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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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Bristol
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is in a lovely spot on Shelter Island, and within a short walk of several restaurants. Our room was very clean, well equipped and comfortable. Breakfast in the Blue Wave restaurant was very good, as were the couple of lunches and dinners we ate in the bar. Happy hour was 4pm to 7pm with reasonably priced drinks and...

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Auburn, WA, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Island Palm Best Western Hotel is the best Hotel experience of our 30day anniversary trip. The ADA room we had made my wives stay easy on her. The bed and breakfast package is fantastic with a breakfast menu to beat all other. The restaurant food was better then the one restaurant we went to down town so eat all...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful! The rooms were lovely and clean, ordered room service which was delicious and came quickly. Would definitely return! Was only there one night but would have loved to stay longer.

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Spencer P, Front Desk Supervisor at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you had such a great stay with us, Kate! Thank you for letting us know our staff were so friendly and helpful. I'm glad you enjoyed our clean rooms and tasty room service and so glad you'd like to come back - hopefully next time you can stay longer! Spencer Priest Front Desk Supervisor (619) 222-0561

Nowra, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Clean, comfortable room with a great view. Small kitchenette with a fridge and microwave. Very nice styling, very homely. Windows and blinds all around the room to provide beautiful sunlight and views.

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Spencer P, Front Desk Supervisor at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Caitlin! I'm delighted you had a great experience and enjoyed our clean, comfy rooms and great views. It's great to know you liked all the windows and the natural sunlight and views they afford. We hope to welcome you back again and appreciate you staying with us! Spencer Priest Front Desk Supervisor (619) 222-0561

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here over the weekend and had a great experience. It started with the super friendly front desk staff, we arrived early and they let us check in. We were debating if we wanted to stay on the ground floor (which was available immediately) or in a 3rd floor room which wouldn't be available until 4pm - so the...

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Spencer P, Front Desk Supervisor at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us for the weekend and I'm so pleased to know you had a great experience! I'm glad our friendly front desk staff were able to find a great room for you to check into early and I'm even happier that you loved the room, patio and view and that it was nice and quiet for...

Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very happy at this hotel. Danny at the front desk was extremely helpful. It's on a nice quiet location with a nice view of harbour and the bay. In the morning even see a warship cruise in by. Would recommend this place to anyone

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Spencer P, Front Desk Supervisor at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, thank you for letting us know Danny was so helpful and I'm excited you enjoyed your visit so much! I'm happy to see you enjoyed our quiet location and the wonderful bay and harbor views. Thanks for your recommendation and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back sometime! Spencer Priest Front Desk Supervisor (619) 222-0561

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second time staying here for a work event and it did not fall short from the last. The pool was closed down last time I was here for renovations but this time, I finally got to enjoy the pool and jacuzzi every day of my stay. The front desk and housekeeping were friendly and welcoming from my...

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Spencer P, Front Desk Supervisor at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Hi Bessie, thanks for coming back to stay with us again! I'm so glad you got to enjoy our renovated pool and Jacuzzi area every day you were here! Thank you for complimenting our front desk and housekeeping staff and it's wonderful to hear they were all so friendly and welcoming. We can't wait to see you back, either! Spencer...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is a great place to stay in San Diego. It's beside the marina and close to the downtown area. The room had a plenty of room, a huge tv and comfy bed. Central to other tourist attractions, and had lots of parking. A side note for Expedia members: this hotel is one of the VIP member hotels. When...

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Spencer P, Front Desk Supervisor at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm so happy to know you had a great experience staying with us! It's great to hear you enjoyed your spacious room and amenities in addition to our beautiful and convenient location. Thanks also for staying with us as an Expedia VIP member. Our hotel's benefit for Expedia VIP members is a complimentary room...

Carbondale, CO
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a king marina view room and we loved it. The room was large with a nice balcony. Everyone was very friendly. We were able to walk to the other hotels on Shelter Island and listen to live music every night. I would definitely stay here again.

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Spencer P, Front Desk Supervisor at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you loved your marina view room and balcony! I'm delighted that you found our staff so friendly and enjoyed taking in the sights and sounds of Shelter Island. Come back soon! Spencer Priest Front Desk Supervisor (619) 222-0561

Kensington, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice place to stay and our room was large. They charged $10 for parking and we are used to having free parking at most Best Western motels. There were several options for breakfast for different prices. At least that gave us more choice than a Buffett since we could order smaller meals. Both the French toast and...

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Spencer P, Front Desk Supervisor at BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

It's wonderful to know you had such a great experience staying with us! I'm glad you enjoyed your large room, the breakfast quality and options, and our friendly service. While there is a nominal charge for breakfast and parking, we're proud to have the lowest prices for both of any hotel on Shelter Island. We always try to keep our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Things to do
  • 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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $173 - $345 (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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