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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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Atascadero, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Island Palms for 3 nights while in town for our anniversary. We really liked the Shelter Island location as it was convenient to a lot of different attractions, yet was quiet and somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. The hotel backs up to the Shelter Island Marina, with the... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2008

It was my choice to stay here on my special birthday. And I was not disappointed. The hotel is on a peninsula situated between the marina and the bay. The views are magnificent. The front desk was a bit artificial in their politeness, but helpful. The restaurant was tastefully decoreated, the service-people were "artificial" in their studied sentences but the... More 

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France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2008

We finished a recent road trip at the Island Palms, and had a brilliant stay. The main consideration when looking for our San Diego hotel was parking and convenience as well as sea views, and we could hardly have chosen better. Our sea view was, in fact, a view of the bay and downtown on the other side, and we... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2008

We stayed at the Best Western Island Palms for a family vacation with our toddler. We had a promotional upgrade to a junior suite, which was great for us since it had a refrigerator and microwave, along with plates and utensils, very convenient for eating in the room. The staff were all very friendly and helpful -- the waitress at... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

My teenage daughter and I stayed at the hotel last week. We had a marina view room. Room was very clean and comfortable. Shower was huge and all done up in granite. Gorgeous. The view was amazing. The grounds are spectacular, the pool is very large and heated. The Blue Wave restaurant is very affordable and offers breakfast, lunch and... More 

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Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

Great location, great staff. On one side, the Shelter Island marina, on the other, the San Diego bay. Double room are small but clean. You may prefer to book with a marina view they 've got the best view, and are quiet. The swimming pool aera is very pleasant.

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

First, I must say that the staff is excellent at the Island Palms! Front Desk staff are the best, the restaurant staff were great also. Brianna, the event coordinator was outstanding. The rooms are small, but very clean. I think they are a little overpriced. The shutters on the windows are a nice touch, and the views of the marina... More 

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altadena
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2008

Altadena, Ca. I was worried about our recent trip to San Diego as a single mom traveling with my three kids, two of which are teenagers. My worries were quickly put to rest when we saw how spacious our room was (we were in the last building near the construction site-bottom floor). It was clean, quiet and we felt safe... More 

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Edison, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2008

My wife and I stayed at this hotel in April. I will agree with many of the posts when they say that the staff is friendly. While there I will say that the staff is a great hotel staff and the establishment is very lucky to have them. With that being said I have to say that this hotel is... More 

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Bellingham, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2008

We recently had the great good fortune to stay at this wonderful hotel during our daughter's wedding week. What a pleasure. We had a two room suite with kitchen that overlooked the channel connecting the harbor to the ocean. A great view with cruise ships and military ships passing by your room. The hotel is straight out of 1960/1970 Hawaiian... 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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