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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, CA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
64 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We enjoyed our long weekend stay at this hotel. The location does remind us of Hawaii with the wonderful weather, palm trees, and plantation shutters in our room, and comfortable patio and pool overlooking some stunning yachts. The room was nicely decorated, and the king size bed very comfortable. The personnel in the restaurant were very friendly. The front desk... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The rooms are very large, great bed, coffee maker and fridge, big TV. Location is lovely all the boats and bay walks all the great flowers and the courtsey bus will take you to the bus stop if you dont want to walk it is only 15 minutes away but in full sun can be a bit far. We went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

A great place to stay. We usually stay at the Bay Club (next door), but we are sold on this BW. Clean, modern spacious rooms, great location (recommend harbor view room) and no parking fees! You can feel safe, walk to numerous area restaurants. We will return to this BW!

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Stayed here Sept. 21 & 22 for our anniversary. Stayed in the Casa Marina bldg Rm 530. very nice large room with very comfortable king bed. Good sized room with a good sitting area. Very nice 50 something inch Lg tv beautiful picture. Second floor room overlooking the marina. Sitting on balcony toasting our anniversary watching the boats going in... More 

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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This hotel is really nice and we have stayed here twice this year. If you stay here, I would request the Marina view although not all things you requests are guaranteed and I would recommend the 2nd floor. When I made the reservation I had 3 requests and only 1 requests was honored. We were a little bummed because we... More 

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Sydney
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17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed here for two nights while exploring the town. Reception staff were helpful and friendly. We had a marina facing room in the Casa Marina and can't recommend it highly enough! Lovely view over the marina, very quiet, large clean room, comfortable bed, and large clean bathroom. Our favourite hotel in nearly 3 weeks over travelling around the USA.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a really nice hotel if you don't mind needing to drive to the beaches. The staff are really nice and the hotel is clean. Its lacking a lot of amentities however. Also there are frequent weddings there so that is a bit distracting for other guests. Note there are a couple of pools there, so while the small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Spent the first week in October weather was beautiful , hotel staff was very accomadating and friendly. I would highly recommend. If you enjoy the water and like to watch the boat traffic coming and going this is the place for you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My husband, 6 yo son & myself stayed here for 3 nights after 5 days at Disney & it was clearly a highlight for me. We stayed on the second floor of the Casa Marina building on the marina side. As soon as we entered the room I had a sense of relaxation, beautiful view, lovely room set up and... More 

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Maryland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

There is really nothing to complain about this place. The room we got was two queens facing marina. It's so great to wake up in the morning and look out the window. This place is really peaceful and quiet. No partying kids fooling around and making loud noises. Parking was free and easy. Close to restaurants and trader Joe's .... More 

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