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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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Santa Ana, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here overnight while attending a concert down the street. The hotel is on the older side but well maintained. The check in stag was friendly and informative. The location is perfect with views of the marina in the back and the bay in front. I would stay here again while attending a concert down the street.

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Connecticut
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

We chose a room in the Casa Marina Building. The view was incredible overlooking a huge marina with a large variety of boats with a mountain with houses stepping up in the background. The room was perfect, large flat screen, great bath, plenty of room, comfy bed, couch. Shutters to close out the world at night. Serene,quiet location. This is...

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Spencer P, Front Desk Supervisor at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

It sounds like you really had an incredible experience! We're so happy to hear you loved everything including your room, the views, the restaurant, and our staff's great service. Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope you'll stay with us again the next time your travels bring you to San Diego! Spencer Priest Front Desk Supervisor (619) 222-0561

Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shelter Island is a great relaxing location in San Diego. Really enjoyed being next to the marina and the water. Nice location to go walking. This hotel was excellent. The hotel is rather long consisting of multiple buildings, so it was a little bit of a hike to the office. There was great parking, but $10 extra. Parking should be...

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Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are getting ready to return to our favorite hotel in the U.S.A.! Already had a great interaction with Kyle, the reservations manager, who hooked us up and set a great tone for the coming trip. we love this place and go back every year for about 10-14 days. You can't get better service anywhere! From Danny at the front...

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Laguna Hills, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are a few hotels on this street, but this is always my first choice. We usually stay here when we are going to a concert at Humphrey's which is down the street with it's own hotel. But this place always meets my needs and then some. It's pretty, it's clean, it's spacious and the employees are always willing to...

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Spencer P, Front Desk Supervisor at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Sandra! We're delighted to know you always enjoy staying with us and we're glad you find our hotel convenient to the great concerts at Humphreys! We appreciate your kind words about our location and grounds and especially our employees. We can't wait to welcome you back for another great visit and concert getaway! Spencer...

Palmdale, United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We try to come to BW Plus Island Palms at least twice if not three times a year. We love the location, the quality of hotel, and the wonderful staff. We have never been disappointed. Beds are super comfortable and rooms are realy clean. Views everywhere.

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Paducah, Kentucky
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed there as part of a family trip for Spring Break. We have a large family, 6 of us, and so we stayed at the two room suite. We did not spend a lot of time at the hotel because we were site seeing. But, we had a clean room that did not feel dated. We missed our connection...

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Aurora
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was very nice ! Staff was helpful and friendly. I had a great conversation with a house keeper. She was super cool. Extremely close to downtown, beach and pier. Great time down there. I would go there again.

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was well-kept and clean and all staff we encountered were helpful and pleasant. We stayed on the top floor of the Casa Marina building - it was perfect. Definitely feel it would be loud to be on a lower floor. We did hear the jets from the naval base come and go, but for us, that was a...

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Mesa, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was nice and quiet on Shelter Island in San Diego. We were fortunate to have a room overlooking the marina. Our room had a large walk in shower which was great. We enjoyed sitting outside in the lounge over looking the pool. The staff was great and the front desk upgraded us to a nicer room. We would highly recommend...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Address: 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $146 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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:
#17 Family Hotel in San Diego
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#39 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“Casa Marina building is quieter and close to tennis courts and the second pool”
esmedevault, 2 days ago | Read review
“Good for families”
HeartDoc76, 1 week ago | Read review
“Top floor and Marina view is quietest”
MKTD, 1 week ago | Read review
“Some rooms overlook the pool, so you can watch the kids from the balcony”
irwindavid, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“No elevators so be prepared for stairs in upper rooms. We prefer the bayside rooms. Very quiet area on a dead end street.”
lisahatz12, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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