Just spent three nights at this lovely hotel. We chose the hotel based on existing reviews and cannot fault it in terms of room size, facilities, restaurant, location and value.
We arrived pretty frazzled after a Friday evening rush hour journey through San Diego from Palm Springs to find we had been allocated a large third floor room with a marina view. The room was large, clean, well equipped with two queen beds, free wi-fi and plug ports for charging phones etc.
The restaurant food was good quality and reasoanbly priced - excellent shrip scampi pasta and crab cakes as well as a good selection of local craft beers at the bar - all served by friendly, enthusiastic staff.
There is an exercise room close to the reception are. This is small but well equipped with good quality treadmill, bike and cross trainer all in good order and towels and drinks provided. Also the pool area is very pleasant later in the afternoon.
The hotel's location is close to the city airport, which means there is some noise from aircraft but we couldn't hear anything once the windows were closed. The hotels location also means it is away from the city centre - bear this in mind if you intend to spend all your time there - however the location is ideal for Seaworld and San Diego Zoo (both about 10 mins by car thanks to excellent map and directions from reception staff) as well as exploring the coastal towns nearby such as La Jolla. We would definitlely want to stay again if we are lucky enough to visit San Diego in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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