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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel And Marina

San Diego, CA, US (SAN)

Only 2.7 miles to San Diego International Airport, this hotel is just 10 minutes from Downtown San Diego.
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Based on 2963 reviews
Room & Rates
Deluxe Water View - Includes FREE Wi-Fi, Airport Shuttle

Deluxe Water View - Includes FREE Wi-Fi, Airport Shuttle

Room Amenities
  • Two Queen beds
  • Deluxe Water Views
  • Standard Amenities
  • Bright and casual contemporary decor
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Accommodates up to 4 People
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Traditional Guestroom - Includes FREE Wi-Fi, Airport Shuttle

Traditional Guestroom - Includes FREE Wi-Fi, Airport Shuttle

Room Amenities:
  • One King Bed or Two Double Beds
  • Best Value at a Waterfront Hotel
  • Sleeps up to 4 People
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Island Palms Suite - Includes FREE Wi-Fi, Airport Shuttle

Island Palms Suite - Includes FREE Wi-Fi, Airport Shuttle

Island Palm Suite Amenities:
  • One King Bed or Two Double Beds
  • Separate Living area with Sofa Sleeper
  • Full Kitchen
  • Private Balcony
  • Coffee Maker, Hairdryers and Iron/Board
  • Sleeps up to 5 People
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel And Marina
2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA US 92106

Why Stay Here?

  • Complimentary Airport Shuttles
  • 2 Bayside swimming pools
  • Fitness Center
  • High Speed Internet Access in all rooms/areas
  • Honored Wedding Facilities
  • Lush courtyards and gardens
  • Meeting and Conference Options
  • Mega-yacht Marina
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Waterfront Restaurant - Blue Wave Bar and Grill

Perfect Room for Everyone:
With several room options to choose from, we`re bound to have the room that`s right for you. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel consists of three distinct guest experiences: Island Palms for a tropical island experience, the Casa Del Mar for a taste of the Mediterranean and the beautiful Casa Marina with breathtaking water views. In addition, one of the two swimming pools features a unique outdoor fireplace. This island-style getaway also features a waterfront restaurant and lounge, bicycle rentals, tennis courts, complimentary airport shuttle, complimentary wireless internet and parking. Whether you are a party of two or a family of six, you`ll find the perfect room or suite to fit your needs.

Delicious Dining:
Blue Wave Bar & Grill has a menu inspired by its tropical island surrounding. Patio seating had panoramic marina and hillside views that afford patrons an incredible glance of the grand beauty of Point Loma.

Note: Beginning June 1, 2014, parking will be $10 nightly.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • AAA Approved
  • Attraction Tickets Available
  • Boat Dock
  • Business Center (+)
  • Business Services (+)
  • Cable
  • Car Rental Desk (+)
  • Coin Operated Laundry (+)
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Conference Rooms (+)
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-Out
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Fishing (nearby)
  • Fitness Facility
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Free Airport Shuttle
  • Free Morning Paper
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Handicap Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • On-Site Check In
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Postal Services
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service (+)
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Vending Machines
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Water Sports (nearby) (+)
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Whale Watching (nearby)
  • Wheelchair Access Elevator
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 2963 reviews
from Cork
Submitted on 21-05-2016
We stayed for four nights in a studio type apartment. Instantly relaxing location, always feels good to be surrounded by expensive boats. Easy access to city and other attractions. The welcome was warm, we were accommodated straight away, even though we were early for check-in. The accommodation was excellent with view of marina. The kitchenette was well equipped. We were short some utensils such as bottle opener and kitchen knife, but these were provided readily on request. Lovely walk along th... Read more
from La Center, WA
Submitted on 21-05-2016
In celebration of our 30 year wedding anniversary we booked the Best Western Island Palms for four nights. We wanted to stay here because we met while living in San Diego and were married in Kilauea, Kauai- so this seemed to be the perfect place that had those two memories together. Although we thought it was a bit expensive, we got the King Suite in the Casa Del Mar building. We checked in on 14 May and requested a bellman help us with our bags (we were on the 2nd floor and there is no ele... Read more
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Really nice hotel, looks out onto the bay oneside the maruna the other. The bar and resturant staff were really friendly, even though they had a surgery program on in the bar on their big tv's by mistake. Breakfast was really fresh and tasty and you could buy tickets for the zoo there at a discount rate which saved a lot of time. Overall worth a little extra cost.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 25-05-2016
We just loved this hotel. Everything about it is inviting and restful. The view is lovely out onto the harbour. All rooms look over the water due to the location & design of the building. It is very peaceful & serene. A real soul restorer. It is in a great spot for exploring San Diego. Close to all major attractions and freeways. The rooms are older but well maintained & very clean. The beds are comfortable. The food is really good. We dined in the restaurant and ordered off the lounge menu ... Read more
from King, North Carolina
Submitted on 01-06-2016
We saw this hotel online while driving to San Diego...Called the hotel to check for availability and the staff immediately found us a room even though the hotel was almost full and it was late in the day...They held the room until we arrived...Staff were extremely friendly upon check-in and check-out...Our room and patio outside the backroom looking at the marina was beautiful...We will be flying to San Diego again in the near future and will be staying at this hotel once again..We stayed in Roo... Read more
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Spacious rooms and toilet. Great marina views. Offers complimentary bike services during the day too! Great! Hotel is tucked in at shelter island. Traffic is better around here. Scenic view whilst driving in the area. Friendly and helpful staff :).
from Istanbul, Turkey
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Our room very comfortable and clean ..It isvery important point our room view very nice ...Shelter Island very special location therefore youcan choose this place..there is a free wifi in hotel . Staffs not friendly but everything is good .you can prefer this hotel .
from washington state
Submitted on 02-06-2016
On Shelter Island close to the airport and downtown. I love how laid back the island is, not tons of traffic like in the city but a 10 min drive to Old Italy or the Waterfront downtown. The hotel staff is always welcoming and does their best to honor requests. We prefer the Marina/pool side, vs the parking lot and road. Lounge is quite small but a lot of fun and the food is very good. We ate breakfast most mornings at the hotel and it was not included in the cost of our room. There are two pools... Read more
from Las Vegas, United States
Submitted on 04-06-2016
My Boyfriend & I Love this place the Staff is friendly and the hotel rooms are clean, The hotel location is near to everything yet you feel like your on an island with the harbor surrounding, we love this place!
from Pompano Beach, Florida
Submitted on 16-06-2016
My family and I stayed at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel in June of 2016. I've been to San Diego many times, but never visited Shelter Island. What a cool place! The hotel is located right across the street from San Diego Bay near the boat ramp, where you can watch fisherman heading out in the morning and returning in the afternoon. The view across the bay of downtown is amazing. The hotel itself has obviously been recently renovated. It is clean and well-maintained. The beds were ve... Read more
from Bordeaux, France
Submitted on 17-06-2016
Great first floor room, clean, large comfortable bed, great sitting area and balcony overlooking the bay. Staff were helpful and pleasant throughout. Corridors could do with a makeover and more light.
from Queen Creek, Arizona
Submitted on 17-06-2016
We have been meaning to stay here for some time and finally got around to it. Very nice room in "Casa Marina". 3rd floor overlooking San Diego bay. Nice balcony where we sat watching boats and ships go by. Very, very friendly staff! The restaurant looks out on all the boats in the marina. Across the street is a park with a beach on San Diego bay, and a sidewalk that u can walk as far as downtown if you like. This is a great place to stay.
Submitted on 21-06-2016
This is an absolutely beautiful hotel that looks out over the marina and the bay. The pools are great, it's across from the park and pier and a great location for families. The rooms are big, especially the Jr suite we stayed in. There was a dining area with cups, bowls, silverware, small fridge and microwave. The bathroom has a,separate vanity area from the shower and toilet which is very helpful. I took away 2 stars for the mattresses which are very uncomfortable and housekeeping. We stayed fo... Read more
Submitted on 21-06-2016
We stayed for 2 nights and everything (bed, room, bathroom, amenities, pool, breakfast, room service, service, ...) was great! Check in was quick, our room was very tidy and spacious. We ordered breakfast room service and everything was hot and really delicious. By car you can reach Downtown and other attractions within 15 minutes. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer!