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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

We've been staying in the Pacific Beach/Mission Beach area for years and decided to try something different. We loved this area and our room at this hotel - we were upgraded at check-in to a junior suite. The room was recently renovated; it was a beautiful room, very spacious, close view of the marina with a nice big bathroom - all very clean. Excellent staff. We'd stay here in again any time.

Room Tip: ask for upstairs room
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ftlauderdalenative
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

This was a great hotel.The pool area is small but has everything needed including a hot tub. There is a great view of the downtown skyline and the harbor ambiance is nice. Rooms are clean and not too small. Free parking is definitely a plus since you need a car to get around San Diego. I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank saradeviletti
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Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Great views from the bedroom, easy parking and close proximity to many attractions. I have nothing but compliments for this hotel. Staff were efficient and friendly, and the room was comfortable. Definitely coming back again on my next visit to San Diego.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

WE took just a one night mini vacation. This was just the perfect spot. Marina on one side, Harbor on the other. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted, so no need to drive! Had dinner and breakfast at the Blue Wave Bar and Grill - excellent meals and reasonably priced. We will definately stay here again!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank pdorschel
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Our family of 4 finished up a 10 day SoCal vacation with 4 nights at the Best Western Island Palms and Marina. We were greeted in the lush, tropical setting of a lobby, at check-in by Brianne. She was extremely friendly, and made us feel immediately welcome. We were upgraded to a Marina view on the second floor in the Casa Marina building. The room had 2 beds, a balcony, and was equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. And it was SPACIOUS! The beds are sleep number beds, so you can adjust the firmness of your mattress. I was able to get it just like my mattress at home, so a good, comfortable sleep was achieved! The washroom was a very good size as well. It was immaculate; exceptionally clean! We had just spent very unsatisfying 2 nights in LA at another Best Western. Island Palms restored my faith in this hotel chain. It felt like we were staying at a tropical resort.
One side you are facing the marina, and the other you are facing the bay, with views to downtown. Please note, that if you are with a bay view, there is a road in front of the parking lot, in front of the hotel, so you aren't as close to the water. The marina was literally 30 feet away from our room, with wonderful views of the hills as well. And everyone time we came back to our room after a full day of play; the rooms were made up superbly and cleaned really well. Housekeeping should be applauded for this! Cleanliness is very important to me in hotels.
The 2 pools were a hit with our 10 and 13 year old daughters, and my husband and I sure liked the hot tubs. The one pool outside our building wasn't as deep, but had a nice fireplace and was a shorter walk back to our building when it cooled off in the evenings.
Doing laundry here is very secure as well, so need to hang around and miss out on the fun. You have to sign a key out to access the laundry facilities, and only 2 people can have keys at the same time. Other hotels should pick up this system!
The hotel is very close to the airport, and it is very quick to get to downtown as well.
In summary; fabulous location with beautiful views. Very clean, and very friendly staff. (did I mention that after we checked in, we were carrying our luggage up to our room, and 2 staff who had appeared to have just finished up for the day, asked if they could give us a hand?) Comfortable beds!!

Room Tip: Casa Marina with marina view is incredible!
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank LolaK11
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