BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

9.65 reviews
Ranked #52 in San Diego hotels
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2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Situated near the airport, this San Diego hotel is also close to Naval Base Coronado and Seaworld, as well as San Diego Zoo. Additional attractions include Ocean Beach Park.

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Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 3.0 star property offers audio visual equipment and business services. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This San Diego property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. The property has an airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a marina, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

There are 222 guestrooms at Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature hair dryers. In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access, guestrooms offer voice mail. Televisions have cable channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include irons/ironing boards and clock radios. Guests may request extra towels/bedding and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.


Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.


Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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Local from San Marcos

First off, the name is misleading. This isn't your typical best western, this place is NICE. Walk in and there is a waterfall and a bunch of trees that looks like a little jungle. The price range isn't high at all so don't worry about breaking the bank. They offer suites that are, for lack of a better word, sweet. They come with multiple beds, a separate living room with a full kitchen, a bar counter and a couch and TV.

Recommended for:Budget TravellersFamily Travellers
Local from San Diego

My first reaction when I walked into the lobby: "This is a Best Western?!" (The waterfall and jungle plants threw me off!) This marina-front budget hotel is perfect for families, but even groups of friends, bachelors/bachelorettes, or couples can enjoy the suites they offer - complete with multiple beds and a separate bedroom, full kitchen, and decent sized living room - for the price of a standard room on the mainland. I was thoroughly impressed by the size and amenities, and how homey it felt. When we were there, a random storm blew in and we watched the rain pour down on the marina from our warm, cozy living room. It's just a short drive to downtown San Diego, and the views (whether of the marina or North Island) are totally San Diego-worthy. Definitely the best Best Western I've ever seen.

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San Luis Obispo
First to Review

Don't let the chain gang name fool you! This mid-century modern hotel on the waterfront is tiki fabulous. Ask for a top-floor room in the Casa Marina building facing the boat docks, which will get you a private balcony with views. Only about 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, but soooo relaxing. Affordable, too!

Recommended for:Family Travellers

Great hotel, amazing view and a good place to spend an evening or two in the marina area.

Local from Escondido

This is a nice hotel, not super fancy but they are often remodeling to keep its age from showing. Some of the rooms even have Solatube daylighting. The location and views are the best!


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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Marina on site
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • In-room massage available
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pets not allowed
  • Only service animals are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • One meeting room
  • Wedding services
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Microwave
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Cable TV service
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Free local calls
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 227
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Express check-out
BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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