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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

3 stars
View map of 2051 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
44 reviews
shelter point

Shelter point area is great. Hotel is very nice. Hotel bar is lame at night but other close hotel... See full review

  • Clayton L.
  • Feb 20, 2015
awesome trip

Actually and fridge. Were bad... But front desk tried to fix them. By over all a lovly place to stay See full review

  • Anna I.
  • Feb 19, 2015
Surrounded by the enchanting deep blue waters of San Diego Bay, the Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina is an island of serenity and relaxation, yet only minutes away from all the attractions San Diego has to offer. Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo and miles of beautiful beaches are within 10 minutes and the excitement of Mexico is just a short 20-minute drive. Shortly after the Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina recently completed a $3 Million renovation, it was awarded the American Automobile Association's prestigious "3 Diamonds" and recognized by a national renovation contest in Lodging Hospitality Magazine. This 227-room hotel offers a tropical marina side swimming pool and spa, waterfront restaurant and lounge with outdoor patio dining, exercise room and complimentary bicycle rentals to tour the island! Please note: Beginning June 1, 2014 parking will be $10 per night.

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Hotel Map

32.7145 -117.2279
Area served
San Diego. The Island Palms Hotel & Marina is ideally located on Shelter Island, surrounded by San Diego Bay and our private, mega-yacht marina. We take pride in providing excellent service in a tranquil, casual, California setting
Nearby airports
Lindburgh Field 3 miles, San Diego International Airport 3 miles
Area description
Mexican border is just 20 minutes away, San Diego Zoo - 13 miles, Sea World - 5.7 miles, Legoland - 38 miles, Birch Aquarium at Scripps - 13.7 miles, Balboa Park - 5.6 miles, Del Mar Race Track / Fairgrounds - 21.2 miles, Gaslamp Quarter - 5 miles, Seaport Village - 5 miles, La Jolla - 12 miles, Tijuana - 21 miles.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
44 out of 44
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kathleen nolan
Couples
N/A
May 18, 2015

San Diego getaway

What a lovely place - we were very pleased - we were upgraded to a suite - Very nice front desk personnel, great bartender, wonderful room service - Everything couldn't have been better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kim
Family
portsmouth
Mar 10, 2015

Great View

Our hotel itself was great. Nice, very friendly helpful staff. Great view. As for me i love to be on and or as close to the water as possible, so with the view of the yachts and water right outside our door was perfect as for the actual location. For my liking it was a bit far from town. Nothing the complimentary bikes couldn't fix :). Just one slight thumbs down was while putting out belongings away finding someone else's undergarments.... Eeeek!!! Its fair to say cleaning a hotel room is no fun, but just take that extra min to over look the room :) other than that i give it an B-. I just want to be clear as we continue this survey they ask whom would i recommend it to. I would choose all of they above but giving the choice to only choose one that is what i have to do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Clayton L.
Family
N/A
Feb 20, 2015

shelter point

Shelter point area is great. Hotel is very nice. Hotel bar is lame at night but other close hotel has active night life. No sound insulation between rooms. Overall experience was very good. Would return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anna I.
Family
N/A
Feb 19, 2015

awesome trip

Actually and fridge. Were bad... But front desk tried to fix them. By over all a lovly place to stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pete Roman
Couples
Alexandria
Dec 29, 2014

Nice Hotel

Every Think was very nice!!!!! Loved It and so did my wife.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
love the ocean
Single
Colorado
Feb 22, 2014

Great ocean view

It was just what I was looking for with the bay on both sides of you, and a pleasant boardwalk on a dead-end drive with loads of restaurants, and activities close by. The hotel staff was very pleasant and helpful, and the rooms were wonderful. I will definitely stay here again when I travel to San Diego.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are several restaurants within walking distance giving you a delightful mixture of cuisine choices.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
son and son in law
Family
San Diego
Dec 9, 2013

Cockroach infested

Found cockroaches in the bed, cockroaches in the bath tub. This room was for my 79 year old mom and 69 year old mother in law to spend the weekend for the harbor Christmas parade of lights. They checked in on Friday and by Saturday morning they were forced to leave the hotel and relocate to another when the hotel staff was completely unresponsive to my mothers concern over the cockroaches in their room. The staff's attitude was "too bad, contact Cheap tickets for a refund!" DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rudi
Couples
MN
Mar 14, 2013

Wonderful location and view

This was a fantastic location for everything we wanted to do. Harbor activities, USS Midway, national monument, beaches, Balboa Park, Old Town and wonderful eating experiences. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We loved it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tomcat 21
Couples
Long Island, NY
Sep 19, 2012

Great Place and Great Stay

One of the best experience for the value and the scenery. It located in prime real estate and close to everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

A great view of the bay and the ship channel.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
holdm1970
Family
Bismarck, ND
Jul 25, 2012

Great Family getaway!

We loved the area and it was nice and quiet. We were traveling with other families that stayed at other hotels and I thought ours was much better and cheaper. would stay there again! great views!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Stay away from Mission Beach on the weekends! very busy

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