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
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...
Falls Church, Virginia on 04-Dec-2018
Stayed for 3 night's in November great location on the bay and marina,decent sized clean room comfy bed and large shower room
.Great for a walk along the wayside and pretty close to restaurants and...
By ian h
bishop stortford on 02-Dec-2018
We had booked an AirB&B for the Thanksgiving holiday. Needless to say, upon arrival, that fell through and we were left with no place to stay. Having stayed at BW Island Palms a number of time (each...
Love this location. Come here twice a year to unwind. Nice local resturants to select from. If you get a room with a view of the harbor, this is a plus. Naval base near by so you may be entertained...
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