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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

AAA - 3 Diamond

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With a waterfront location close to Ocean Beach, SeaWorld, and the San Diego Zoo, the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is a hotel in San Diego, CAs idyllic Shelter Island neighborhood, earning TripAdvisor Top 25 accolades thanks in part to our incredible views and resort amenities.

Our rooms overlook our private marina, San Diego Bay, or the downtown skyline, and each comes with free high-speed Internet, refrigerator, and microwave, because whether youre here for a romantic bayside getaway or rooting for the Padres at Petco Park having the comforts of home matters when youre on the road. And speaking of comfort, our pillow top mattresses and upgraded pillows guarantee you a good nights sleep.

We take full advantage of our waterfront location, and so can you. Host an event for up to 200 in our unique waterfront meeting venue, overlooking Point Loma and our private yacht marina. Enjoy fresh seafood in a casual environment at the Blue Wave Bar & Grill. You can even dine alongside one of two swimming pools. While youre here, enjoy a friendly match of tennis, take a walk on the trails along the water, and work up a sweat in a fully loaded fitness center with universal machines, elliptical, and stair climber.

The most unique amenity at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is the marina itself, which welcomes sailboats, super yachts, and cruisers as the closest yacht basin to the open ocean. The boat slips range from 20 to 200 feet and boast full hookups for water, electric, phone and cable. You can even order room service straight to the dock!

Reserve your room at this unique waterfront San Diego/Shelter Island hotel today.

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2051 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego
United States
AAA - 3 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
16:00:00 | 11:00:00


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2051 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego
United States

What's nearby?


  • 10.00 mile(s) from La Jolla

  • 10.00 mile(s) from El Cajon

  • 15.00 mile(s) from Chula Vista

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Carlsbad

  • 80.00 mile(s) from Anaheim

  • 120 mile(s) from Los Angeles

  • 2.50 mile(s) from Mitre Corporation

  • 2.50 mile(s) from US Navy Submarine Base, Point Loma

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Spaware, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

  • 6.00 mile(s) from San Diego Convention Center

  • 7.00 mile(s) from Marine Corps Recruit Depot

  • 8.00 mile(s) from NASSCO

  • 8.00 mile(s) from General Dynamics

  • 12.00 mile(s) from NAS North Island, Naval Air Station Coronado

  • 12.00 mile(s) from 32nd Street Naval Base

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Point Loma Nazarene University

  • 7.00 mile(s) from University of San Diego

  • 10.00 mile(s) from San Diego State University

  • 12.00 mile(s) from University of California, San Diego

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 4281 traveller reviews
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A Great Place

24/08/2019 sm0hseni, Pleasanton, California

A nice place to stay when going to San Diego in Shelter Island...area is not over crowded, right on water with beautiful view of the downtown as a back drop. Hotel staff are wonderful, amenities great... more


Best deal in San Diego

23/08/2019 Kurt K, Huntington Beach, California

We love coming down to stay at Island Palms. It is across the bay from San Diego on Shelter Island and provides a good base for all the things that are possible in San Diego. It is far enough away to ... more


Lacked a lot of simple details

21/08/2019 mcanalez2001,

This place when I visited it back in 2014 was super nice, now prices have gone up and the hotel has gone downhill. From the “homeless water views” to a stuffy room. Fan and lamp shades dusty. Faucet s... more


Beautiful location with a very large room

21/08/2019 JoshK_11, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The room was very large, comfortable, and clean. The pool areas were both nice. The restaurant had good food and drinks, although it was a bit pricey. Shelter island is a really cool place to stay. Ma... more



18/08/2019 bbarron2019, Edmonton, Canada

Do not waste your money on this dated, noisey, unsafe hotel. Worst hotel experience for our annual vacation. Will NEVER stay at a "Best Western Plus" again. From checkin persons rudness to extreme no... more

Owner Response
Lprad0, Manager at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, responded to this review
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us here at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. While we always strive to give the best quality and service it appears that we failed to do that during your most recent visit with us. We will do all the necessary changes to make sure towels are always available at the pool. We have talked to our maintenance team to look at adding better lighting at the pool. I'm sincerely sorry for the customer service you mention regarding one of our staff. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service and quality to our guests and I'm very sorry we fail to do that for you. I hope we have another opportunity in the future to fully deliver on this promise to you. Thank you again for your time and response. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week. Leidy Prado, Director of Guest Services