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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

#17 of 273 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We stayed at this location for 3 nights in early Novemebr 2011 when we were meeting up with friends from California and around the world, from the moment we arrived we were greeted well and given a first class treatment from all the staff at the hotel. The rooms were clean, spacious and very comfortable. The hotels facilites were tip... More 

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Sebastopol, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

I brought a group of visitors here for a sporting event and found the stay "outstanding". From the guest services to the food this is truly a fantastic place to stay. Quiet, clean and the location lends to a perfect place to see all that is San Diego. The director of guest services ( Bill Orman) was "always" there and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Had a 3 night stay with a friend of mine whilst we were in town for the football. We went for a Junior Suite and were very impressed with the size and cleanliness of the rooms. We had a view of San Diego bay from the room, although the view from the other side of the hotel (over the Marina)... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Great Morning breakfast included, buffet style and great pllo. Near lots

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las vegas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for just one night and wished we could have stayed longer. I found the hotel through trip advisor and booked online through the hotel. I reserved a room with a AAA rate. Upon arrival around our room was not ready to check in so we were given a % off our stay for the... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

This hotel is probably San Diego's best kept secret. Location is just perfect, very beautiful, serene. Great views from everywhere. Since its only 2 stories and spread out you feel like you are at a fine resort. Furnishings very soothing, rich. Large slatted plantation shutters instead of curtains. Duvets instead of bedspreads. Comfortable beds. The restaurant could be a 4-star.... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stayed as a family of 4 for 3 nights in September 2011. We were out sightseeing all day so didn't make much use of the hotel pool/marina area but they were lovely. Rooms were huge, very clean and lovely views. You will definitely need a car staying here though as it is a little bit away from the other... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Very clean and pleasant stay. The fridge was tiny, but, we made it ok. The beds were incredible. I'm looking to buy one for my home. I could sleep thru the night! I'll be back, for sure.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

My family of 4 (2 adults, a 5&7yr old) thoroughly enjoyed this hotel! The location is beautiful with nice views from both sides of the hotel (the marina on one side and the ocean on the other). The rooms were a bit dated, but clean and HUGE!! There was a kitchen area with a fridge, microwave, kitchen table and chairs,... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Where to start? Day bartender Jeff was lots of fun, night bar tender was annoyed we showed up. Front desk staff were very helpful, but the night security guard threatened to call the police for going out to my car to get a CD after mid-night. The rooms are big though, just avoid the staff I guess. We had a... More 

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