4.5 out of 5

"One of the best I've stayed in so far. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate us. Our Son just returned from a long navy deployment at sea. W ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 28 Jun 2017

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Hotel Description

At Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina you'll be 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Rock Church and 3.6 km (2.2 mi) from Point Loma Nazarene University. Highlights at this hotel include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant, and a marina.

Free WiFi, cable TV, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 227 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. Free local calls, in-room massages, and safes are also available.

The restaurant, Blue Wave Bar and Grill, is open for breakfast and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts, fitness center and spa tub plus access to boat tours. Business travelers can take advantage of a 24-hour business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Point Loma hotel, attractions include Maritime Museum of San Diego and USS Midway Museum.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$117 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchen, Marina View (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator, Marina View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Marina View (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina ratings based on 109 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great hotel, best so far.

Pros: There is a restaurant in the hotel The Blue Wave . Very nice ,reasonable ,great breakfast . The holtel has a marina on one side and a park on other.
Cons: Night light in bathrooms. That's it.
Location: Close to everything. 3 miles to downtown .
One of the best I've stayed in so far. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate us. Our Son just returned from a long navy deployment at sea. We booked a room with a single bed ,the room had a king size bed very nice. Talked to the staff at the front desk to see if we could trade to a regular room with 2 beds. Figured our son would like to sleep in a nice bed after 6 months of sleeping on a 4" mattress. They were really appreciative of our sons service and upgraded our room to a mini suite with 2 beds at no charge, how awesome is that ! The room was huge. Our son got some much needed sleep. The hotel is very quite . The grounds ,very pretty. The staff was really friendly and helpful. We will stay there again.

Posted by , from kentucky on Jun 28, 2017

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5 out of 5

Wonderful hotel overlooking San Diego bay

Pros: Great location, friendly staff, excellent restaurant. Loved walking along the bay on a nice sidewalk overlooking San Diego bay. All in all, perfect!
Location: Nothing! They don't have teabags in the room with coffee and decaf, but within minutes of my asking the front desk about it, they delivered teabags.
This hotel was a perfect stay after we finished a cruise. I only wish we could have been there longer. It's on Shelter Island, overlooking the Bay, with views of downtown San Diego. Extremely good staff, friendly and helpful. Nice room on the bay side, although you can also face the marina behind. The restaurant had delicious food. Nice pool, although we did not use it. I would definitely go back!

Posted by , from Corpus Christi on Apr 19, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 14, 2017 by Spencer Priest

Hi Grammy, I'm delighted you enjoyed our location, restaurant, views, and friendly service during your visit with us! We so appreciate you staying with us after your cruise and hope you'll come back again so you can spend more time relaxing, enjoying our pool area, and more! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. -Spencer Priest, Front Desk Supervisor

5 out of 5

Nice hotel with a beautiful view

I loved it and will come back in the future. The service was great and the staff was very helpful.

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

Pleasant stay

The room in the Casa Del Mar building was clean spacious, great 1st floor location.

Posted by , from Lockport Il. on Sep 15, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 13, 2017 by Spencer Priest

Hi Randy, it's wonderful to see you had a 5-star experience staying with us and that your room in our Casa Del Mar was clean, spacious and in a great location. We hope to welcome you back again in 2017!

5 out of 5

Perfect and Relaxing

Great hotel staff throughout, Torry took care of my check-in and was excellent ! Beautiful location and the view is outstanding. Room was very clean and very comfortable beds.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 13, 2017 by Spencer Priest

Thanks so much for your 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed our beautiful location and rooms, and it's so nice to hear Torrey provided excellent service during your check-in. We hope to welcome you back again and thank you for staying with us!

5 out of 5

Great place! !!!

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip too San Diego. Our accommodations were great and close to everything. Would recommend to anyone.

Posted by , from Salt Lake City, UT on Apr 25, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great place!

Pros: Everything. Could run by the bay. Free bikes to use. Great place
Location: Great restaurants and close to city
Wonderful location and hotel and staff and food!!,

Posted by , from MN on Apr 8, 2016

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5 out of 5

Very nice place to call home away from home.

Pros: Everything.
Cons: We have no recommendations at this time.
Location: There are numerous eateries near by less than a mile. Close to airport and rental cars not too much traffic too. Traffic in SD is very congested.
My wife and I have come to return to this property year after year with always the same service and quality. The front desk clerk always knows us and has our room choice ready. At this visit in December of 2015 the main pool and hot tub were being maintained (resurfaced) so the pool at the Casa Del Mar building was just fine. The restaurant is a good choice, and if not there are a number of very good eateries near by. We seem to prefer the marina side but the bay side is Ok, but the helicopters at the navy base on Coronado island (not really an island now) may be a bit noisy at times. However its your choice. They have some bungalows that are just one story with no one above you and we recommend these if noise above you is a issue. There are no elevators for the rooms just a handicapped lift in the lobby for access to the restaurant. Parking for the Casa Del Mar area is accessed from the lobby area and there are a number of exit gates along the street. We love this location as it is away from the downtown hustle!

Posted by , from Near Fort Worth, Texas on Dec 12, 2015

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5 out of 5

Close to the bay balcony view. Good view

Quite and good restaurant. Enjoyed the stay and friendly staff.

Posted by , from d on Aug 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

A very nice hotel with great hotel facilities.

Pros: Our room was very well located (Just accross the pool and the pier) and with all the confort.
Cons: I don't see anything
Location: The pier is just accross and it is easy to have a walk on the bank/
This hotel is very well located and has great facilities.

Posted by , from Denver Colorado on Aug 25, 2015

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About the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Location 2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Property Features

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers its guests a marina, 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 227 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 12 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Coaster Old Town Station (6.5 km / 4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers 227 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Blue Wave Bar and Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers a private, 180-boat marina, boat cruises and tours; two outdoor pools and spa tubs with marina views, 2 tennis courts; and a complimentary fitness center. Massage services are available on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Boat tours on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 11.95 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Island
  • Best Western Island Hotel
  • Best Western Island Palms
  • Best Western Island Palms Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Island Palms
  • Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel San Diego
  • Best Western Plus Palms
  • Island Palms
  • Island Palms Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel And Marina
  • Best Western San Diego
  • Best Western Plus Island Palms San Diego
  • San Diego Best Western
  • Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel Marina

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.