In San Diego on Shelter Island. Lovely place. Marina on one side with walkway and bay view the other side. You can sit and watch the boats go by for right across the street is the bay and there are benches to sit and a little ways up a small pier where people can fish on. Parking is free at this hotel and easy parking. Rooms are clean and include a microwave and a small fridge. Linens and mattress are nice with many pillows. Big bathroom. Nice big flat screen TV. Staff is very friendly and fast check in even with a fair amount of people checking in. There seemed to be a convention there and lots of people but staff handled them. Ebony checked us in and noted it was my birthday. Someone knocked on our hotel room door about 20 minutes later and Brandon gave us homemade chocolate chip cookies and milk for my birthday. This hotel is easy to get around and anyone who is disabled will find it not much of a problem getting around. There are ground floor rooms and you can park your car very close to the room. We forgot our phone chargers and we told the front desk and Fredrick was able to plug in our phones at the front desk. They were almost completely out of charge so this was greatly appreciated. A wake up call we put in, in person was somehow not put in system and lucky we woke up for we would of missed or be late for a appt we had the next morning. So I would say double check that they have your wake up call. The pool and spa is lovely and faces the marina side. Their restaraunt overlooks the pool and Marina. We have been going here off and on for about 7 plus years and staff is always great. There are different parts of the hotel to stay in from Standard room to Casa Marina and others. First or second floors. Some with balcony and King or 2 queen beds and suites. There is bay view or Marina view. Sea World and Zoo about 20 minutes from hotel give or take traffic and such. Room had wall A/C unit and was not on and GFI was tripped so room was very warm and it was not a hot day. We did report about a loose arm on the desk chair and the microwave turn table did not spin and a repairman was sent out right away. He replaced the chair then and there.
- 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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- Best Western San Diego
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