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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Ranked #17 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed in the Corona Del Mar building facing the bay it was glorious. Our 2nd floor room had ample space for a family of 4 (two small children) and the balcony doubled as an entertainment experience. Everyone from the concierge to the cleaning staff were very friendly. Special shout out to the front desk who provided a free upgrade because we had kids and they had extra room. The restaurant was above average however it would have been nice to have more healthier options. We are currently eating a modified paleo/gluten-free diet and would have liked to have more fresh fruit and vegetable options. Our kids ate a lot of french fries on this trip.

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1  Thank Derek C
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Clean and nicely appointed room. Friendly, helpful staff. I forgot to tell them my wife and I could not climb stairs and we were placed in a second floor room with stairs. I called and they immediately came to assist us to a building with an elevator. The room had beautiful views of the harbor.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Loved the Casa Marina but would not stay in the older buildings. The breakfast was a great value if you can get it included by going directly to their website at islandpalms.com. The location was fantastic, close to everything

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

This is a nice hotel in a great location. The marina view rooms have beautiful views. The hotel staff is very friendly and accommodating. It's a bit noisy because the walls are very thin, but other than that everything was great.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

This is the second year in a row that we've stayed in this hotel, in the same room. We love to be able to look out over the bay, enjoying the scene of San Diego and the naval base. It's such fun to see the huge Navy ships leave or return. Walking along the shore is a favorite thing for us to do, but just sitting on the balcony, looking out is also a favorite. This year the food was much better than last year.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

This was our third time staying at the Island Palms. We love it. The marina view is stunning. We can sit for hours watching the ships go in and out of the bay . It is a great location. Close to major attractions yet not real "touristy." The staff are friendly and very helpful. They are constantly asking if we needed anything or wanted them to make any reservations for anything. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Great hotel on many levels. Personable and knowledgeable staff, spacious well appointed very clean rooms, and a beautiful location between the harbor and bay. Could be a romantic getaway, awesome family vacation, or conference facility. Thank you BW Island Palms management and staff for a wonderful stay.

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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
#21 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#39 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £85 - £164 (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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