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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Ranked #20 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Garden Grove, California
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Great Service, great place to visit, staff is wonderful. The weather is perfect, bike trails are all over the city. Views from the room day or night were the best. Sounds to good to be true? Well, in this case it's true. Try it you'll like it.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

You never know how a hotel will work out till you get there. I did ny homework and found this gem! We had a room facing the ocean with a balcony, it was georgeous. The room was very clean and spacious. Thw staff at the front desk were very helpful, and hooked us up with discounts to the zoo and the Midway. There is a park across from the hotel with a pier for fishing.Nice area to go for a walk. Sooo glad i picked this hotel for our stay in San Diego!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I lived in AZ for 10 years and made many trips to San Diego. For some reason I never stayed at this hotel. I recently returned to attend a law enforcement reunion in AZ and stayed here prior to my return flight to CA. I'm kicking myself for never staying here before. Awesome location and awesome room. Service was outstanding and the rate surprisingly low for the area. Free parking also. 2 thumbs up.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

This hidden gem is the best place to stay in San Diego! Where can I start, lets start with a gorgeous sunrise over the bay, then a relaxing rain shower in the very large shower in the tastefully detailed bathroom. Off to the tranquil setting of the restaurant patio overlooking the beautiful marina. Very reasonably priced food and courteous staff, makes for a great start to your day. Sitting on a patio off your room facing the marine base across the bay gives you a great view of planes, helicopters, military and cruise ships coming and going. Talk a walk on the waters edge and enjoy the variety of bay area happenings. The front desk staff welcome you on your arrival and are just as friendly when you are leaving and everything in between. Our room had a king size bed and large flat screen. So I was in heaven! Although it is close to the international airport and the marine base it was very quiet at night, except for our upstairs neighbors ;-)

Room Tip: We faced the bay on the ground floor in the older part of the complex, upstairs noise was heard but...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

I stayed here overnight for business. Friendly & courteous service at front desk. Staff willing to accommodate my early check-in request. Room was clean and comfortable. Room faced eastward towards Mission Bay. Very picturesque, with Navy base & downtown visible. Great park across street from hotel, very safe to walk along shoreline. Good food from hotel restaurant.

I like the location because it's close to everything (Sea World, downtown, beaches, etc.) without feeling like it's in a congested area. No traffic hassles at all. I plan to stay here on future visits with my family.

Room Tip: Rooms facing bay may be a little noisier. Helicopter traffic from NAS North Island only during dayl...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I studied long and hard before deciding on this hotel. We were given a room in the new section of the hotel (a long walk from reception but you could park outside) on the bay side of the hotel. The room was immaculately clean (top marks to the cleaner!) and we had a nice view of the bay albeit on the other side of the road across a small car-park. You could see a childrens play area from our room (579) and boats coming along with a pelican or two. Early evening you could hear sea-lions barking in the background.

The only complaint was that the shower dial needed some attention but we could still make it work. I was asked for any areas the hotel could improve on as I left the hotel which I was impressed by as it's obvious they are clean to please and rectify where necessary.

As we were on the far side of the hotel, there was no noise at all and we didn't see many people as we were out all day at Seaworld and San Diego Zoo which were both local to the hotel.

I hope I get the chance to return one day for a little longer!

Room Tip: Room 579 overlooks the Bay and is in the new part of the hotel.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Manassas, United States
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

This hotel is absolutely the tops as far as decor, staff and location. You'll not be disappointed here. Been staying here for business/pleasure for 20 years and it continues to get better by the year.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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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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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
#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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