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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The positives: Great location with lovely views of either the bay or open sea. We were able to watch the naval ships go by. Pretty close to all the action, with only short drive around the bay to get to the Seaport and Gaslamp areas. Pools looked nice though main one was quite crowded. Right by the sea, with lovely... More 

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

Barbara, thank you for your review. I’m so sorry we dropped the ball in regards to your rollaway bed. This should have been handled prior to your arrival and you should have received full bedding when it was delivered. I’ve spoken with our team to address your concerns and ensure this is handled correctly moving forward. I’m pleased you enjoyed... More 

Albany, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great quiet location, room was large and clean, the bed was real comfy. We arrived just in time for happy hour and ended up eating at the bar, the food was real good. I will agree with Linda C that the carpets are not the cleanest but the rest of the room was spotless. We will be going back at... More 

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Southend-on-Sea,Essex,England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently spent three nights here,and it was wonderful. We've been to San Diego before but never to this part,and can't recommend this hotel highly enough. We asked for a quiet room as my wife's a light sleeper and that's exactly what we got - overlooking the marina too,which was a bonus. The room was a bit small but well... More 

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Salinas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hotel is quite wonderful, sandwiched between a marina and San Diego Bay. It has lovely walking paths, a children's playground, marina and restaurants close by. The room was clean, overall, except for the carpets, which were very dirty and made my feet black! The restaurant service was fast and the food is very good.

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice comfy bed in a airy room. Very quiet for sleeping. The hotel's location is convenient only if you rent a car in order to visit attractions and downtown. The restaurant had nice tasty meals, but were very overpriced. Very accommodating staff!

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Clinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here for 2 nights, the hotel was clean, quiet, the staff was very friendly. Our tv went out and the maintenance man did all he could to repair, even changing out the 42 in tv, to no avail, they offered to have us change rooms. The front desk gave us a 50 dollar credit and 2 nights free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled from Las Vegas to Island Palms for 2 nights on homeward leg to LAX. Traffic from Los Angeles to San Diego was heavy so allow for that. Upon arrival in evening pleased to say it is placed in an oasis of calm. Check in was swift. Parking on site ($10 per night) was easy (you can apparently park for... More 

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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 wonderful five-star review. We are happy that you enjoyed the marina views from your room and our Blue Wave restaurant. Next time you will have to give yourself more time to enjoy our beautiful pool area. Please give us a call the next time you are looking to book at 1-800-345-9995. Hope to see you soon,... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay lasted 6 days for a wedding we were attending at the hotel next door. Not wanting to pay the considerable higher rates at the other hotel we chose the Best Western Island Palm. We were very very please with our room in the Casa Marina Building and the staff was very pleasant. Parking was easy and the overall... More 

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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in September .... Great rooms, Nice relaxing pool area,Good food..Also the staff were very friendly ..A special mention to Jeff who worked behind the bar who was very helpful..

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

Thank you for taking the time to give our property a five-star review. We are pleased you were able to enjoy the pool and our Blue Wave restaurant. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Jeff and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon. Kind regards, Kyle Gordon Reservations Supervisor (619)222-0561 x308 More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two couples celebrating their 50 th anniversaries. We have been to San Diego many times and have stayed at Island Palms before and were sure our friends would enjoy staying here. A little more than we usually spend on a nightly basis but the surroundings and quality of the rooms were great. Enjoyed a few morning breakfasts and the walk... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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: $125 - $314 (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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