We spent 3 nights here at the end of our 4 week USA trip. It was fantastic. The location was great, and really easy to find. You literally exit the Interstate 5 and drive down Rosecrans several blocks to Shelter Island Drive. And it's only 10 minute drive to Old Town, Sea World and the airport.
The staff were very welcoming and very helpful. We had our GPS system stolen out of the car two weeks earlier and when I told them that they insisted on providing us with instructions and maps from Map Quest wherever we were going. There is a small internet desk for guests, but when this was in use it was much faster for them to provide us with the instructions.
We had a king size waterview room in Casa del Mar. A very nice sized room with all amenities: fridge, coffeemaker, microwave and a balcony. Directly outside Casa del Mar is a swimming pool with hottub, and when we were there in mid-September it was not at all busy. Great for relaxation after a day sightseeing. I have seen on another posting that they offer drinks and meal service at this pool. Maybe we were too late in the season for that because we didn't see this service all 3 times we were at the pool, but it was unimportant for us anyway. One morning there were no pool towels available but once we asked for them they were brought out quickly.
The only complaint we have is that our neighbors would order room service in the evening, and the used plates were still outside their room next morning at 8 am. Unfortunately they were into seafood and the plates smelt pretty awful next morning. But other than, everything was fine.
We ate both breakfast and dinner in the hotel restaurant. See my comments on that in a separate posting on "Blue Wave Bar & Grill.
We were also given good advice for a restaurant nearby: Brigantine Restaurant. See also my separate posting on that.
- 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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