Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina! At the BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, San Diego's premier waterfront Best Western, guests enjoy the best in service and quality while being just minutes from San Diego's most popular attractions. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina's waterfront location is ideal for romantic getaways or for travelers who simply want to be close to all that San Diego has to offer. At the BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina, our central location and host of onsite amenities gets your vacation started on the right note. Consistently rated in TripAdvisor®'s top 25 hotels, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina features spectacular views of San Diego Bay, the downtown skyline and our own private mega yacht marina. Relax at one of two bayside pools and spas, enjoy a game of tennis or take a leisurely stroll along San Diego Bay and enjoy the peaceful oasis that is Shelter Island. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina is one of the most unique waterfront hotels in San Diego. This Shelter Island Hotel not only offers amazing views, but it also is comprised of three unique sections giving visitors a choice of experiences sure to be a perfect fit. Whether you travel frequently on business or enjoy a leisurely getaway every now and again, you'll find our San Diego hotel accommodations are uncommonly accommodating and unbelievably enticing. Location, location, location! Set along the shores of San Diego's Big Bay, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina lies just 2.5 miles from the San Diego International Airport, 7 miles from the San Diego Convention Center and minutes from San Diego's most famous attractions like Sea World®, The San Diego Zoo® and Gaslamp Quarter. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina is the perfect choice for your San Diego stay. The main pool area located in the Island Palms section will be closed for improvements from December 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016. Our second pool area will remain open during this time, which features a whirlpool spa.
Nice clean location with great view of the marina.
Had trouble sleeping and relaxing with poor sound proofing. We could clearly hear the people speaking in the room next to us with very little privacy. The entry door to our room also had a large gap at the floor which let in light and sound.
We were upgraded from a double queen to a junior suite that was very large. Comfortable beds, fluffy towels, frig, m/w, toaster, utensils and dishes, dining table w/ 4 chairs, 2 other chairs and a desk w/chair. It was in the Casa del Mar building. Lovely walking path along the harbor, exercise room (with tv, but make sure it's plugged in. I didn't catch that the first time I tried) and pools (didn't use). Did not eat in the restaurant as we have family in San Diego where we ate. It's in a good location for us. Some streets in San Diego change names at intersections you might not expect them to, so review a good street map before you set out. Airport very close by, but wasn't bothered by jet noise - maybe they just go over my daughter's house. :-)
Bathroom fan quite loud, but it was never on for very long. We were on the street side so our view from the patio was bushes and cars. We weren't there to sit on the patio and if I wanted to see the sailboats all I had to do was walk to the marina side. No breakfast included, but with family in the area that was o.k. plus there are plenty of other choces for breakfast if you don't want to eat at the hotel.
Room -crappy bathroom, loud AC, horrible /no view
Excellent Location San Diego Bay across street and boat marina on the other side of hotel.
Absolutely love the quiet harbor side stay in beautiful San Diego... Spectacular views and amazingly quiet and with a hint of luxury and the staff was nice and welcoming
Staff double charged me for my stay...
Beautiful room with a balcony and water view Great new comfy bed Friendly, helpful staff Good restaurant with reasonable pricing and solid local clientele Easy parking
Slightly noisy on the street side due to traffic and airport
Location was ok with a car easy access to downtown, shopping , restaurants etc
We could hear doors closing , other guests talking when in our room
Location. Friendly staff. Clean. Room was amazing. Comfot.
Initially we were shown a very tiny room near the road which wasn't quiet or appealing. When we went back to the desk to see if there was something available on the marina side--they were very co-operative and helpful in finding an excellent room with a view. The bathrooms were large, well stocked, and very tastefully done.
The third night I was there my room was near the lounge area in the building 1901 and the room was excellent, near the pool. However, there was a loud group in the lounge area after 11pm. They were very noisy and they found it difficult to quiet down even after security visited them. They just moved to a room down the hall. It was after 1am when there was quiet.