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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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Lakeville, Minnesota
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I've stayed twice in downtown San Diego so it was a nice change to stay across the bay on Shelter Island. It was quiet and relaxing. Recommend having your own transportation as you are removed from the "action." Selected the BW Island Palms based on good Trip Advisor reviews and rates for a nice room. Reserved a room with a...

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Spruce Grove Alberta Canada
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Stayed with our family in this hotel 4 yrs ago in a condo type suite with 3 bdrms & full kitchen. It was great so we decided to come back but unluckily the condo suites were sold out so we had 2, 2-bdrm suites with microwaves & fridges which worked fine but prefer the condo setup so book early. Quiet...

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Potomac, MD, United States
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The heavy cigarette odor coming through the ventilation system and incompetent and uncaring staff ruined what should have been a great vacation. Tiny microwave and refrigerator despite a good table and service for 4. The hotel location and layout of the junior suite were great, but the cigarette smoke and poor staff ruined it.

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Thornton, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want a clean, quiet, spacious place to stay, this is it! Loved the area, not as commercialized as other areas but very convenient and handy to get to SD attractions. We had a room that looked out to the bay which was exciting. It had a kitchen area so we were able to have breakfast and a light...

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Regina, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great 2 night stay at the BW Island Palms Hotel. The room was huge and was absolutely beautiful -- it was fantastic value for the money. I couldn't recommend it more. We spent some time at both of the beautiful pool area and enjoyed local restaurants. We didn't try the hotel restaurant, but did enjoy the great...

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San Antonio, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being from Texas, this is what l would expect in beautiful San Diego. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was a little dated but very clean and comfortable. The restaurant was top quality in both food and drinks.

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Lubbock Tx
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel based on Trip Advisor recommendations. It did not disappoint - in fact, it exceeded my expectations. This was a special trip - a girls trip for my granddaughters 18th birthday. Upon arrival, the friendly and efficient front desk staff checked us in and informed us that we had been upgraded to a suite overlooking the water....

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Albuquerque,NM, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful stay at Island Palms a & Marina, Had a suite, great views of bay and boats, quiet except for helicopters. Nice bed and lots of space. Close to great restaurants. It was our third stay and would go back again.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I went there for a conference and brought my wife to stay for a couple of days for after work vacation. In the beginning my wife were worried about transportation. The public transports are far away from the hotel, but we soon realised that uber taxis are cheap and very good for transport in US. So no worries if u...

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Sacramento, CA, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This property, about 10 minutes from the airport, is great for those traveling in and out of San Diego by air. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and quiet. There is a promenade on the harbor across the street from the hotel, which is beauitful for taking a walk and has many sculptures to admire as well as the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Address: 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $201 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 227
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel And Marina
Best Western San Diego
San Diego Best Western
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in San Diego
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#39 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“Corner suite was so sunny and has amazing view.”
 of 5 bubbles nursingrules2017, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you're sensitive to noise, ask for the top floor as thumping above is loud.”
 of 5 bubbles chriskitten8, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Have a choice of bay or marina view.....both are great !!”
 of 5 bubbles 25clarkh, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I prefer the bay view over the marina and get a second floor room/suite.”
 of 5 bubbles travel1212181727, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want a view, you need to be on the second floor at a minimum. Both bay and marina views are great.”
 of 5 bubbles NancyZ167, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
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