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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Ranked #19 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Our family was out in the San Diego area and needed a place to stay last min. We booked the hotel room the morning of check in. I was surprised how beautiful it was for such a low price! We got a room right on the marina with a walking path that led right next to the building. There was a beautiful outdoor pool looking over the marina as well. There was a restaurant on site.... Great service and great food! The grounds and rooms were clean and well kept. The staff was kind and helpful. Enjoyed our time there and we are planning to go back in a few months.

Room Tip: First floor room with view of the marina
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

We were surprised at how reasonable this hotel was priced. It was very clean and right on the bay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Liked that there was a small refrigerator and coffee pot in the room.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

This was a nice hotel location. There seems to be a newer side and older side. We stayed in the older side. We had a suite with kitchenette.
Kitchen was very limited with what it had.
Cleaning of the kitchen and floor was poor.
Difficult at night with noisy fan (like dripping water), Metal plate in road outside was disturbing every time someone drove over it (like someone knocking on the door), very loud air system in room.
Staff was very friendly.
Great running/walking path just steps away. Beautiful view of downtown.

Room Tip: Would be quieter if we had a room that faced the Marina. There is a newer part of the resort and an...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

This Best Western has free parking, the hotel is really nice and in a great location. There are harbor views and you can also see downtown San Diego from right outside. The pool area looks nice but I did not get a chance to use it. The rooms are clean and the bed was really comphortable. The chairs in the room were a little hard but no big deal. I would recomend staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank James M
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

If you are visiting San Diego for more than 2 or 3 days this is a great place to stay.
(If only staying for a day or two you may want to stay directly in down town). It is located directly
on the water( marina) on a man made island just across the bay from down town. Its about a 7 minute taxi ride to city center about $20 one way. The hotel offers free bike rentals to explore the area. Shelter Island does not have a lot to do, fishing boats, marinas and a couple restaurants. The Old World Trolley bus has a free pick up service from the hotel that brings you to a stop on the main loop of the trolley. This is great, however, the trolley does not run late, only until about 5 or 6pm depending on the season. So if you want to stay out for dinner, a taxi ride home will be needed. The hotel itself has some parts that are a bit dated and some completely redone.There are two hotels linked together. We stayed in the Island Palms side. Our room was looking directly to the Marina which was very cool. One day and evening it was very foggy. The fog horn tooted every 20 seconds or so for the entire night. (such is life beside a marina!) Our unit was a one bedroom, full kitchen and very large bathroom Great layout for a family. The staff was very helpful. We enjoyed a wonderful meal in the hotel restaurant.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

The setting of this hotel is very relaxing, it's more like a resort than a hotel. The place is generally clean. It has two buildings, one older and one newer. The front desk lady (forgot her name) was very friendly and helpful. The back of this property is a marina which makes it very calm and relaxing. We've previously stayed at the Humphrey's Half Moon Bay but this place is superior. The only thing missing in this hotel is there's no water/coffee station at the front desk. We are generally happy with our stay here.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We stay here at least twice a year in the Casa Del Mar and we have never been disappointed! The views are awesome, love to sit on our balcony and enjoy our coffee each morning. The rooms are clean and spacious.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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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
#26 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#39 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £84 - £155 (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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