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
We stayed here for 3 nights - it was amazing. I am usually a little fussy when it comes to details with the bathroom, noise level, comfort and cleanliness but this place was 100% adequate. Hotel...
Great Location. Great Staff, very helpful and professional. Nice Bar and good food at very reasonable prices. Hotel upgraded us to a lovely suite and there are loads of good restaurants nearby...
Tucson, Arizona on 16-Dec-2018
Location, shutter island; surrounded by water on both sides. Low traffic area!!
On site parking is available for a daily fee.
Check in: smooth and efficient, really yum cookies available at the...
This is our second visit in 3 years and one of the main reasons we headed back to the California.
Luis at reception was great. He mentioned we have a very nice room (I am thinking he probably says...
Batemans Bay, Australia on 12-Dec-2018
Courteous staff, best happy hour hummus ever, great bar service. Im sorry it was too cold for awimming but the room was very comfotable, parking easy - and no extra fees!
The location on Shelter Is...
Beautiful guestrooms provide panoramic views of the bay and marina
Rooms with two beds
Knock lights available
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