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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Ranked #16 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 May 2011

I booked this after reading may reviews in San Diego to use as a pre cruise hotel and also for the car park as we drove from Oregon. This was the perfect arrangement for both. The front desk people were so professional and friendly. Our room was in the newer section in front of the marina. I loved the seagulls! Wonderful bedding and nice corner room with a little patio. Windows that open! What more can you ask. We had transport to cruise port by taxie paid by the hotel as their shuttle was tied up when we wanted to leave. They offered this service without us asking and picked us up when we called at the end of our cruised. Our car was in their covered garage for 10 days as no extra cost. The value of our stay was exceptional to say the least. We had dinner at the hotel and it was very tasty and also a good value. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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wjorman, Manager at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2011

Thank you so much for the great review. It sounds like you had a great time and we hope you enjoyed your cruise just as much. We do allow parking for our cruising guests (based upon availability) from October to May and our shuttle is available to transport guests to and from the cruise ship terminal year round.

Again, thank you for the review and we hope to see you again.

Sincerely,
Bill Orman
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 1 May 2011

Hotel was clean and bathroom was updated. Beds were so-so comfy. Great value and location.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2011

We had room 203. Are room was a real suite with a full kitchen lots of free in room coffee Great view of the bay. We had a private little deck area. Nice quiet street more walkers and bikes and boats going by then cars. Feels like you are at a resort. Water on both sides. Seems like you are 10 minutes from everything in San Diego.

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Reviewed 27 April 2011

I have stayed at this hotel several times and love it! Keep coming back! This was my son'n'law and granddaughter's first visit and now they are hooked. Will definately return!

Room Tip: Get a room with a Bay View. The best!
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

This hotel was just what we needed! We don't get to travel much because of our large blended family. When we were picked up from the hotel by the funnest driver and dropped off at the hotel we were pleasantly surprised. It wasn't just a facade! The staff, the room, the view and the surroundings were so inviting. Comfortable, breathtaking views, serene and relaxing. We can't wait to return again! It was like our fairy tale trip!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

I stayed at the Island Palms with my spouse and children for 2 nights in April. The bottom line is that all of us mentioned that we wished we were staying longer than 2 nights because it was so nice. We stayed in the newer Casa Marina building in a room with a marina view. It was great to look out and see boats, people kayaking by, etc. The room was large and very clean, beds were great, bathroom was large and clean. The place was quiet and the two pools were great. We used the larger main pool, which was less than a 10 minute walk from our bulding. The hotel is on shelter island, which connects by a causeway to the mainland, and it is only about 15 min to a major highway junction near downtown. The location is beautiful and peaceful, but still very close to the action. Staff were very helpful when I needed something. The pricce was very reasonable for what you get. I would certainly want to stay here next time I am in San Diego. The only caveat is that you do need a car to get around easily from here.

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wjorman, Manager at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2011

Thank you so much for the kind feedback. It’s good to know that you were able to enjoy all that Shelter Island has to offer. It certainly is a wonderful area to explore. Please know that we offer a complimentary shuttle to the local area, as well as the airport, cruise ship terminal and train station for our arriving and departing guests. We look forward to having you back in the future.


Sincerely
Bill Orman
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 24 April 2011

Great location for your San Diego visit if it involves the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and beaches. Located on Shelter Island. Close to many shops, stores and restaurants. 10 minutes to the Zoo and 5 to 15 minutes to many the close beaches. Coronado is a 10 minute drive.

The staff if very friendly, from check-in to room service to the on-site restaurant. Very responsive.

Restaurant has good food. We had breakfast there most days as we had vouchers.

We stayed in Queen Suite G-213 and it has an amazing view of the bay. We woke up and would watch boats and ships cruise by. There is a covered balcony off the living room. Comfortable beds.

Kitchen, bathroom counter and shower is all granite!!!

The pool is heated and is a really nice size (runs( 3ft to 8.5 ft) .Also has a hot tub. Both have view of the marina.

You can hear neighbors sometimes but not too bad.

Will certainly stay here again and highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Request the side facing Coronado
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Additional Information about 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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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#24 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#39 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £85 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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