The good: Best part of the hotel is the beautifully landscaped grounds. You can almost imagine it's in hawaii. Huge marina one one side of hotel and San Diego Bay on the other side. Nice walking/jogging path along the bay. Very quiet and peaceful at night. Place is sprawling but I had a room close to the lobby. My room had a patio with chairs. Room was big and had refridge, microwave, comfy bed, and flat screen tv. Bathroom had marble and was big but only had shower, no tub.
The bad: there was no hot water! I had to run the water for a few minutes to get only warm water. Took my shower with max hot setting and was only luke warm. Plus the glass shower door locked me in and would not let me out. Had to bang my way out. Not a good shower experience. I did check the temp of the water in the morning and it was still only warm. I reported the problem to the front desk. My buddy in another room had no problem with his hot water so it was just my room. No free breakfast. Wifi did not work.
Overall I had a nice stay and would return again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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