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
Stayed here for 5 nights on vacation. We had a top floor room facing the marina. Loved the view. Very spacious, clean and comfortable room. The bench in the shower was a pleasant surprise. It...
Washington on 13-Nov-2018
We have been coming here for years, and the location, amenities, room, restaurant and STAFF are just wonderful. A Casa Marina room overlooking the yatch clubs and Point Loma is perfect for a glass of...
By Margery W
Tucson, Arizona on 12-Nov-2018
we checked into this hotel late in the evening, only to drop off our belongings and head out into town because we had dinner reservations and engagements. Upon arrival closely to one or 2 AM, we...
This is a very nice place with great food! Met and stayed here while participating in the Nautilus Liveaboard trip to Guadalupe Island, Mexico. If you are with this group you get to use the pool and...
Mount Vernon, Ohio on 07-Nov-2018
I loved the ambiance of the Island Palms. Shelter Island is such a peaceful area. You are surrounded by water. The San Diego Bay is all around you, not to mention the beautiful yachts to look at. The...
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