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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Ranked #19 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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“Stayed here many times”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Always clean, always courteous. Best location in San Diego. Marina on one side and bay with huge ships coming and going on the other. Park between ships and hotel and lots of walking paths. Within walking distance of many restaurants. Great place for a wedding.

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Borrego Springs, California
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

A great overnight stay for an early flight. Quiet and comfortable, great restaurant, easy access to the airport a short distance away. Beautiful views of the harbor and marina with excellent running/walking paths across the street. Well equipped workout room and outdoor pool and hot tubs. I prefer non-highrise so it suited my needs. Excellent parking and exterior entry. Just far enough away from jet noise.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Spacious and clean two double bed ground floor room overlooking marina - quiet, private, and beautiful view.. All amenities. Great service. Walking path behind rooms. Wished had stayed another day to take advantage of the free bike rentals. Great location - watched F18s take off from Coronado Island, navy ships, 3 minute walk to whale watching. Short drive to Point Loma, zoo, downtown, etc. Walking across the street to watch the sunrise over the bay with the sailboats in the foreground was amazing.

Room Tip: The marina view room was lovely.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tempe, United States
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This hotel is on the San Diego Bay overlooking Coronado Island and Point Loma. We loved watching the sea life and the boats come in and out of the bay. It's close to good restaurants and in a very peaceful/low traffic area.

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British Columbia
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We were here for only one night but would like to return to enjoy the view and the location right on the water. We were in the Casa Marina building, water view, the room was huge and had a small kitchenette which I didn't know we booked, but maybe they upgraded us! Nice surprise. The second floor would be better for a view next time. The front desk staff recommended Pizza Nova for supper and it was awesome, thanks!

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

The best thing about the BW Island Palms is the location. It is a quick drive from the airport and rental car counters. Access is easy to the city, Point Loma, and even to the north (La Jolla). The hotel setting is great with a large marina out the back and a view across San Diego bay to the city out the front. Our room overlooking the marina on the first floor of the old section of the hotel was pretty well dated and small. The second floor rooms offer a better view and the rooms in the newer section look to be a good deal bigger. Overlooking the room size and decor our unit was kept very clean and everything worked fine. The hotel staff is exttremely friendly , helpful and knowledgable of the area. For such a convenient location and attractive setting I would have to say the Island Palms offers a great value. On a side note we ended up eating at the hotel restaurant on Valentine's Day as we neglected to get a reservation elsewhere and everything was booked solid. The food was better than expected.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed here for one night & prior to making our reservation, I spent a great deal of time reading the reviews on Trip Advisor (which are always so helpful when planning our travels). Based on that, I booked a room requesting double queen beds in the Casa Marina building. Upon arriving, we were told that we would be upgraded to a room, but it was not ready yet. After a long wait, we were told that our upgraded room was in the main building (which is very dated) and it was a remodeled room, with a king bed and sofa sleeper. A sofa sleeper was exactly what we did not want for our son who is 6 foot tall. But we were tired of waiting and it was just for one night, so we went with it. The room is right next to the pool and specifically the sauna. The walls in the rooms were paper thin - the worst we have ever experienced in a hotel. We could clearly hear every conversation going on at the sauna party. We had all our windows and doors shut, but it was as if we were sitting right next to the party. The room also comes with a beautiful patio, but it was just too noisy to sit out there and enjoy it. We did call the front desk about the noise and we considered asking for a different room, but we just didn't want to go through the hassle for one night. If you are looking for a quiet room, you will definitely not want room 133. Although the hotel felt like they were upgrading us, it was really the exact opposite.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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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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