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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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Salinas, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hotel 2 times prior to this stay. We stayed in a suite in B Building with a full kitchen and marina view, (although the kitchen was under-stocked, as we had to ask for silverware and knives. We also made breakfast in saucepans, as there were no skillets in the kitchen.) We stayed in Casa Del... 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 and I sincerely apologize for the less than ideal experience. Our Casa Marina building does not feature any suites or rooms with a kitchen or kitchenette. These rooms are available however, in both our Island Palms and Casa Del Mar buildings. I have spoken with our reservations team regarding properly informing our guests of their... More 

Fernley, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a place to relax without computer or car and found paradise at the Island Palms. The grounds were well maintained, and staff smiling and helpful. The view from either side was breathtaking with the marina on one side and the harbor channel on the other. The patio had comfortable chairs. My room was well appointed with... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this to use up United Air miles. Had a one night stay while driving through SoCal visiting family. What a great place! Completely quiet location right on a marina. No traffic noise at all. I did hear a fog horn during the night. Beautiful walk along the marina. Great pool and jacuzzi. Terrific restaurant for breakfast (didn't do... More 

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Brisbane Australia
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35 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night post cruise. Just loved it here. A nice quiet area. We had a large, clean room overlooking the marina. The grounds were spotlessly clean and beautifully landscaped too. Had breakfast here too, nice restaurant and well priced. Staff and service excellent. We were driving back to LA the next day and had a 10:00pm flight back to... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here at least four times. The hotel is clean and comfortable. The pool is heated. The restaurant and room service is good. The rooms upstairs have a beautiful view of the bay with the boats coming in and out of the harbor. You can also see the lights of the city at night. Finally, the harbor on... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were SO pleased we decided to stay here on our 3-day trip to San Diego! The hotel is beautiful, with the marina views on one side and the bay on the other. There is plenty of free parking and beautifully landscaped grounds. The hotel staff gave us a very warm welcome and the check-in process was slick. They'd even... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and helpful. We arrived early, did a pre-check-in and they took our cell number to call us when our room was ready. When we arrived all we had to do was grab our key. Very convenient. Our room was on the second floor (did not notice an elevator though) with a view of the smaller... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a king ocean view, apparently there are only 3 in the hotel. It was very clean and comfortable. The view overlooked the marina on the third floor. The bed was comfortable and had a lot of pillows, the room had a mini fridge, a pull-out couch, flat screen tv, marble bathroom sinks, a nice tiled walk-in shower with... More 

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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was booked as part of air/car/ hotel package through airline. I chose it because we were getting in late in the evening and wanted to stay someplace close to the airport. We had a Marina view room. It was clean. There were at least 6 pillows on the bed. The bathroom was very modern but lacked adequate lighting... 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 found our location convenient for your travel plans. We are currently in the middle of adding additional lighting to the showers in the rooms in our Island Palms section. I am sorry we did not have this project completed prior to your arrival. More 

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at this resort for the last 5 years for our Anniversary. We enjoy the location, near great restaurants, the Airport and San Diego Bay. The grounds are very tropical and remind us of Hawaii. The rooms are upgraded and the beds are very comfy. If you want a good location on the bay, this... 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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