I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. I had read the reviews, especially the one about the 'cupboard under the stairs' and wanted to cancel, but it was too late, so I went anyway. It was a nice stay. The area is beautiful, the room I got was an upgrade to a suite which was nice...a bit over the top for a single person, but it was nice. The only issue I had was when I got into the room it smelled of cigarette smoke..and the hotel advertises that there is a $250 fine if someone smokes as they are all non-smoking rooms. I was too tired to complain after a 22 hr flight/layover from Bahrain via Dubai to LAX to San Diego. I survived the night. Room was clean. Bathroom was great, big step in shower a plus. There are screens on the windows and the weather was nice to open the windows. Across the street is the bay area with sailing boats and the US Naval ships go thru the bay. There is a Shelter Island Marina on the other side of the Hotel/motel. The bed was comfortable and there was a kitchenette/microwave, refridge etc. I would stay there again. The area has a lot of restaurants and they have their own which had a nice breakfast menu. The 3 ducks standing outside the rooms was a nice touch...I think they were looking for food...as they did not move when you walked by them. Smart birds!! Nice place to stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel And Marina
- Best Western San Diego
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