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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

4,037 reviews
+1 619-222-0561

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina – San Diego Bay’s Finest

What Can I Expect at the Best Western?

Whether you are talking about epic views over the San Diego Bay, the downtown skyline, or the private marina, a stay at the Best Western Plus Island Palms gives you access to everything San Diego has to offer. The combination of room layouts and full range of amenities makes for a hotel that equally serves the savvy business traveler as well as the vacationing family.

What About the Surrounding Area?

The waterfront location of the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina puts you front and center at the edge of the bay. Whether you want to explore the length of the bay on a leisurely stroll, kick back on Shelter Island, or soak in the views of the downtown skyline or the private mega-yacht marina, you don’t have to go far to explore.

What About Hotel Amenities and Price?

The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina has a variety of rooms to choose from, ranging from those that look out over the Marina to non-view accommodations. Rates start around $200. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas as well as in guest rooms, and there is a 24-hour gym available to guests, plus massage services and an on-site restaurant.

The hotel also boasts two tennis courts, a ballroom, and a business center for conferences and weddings. Local shuttle services are also available if you need to head out into San Diego.

The Bottom Line

At hotels that feature the Best Western brand, guests expect a certain level of quality and service. The San Diego Island Palms location offers a comfortable stay at a reasonable price, comparable to other Best Western properties within the San Diego Bay district.


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Midtown District
2051 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106-3105
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User Highlights
"Excellent restaurants nearby" "Superb location"
Parking was ok, according to 66%.
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Nice swimming pools" "Well-maintained pool facilities"
Clean pool, said 100%.
"Exemplary staff" "Restaurant servers excellent"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
90% thought the service was very professional.
"Wonderful restaurant bar" "Restaurant is wonderful"
The price was ok for 57%.
75% loved the dining experience.
"Computers available" "Strong wi-fi connection"
56% thought the wifi quality was ok.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Excellent A/C" "Morning view amazing"
97% thought the view was good.
74% said rooms were clean.
"Calming atmosphere" "Cosy lobby bar"
71% criticized the unstylish hotel.
93% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"Complimentary continental breakfast" "Eggs under cooked"
65% said the breakfast was too expensive.

Good to know...

Great view
Clean rooms
Nice building
Comfortable beds
Expert Reviews
Lonely Planet
Namesake palms adorn the lobby and grounds around this archipelago of three Polynesian-style buildings housing the resort’s 174 rooms, pools and hot tubs.
Island Palms works as a family vacation spot, business stayover or couples getaway because of its location on Shelter Island.
With tennis courts, two pools, jogging paths, and complimentary bike rentals, this waterfront hotel is a natural fit for fitness enthusiasts.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Spa or Sauna
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Parking Fee: USD 15 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 10 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 11.95 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible