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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina

"Big beautiful and clean room with amazing view on yachts."

Alexandra - August 25, 2018
2-Story Marina View Suite with Sofabed and Kitchenette - No Smoking - Guestroom Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina
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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina

2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego Intl. Airport, San Diego (CA), United States, 92106-3105 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
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Popular landmarks
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 400 m
Japanese Friendship Bell 840 m
Americas Cup Harbor 880 m
YOLO Board San Diego 920 m
Harbor and Shelter Islands 960 m
Kellogg's Beach 980 m
Eppig Brewing 980 m
St Agnes Catholic Church 1.21 km
Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Airport 1.44 km
Jensen's Foods 1.94 km
Nearby landmarks
USS Midway Museum 4.87 km
Seaport Village 5.26 km
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 5.36 km
SeaWorld 5.68 km
Petco Park 6.68 km
San Diego Zoo 7.68 km
Balboa Park 7.95 km
La Jolla Cove 15.82 km
Coronado Bridge 18.98 km
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve 24.79 km
9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

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Value for money8.3
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportSan Diego International Airport (SAN)
Distance to airport3.9 km

Rooms available at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina

Accessible Room with 1 King Bed, Sofabed and Bathtub - No Smoking
Accessible Room with 1 King Bed, Sofabed and Bathtub - No Smoking
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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2-Story Marina View Suite with Sofabed and Kitchenette - No Smoking
2-Story Marina View Suite with Sofabed and Kitchenette - No Smoking
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Casa Del Mar Room with 1 King Bed - No Smoking
Casa Del Mar Room with 1 King Bed - No Smoking
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Scenic View Suite with 2 Queen beds, Sofabed and Kitchenette - No Smoking
Scenic View Suite with 2 Queen beds, Sofabed and Kitchenette - No Smoking
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Suite with 1 King Bed, Sofabed, Kitchen, and Patio - Disabled Access, No Smoking
Suite with 1 King Bed, Sofabed, Kitchen, and Patio - Disabled Access, No Smoking
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Marina View Suite with 2 Queen beds, Kitchen and Patio - No Smoking
Marina View Suite with 2 Queen beds, Kitchen and Patio - No Smoking
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Accessible Room with 1 King Bed and Roll-In Shower - No Smoking
Accessible Room with 1 King Bed and Roll-In Shower - No Smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Waterview Room in Casa Marina Building with 1 King Bed - No Smoking
Waterview Room in Casa Marina Building with 1 King Bed - No Smoking
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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1 King Bed - No Smoking
1 King Bed - No Smoking
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Mini Suite in Casa Del mar Building with 2 Queen Beds - No Smoking
Mini Suite in Casa Del mar Building with 2 Queen Beds - No Smoking
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina?

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Nice place very clean."

    John

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    February 17, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location with large rooms and amazing views"

    Belinda

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    February 9, 2020

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "Would stay again."

    John

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    February 17, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 821 San Diego (CA) properties
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Location score
9.1/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Room comfort score
7.3/10
Room size
35 sqm.
Better than
97
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Better than
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of San Diego (CA) properties
Better than
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Overall rating:
8.7
Excellent
1,242 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.6
Location
9.1
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What travelers say they love:
Very quiet with great views out across the water.
Edward from United Kingdom
Family with young children
More about Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina

More about Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina

This international class hotel, situated on Shelter Island, is located within a close proximity to tourist attractions. The hotel is surrounded by San Diego bay and offers easy access to the adjacent mega marina. A short commute will bring guests to the San Diego Zoo and attractions like Sea World, the USS Midway, and Petco Park. The hotel features modern amenities and includes signature Sweet Dreams Beds. Guests will enjoy easy access to a multitude of fascinating sites, including cultural, historic, and tourist sites as well as a location just a few miles from the airport. The rooms are adorned with a pleasing nautical theme that uses interesting colors and supple fabrics to promote a sense of well being. The Best Western Island Palms Hotel and Marina is ideal for travelers that want seaside accommodation.

