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San Diego Hotels

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

  • 2051 Shelter Island Dr. Map It
  • Shelter Island
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  • Near water
  • Great room views
  • Free tennis
  • Private marina


  • Somewhat confusing area
  • Can be noisy

Updated 10/17/2014

Fodor's Review

With tennis courts, two pools, jogging paths, and complimentary bike rentals, this waterfront hotel is a natural fit for fitness enthusiasts. Skylights, a waterfall, and a Thai theme expressed in gilt carvings and golden statues brighten the property's airy lobby. Harbor- and marina-view rooms, decorated in whites and earth tones, are available. Happy hour at Blue Wave, the on-site restaurant, is popular for the inexpensive tacos and margaritas. The hotel operates shuttle service to the airport and train station.

Hotel Information


2051 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, California, 92106, United States

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619-222–0561; 800-922–2336

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 167 rooms, 60 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 10/17/2014

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Feb 13, 2009

Two Weeks on Shelter Island

Just returned from a two week stay at the Best Western Island Palms and it was a wonderful stay. The staff was excellent, and there were freshly baked cookies in the lobby every afternoon at 3pm. I was in one of the newer rooms and it was huge, with a beautiful view of the Harbor. Hearing the Star Spangled Banner every morning from a nearby naval base was an added bonus. It may have been a suite but I paid the standard price. The lobby has a lovely

Indonesian decor that helps you relax just by walking through the doors. The only fault was the food in the restaurant was not always consistent, but was good more often than not.

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