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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Stayed April 1-3 for spring break. Booked in advance through Costco travel and paid a good price. Check-in was smooth, got to the room and we were given a room with a kitchen which I didn't expect or ask for. We were on the ground floor with an awesome view and walkout patio just by the pool. We didn't spend a lot of time in the room, but didn't hear our neighbors at all. The room was spotless and the beds were super clean and very comfy. There isn't a lot of parking at the buildings, but there is a garage at the end of the lot that had plenty of spots. Overall, I rate this hotel with the highest regard, as I have had much bad luck in the past and usually expect the worst. Truly appreciate getting to say we had the best vacation ever, and this Best Western helped with that!

Room Tip: I asked for a good view when I booked online and we certainly got it!!
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Familytravelfun4
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

There is one complaint i have about this hotel - very thin walls. May be in some other rooms it is better but they gave us a room on the first floor with a view of the parking lot. That was fine with us because the room was clean, bed was comfortable, wifi worked fine and we really did not care much about the view because we were out most of the time.
In the evening when we came back, our neighbors in the room right of us had also arrived at the same time. I literally was hearing everything they were saying to each other. They were not even talking loud. Thanks God we did not have anyone in the room on the left side of us or anyone upstairs above us. So i was sitting there using my computer and listening to some guy talking to his children. I could hear everything he was saying just as if they were in the same room with me.
Same story in the morning. They woke up and i had to wake up because they were talking and it was like they were right next to me. I have never been in a hotel with such thin walls in my life, and i have been traveling a lot.
I don't think i will stay there again. I would rather spend $180 per night at some other hotel where i don't have to listen my neighbors' private conversations .

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank love2travel277
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

We saw this place the last time we went down to San Diego and wanted to stay there the next time we made it down. We did and it was very nice. The room faced the bay so we had lots to watch from the balcony. Big Navy ships, cruse ships, sail boats of every size, and just watching the people doing there thing in the small park across the street from us. But, most of all it is close to three of our favorite restaurants. First, Phil's B.B.Q at 3750 Sports Arena Blvd. (closed mondays). The best baby back pork ribs ever! Second, Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill. Not fancy! You eat off plastic plats and plastic knives and forks, but, the food more than makes up for that. They are at 3667 India St. Parking is not good. and Third is El Indio, again plastic but real Mexican food. They have been there since 1940, they make there corn Tortillas fresh everyday! The last day we were there we found a breakfast place called the Broken Yoak, be hungery.
OK, this was not the best time of year to go, spring break but, we had another good time and I hope that this will help you out.

Room Tip: Bay side is the best. More to watch. The Marina side might be a little quiter, but by 9:00pm it was quit on the bay side too. There are lots of room typs so just check what works for you
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Larry R
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

My family lives in San Diego and when we need a short getaway, our go-to hotel is the Best Western Island Palms. The rooms are wonderful; modernly designed with warmth and taste and plenty of room to stretch out. The staff was great; very nice and always helpful. Our kids love the pool and we always get pool service for lunch which has always been delivered promptly, with the order correct and fresh & hot(when appropriate). Easy, complimentary parking and great water views over San Diego Bay on one side and a wonderful marina view on the otherside, it's a win-win no matter where your room is at this awesome hotel! Thank you Best Western Island Palms!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank PGSevenSeas
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Stayed April 3-5, 2012 for spring break. Island Palms hotel and marina has great view of the bay and the dock yachts. Their pool is very child friendly 3-5 ft deep only with lots of lounge chairs for adults to relax (background view is the yachts). Free clean towels to use at poolside and fireplace to warm up cold kids out of the pool. You can walk along the bay and watch boats and ships along the waters. The pier where you can fish (bring fishing stuff if u love to fish) is right in front of the Casa Marina building. There were pelicans, pigeons, heron and ducks all around. There is also a small park where the kids can play. We even played badminton on the grassy areas. We saw some families with their tents set up for a picnic. Choose a 2nd or 3rd floor room at Casa Marina so you can enjoy these views because you can see cars only if you are on the 1st floor. There's an elevator on this building. Our room is on the 3rd floor, 2 queen beds, enough for 2 adults and 3 small kids. There's a microwave, tv, refrigerator, and best if free wifi and free parking. Will definitely come back more more staycations here.

Room Tip: Choose 2nd or 3rd floor to enjoy the views
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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