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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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vina, United States
Reviewed 27 January 2015

great hotel. good location. All services were as promised. I will come back again. The staff went out of their way to accommodate my every need. I needed an ADA accessible room that is wheelchair accessible. The room was very accessible with a roll-in-shower and large bathroom.

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1Thank Jackie F
Kirkland, WA, United States
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Our room was fantastic... corner with water view all around, right on the marina. Top floor and complimentary bottle of wine for my birthday! Quiet area with lovely amenities... 2 pools and 2 hot tubs, open until 11pm! Great place to watch the sunset.

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2Thank Leslie S
Jensen Beach, Florida
Reviewed 26 January 2015

From the time I arrived till the time I checked out, the customer experience was high quality. I found the buildings and room in very good condition. I had dinner at the hotel restaurant and it was an amazing meal, if you like beef I strongly recommend the roast beef meal. Right across the street is a nice walk along...

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1Thank Sean H
Reviewed 25 January 2015

The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel is always our go-to place of choice when in San Diego. We love the Shelter Island location. The value is exception, but they recently started charging for parking which is very disappointing. The level of customer service is always above and beyond expectations.

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1Thank Cheri M
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 January 2015

There are several things I enjoy about this hotel. We have stayed in all 3 buildings in the hotel and we prefer the Casa del Mar even though it doesn't have an elevator. The rooms are clean, spacious have large flat screen tv's, mini fridge and a balcony overlooking the marina. They also have 2 pools and a restaurant. The...

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3Thank len2011
Lake Arrowhead, California
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Just finished staying a week at the Island Palms for a business meeting. What a great property. The rooms were comfortable and clean, the food was outstanding and the staff was always friendly and helpful. Vacation or business, this is the place to stay on Shelter Island.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2015

A lovely way to start our visit to SD. Close to the airport with a free shuttle, though we didn't use it, friends picked us up.The staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms large, clean, and the beds comfortable. Nice bar that also serves decent snacky meals. We didn't use the main restauarant for dinner, but the breakfast was...

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1Thank Gill H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I stay at Island Palms every time I come to San Diego. I love the pool and spa area, the classic stye of the hotel, with high ceilings in the upstairs suites, views over the water, both marina and by sides, and excellent, friendly staff. Great location on Shelter Island near restaurants, beaches, shopping, walks, sailing and other outdoor activities....

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1Thank Lori G
San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 January 2015

The basic rooms are vintage but updated and very small but the best price you can find in just about all of San Diego, and yet this is a beautiful location if you like viewing the bay, the boats, the sunsets and sunrises. Across the street from the hotel there's a terrific sidewalk right along the beach - no bikes,...

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1Thank Justbetweenyouandme
Hanover, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2015

My adult son and I stayed 2 nights in mid-December 2014 after a quick cross country drive from Toronto. My expectations for this hotel were fairly high. It has an excellent location, dead end road (so little traffic), bay one side, marina the other side, yet fairly close to town. Upon arrival our check in took about 10 minutes as...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Address: 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $198 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 227
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel And Marina
Best Western San Diego
San Diego Best Western
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in San Diego
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#39 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“Rooms with a view of the harbor are preferred.”
 of 5 bubbles dtsebastian, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a first floor room with patio onto the marina and pool”
 of 5 bubbles dunera, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Loved the Marina view!”
 of 5 bubbles HRCinder, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Marina views!”
 of 5 bubbles LibyAH, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay in one of the third floor bay view rooms for great boat watching etc”
 of 5 bubbles 517charlesw, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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