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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106   |  
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Mesa, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Nice views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in the Casa Del Mar Buidling Mini-Suite. Oh my, it was like a little apartment! Our room was perfect. Good sized room with nice somewhat private patio. The outside landscaping was awesome. We weren't facing the water which was actually pretty nice. That meant we didn't have a lot of people walking by. We will definitely stay there again the next time we're in San Diego.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Kuna, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Great Hotel.Wonderful pools, close enough to everything, but don't feel the crowd. Just 20 mins. to Pacific Beach. Great views of the Marina.Brigatine Restaurant just down the road...good service, good fish tacos.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tucson, az, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Luxurious rooms, sincere staff/customer service. Beautiful grounds. Customer service is excellent. We travel alot and seen rooms that are repulsive and wonder how they can stay in business. However, Island Palms is reverse. It is absolutely the most beautiful hotel in the country.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Big Bear Lake, United States
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Great place to get away and relax in the Sun. We parked the car and enjoyed the local amenities on foot. Saw Melissa Etheridge in Concert at Humphrey's (Less than a quarter of a mile away). We left after a two day visit rested and refreshed. Everyone at the Hotel was superb. We have stayed here before and I am sure we will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Once again we were more than pleased with this Hotel and their staff,,in our opinion the best in the industry,,always gong above and beyond your expectations !! Beautiful room with excellent view of the bay, great food, and wonderful service. Special thanks to Danny who helped with our reservations, and Nicki who took time to book a bay cruse for us when we were unable to get through to the ship !! Our room as always was immaculately clean, thank you house keeping !!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Recently had the pleasure of two short stays here and enjoyed every minute. The location is on Shelter Island and I had a marina view. The rooms were large and comfortable, the pools relaxing, the bar friendly and the food and service was fine. I enjoyed morning coffee on the patio, watching the boats and boat people and an afternoon cocktail watching the sailboat races. There is a park across the street where you can watch the cruise ships arrive and depart.
This property is not convenient to downtown but if you have a car it is perfect. Complementary airport shuttle and wifi is provided. The main factor that made my stay here so enjoyable was the competent, friendly staff that went above and beyond in helping me. Everyone from the front desk to the dining terrace appeared to like their job and it shows. I will certainly stay here again when I visit San Diego.

Room Tip: I love the marina view rooms, room 139 in particular.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Washington State
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45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great location if you need to be in the Point Loma area. Five minutes away from point loma nazarene university. Very quiet, we were in the Casa del Mar building, king room facing the bay, 2nd floor. Even though the parking and street were between us and the water, it was quiet. We requested that room on other TripAdvisor reviews and were very pleased. Comfortable bed with lots of pillows and nice linens. Every room I saw had a private outside seating area, in our case a balcony. Bath linens nice and thick. Standard Best Western toiletries. Room had microwave and fridge. Real coffee cups and glasses.

Two pools, we only used the smaller which is salt water. Not enough lounge chairs IMO and cushions are too thin but it was great to sit by the marina and relax. Fireplace at pool is also a nice feature. Also, no plastic pool cups in the room.

Was not impressed with free breakfast. Continental breakfast on the menu is $7.95 and if its the same thing I got for free its not worth it. Chicken fried steak good one day, not the next. The quiche I had was also not great BUT the dinner we had was super. Highly recommend the meatloaf.

Staff was great. They allowed us a 10 am check in since the room was available. We would stay there again.

Room Tip: Upper floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in San Diego
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#38 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 227
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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