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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Tempe, Arizona
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have always stayed on Pacific/Mission Beach in the past so staying on Shelter Island was a gamble...that paid off. The area was centrally located, a short drive to Old Town, Balboa Park and Point Loma. The room was large with a balcony on the second floor overlooking the fishing pier, park and harbor. We spent 3 nights and enjoyed... More

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very spacious rooms with a garden with seating. View of the marina from the garden. The hotel has two swimmingpools. The city and the airport are nearby. Hotel is suitable for longer stays. Free bikes are available for guests.

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed on the harbor side of this hotel, which was nice to be able to watch all of the activity on the bay while sitting on the balcony. The marina side is also lovely, which is where the pools are located. The room was clean and comfortable. I ate a lunch and dinner at the hotel during my week... More

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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited San Diego for 4 days mid August to celebrate my birthday and enjoy some family time. The room was clean and beds were comfortable, the kitchenette was handy and there was lots of room for my family of 4. The staff was attentive and polite. The view of the marina was lovely and the hotel was situated in... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at hotel in June. It is located on Shelter Island, close enough to all attractions and yet far enough away for a peaceful stay. The bayside room view is superb as you sit on the balcony with a cold beer watching the pelicans, the lights of downtown San Diego, boats sailing by and yes the American airforce planes flying... More

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Santa Fe, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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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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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