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Recent guest reviews

Hosts were very courteous.

Everything was good!

wonderful views and marina/wildlife activity. Restaurant food was good too. Heavy on the room taxes, and $18/night for self parking is just plain wrong

Great location close to things we wanted - beautiful view and walk to a small beach for the kids. Nice pool. View from our room of the marina also beautiful.

The staff was very helpful, very clean rooms, quiet and beautiful surroundings.

View view view. Grounds

Family friendly

It’s a beautiful property, friendly and very helpful staff. The room was great and loved the balcony and king sized bed. Only issue was at 2 or 3am the neighbors were really loud and woke us up. I called the operator and it was quite after that.

Too pricey for location

The location is great for walking and for doing all of the great water activities in and around San Diego.

Friendly staff awesome view and amazing food we would definitely stay here again

I love it. I will be back!!!!!

Great staff, amenities and cleanliness.

Great view of the San Diego harbor entrance

Great location. Pleasant rooms. Need a little touch up here and there.

The location and view were excellent. The rooms were very nice.

Really rude @ front desk. As you can see. I paid for a room upgrade and I had a hard time convincing the guy to get it to me. He insisted that I didn’t pay for it.

Great room for great price, really greatly surprised on the location. No spa though.

Shelter Island Dr San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Shelter Island
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Located in Point Loma, Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is adjacent to Shelter Island with other popular attractions like San Diego Bay within a couple of miles (3 km). This 227-room, 3-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a marina, and a restaurant.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Blue Wave Bar & Grill, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina's 227 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 42-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina have access to a marina, 2 outdoor pools, and a gym. Self parking is available for USD 18 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 2 spa tubs, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

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

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

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

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

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

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Everyone (31) Couples (14) Family (30)
5
Family

Hosts were very courteous.

By on Nov 25, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 26, 2021

Jay, your kind comments and excellent rating are greatly appreciated by all of us here at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. It was delightful to know that the thoughtful service provided by our dedicated associates exceeded your expectations. Thank you for the lovely review, and we hope to have you as our guest again soon. Barbara Thompson, General Manager

5
Family with small children

Everything was good!

By on Nov 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 5, 2021

Qing, thank you for your recent stay at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina and for posting such a generous review of our hotel. It is a pleasure to know we met all of your expectations. From our incredible views and resort amenities to our devoted team, we take pride in giving each guest a memorable experience. We enjoyed hosting you, and we hope to see you again on your next trip to our area. Barbara Thompson, General Manager

4
Partner Couples

wonderful views and marina/wildlife activity. Restaurant food was good too. Heavy on the room taxes, and $18/night for self parking is just plain wrong

By on Nov 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 3, 2021

Barry, thank you for the lovely review of the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. We are pleased to know how much you enjoyed our breathtaking views of Ocean Beach and the Marina. We appreciate you highlighting your experience at our on-site restaurant, Blue Wave Bar & Grill. However, we regret that you found our parking fee to be a bit high. We review our pricing regularly to make sure that we are priced competitively. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to doing so again on your next visit to earn your perfect rating. Barbara Thompson, General Manager

5
Family with small children

Great location close to things we wanted - beautiful view and walk to a small beach for the kids. Nice pool. View from our room of the marina also beautiful.

By on Oct 19, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 20, 2021

Lynn, thank you for your heartwarming words; we sincerely appreciate the excellent review of Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. It is delightful to know our waterfront location close to the ocean beach and the marina ideally suited you and your children. We are also thrilled to know you could take advantage of our thoughtful amenities and the fantastic views from your room. It was our pleasure hosting you during your time in San Diego. We look forward to your next visit. Bob Levine, General Manager

5
Everyone

The staff was very helpful, very clean rooms, quiet and beautiful surroundings.

By on Sep 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2021

Dawn, we appreciate you taking the time to post your review. It is delightful to read how much you were pleased with our location and refreshing accommodations. We are also happy to learn you liked the excellent service provided by our staff. All of us at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina look forward to having you stay with us again. Bob Levine, General Manager

5
Everyone

View view view. Grounds

By on Sep 9, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2021

Marat, thank you for the excellent review of the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. Our beautiful views are truly magnificent, and we are delighted to know that it made your stay memorable. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to doing so again on your next visit to the San Diego area. Bob Levine, General Manager

4
Family

Family friendly

By on Sep 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 7, 2021

Donnie, thank you for staying at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed a relaxing getaway and that our team was attentive to your family's needs. It was our pleasure to accommodate you, and we look forward to your next visit with us. Bob Levine, General Manager

3
Partner Couples

It’s a beautiful property, friendly and very helpful staff. The room was great and loved the balcony and king sized bed. Only issue was at 2 or 3am the neighbors were really loud and woke us up. I called the operator and it was quite after that.

By on Aug 15, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2021

Thank you for selecting us for your recent visit and for sharing your comments. Our team was so pleased to learn you enjoyed your stay, found your suite comfortable and the staff friendly and professional. However, we are sorry for the noise issue you experienced and regret the inconvenience it caused. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to seeing you in the future! Sincerely, Hotel Management

2
Family

Too pricey for location

By on Jul 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2021

Thank you for choosing our hotel. We are sorry we could not meet your expectations. We regret your disappointment with our rates and for the inconveniences encountered during your time with us. Please accept our apologies for not being able to make your stay a perfect one. We hope you will give us another chance to provide you with the outstanding experience you deserve. Bob Levine, General Manager

5
Family with small children

The location is great for walking and for doing all of the great water activities in and around San Diego.

By on Jul 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2021

Thank you for the excellent review of your stay at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. With our waterfront location close to Ocean Beach, SeaWorld, and other attractions, we love providing our guests with a great place to enjoy all that our city has to offer. We are happy you had a great time with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back whenever you are in San Diego. Bob Levine, General Manager

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
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