avoid traveling over an hour to get home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a long flight from the UK it was great to wake up looking out at the harbour. Being jet lagged it was nice to wake up at 0500 and go for a run, then use the small gym (a few treadmills and bikes). The room was a good size and clean. We didn't stay in the hotel much as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

they were very friendly, clean and accommodating. I asked to have a room change due to noise in the parking lot, and they were very helpful. They upgraded our room to a quiet suite on the other side of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved our stay on Shelter Island! Loved this hotel! We enjoyed the view from our balcony of the San Diego Bay, loved the Marina view from the pool area. Great location to all of San Diego! Great visit to Coronado Island, Little Italy, Olde Town, and Gaslamp, Close to La Jolla also!

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