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“Good location, okay service and very dated room.”

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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Ranked #22 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“Good location, okay service and very dated room.”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We booked a nonview room due to limited budget. We thought we could just take a walk around the hotel and enjoy the surrounding views(which we did and quite nice). But the room is a lot more dated then we thought. The bed has already lost much of its bounce/support. The bathroom ventilation fan is very loud

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Was mainly considering price and airport transportation when checking out this hotel for a one night stay. The price was very reasonable and I was amazed when I checked into the room. It was very spacious and one of the nicest rooms I've ever stayed in. The staff was super friendly. The bar area was good and the food at the restaurant was excellent. Free airport shuttle that gets you there in about 10 minutes. Wished I had more time to enjoy the area and plan to return in the future.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

The hotel was clean, the staff go above and beyond, the fridge works well, beds were comfy. The extra bonuses were the little patio in front of our room and the beautiful view. Totally worth going to this hotel, it was an awesome stay. Oh, did I mention free parking?

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Rocklin, United States
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We spent the Valentines weekend at this Hotel. It was a surprise for my Fiancés birthday. What a Great place. Everyone was very friendly and the grounds were beautiful. Had a very nice room overlooking the Boats and a very nice deck.. SHE LOVED IT ALL>!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, United States
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We were satisfied in every way possible with this hotel. The value for the $$$ is excellent. Please note that we did stay in the newer part of the hotel by choice due to the probable better beds. This was an assumption on our part. When we needed to extend the stay due to family health issues, the staff worked to let us stay in our current room. We could not have been more pleased with this hotel.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel for 3 nights during this month. First time at this Best Western . It was great, the hotel is very well taken care and the staff very good. The view of the marina on one side and the ocean is superb. We really loved our suite and the other couple traveling with us also loved the king water view room. We ear at the restaurant and were very please with the staff and the food. Definetily we will return.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Choose harbor view if you prefer watching boats gently sway at the docks. Choose city/harbor entrance view if you prefer watching a lot of action that the San Diego harbor offers. We chose the later, second floor suite that was perfection. If easy access from car to room is most important, take a first floor
room but you will lose the benefit of second floor views of the San Diego downtown skyline and the best water views. The only room complaint is the small, in cabinet fridge that certainly didn't match the rest of the details to this fab room. Fast check in, friendly staff. Parking can be a challenge but there is ample free parking across the street in the parking lot. Within easy walking distance is famous Humphreys if you like live music. Miguel's for Mexican food is a short drive.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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