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4 mentions
Housekeeping
2 mentions
Breakfast
1 mention
Swimming Pool
1 mention

What they offer

8.0
Very good

"Very good service at he counter at check in."

John

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February 17, 2020

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental

Restaurants on site

Blue Wave Bar & Grill
Cuisine:American
Menu:Buffet

What's nearby

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Reviews of Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina from real guests

Overall rating
8.7
Excellent
From 1242 reviews
9.2Location
8.9Service
8.8Cleanliness
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Rating via Agoda8.7
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10
Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.6
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service8.7
Value for money8.3
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9+ Exceptional (16)
8-9 Excellent (8)
7-8 Very Good (5)
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9.6
Exceptional
Nancy from United States
Solo traveler
2 Queen Beds - No Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Beautiful Hotel right on San Diego Harbor”

I've stayed at this hotel a couple of times and it never disappoints. The property is beautiful with San Diego Harbor to the front and a marina to the back. The rooms are beautiful and the beds are exceptionally comfortable. There is a pool area onsite, although I have never used it or even seen it. The restaurant is good and will accommodate take out orders. Even though the property is near the airport, there is no noise at all in the rooms. There is a laundry room available to guests which was nice but hard to use simply due to popularity. It also appears to be a shared laundry facility for tenants of the marina. I had to try several times over 2 days to get a time when a key was available. Overall, this is one of my favorite hotels in San Diego!

Reviewed June 07, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
WENHUI from China
Solo traveler
Suite
Stayed 4 nights in November 2014

Quite Relaxed & Comfortable”

Location, View and Conformtable Room

It was overall good stay. The 2nd stay this year in this hotel. Love the location at the shelter island. Quiet environment,good yacht and sea view. Spacious room with full kitchen.

Reviewed November 17, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Steve from United Kingdom
Couple
Marina View Room with 1 King Bed - No Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

Great place to stay”

We had a room at the back of the hotel overlooking the marina. Very chilled with humming birds flying around.

Reviewed June 18, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Chris from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
2 Queen Beds - No Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

Amazing value for money hotel. Exceptional staff. ”

Room quality , staff , location

Amazing hotel would highly recommend this hotel . The rooms are extremely comfortable and modern . Staff are professional and helpful. It should be more than 3 star . Great value for money . Onsite restaurant and bar is also brilliant . Can't wait to return .

Reviewed January 09, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Tammy from United States
Solo traveler
1 King Bed - No Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2020

Nice location”

Sick was cracked in half, water splashed everywhere because of this. The tub unit was laid overtop another tub....I slipped towards the drain because it’s on a huge slope.... had to fight to stand towards back of shower.... room filled with fruit flies? Had to cover my food and drink to avoid them getting in food.... bed was comfy.... hotel was half empty so not sure why they chose to buy me in 1st floor corner with view of cars instead of a nice view overlooking the harbor. Had to go back to restaurant to get condiments and fork after being told they were in the bag when I specifically asked.

Reviewed November 18, 2020
9.2
Exceptional
Katherine from Australia
Solo traveler
1 King Bed - No Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Great stay!”

This hotel was great, staff were friendly and helpful and the room and facilities were lovely! Would have loved to stay for longer!

Reviewed January 24, 2017
8.0
Excellent
John from Canada
Couple
2 Queen Beds - No Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Very good”

very good service at he counter at check in. Upgraded us to a room with a view of the marina. Nice place very clean. Would stay again.

Reviewed February 17, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Christopher from United States
Family with young children
2 Queen Beds - No Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

Exceptional”

Everything was great about our stay, the hotel, our room, the view and location.!we will definitely come back!

Reviewed March 27, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Christopher from United States
Family with young children
Accessible Room with 1 King Bed and Roll-In Shower - No Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Exceptional”

The stay was great, the rooms were clean the staff were friendly. We loved the area, the view and the park across the street for kids. The only thing I would change was the toilet paper it aaa very uncomfortable to use however everything else was great

Reviewed March 18, 2019
6.0
Erin from United States
Family with young children
1 King Bed - No Smoking
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Neither good nor bad”

Didn't like that I had to pay to park or that check in wasn't until 4. The staff was really nice though and the room was clean. The location was too far from any attractions to walk to except the marina which isn't public. Odd thing that happened was that a large number of people at the pool weren't actually residents and three teens went into the restroom to make out (or more) with each other (which my 9-year-old son was very attentive to so I had to explain things to him). Their dad was there in the hot tub at the same time and joked that the teens were having a "bathroom party". Then eventually they left because they weren't guests there. Was a very strange night.

