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“Clean, Comfortable” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Ranked #22 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“Clean, Comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stay at the Island Palms on business trips often, and I've never been disappointed. Rooms are comfortable, clean and well-equipped. The property is beautiful and rooms have marina and ocean views. Restaurant is great and also has beautiful views of Point Loma.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

clean , comfortable in the heart of it all without the hassle of the downtown area , changeing wiew out the window . great resturant on premise , also gret resturants nearby, micro-brew across the street on the fishing pier , where you canrent rods and reels to try your luck at over 27 species of local fish in the bay there is a beach across the street DONT pass up staying here its almost like hawaii

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

My sister and I spent a week at this hotel. It was located out on Shelter Island. Overall the hotel was clean, comfortable and mostly quiet. Our room was facing the marina which was very nice. Two things keep this from being excellent. One is parking. For a hotel of this size the parking was a bit limited. The one evening we came back late, we ended up parking quite a long distance from where our room was. The other thing was our room was on the ground floor and for the first three nights, we kept hearing loud scraping noises from upstairs. It was the chairs on the balcony of the room right above us. And there were kids staying there with a wedding party. It was annoying, to say the least. We enjoyed watching the Navy ships coming in and out across the bay, too. It was a good jumping off point to get to the places we wanted to go see.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Okc, Ok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed here for a week and thought the hotel was very good. The staff was outstanding. Every member of the staff was professional and extremely friendly. The room had a great view and the walking path next to the bay was great. We came here for a relaxing vacation and that is what we got. We would certainly consider this hotel if we were in the area and would recommend it to anyone visiting San Diego. The only con I could say would be the AC was a bit loud in our room. But that would not deter me from staying in the room again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nice place to stay on Shelter Island it's in the middle so walking in either direction is easy
the staff & cleaning crew where very nice and friendly
Comfortable beds, nice spacious patios nice views
I would Definitely stay here again

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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North Wales
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

This was a treat! We had a great room with a Marina view in Casa Del Mar, while we were directly across from the pool we still got a great view and when the pool closed at 11 all was quite (we were worried we'd have to say something). Bed was comfortable, room a perfect size but my only complaint was that there was one towel bar for 2 adults, could only hang up one towel, there wasn't even a hook anywhere to hang any other towel. There is no breakfast included here but we did have breakfast twice at the Blue wave and it was great, reasonable price and I could watch those on the dock for hours! Will make sure to keep this on our list for a return trip! *keep in mind they were doing construction in some areas of the hotel, ask to be away from that. Also, while the bay view has a road in front of the hotel it's still a great view!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Laval, QC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've been visiting the Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina for the last 3 years. Each time we spent a week in April and every time we came back enchanted with our stay.
Nice rooms, staff is great, breakfast at their restaurant is excellent (although the coffee is not strong enough!) and location is great.
It's hard to find a better deal for a stay in San Diego. It's easy to go everywhere from Shelter Island where it is located if you have a rental car.
We hope to be back again!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Address: 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in San Diego
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#39 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 227
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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