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.
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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. Enjoy fresh seafood in a casual environment at the Blue Wave Bar & Grill. You can even dine alongside one of two swimming pools. While you’re here, enjoy a friendly match of tennis, take a walk on the trails along the water, and work up a sweat in a fully loaded fitness center with universal machines, elliptical, and stair climber.
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. You can even order room service straight to the dock!
Reserve your room at this unique waterfront San Diego/Shelter Island hotel today.
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No pets allowed
Hotel location and the surrounding area
Have stayed 3 separate times. Always same style room in same building. King Suite - marina view, Casa Del Mar building. Room is spacious with 2 bathrooms, one with tub (tub size is only downfall of...
Really lovely property with friendly, caring staff. This was one of the best BW properties we’ve ever stayed in! The only issue would be that we were sometimes disturbed by noise from neighboring...
Vancouver, Bc on 14-Feb-2020
Excellent hospitality from Danny at front desk reception. He really made our experience by being very kind, generous, and perfect communication. There are so many hotel amenities: Marina view...
Water view , oversize room King with kitchen was very comfortable! Can't beat location or the restaurants ! Highly recommend and would stay again. Staff was friendly and attentive. Love this location...
Garden Grove, California on 11-Feb-2020
Beautiful location along the water. Great service at check in. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. On-site bar and restaurant was good. Upgraded room was fantastic. Very large and comfortable...
Rooms with two beds do not accommodate rollaway beds
Safety bar in shower available
Walk-in shower available
Kitchenettes: available some suites
Extra wide doors in bathrooms
Lowered vanity areas
Property meets ADA of 1990 (US hotels only)
Pots/pans/dishes full suites only
Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:
Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
Accessible clear floor space
The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with a wide array of amenities to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.
Marina View Rooms
Bay Side Rooms
Standard, Non-View Rooms
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 7
Grand View Suites offer spectacular marina views, private patio and ground floor location.
Marina View Suites offer spectacular marina views, private balcony and second floor location.
Harbor View Suites offer beautiful views of San Diego Harbor, private balcony and second floor location.
Take your vacation to the next level in one of our beautiful and spacious suites. All suites are 600 square feet and offer the following amenities:
Emergency alerting lighting
Public Space ADA Accessible Features:
Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
An accessible lobby entrance door
Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area
Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
Accessible table in eating area
Public restrooms accessible
Guest Room Communication Assist Features:
Visual notification devices for telephones
Telephones have volume control
Visual fire alarms
Visual smoke alarms
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
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