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With a waterfront location close to Ocean Beach, SeaWorld®, and the San Diego Zoo®, the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is a hotel in San Diego, CA’s idyllic Shelter Island neighborhood, earning TripAdvisor® Top 25 accolades thanks in part to our incredible views and resort amenities.

Our rooms overlook our private marina, San Diego Bay, or the downtown skyline, and each comes with free high-speed Internet, refrigerator, and microwave, because whether you’re here for a romantic bayside getaway or rooting for the Padres at Petco Park having the comforts of home matters when you’re on the road. And speaking of comfort, our pillow top mattresses and upgraded pillows guarantee you a good night’s sleep.

We take full advantage of our waterfront location, and so can you. Host an event for up to 200 in our unique waterfront meeting venue, overlooking Point Loma and our private yacht marina. While you’re here, enjoy a friendly match of tennis or take a walk on the trails along the water.

The most unique amenity at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is the marina itself, which welcomes sailboats, super yachts, and cruisers as the closest yacht basin to the open ocean. The boat slips range from 20 to 200 feet and boast full hookups for water, electric, phone and cable.

Reserve your room at this unique waterfront San Diego/Shelter Island hotel today. For the safety and welfare of our guests and staff, our fitness center is currently closed.

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 2.50 mile(s) from Mitre Corporation
  • 2.50 mile(s) from US Navy Submarine Base, Point Loma
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Spaware, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
  • 6.00 mile(s) from San Diego Convention Center
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  • 8.00 mile(s) from NASSCO
  • 8.00 mile(s) from General Dynamics
  • 12.00 mile(s) from NAS North Island, Naval Air Station Coronado
  • 12.00 mile(s) from 32nd Street Naval Base


  • 5.00 mile(s) from Ocean Beach, minutes to the most beautiful beaches in San Diego.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from SeaWorld®
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres
  • 8.00 mile(s) from San Diego Zoo
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Stephen Birch Aquarium
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Air Affair Balloon Excursions
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Wild Animal Park
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Legoland®
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Disneyland® Park


  • Blue Wave Bar and Grill, on premises, bar/lounge, seafood, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, step into the Blue Wave Bar & Grill for great waterfront dining with spectacular views of the bay and our private marina. Experience the tropical feel of our bayside restaurant or enjoy the gentle ocean breezes while dining outdoors on the patio. Menu items include fresh seafood, tender steaks, innovative daily specials and much more.
  • .25 mile(s) from Humphrey's by the Bay, bar/lounge, seafood, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1 mile(s) from The Brigantine Seafood Restaurant, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1 mile(s) from Miguel's Mexican Cocina, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, seafood creations
  • .50 mile(s) from Bali Hai, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.25 mile(s) from Old Venice, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Pizza Nova, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.25 mile(s) from Point Loma Seafood, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner


  • 4.00 mile(s) from Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 7.00 mile(s) from University of San Diego
  • 10.00 mile(s) from San Diego State University
  • 12.00 mile(s) from University of California, San Diego

Nearby Cities

  • 10.00 mile(s) from La Jolla
  • 10.00 mile(s) from El Cajon
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Chula Vista
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Carlsbad
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Anaheim
  • 120 mile(s) from Los Angeles


  • 5.00 mile(s) from Horton Plaza
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Seaport Village
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Fashion Valley
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Mission Valley


  • 3.00 mile(s) from San Diego International Airport
  • 100 mile(s) from John Wayne Airport
  • 1.00 mile(s) from MTS Bus service
  • 4.50 mile(s) from Santa Fe Depot
  • 7.00 mile(s) from San Diego Bus stop 1.00 mile from property