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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Ranked #20 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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seattle
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5 reviews
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“Love this place!”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

A pleasant surprise on Shelter Island. Great pool, beautiful views and places to walk by marina. Front desk staff, especially Danny, couldn't have been more helpful. We ate dinner one night in the bar..again friendly and great food. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

I visited three hotels in the San Diego/Carlsbad area in April, 2014. The Island Palms was the best and exceeded all of my expectations. I will be back!

I arrived early and told the woman at the desk if my room wasn't ready, no worries, I would stroll the beach. She said, "No problem, I have upgraded you." The suite was AMAZING with full kitchen, a HUGE bath and separate bedroom. There was also a deck, which overlooked the water towards downtown San Diego. Absolutely beautiful. And quiet. The only downside I could see is if one had mobility issues. My suite was on the second floor and was only accessible by stairs. There are ground floor rooms though...

The location is gorgeous, with the beach on one side and the marina on the other. It isn't walking distance to much, but the on-site restaurant was great.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Glendale, United States
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We always enjoy coming to this hotel due to the wonderful professional and friendly staff , cleanliness of the hotel and the lovely location on Shelter Island with the Marina. Also the location is very convenient to the areas we visit, as well as to restaurants, market places and Military Installations during our stays in San Diego.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were family of 5 and the grand view suite facing the marina was ideal. Suite had plenty of space, good beds, private yet very connected to the hotel amenities. Friendly informative staff, clean , well maintained gardens, choice of two big pools, we would definitely return in the future.
The peacefulness of the marina contrasted nicely with the beautiful harbour/sea views on the other side, def a bonus over staying in other areas of SD.

Room Tip: Marina view side
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Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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New York, United States
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Beautiful view of the Marina on Shelter Island. The Hotel is a wonderful place, with all the amenities one needs. Would come back and stay in a heartbeat. We stayed for 5 nights, and felt it too short. Location is great, central to all. Can't wait to come back!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very nice kept grounds and beautiful view of marina. Booked a marina view in the older side. Room was kept pretty well with a few exceptions. There were big stains on carpet by desk area, and the bathroom floor grout was suppose to be white, but it was black as could be. Satisfied with stay, but beware parking can be difficult to find even if you pay for the hotel lot. The problems we encountered were a leaking toilet, took two days to get it repaired, and the nightly noise from the event's at Humphries up the street. The other hidden problems is they also run the Marina. The hotel is pet free, no pets allowed in the rooms or premises, but in the Marina, it turns into a barking howling mess with all the boaters leaving their dogs tied up or running around the boat barking all day long and into the evening. The noise from the event center occurred every night except Sunday night. If you book anything here, upgrade to the Casa Marina section and it would hopefully be far enough away that it may not bother you. Also parking in hotel lot is $10.00 per night, with no assigned spot. So on event nights, even though they claim to tow vehicles that have not paid the fee, we found that all they did was put a piece of paper on the vehicle telling the owner to move it or pay the parking. We saw several vehicles parked illegally on their property the entire weekend. So bottom line was we had to search for parking even though we paid.

Room Tip: Stay well south in the property, and no where near Humphries events.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, United States
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Love the Island Palms. It's a home away from home, they make you feel so welcome and you can't beat the views of the marina from the suites! Would highly recommend this to anyone looking to getaway from the business of downtown or other parts of San Diego and want a relaxing vacation experience!

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Property: Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Address: 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106-3105 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina)
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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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