This is our second time staying at this hotel, and it was as lovely as the first time! It's located on Shelter Island which is beautiful. There is a wonderful walking path along the water right across from the hotel. There is also a playground there which was great for the kids. The hotel is also a short drive from Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Old Town, the Midway, and the children's museum.
It is also close to some fabulous restaurants. A wonderful Italian bistro, a great inexpensive Mexican take out place, and a great Thai place to name a few. There is also a wonderful restaurant at the hotel which we ate at many times! Even our kids (4 and 6) enjoyed the food.
Okay, I guess to make this a review I better tell you about the hotel itself. We stayed in the villa suite. It is two levels and over looks the marina. Level one has a patio, living room, dining room, kitchen, and a full bathroom. The living room has a pullout couch it you need extra sleeping space. There is a spiral staircase going to the second level. The second level has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The bathroom off the master bedroom has a separate sink area, while the second bathroom is in the hall off the second bedroom and has a full shower but no tub. Both bedrooms have access to the balcony.
Our room was located directly across from the pool. It was a decent size, and there was a hot tub and a lovely sitting area with a fireplace! You can also follow the path along the backside of the hotel to the much larger pool. This pool is great! It has a large deep end (8 feet I believe), and there is also a shallow area for the smaller kids. And, of course, there is also a hot tub.
Overall, this is a wonderful hotel! We can't wait for our next visit!
- 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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