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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 | 12:00:00


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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 4252 traveller reviews
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San Diego Vacation

16/07/2019 Carren M,

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. We have stayed at many hotels/resorts in SD and this was one of the top ones. Beautiful scenery and close to everything. We would definitely stay here again i... more


Ready to Go Back!

15/07/2019 thixotropy,

We had the best room possible for our first trip to San Diego! I hope to go back next year and will absolutely stay in the same place. The service personnel working in the restaurant are absolutely ... more


Wake up to sailboats and seagulls.

15/07/2019 Road49964589522,

We really enjoyed our stay here. The service was great, and the property is in a really beautiful location. It is really IN the marina. Our morning view was a forest of sailboat masts. We also had ... more


Older hotel but very nice

13/07/2019 JC_2kids, Saint Charles, Missouri

Older hotel but very nice. Excellent service from hotel staff. Breakfast was great. Nice location at the marina and across street from bay. 15 minute drive to downtown. We enjoyed the location by wal... more


Our favorite place to stay in San Diego

12/07/2019 antoniorA3336HW, Clovis, California

I have been staying at this hotel for over a decade and I still love it. The location is beautiful and the staff and atmosphere make it feel like a true vacation get away. I haven’t found anywhere bet... more