Reviewed June 17, 2019
7.0
Very good
YASSER from Saudi Arabia
Business traveler
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

My Stay in Best Western Island Plams Hotel, SD”

Clean rooms, spacious and the location is great
Front Desk staff needs more concentration, they booked me a room and the following day another customer opened up the room while i was in the room because he was given a key, the staff did not either update their system that the room is occupied or their system is not efficient to track the room status. Rooms in the corner, by the Door Exit, are very noisy, exit doors slams with a loud noise when guest is leaving the building making it impossible to sleep or to relax. I raised this concern to the hotel front desk. Also bathroom flush tanks are programmed to flush automatically every while and then which makes it difficult to sleep with that noisy flush tank sounds.

Location and rooms are good so the hotel management should improve the service by solving all these mentioned issues and then it will be one of the best hotels.

Reviewed May 19, 2010
8.7
Excellent
belinda from Indonesia
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Room with a romantic marina view from balcony”

Great view from balcony, comfortable room and bathroom, great foods from the restaurant

Friendly and very informative staff since checked in, loved the room and the view, great foods from the restaurant, tidy garden, cute bar with good drinks and snacks until midnight. Value for money.

Reviewed January 18, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Alexandra from United States
Couple
Waterview Room in Casa Del Mar Building with 1 King Bed - No Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Hotel with amazing view ”

Big beautiful and clean room with amazing view on yachts. Nice pool. During staying 2 days we got just 1 shampoo and conditioner, didn’t get toothpastes and toothpastes.

Reviewed August 25, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Limin from China
Couple
2 Queen Beds - No Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Exceptional”

Booked for friends, they were satisfied with everything in the hotel.

Reviewed October 05, 2018
8.3
Excellent
Tanis from Canada
Couple
Standard
Stayed 4 nights in September 2012

Great hotel, nice rooms”

comfy beds, relaxing location, clean rooms

Enjoyed our stay here. Check-in was friendly, rooms new and comfortable. Only drawback was hearing the noise from other rooms and the hallway.

Reviewed September 13, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
jongheon from South Korea
Family with young children
2 Queen Beds - No Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Really nice place”

It is a hotel with really nice view, located on the side of beach.

Reviewed December 11, 2016
8.4
Excellent
KRISTI from United States
Couple
1 King Bed - No Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

Very nice, would definitely recommend. ”

The weather was the only thing that I disliked. Rain and windy the whole time.

Reviewed January 28, 2017
5.7
Thorsten from Germany
Couple
Deluxe Water View
Stayed 7 nights in March 2013

cheaply built and underílluminated room, no net ”

View on marina, friendly staff, airport shuttle

The room are very cheaply built, so everything happening on the corridor (or in the neighbouring room) is perfectly audible - and whatever you do is heard by others. The room was small and dark, no real locker and the beds were too soft (even on the hardest setting). It was on the ground floor next to a quite busy boardwalk, so opening the blinds in order to let a little bit of light in resulted in having dozens of interested passers-by checking us out within the room. The location is great (hard to get there and away, other than to the airport, there's no public transport), but the rooms were unsatisfying.

Reviewed April 02, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Christopher
Couple
1 King Bed - No Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Clean room/ friendly staff”

Staff did a great job at keeping everything clean. Room looked thoroughly cleaned. Felt safe staying here during the pandemic.

Reviewed August 04, 2020
8.0
Excellent
Edward from United Kingdom
Family with young children
2 Queen Beds - No Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Very good”

Great, peaceful location. Very quiet with great views out across the water. On final morning an aircraft carrier sailed by which you don’t see every day!

Reviewed July 04, 2019
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