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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

#16 of 269 Hotels in San Diego
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2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Fontana, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been staying at the Island Palms exclusively now for 13 years for one reason. They're the best!! Let's start with the accommodations. The nicest, most unique rooms in all of San Diego with the most beautiful views of either the bay & downtown or the Marina right behind the hotel. The Polynesian-themed décor & style make it that much... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reservations weren't correct upon my arrival, not enough rooms. My mother's room had no water until after 7:00 p.m.We had reserved a room with 2 double beds for her to share with her sister, she was given a room with a king bed.

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Pismo Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time we stay at this hotel we find it more relaxing. The calm view of the marina and the good taste of wine. The upgrade this last stay was much appreciated ! Very clean rooms, friendly front desk staff with Danny & Kyle working their magic and making everyone feel welcome. We always recommend this hotel as it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Front desk staff Cesar and Danny will welcome you graciously and connect you with bargain tourist services. The hotel facilities are very comfortable and beautiful - they support a relaxing visit to San Diego with pools, hot tubs, restaurant overlooking a marina. My family spent a great week here in March - perfect weather and location.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although travel guides often refer to Shelter Island as not being centrally located, it is only a 10 minute drive to downtown San Diego via Habor Drive which skirts the bay. The Shelter Island area is packed with scenic marinas and incredible views of the downtown skyline. Island Palms, especially the Del Mar building, has very large rooms with either... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for two nights with my daughter. San Diego bay on the front and a beautiful marina in the back. Staff was helpful and friendly. Just a short ride to downtown San diego. Resturant service and food were excellent. The light at night from the marina or downtown were beautiful. Pelicans hang out on the dock right across the... More 

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Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What with the good weather ,the views the scenery and the setting this hotel can be truly recommended. It suits visitors with interests in sailing,aviation,art and nautical museums together with a historic park.The staff and operatives of the hotel are top quality,always happy, smiling,and willing to please. A place to visit soon.

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved this hotel. Its located on Shelter Island, surrounded by walking trails, a beautiful marina and parks. The hotel check in was great. Staff were helpful and polite. Our room was fantastic. It was clean, the beds were comfy and there was a frig, microwave ,coffee maker and internet. We had a great balcony overlooking the marina and watching... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right from check in the hotel was amazing, I had let the hotel know I was celebrating my birthday, and they made a point of making it a very special one. Wonderful property and great front desk staff.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in all three hotels on Shelter Island, the location is terrific if you want water/marina front. This hotel was clean with nicely appointed rooms, and a fair value. All three of the hotels on Shelter Island are priced about the same.... so that being said, I recommend the newest of the three, and this is not. But,... 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 are a fan of our waterfront Shelter Island location. I hope that you will choose to stay with us again in the future so that we can have another opportunity to become your #1 pick on the island. More 

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