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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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Black Canyon City, United States
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is my only choice when my family vacations in San Diego. Our most recent visit was no exception. The staff is wonderful, any requests made are always timely, the Blue Wave restaurant is always yummy. I am always thoroughly satisfied.

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phoenix az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a lovely and very convenient place to stay if you're seeing a show at Humphrey's as it's just a short walk to the concert venue. Our stay was very comfortable. Our room was clean, spacious, and had a patio, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. We were also allowed to check in an hour early.... More 

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Lancaster, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay here as I got a Great rate by calling Best Western directly. The room was great and categorized as partial view but we had a great huge balcony with an amazing view. Very large comfortable room in the newer building called Casa Del Mar. Two large beds and an extra roll-away fit comfortably in the... More 

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Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We looked for a nice hotel in San Diego and found the Best Western Island Palms. It has the feeling of an holiday resort than the typical stop over hotels of the chain. Good service, nice rooms towards the yacht harbor and by car just some minutes to the airport and some more to the city center. We had the... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very well priced and appointed hotel. Very friendly staff . Great location. We ate in the restaurant twice and the food was very good. The hotel has an outside area as part of the restaurant , it is small but well worth trying to sit in. We had a really nice stay and would recommend this hotel.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shelter Island location is a nice respite from the crowds of San Diego. Lush green property, marina & harbor. Friendly staff & bar & restaurant with good although a little pricey food & drink. 2nd floor harbor facing room was great & just a walk across the street to the pier. Will definitely be back!

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Atwater, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was very nice, food in restaurant very good. Stayed in Casa Marina, only one with a elevator. Had a Marina view, which was nice, if stay again would get a bay view. The odor in the stairway was terrible.. Reported it they tried to air it out no ventilation helped some but not much. I mentioned it again... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of 5 (including 3 teenagers) stayed here for 3 nights a few days ago. The staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms were spotless and modern. The teenagers enjoyed the pool and I appreciated that the hotel supplied towels in the pool area for the swimmers and sunbathers. The views of the marina are gorgeous. I can't... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 4 nights here in august. Location is excellent and only a short drive or taxi ride to the centre. Parking was 10 dollars per night but I parked in the public parking area across the road. The hotel is spread over an area along the quiet Shelter Island with a harbour on one side and the sea on the... More 

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Tucson Az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been coming here for 6 years, and enjoy every trip! The location is top-notch, the staff are friendly and accommodating, the Marina room with a balcony overlooking the boats, water and hills of Point Loma is just right, and the amenities are very good. The Blue Wave restaurant and lounge on site is surprisingly good for any meal... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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: $147 - $307 (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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