This sprawling multi-building hotel is located far out toward the end of Shelter Island, across the harbor entrance from the North Island Naval Air Station. Some buildings have elevators, others do not. Most parking spaces are near the buildings, but there is a parking garage at the end of the property. Try to get a room on the marina side, overlooking Point Loma. The views on that side of the hotel are spectacular, whereas the other side is parking lot view. As others have said, the rooms are large for the price, and the beds are comfortable. You can stroll along a well landscaped walkway from your building to the main building with the check-in desk and the restaurant. Some of the food in the restaurant is quite good; you just have to know what to order. The salmon is excellent, as is the quesadilla. The American breakfast is quite reasonably priced for the amount of food served.
This is an excellent hotel, but to say it is close to Pacific Beach is like saying Brooklyn is near the Statue of Liberty.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel And Marina
- Best Western San Diego
- San Diego Best Western