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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/05/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/05/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#36 of 295 hotels in San Diego
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Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Private beach
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Marina View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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DaScotsman wrote a review 21 Sep
Temecula, California1 contribution
On the spur of moment we decided for a weekend getaway. We have never experienced Shelter Island and thought we would give it a try. I chose Best Western after reading some favorable reviews. For a room under $200, I was very pleased. The room was comfortable and well appointed with a great view of the Marina. We enjoyed the bar area and appreciated the great service (front desk included). We Will Return (5 Stars out of 5)
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Date of stay: September 2021
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cougski wrote a review Aug 2021
Seattle, Washington150 contributions83 helpful votes
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We stayed in the building at the far end of the property, which we found to be clean, quiet, and spacious. The hotel is reasonably priced and has a friendly staff. The property is very large. While we enjoyed being in the far building, it was a long way to the front desk if you need anything. The trade-off is worth it since our room had a nice view and was very quiet. The bathroom could be improved with more towel racks/hooks and more soap and shampoo. The shampoo bottles and bar of soap were tiny, so we needed extras throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from General Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Responded 15 Aug 2021
Thank you for being our guest and for taking time to review your experience at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. It's so nice to know you found your suite comfortable and you were pleased with the exceptional service from our staff. We work hard to provide high levels of service, so we will share your compliments with the team to let them know their efforts are appreciated. Thank you for choosing our hotel, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Bob Levine, General Manager
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vesnacurry13 wrote a review 20 Sep
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This is a beautiful area in San Diego. The staff is very nice and helpful. The hotel is older but well maintained. We had a big family gathering in this area and this hotel served our purpose very well
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from General Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Responded yesterday
Our gratitude for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad our location worked well for your plans. It is also good to learn you liked our well-kept property and the excellent service you received from our staff. All of us at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina look forward to having you stay with us again. Bob Levine, General Manager
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Jun A wrote a review 19 Sep
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Good location near harbor and restaurants. clean room, quiet at night, beds was comfortable with soft pillow. Refrigerator was rather small, together with coffee maker. But, overall, it was good value
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from General Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
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Jun, we appreciate you taking the time to post your review. It is delightful to read how much you were pleased with our refreshing accommodations and our comfortable bed. We are also happy our location worked well for your needs. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we hope to see you again soon at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. Bob Levine, General Manager
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Debora C wrote a review 18 Sep
Sutton, United States3 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is in the perfect location! It has a beach right across the road and a mile-long paved sidewalk. There are plenty of benches and plenty of people. The room was clean and so was the bathroom. I was also able to use their outdoor pool. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from General Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Responded 3 days ago
Debora, thank you for your recent stay at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina and for posting such a generous review of our hotel and staff. It is a pleasure to know we met all of your expectations! From our incredible views and resort amenities to our devoted team, we take pride in giving each guest a memorable experience. We enjoyed hosting you, and we hope to see you again on your next trip to our area. Bob Levine, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$122 - US$238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western plus island palms hotel and marina, best western san diego, san diego best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina
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United StatesCaliforniaSan Diego
NUMBER OF ROOMS
227
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina?
Nearby attractions include Harbor and Shelter Islands (1.0 km), Humphrey's Lounge (0.5 km), and The Wine Pub (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mitch's Seafood, Supannee House of Thai, and Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (5.4 km), Whaley House Museum (5.3 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (6.2 km).